New Tysons Cohort
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is currently seeking students for our highly ranked MBA Evening Program for cohorts at both the Georgetown main campus and at Tysons.
The student experience for all cohorts includes the same rigorous curriculum and faculty characteristic of the Georgetown MBA, both in a format that is convenient to working professionals. Having been ranked #11 by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, Georgetown’s MBA Evening Program is the region’s highest ranked part-time MBA.
Classes for the Tysons Corner cohort will be offered at Convene, a New-York based conference center network that is opening its first Washington Metropolitan location this year at 1800 Tysons Boulevard.
We encourage anyone interested in the program to attend an information session:
• Thursday evening, March 6, at Tysons Convene [RSVP]
• Wendesday, March 19 breakfast information session, at Tysons Convene [RSVP]
• Monday evening, March 24, Georgetown Main Campus [RSVP]
When applying to the MBA Evening Program, individuals will have the option to select that they be considered for the Tyson’s cohort or the main campus cohorts. Read more about the application process or apply now. The application deadline for the fall of 2014 is April 1.
To learn more about the MBA Evening Program, contact the Office of MBA Admissions.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Tysons Corner Cohort
Why is the program expanding to Tysons Corner?
With a booming economy that will only be bolstered by the addition of the Silver Line of the Metro this year, Tysons Corner and its surrounding area is the home of local, regional, or national headquarters for major employers. With a growing cluster of working professionals located just outside of commuting distance to campus, it made sense to bring the highly regarded Georgetown MBA to the region.
Are the admissions requirements the same for the Tysons Corner cohort and the main campus cohorts?
Yes, both cohorts seek the same caliber of students and offer the same curriculum, just at two different locations.
Can someone apply to both cohorts? Can students switch between cohorts after being admitted?
Applicants can apply with one application and designate that they would like to be considered for the Tysons location, the main campus location, or either. They will only be offered a spot in one program and may not switch into the other program after accepting their offer.
Can Tysons cohort students take classes on the Georgetown main campus as well?
Students will take two years of core courses, followed by one year of electives in the regular six-class "mod" format, plus Intensive Learning Experience (ILE) electives periodically throughout the three years. All core courses will be offered at Tysons, as well as a selection of regular ILE electives. We hope for lively interaction between the EP Tysons and main campus cohorts. The program currently is working to determine whether that would include taking electives or ILEs on campus.
What is the application deadline?
Students who wish to begin their studies in the fall of 2014 must apply by April 1.
Will the Tysons MBA Evening Program cohort receive the same education as the on-campus cohorts?
Yes, the Tysons Corner cohort will teach the same rigorous curriculum and utilize the same renowned faculty as both the main campus Full-time MBA and MBA Evening Programs. Launched in the fall of 2005, the MBA Evening Program always has had high standards and boasts the sixth highest average GMAT score of any part-time MBA program in the country and all non-Georgetown full-time MBA programs in the region.
Is the timing of the program the same as the main campus location?
Yes, all MBA Evening Program students participate in the part-time, three-year program.
What is the cohort system?
The Georgetown MBA program utilizes cohorts to develop students’ leadership qualities and business sophistication. By dividing each incoming class into groups of approximately 40-65 students, members of the cohort are able to forge deep, lifelong bonds with each other. Each cohort shares the same core courses, overseas travel experience, career management, and out-of-classroom activities. Students learn from one another and grow together in a collaborative, professional team-centered environment. There will be one cohort at the Tyson’s location and two cohorts on the main campus for the MBA Evening Program.
Will students in the Tysons cohort have access to Georgetown University facilities and services, including the Hariri Building, the library, career counselors, etc.?
Yes, all Georgetown students are issued a GoCard (university issued ID card) and will have the same access to campus facilities as the on-campus cohorts. All student services also are available to the Tysons cohort, including career and academic counseling.
Why did the school choose Convene as its location?
It was important to us to find a location that offers high-quality amenities similar to those found on the Georgetown campus. Students studying in Tysons Corner will have access to the latest technology in the classroom, as well as on-site technology and culinary teams.
Is Convene Metro accessible?
Yes, Convene is located one block from the new Metro Silver Line, which will open this spring. It is located at 1800 Tysons Boulevard.