Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business announced today that it plans to offer its highly regarded MBA Evening Program in Tysons, Va., beginning in the fall of 2014, making the Georgetown MBA accessible to a new population of working professionals in the Greater Washington region.
Students will attend classes at Convene, a New York-based conference center network that will soon be opening its first Washington Metropolitan location this year at 1800 Tysons Boulevard.
“As business continues to grow in Virginia and Maryland, employers are seeking a highly skilled workforce,” said David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “By expanding our geographic reach, we extend access to our MBA curriculum, which prepares principled, globally minded leaders to serve business and society.”
The school will continue to offer the MBA Evening Program on the Georgetown campus. By looking beyond the Hilltop, the school is able to expand its footprint without impacting the enrollment capacity of Georgetown’s D.C. campus, as well as reach a new audience of students who work or live outside of the District.
The cohort will uphold the high academic standards and rigor characteristic of the Georgetown MBA, as well as include the same curriculum and faculty as the main campus programs. 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.
Equipped with the latest technology and served by in-house technology and culinary teams, students who participate in the Tysons-based cohort of the MBA Evening Program will have similar amenities as those students studying in the main campus cohorts.
Georgetown McDonough chose Tysons for its MBA Evening Program expansion due to its proximity to the region’s strong business community, which includes many local, regional, and national headquarters for major employers. The arrival of Metro’s Silver Line in 2014 also is accelerating job and population growth in the region and will make the commute to the Georgetown program easier for students arriving from full-time jobs.
“Combining the economic growth of Tysons, the reputation of the Georgetown McDonough MBA, and the accessibility to the region afforded by the new Metro Silver Line, the arrival of the Georgetown MBA Evening Program to Tysons will benefit hundreds of students and employers in the area,” said Elaine Romanelli, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “We look forward to becoming part of the thriving Northern Virginia business community.”