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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business strives to educate future business leaders of the highest ability and integrity who are committed to improving the world for themselves and for others. In keeping with the university’s strong Jesuit heritage, the McDonough School of Business provides you with tools to become an ethical, honest, and trustworthy leader.

Curriculum in Service

Our school’s value of service to others is woven throughout all aspects of the Full-time and Evening MBA Programs. Beginning with MBA Orientation, you will participate in Service Day – an initiative to conduct volunteer projects in our local community. Our coursework further reinforces principles of service and ethics through classes like Consulting Clinic – where you are matched with consulting projects at local small businesses and nonprofits – and Principled Leadership in Business and Society.

Co-curricular Opportunities

MBA Volunteers, Net Impact, and other student organizations coordinate opportunities for you to become involved with the local and global community. From serving as a Board Fellow with local nonprofits to raising money for the international justice mission, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact.

Additionally, our Month of Volunteerism (MOV) is a signature event that highlights Georgetown's service ethic of men and women for others. Each November, Georgetown McDonough students compete to see which cohort can volunteer the most hours at nearly 100 different events. The winning cohort donates $1,000 to the charity of their choice. Since its creation in 2011, students have volunteered nearly 3,000 hours and served more than 60 organizations.


At graduation, we honor those who have demonstrated a commitment of service to others through the Community Fellows Program. Those students who have devoted at least 100 hours of community service during their MBA studies are designated as Community Fellows and are honored with an end-of-the-year celebration, as well as recognition at Commencement.