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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

For more than 50 years, the McDonough School Undergraduate Program has been preparing the business world's most respected leaders. Our rigorous curricula rooted in both business and liberal arts, our diverse community, our vibrant location in Washington, D.C., and our commitment to ethics come together to create a transformational educational experience like no other.

Undergraduate Dean's Welcome

Dear McDonough Community,

As we welcomed our first-year students, along with our returning students, this fall, we were pleased to announce a few changes.  First, this semester, we launched our McDonough Office of Professional Development.  This office will provide programming, networking opportunities, and individual guidance specifically for McDonough undergraduates.  The Director of the Office, Assistant Dean Rebecca Cassidy, has already reached out to corporations and the demand for her services has been high.  Please read more about this exciting development here

Second, we continue to expand our global opportunities and are currently accepting applications for our new Hong Kong Program titled Strategic Management: An Asian Perspective.  This customized program will complement our existing summer offerings in Oxford and Barcelona, along with our exchange agreements with nearly 70 institutions world-wide.  Our Global Social Internship Program in Nicaragua is poised for expansion, thanks to the generosity of a Georgetown alumnus.  For next summer, we hope to send as many as a dozen young men and women to contribute their business skills to the Fabretto Foundation, which is focused on improving the social welfare, health, and education of children in Nicaragua.  Likewise, we are growing our Global Business Experience Program for undergraduates. Offered in collaboration with the Global Business Initiative, this unique program provides an opportunity for students to analyze multinational organizations and develop strategic recommendations for improvement and expansion. Applications for this unique consulting experience are being accepted now.

Finally, we welcomed three new staff into the Undergraduate Program Office: Assistant Dean Daniela Brancaforte, Senior Associate Director Laura Soerensson, and Associate Director/Budget Manager Michelle Sheahan.  We invite you to read about their backgrounds at our website.  It takes a dedicated team to deliver an outstanding curricular and co-curricular experience for our undergraduates, so we thank the faculty, alumni, and parents who continue to support our programs. If you would like to become involved in our Parents Advisory Council, please email Sharon Gibson, Director of Development for the Undergraduate Program.

Warm Regards,

Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Director of Undergraduate Programs


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With a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,350 students, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is served by 100 full-time faculty members and 60 adjunct and visiting instructors.  Georgetown McDonough’s undergraduate student body represent all 50 states and 22 countries.  

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The curriculum at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business combines business and liberal arts courses to give students a strong foundation in critical thinking and reasoning. Students must complete both 40 three-credit courses and 120 semester hours of courses in liberal arts business core, a chosen business major(s), and free electives

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Student Experience

There are many options to enrich student life at Georgetown University. From student organizations to case competitions to the Alumni Mentor Program, undergraduate students are encouraged to supplement their coursework with co-curricular activities that build relationships with fellow students, faculty members, and the community.  

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The Georgetown McDonough Undergraduate Program Office works to enhance classroom learning with co-curricular and extra-curricular career development activities to help students compete in a variety of industries. Our students have full access to the Cawley Career Education Center, where they gain access to internships and full-time employment, receive assistance in the job search process and participate in workshops that help students develop themselves and their career.  93% of our students are employed full-time within six months of graduation.

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At no other time has a global perspective been more important in business education.  Georgetown McDonough students have numerous opportunities for undergraduate study abroad at one of more than 70 foreign universities and colleges in 35 countries. Most programs are completed during the third year of study and include options for fall semester, spring semester, full academic year, or summer programs.

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Parents are an integral part of an undergraduate student’s education. To keep parents up to date, the Undergraduate Program Office publishes a quarterly newsletter and invites parents to many events throughout the year.  

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Georgetown McDonough By the Numbers

Georgetown McDonough accepts the best of the best and graduates the best of the best. Here are some of the statistics.

  • 93%

    Full-time Employment

    The percentage of 2012 graduates who were employed full-time within six months of graduation.

  • 60%

    Double Major.

    The number of students who double major within the McDonough School of Business. The most popular combination is finance and international business.

  • 80


    The number of high school valedictorians who applied to the Class of 2017.