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 and our commitment to ethics come together to create a transformational educational experience like no other.
To learn more about our global focus, our unique position in Washington, D.C., and how we integrate liberal arts into our business education, please watch the video below.
Students, Parents, and Members of the Georgetown McDonough Community,
Historically, it is has been our mission to be the premier destination for global undergraduate business education. To enhance our portfolio of international academic opportunities for our students, we recently launched the Global Business Consulting Experience (GBE) for juniors, as well as the Global Business Fellows (GBF) Program.
The Global Business Fellows Program is a joint initiative with the Walsh School of Foreign Service that combines the fundamental principles of business with an understanding of international affairs in the areas of geopolitics, diplomacy, and international development. This innovative academic program is the first such joint program at Georgetown and provides a cohort of business and foreign service students an opportunity to study finance, logistics, and business policy in a global context.
This latest initiative expands our global offerings beyond the four-week custom summer programs in Oxford, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Nicaragua – and adds to our semester-long study abroad options at nearly 70 institutions worldwide. Among all top-tier undergraduate business programs, we continue to rank near the top in the percentage of students (nearly 60 percent) who have a global experience that is at least four weeks in length. If we include students who obtain internships abroad, who live abroad, and who are international (non-U.S. citizens), the percentage of our students who have a global experience approaches 70 percent.
I believe that Georgetown McDonough is uniquely positioned to create innovative global opportunities for our students. As we continue our important work in this area, we thank the faculty, alumni, and parents who support our programs.
We hope to see you soon on Georgetown's campus!
Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Director of Undergraduate Programs
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.
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.
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.
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. Ninty-three percent of our students are employed full-time within six months of graduation.
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 international 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.
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.
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.
The percentage of 2012 graduates who were employed full-time within six months of graduation.
The number of students who double major within the McDonough School of Business. The most popular combination is finance and international business.
The number of high school valedictorians who applied to the Class of 2017.