BusinessWeek Ranks Undergraduate Business Program 23rd

March 05, 2010

Washington, D.C. – BusinessWeek’s 2010 “Best Undergraduate B-Schools” lists Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as the 23rd best program in the country, up from 24 last year.

The school’s greatest advancement came in the Student Survey Rank, moving from 72 last year to 29 this year. It also improved to an A+ in teaching quality, B in facilities and services, and A+ in job placement. Overall, the school also is tied for having the second-highest median starting salary for its graduating class at $60,000. Click here to see the rankings.

“Being ranked highly in multiple areas by BusinessWeek affirms what we already know about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business – that the school is successful at preparing some of the world’s brightest young minds to be leaders in the business world, and that they are highly sought after by companies, nonprofits, and government organizations upon graduation,” said George Daly, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

BusinessWeek evaluates the undergraduate programs with a methodology that includes nine measures of student satisfaction, post-graduation outcomes, and academic quality. To arrive at these measures, BusinessWeek surveys current seniors in each school’s business program, corporate recruiters that hire thousands of business majors each year, and the schools themselves.

“Georgetown attributes the success of the McDonough School of Business to a talented student body that values intellectual growth and community, a dedicated core faculty, and our impressive new facility – the Rafik B. Hariri Building,” said Norean R. Sharpe, undergraduate dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

During the past year, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business added 16 new faculty positions, enhanced opportunities for faculty research, and opened the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, an $82.5 million state-of-the-art facility that houses the school’s undergraduate and graduate business programs. New, student-focused leadership in the Office of Undergraduate Programs also has resulted in initiatives that provide undergraduate students with experience in nonprofit consulting and social entrepreneurship, more opportunities to study abroad, and revised and strengthened major options.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.