The Financial Times' 2011 ranking of Executive MBA programs lists Georgetown's McDonough School of Business at 35th in the world, up 11 positions from last year's ranking. Georgetown's Executive MBA also is listed as the 9th stand-alone program in the United States.
Additionally, the ranking lists Georgetown McDonough as first in the United States for alumni career progress and salary increase. The ranking is based upon a survey of the class of 2008 and data provided by each of the schools.
"Our goal is to provide a transformational experience for our students, giving them both the knowledge and the confidence to advance professionally in today's global business environment," said Paul Almeida, senior associate dean for executive education at Georgetown McDonough. "Seeing our ranking increase and the ROI the program has had for our alumni is rewarding to all of the faculty and staff who work to make this program a success."
The Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA is designed with today’s fast-paced executive in mind. Students learn from expert faculty, through two international and two domestic residencies, and by engaging with classmates in cohorts characterized by strong personal and professional bonds. A new Executive MBA curriculum provides a greater choice of electives and the Georgetown Advanced Business Core, a required series of courses that highlight faculty expertise in international business, draw upon the variety of disciplines taught at Georgetown, and capitalize on the school’s relationships with prominent Washington, D.C., institutions.
The program now culminates with the new Global Capstone Residency, during which student teams travel the world to study the impact of globalization at the country, industry, and firm levels. Afterward, they present their findings during a Capstone Weekend that highlights the school’s themes of globalization, collaboration, and integration of knowledge. This is in addition to the program’s longstanding signature Global Residency that features international consulting projects in locations including Istanbul, Dubai/UAE, China, and India. Learn more.
Financial Times produces the rankings through surveys of alumni and the individual business schools. Programs are evaluated on the following criteria: alumni salary figures and percentage salary increase, alumni career progress and aims achieved as a result of their degree, faculty research, percentage of faculty with doctorates, percentage of international and women faculty members, student work experience, percentage of international and women students, international course experience, percentage of international and women board members, and number of languages students are required to speak upon graduation.