Financial Times Ranks Georgetown MBA #17 in the World

January 20, 2003

Washington, D.C. - The MBA program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business was ranked 17 among 100 of the world's full-time MBA programs, according to The Financial Times' fifth annual survey released today. The McDonough School ranked 14 among US schools surveyed.

"I am pleased that the world is recognizing the strength of an MBA from Georgetown," said John W. Mayo, Dean of the McDonough School of Business. "Our position in an international ranking like The Financial Times' reinforces the global nature of our program."

The Financial Times bases its rankings on the relative strengths of MBA programs in three key areas: purchasing power of graduates in the marketplace, diversity of educational experience, and research qualities of the institution. The Financial Times evaluates data it collects from alumni questionnaires, a business school questionnaire, and a review of research in leading journals.

"Rankings provide one means by which we can benchmark against our peers," said Marilyn A. Morgan, Associate Dean and MBA Program Director. "We are committed to making programmatic improvements that will continue to strengthen the value of the Georgetown MBA, for our future business leaders and the global enterprises they serve."

The Financial Times rankings and full report can be found at www.ft.com.