Financial Times Ranks the McDonough School of Business among the World's Top Executive MBA Programs

October 21, 2003

For the second time in less than a month, the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University has been recognized as a top business school, this time in the third annual Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs, released in its October 20 issue. Debuting in the Financial Times EMBA survey, the IEMBA program ranked at #15 in the world and at #10 in the U.S. out of 75 programs eligible for participation. The Financial Times survey was released on the heels of another EMBA survey by BusinessWeek, which placed the McDonough School IEMBA program at #11 in the nation as well as #1 in strategy and #3 in global business.

Career progression of managers is the primary criterion in the Financial Times ranking, but diversity of faculty, students and board members, international course experience, as well as faculty research are other determining factors. The Financial Times surveyed Class of 2000 IEMBA alumni to determine how their EMBA degree has helped advance their careers. The McDonough IEMBA program ranked #10 in the U.S. and in #12 internationally for average current salary, and #8 in the U.S. for percentage increase in salary, with graduates experiencing a 53 percent increase since receiving their IEMBA degrees in 2000. The McDonough School also ranked #7 in the world for salaries in finance, and #11 in the world for aims achieved, a measure of the extent to which alumni filled their goals or reasons for getting their EMBA.

"The value of the McDonough School IEMBA degree is affirmed in both of these latest rankings," said John W. Mayo, dean of the McDonough School. "While our program is relatively young, the McDonough IEMBA is clearly regarded as among the finest EMBA programs in the world."