Forbes Ranks Georgetown's McDonough M.B.A. Among Top 25 In Return on Investment Survey

September 28, 2001

Washington, D.C. - In its October 15th issue, Forbes ranks Georgetown's McDonough School M.B.A. program at #24 in its second annual ranking of M.B.A. programs. Forbes surveyed the Class of 1996 for its return on investment ranking, using pre-M.B.A. salary, salary five years after earning the M.B.A., cost of the program, and foregone compensation to calculate rankings. Harvard was ranked number one, with a five-year M.B.A. gain of $162,000, after tuition and foregone compensation.

Georgetown M.B.A. graduates saw their pre-M.B.A. salaries increase by 221 percent from the year before they came to school, 1994, to 2000. The Georgetown M.B.A. five-year gain was $48,000.

"Georgetown's M.B.A. program is ranked among the elite schools in several surveys," says Christopher Puto, dean of the McDonough School. "Forbes' ranking underscores that a Georgetown M.B.A. is a solid investment."

The October 15th issue of Forbes is currently on newsstands. The rankings are also available at