Georgetown MBA Jumps Twelve Places in Forbes Business School Rankings

August 07, 2007 male_student

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business has made impressive gains in the rankings again, jumping 12 places from 37th to 25th place in the Forbes biennial rankings of the top U.S. business schools. The increase marks another step in McDonough's rise over the past two years. The school also showed gains in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and US News and World Report.

Forbes will report in its September 3rd issue that the average pre-MBA salary for the Class of 2002 for a Georgetown student was $48,000, and after earning the degree, the average graduate now earns $128,000. Georgetown's move into the group of elite business schools reflects key strengths, including:

  • The impact of the business school's revamped office of career management led by Assistant Dean and Director Anne Jones.
  • The student body's enthusiastic support of the school's new management team, assembled under the leadership of Dean George Daly.
  • Recognition of McDonough's willingness to create innovative new approaches to global management education.
  • The contributions of a world-class faculty.
  • The University's commitment to a new $100 million facility, due to open in early 2009.
  • McDonough's position as the premier business school in Washington, DC, an increasingly important destination for global business.
  • Forbes methodology ranks schools based on return on investment received by graduates. Specifically the magazine compared compensation five years after graduation and subtracted the cost of tuition and the salary lost while students attended school.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit