Georgetown Undergrad Business Program Climbs in Business Week's Rankings

March 15, 2007

Washington, DC -- Continuing a steady upward trend for its business programs, Georgetown's undergraduate business school has risen again in the national rankings. Business Week announced its findings yesterday, moving the McDonough School of Business up to #11 from #13.

Business Week noted particularly Georgetown's strength in finance. "Recruiters from Wall Street and well-rounded faculty make for a strong finance program," the magazine said on its web site.

Georgetown's graduate programs have also risen in recent years. In its latest survey, Financial Times ranked the full-time MBA program #3 in the world for international business.

Business Week's undergraduate rankings are determined by surveying students and recruiters on topics such as the number of students who get into top MBA programs, starting salaries and academic quality, as well as the number of students with internships and how many hours they spend studying.

"Our faculty and staff have worked very hard to improve our undergraduate program," said George Daly, Dean of the McDonough School. "We are pleased that Business Week recognizes its high quality."

Business Week compiled answers from approximately 23,000 students at 123 universities to develop its rankings. Each school also provided the publication with a list of top recruiters who visit the campus. Of the more than 400 recruiters contacted, 250 responded from companies of many kinds and sizes and from around the country.

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