Georgetown's McDonough School of Business Surges in The Wall Street Journal's 2006 Top Business School Rankings

September 22, 2006

Cynthia S. Shaw
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Georgetown's McDonough School of Business Surges in The Wall Street Journal's 2006 Top Business School Rankings

McDonough also Receives High Marks for International Business Academics and from Recruiters in the Financial Services Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Year 6 Survey showed considerable gains for Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. Ranking nineteenth in regional schools, this represents a significant improvement for the McDonough School over previous years. The ranking is based on opinions of over 4,000 MBA recruiters.

Recruiters also ranked the McDonough School as No. 2, among the financial services segment. Recruiters reported that McDonough School students excelled in international business, with a ranking of No. 8.

The publication also cited the McDonough School of Business as one of three most improved schools, noting, "Recruiters believe Georgetown's new dean and career-services director have made speedy progress in producing more polished, marketable graduates."

"I am pleased to learn that some people feel we are making progress. This is a first step of what I hope will be many," said George Daly, Dean of the McDonough School. "I'm especially thankful for the hard work of many staff members whose efforts this progress reflects."

The McDonough School graduates approximately 250 full-time MBAs each year. The mean GMAT score of the Class of 2007 is 658, and the mean grade point average is 3.2. Thirty percent of the Class of 2007 are international. Georgetown MBA students average more than five years of work experience.

The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey calculates its rankings based on opinions and behavior of over 4,000 recruiters. The measured components include perception of the school, supportive behavior (plans to continue to recruit from the school) and mass appeal (the number of recruiters that recruit at a school). The complete ranking tables and methodology can be found at

About The McDonough School of Business
Offering unparalleled access to the world's business, policy and thought leaders, The McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most dynamic and important cities. The School is committed to developing leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity.

The McDonough School's undergraduate, MBA, executive education, and International Executive MBA programs provide solid grounding in all the core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. For more information about the MBA program at 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