Inaugural BusinessWeek Undergraduate Ranking Lists McDonough Among Top 15

May 01, 2009

Cynthia S. Shaw
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Inaugural BusinessWeek Undergraduate Ranking Lists McDonough Among Top 15

Wshington, D.C. -- The McDonough School of Business ranked 13th in BusinessWeek Magazine's first ever ranking of the best undergraduate business schools, which was announced on April 27th, 2006. In addition, McDonough received an A+ ranking for teaching quality, as well as an A for career placement.

BusinessWeek worked alongside Boston's Cambria Consulting to generate a list of 84 programs which met specific criteria. By analyzing five factors that list was whittled down to 50 prestigious schools. According to the BusinessWeek website, the five factors included: "a student survey, a recruiter survey, median starting salaries for graduates, the number of graduates admitted to 35 top MBA programs, and an academic quality measure that consists of SAT/ACT test scores for business majors, full-time faculty-student ratios in the business program, average class size in core business classes, the percentage of business majors with internships, and the number of hours students spend preparing for class each week."

BusinessWeek surveyed more than 100,000 business majors across the country. To learn more and view the complete list of the top 50 schools, visit their website at:

Top 20:

1. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2. University of Virginia (McIntire)
3. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
5. Emory University (Goizueta)
6. University of Michigan (Ross)
7. New York University (Stern)
8. Brigham Young University (Marriott)
9. University of Texas at Austin (McCombs)
10. Indiana University (Kelley)
11. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flager)
12. University of California, Berkeley (Haas)
13. Georgetown University (McDonough)
14. Cornell University
15. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
16. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
17. Miami University (Farmer)
18. Lehigh University
19. Villanova University
20. Southern Methodist University (Cox)

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier, distinguished 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 has 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