McDonough Improves Position in U.S. News and World Report MBA Rankings

March 28, 2008

Washington, DC -- Georgetown's McDonough School of Business moved up three places on U.S.News and World Reports' list of the best business schools in the country. In their latest report, "America's Best Grad Schools 2008," Georgetown rose to #22 among U.S. MBA programs, up from #25 in 2007.

Georgetown's climb in the U.S. News and World Report rankings coincides with the School's steady rise in MBA rankings compiled by other publications including BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. This ranking also highlights the School's growing reputation among students, business school faculty and administrators and corporate recruiters across the country

"Our faculty, staff and student leaders work extremely hard to deliver the highest quality MBA program possible," said George Daly, Dean of the McDonough School. "I am very pleased that their efforts are being recognized."

The US News ranking is based on surveys of business school deans and corporate recruiters and takes into account such measures as average undergraduate GPAs, GMAT scores and mean starting salaries. To view the latest business school rankings, visit the U.S.News & World Report web site at

About the 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.
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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