MSB Advances in WSJ Rankings

September 27, 2007 students_suits

Georgetown's McDonough School of Business pressed forward to 13th place, up from 19th place in The Wall Street Journal's 2007 ranking of top regional business schools. Over the past two years, Georgetown has jumped from #38 to #13 in this important survey of business school recruiters.

This achievement is consistent with recent successes in business school rankings of MSB conducted by Forbes, BusinessWeek and USNews. In fact, the WSJ ranked MSB fifth on its list of most improved schools. Additionally, given the global focus of Georgetown's approach, it is significant that the WSJ ranked MSB #6 overall for academic excellence in International Management.

In order to compile their ranking, The Wall Street Journal surveyed 4,430 recruiters who rated full-time M.B.A. programs on 21 different attributes, ranging from students' leadership potential and strategic thinking abilities to previous work experience. Other components of the evaluation included ranking faculty, curriculum, and the career-services office. The survey reflects the thinking of those recruiters who extend actual job offers to business students.

Over the past two years the business media has recognized Georgetown's increasing stature as a premier business school. MSB's rise reflects the ongoing efforts of MSB faculty and staff, as well as the continued enthusiastic support of current students and alumni.

 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