MSB Climbs in Financial Times Rankings, International Business and Corporate Strategy Rated in Top 10 Worldwide

January 28, 2008

Financial Times' recent survey of the world's top full-time MBA programs ranked Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business number 19 among U.S. schools, up from 20 last year. The ranking is the school's highest in this annual survey, and it marks McDonough's continued rise in business school rankings over the past three years.

"We are very pleased with our MBA program's continued climb in the rankings," said McDonough School Dean George Daly. "This recognition affirms that we are moving in the right direction."

In keeping with the global focus of the curriculum, McDonough ranked third in the world for international business. In the area of corporate strategy, the school ranked seventh. The survey rated McDonough among the top 40 MBA programs in the world.

McDonough's strong performance in this year's Financial Times rankings coincides with the school's steady rise in rankings compiled by other publications including Business Week, US News and World Report, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.

"While we've known for some time that the Georgetown MBA program provides an excellent educational experience and prepares our graduates for success as leaders in the global marketplace, we always enjoy seeing this recognized by published rankings," said Jett Pihakis, Associate Dean of MBA Programs.

The Financial Times survey ranked MBA programs based on questionnaires completed by each school and data collected from each school's alumni. The programs were evaluated on three main areas: alumni salaries and career development, the diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA program, and each school's research capabilities.

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