U.S. News Ranks Georgetown MBA; Climbs Six Spots in 2005

April 04, 2005

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U.S. News Ranks Georgetown MBA; Climbs Six Spots in 2005

Specialties in International, Nonprofit and Executive Also Receive High Marks

WASHINGTON, DC - April 4, 2005 - The MBA program at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business was ranked number 27 among the top schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. This represents a jump of six spots from number 33 in 2004. In the newly released 2006 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools and its upcoming April 11th issue, U.S. News placed the Georgetown MBA at No. 27 out of the 391 accredited master's programs in business surveyed.

The McDonough School ranked No. 15 for international, No. 12 for Nonprofit, and No. 22 for executive MBA programs in U.S. News' business specialty rankings.

"We are proud of who we are," said Marilyn A. Morgan, Associate Dean and Director of the MBA program at the McDonough School of Business. "We are committed to constant improvement and will persist in our efforts to strengthen our program. Students, faculty, alumni and staff will continue to work together to identify ways to grow and to advance our reach into the global business community."

The McDonough School graduates approximately 260 full-time MBAs each year. The average GMAT score of the Class of 2005 is 662, and the average grade point average is 3.3. Forty percent of the Class of 2005 are non-U.S. citizens. Georgetown MBA students average more than five years of work experience.

U.S. News calculates its rankings based on a weighted average of several quality indicators, including reputation by business school deans and corporate recruiters, placement success and student selectivity. The complete ranking tables and methodology can be found at www.usnews.com (Paid subscription required).

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 mba.georgetown.edu.

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 www.georgetown.edu.