McDonough School of Business


At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, our mission is to build global business knowledge and inspire ethical leaders to serve the common good.

We provide a world-class undergraduate, graduate, and executive experience rooted in our distinctiveness:

Dean Almeida’s Georgetown McDonough Vision

As the business world continues rapid transformation, Dean Paul Almeida invites us to imagine a world where McDonough graduates are ready to make a difference and serve the common good. To achieve this, he lays out his vision and strategy for ensuring students graduate with the tools, techniques, and mindsets needed to lead for the future.

We also look at business through a global lens, weaving global cases, alumni interactions, and consulting projects into all of our programs. We know that students learn as much from each other as they do in the classroom, so we intentionally build diverse communities that draw from multiple nationalities and ethnicities, elevate women, support the LGBTQ+ community, and embrace veterans, providing exposure to multiple perspectives and experiences. 

Through a collaborative culture, the Hoya community embraces and elevates one another. Whether through programmatic well-being initiatives, student clubs and organizations, or alumni efforts to serve as guest speakers or mentors, Georgetown is committed to the life-long success of our students and graduates.

Strategic Initiatives

MBA student shaking hands with Georgetown President Jack Degioia during commencement

Enhancing Capabilities in Fields of the Future

At Georgetown McDonough, we are working today to prepare our students for success in emerging fields and at the intersection of business and other industries that will help our graduates solve the world’s most complex issues. We have identified four key areas, including business and policy; the business of sustainability; artificial intelligence, technology, and the future of work; and entrepreneurship and innovation.

MBA students and Professor Rohan Williamson walking outside Hariri

Building a Community of Belonging

McDonough has a Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, made up of students, faculty, and staff who are putting action behind our school’s commitment to fostering a community in diversity.

MBA students speaking on the National Mall

Creating Lifelong Engagements for Alumni

The day our students earn their degree is not the end of their education, it’s just a step in the journey. This is why we are engaging in opportunities for Lifelong Learning, where alumni can return to the Hilltop to audit electives that follow emerging trends in business.

Our alumni also are experts in their fields and are at the forefront of changes in the business world. This provides a tremendous opportunity to enhance our students’ curricular experience by inviting them to be co-teachers and guests in our classrooms. Through the Partners in Leadership, Learning, and Research (PILLARs) program, alumni and parents have an opportunity to engage with our students and share their experiences and expertise.

Key Facts

1789Georgetown University Founded
1957McDonough School of Business and Undergraduate Program Founded
1981Full-time MBA Program Founded


12thTop Business School in the U.S.Financial Times
2ndUndergraduate ProgramPoets & Quants
19thFull-time MBA in the U.S.Financial Times

Visit Campus

MiM students walking by Healy Hall

The best way to learn more about becoming a member of the Georgetown McDonough community is to experience it for yourself. We invite you to explore the historic Georgetown University campus and the state-of-the-art Rafik B. Hariri Building firsthand, connect with faculty, staff, and students, and see what life on the Hilltop is all about.