McDonough School of Business

Initiatives Driving Inclusion

McDonough’s DEI initiatives support students, staff, and faculty within our community and also provide resources to minority and disadvantaged communities within the Washington, D.C. region.

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Georgetown Reach

Georgetown Reach supports eighth-grade students and families through their senior year in high school as they engage in the college preparation, admissions, and acceptance process, offering vital resources for successful college searches. Focused on underrepresented groups, we aim to enhance diversity in top-tier colleges. Mentoring opportunities are available for undergraduates.

Phil Gasparovic (MSBA'23) on Taking the Leap to Pursue Graduate Education as a Military Student

Veterans at McDonough

Our veterans represent a significant part of our community and hail from every branch and role within the U.S. military. Georgetown McDonough is committed to equipping our veterans with the tools to exceed their expectations and is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.

Happy Pivot Program graduates

Georgetown Pivot Program

The Georgetown Pivot Program is a professional development program in business and entrepreneurship for career-oriented individuals who have previously been incarcerated. Rigorous classroom training and hands-on work experience give Pivot Fellows options for vocational paths and the skills needed to succeed in both the workplace and as leaders in their communities. The team also advocates for fair second-chance hiring programs at organizations throughout the country.

students smiling outdoors on the Healy Lawn.

Business Scholars Program

The Business Scholars Program at McDonough is an extension of the university’s Community Scholars program offered specifically to McDonough student scholars, typically first-generation college degree seekers. Community Scholars provides academic support for a multicultural cohort of about 50 incoming Georgetown undergraduate students each year.

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Georgetown GAMBLE

Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs creates pathways for future business leaders and like-minded corporations to connect and create value. GAMBLE’s mission is to broker a conversation on diversity and inclusion, both on campus and in the workplace, to combat inequalities that exist across racial and cultural lines.

Undergraduate Peer Ambassadors group standing on the stairs inside the Rafik B. Hariri Building

BUILD Program

The Business Undergraduates Invested in Leadership Development (BUILD) program was launched in 2013 as an opportunity for incoming first-year and transfer students from all backgrounds. The program aims to provide a foundation for business success as students transition into college with a focus on effective communication, the discussion of global and social leadership, and fostering a sense of curiosity for the business world.

Smart Start Students hanging out

Smart Start

Smart Start is a signature program sponsored by PwC offering a series of workshops, panels, and events that equip a diverse pool of first- and second-year students with the tools for academic, personal, and professional success. In keeping with the Jesuit ideal of “women and men for others,” participants are mentored by peers and by Georgetown alumni who work at PwC. In addition, as a result of their participation in Smart Start, several students have been hired as interns at PwC.

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MBA Affinity Groups

Affinity-based student organizations are centered around a particular identity, and those who are interested in learning more about that identity. Through business-related programming, these organizations focus on creating community and inclusive spaces, celebrating, advancing, and bringing awareness to a specific culture, religion, interest, lived experience, and more.

Diverse students gather

MBA DEI Resources

At Georgetown, we create an environment where all members of our Hoya community feel like they have a stake, a place, and a sense of belonging that allows them to have a recognized and valued voice. Through the MBA’s designated website, MyHoyaMBA, you will find resources to help you learn more about DEI at Georgetown University & McDonough School of Business