McDonough School of Business

Student Inclusion

Georgetown University and the McDonough School of Business are home to a vibrant and diverse community, with students of numerous faiths, backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, and abilities. As a result, there are numerous activities, affinity groups, courses, and clubs focused on diversity, inclusion, and belonging across the Hilltop.

Student DEI Impact

Within the McDonough School of Business, there are numerous opportunities for students to advance DEI initiatives. At the undergraduate and MBA levels, there are student government positions related to DEI at the school, and students are often asked to advise leadership on their experiences.

More broadly, with community in diversity as a core Georgetown value, McDonough seeks to prepare students to impact their communities and workplaces long after they graduate. As such, there are numerous electives focused on DEI throughout the business school curricula, as well as opportunities to engage in outreach programs like Georgetown Reach and the Pivot Program.

Professor George Comer speaking to undergraduate students outside under a white tent

Meet Professor George Comer

Comer, Director of Underrepresented Minority Student Support, provides support to the program offices, student clubs, and individual students.

Read More About Professor Comer’s Role

Student Organizations Celebrating Identity

McDonough has many student organizations open specifically to business students that celebrate the diversity the community.

For Undergraduates

Undergraduate student clubs include BlackGen Capital Hoyas, First Generation Investors, Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs, McDonough Women, Smart Women Securities and more.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

For Graduate Students

Most of McDonough’s graduate student clubs are housed in the MBA program, but many are open to all graduate students. Graduate student clubs include Black MBA Association (BMBAA), Graduate Women in Business (GWiB), Jewish Business Alliance (JBA), McDonough Military Association, Middle East Business Association (MEBA), Out@MSB, and more.

MBA Affinity Clubs

Student DEI Resources

Undergraduate students benefit from SmartStart (which equips a diverse pool of first- and second-year students for success), BUILD (a pre-orientation opportunity designed to adjust to the business school environment), and the McDonough Community Scholars Program (a version of Georgetown’s Community Scholars Program designed for business students).

The MBA Program has worked to increase scholarships for diverse students, including the Patrick Sheridan Endowed MBA Scholarship Fund, the Dealy Scholarship, and the DEI MBA Scholarship Fund

Our graduate programs are members of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, as well as National Black MBA, Prospanica, Forté, and ROMBA, and students often engage in programming organized by these groups.  

McDonough also is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, offering financial assistance to those serving or who have served in the U.S. military. 

All DEI Resources

Recent DEI News from McDonough

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