Georgetown is located in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., with unparalleled access to the business, government, policy, and diplomatic communities. The university also has more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, creating a lifelong community of support anywhere, anytime.

Georgetown University was founded in 1789 in the nation’s new capital city. With a goal of educating new generations of principled leaders, Georgetown’s location at the intersection of business, policy, and international relations is still relevant today. Today, the D.C. area is home to a vibrant and diverse business community, which is headquarters for numerous startup, technology, real estate, banking, and hospitality companies. Plus, it is consistently named one of the best cities for young professionals, making it a destination for students and recent graduates to build careers, connections, and explore cultural opportunities.

At Georgetown McDonough, we offer students many “only-in-D.C.” experiences that capture life in a global capital city:

  • Students go off campus for immersive site visits and career treks along industry lines.
  • Students and faculty partner with organizations like The World Bank and embassies on research projects.
  • Research centers regularly host policy briefings on campus or on Capitol Hill to connect academics to practice.
  • The school’s MBA Certificate in Nonmarket Strategy promotes a deeper understanding of the ways in which business success and principled leadership are shaped by complex regulatory, political, cultural, and social forces beyond the market.
  • Known for its thriving entrepreneurial community, students have opportunities to connect with other startups at the 1776 incubator, at the Georgetown Venture Lab, or through the Venture Fellows program.

Host to more than 200 guest speakers each year, the school often acts as a global convener, attracting dignitaries, business executives, and other leaders to speak on campus while they are in the city. Additionally, the numerous government, business, nonprofit, and NGO leaders who call Washington home regularly spend time in our classrooms as guest lecturers or professors. Discover recent speakers at McDonough.

Beyond Washington, Georgetown University has a global alumni network who are committed to the school and one another. Parents, donors, and other friends of the school regularly seek out ways to give back to the student experience. As a result, students and alumni equally have access to individuals interested in their personal and professional success.

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    One Georgetown student’s efforts to save lives through vital monitoring and emergency alert wearable devices received a significant boost Nov. 28, thanks to Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15), Zach Leonsis (MBA’15), and a team of expert entrepreneurs at Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s second annual “Bark Tank” pitch competition at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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    Executives from five major corporations discussed how they’re implementing sustainability efforts at a global summit on Thursday, Nov. 8, at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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