The concept of being global is multifaceted, which is why the Georgetown McDonough School of Business prepares students to become global-ready leaders by providing a depth of opportunities as only Georgetown can. From international consulting projects to global social internships, our students gain true global experiences. Professors integrate global case studies into the classroom. The school builds a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff with different backgrounds and viewpoints.

Georgetown McDonough's global identity is based on three pillars:

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D.C. as a Global City
Georgetown McDonough students take advantage of Washington, D.C.’s various global institutions. We also host distinguished world leaders to share their insights with our community.

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Tradition of Academic Excellence
Established in 1789, Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens.


Jesuit Values Worldwide
Our students are encouraged to collaborate, forge close friendships, and extend their learning outside of the classroom and beyond campus, even internationally.

Georgetown McDonough created the Global Business Initiative (GBI) to lead the school’s global activities, including the signature Global Business Experience and the new Global Business in Practice MOOC. With an advisory board of accomplished global executives, GBI ensures that Georgetown McDonough students are learning at the forefront of emerging issues and trends.


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The Global Business Experience

Georgetown McDonough provides all students the opportunity to travel abroad to consult either within an industry or with specific Fortune 500 companies. The program is required of all graduate students and is an elective for undergraduates. Working in small teams, students partner with executives from different organizations to address complex business challenges.

Undergraduate students present consulting findings in France
MBA students provide recommendations to Uber based on research in Mexico
Executive MBA students present Capstone project on the Syrian refugee crisis
Executive Master's in Leadership students promote recycling in South Africa

* Additionally, through career treks MBA students travel domestically and internationally to network and learn about specifics industries. Recent locations include Mexico, Tanzania, and Tel Aviv.



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Partnership with the Walsh School of Foreign Service

Georgetown McDonough has partnered with the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), Georgetown's premier school of international affairs, to train students for work at the intersection of international public and private sector activities. Our undergraduate students can take advantage of the B.S. in Business and Global Affairs and the Global Business Fellows program, whereas MBA students can pursue a certificate in International Business Diplomacy

Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs
Inaugural Global Business Fellows class graduates
International Business Diplomacy Certificate expands to Evening MBA program
Georgetown launches M.A. in International Business and Policy



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Partnerships with Universities Worldwide

Undergraduate students have access to signature global programs that allow them to further their global experience while completing two business courses in prestigious institutions such as ESADE, Oxford University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Full-time MBA students also can choose from semester abroad programs at the London Business School, Beijing International MBA, HEC Paris, ESADE Business School, and IAE Business School. Global Executive MBA students also attend classes at INCAE Business School and ESADE Business School.

Georgetown McDonough also has partnered with Effat University, the first private institution of higher education for women in Saudi Arabia.



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Meaningful Engagements with the D.C. Community

Georgetown McDonough aims to strengthen the nexus between the international organizations based in D.C. and our student community. We nurture these relationships by providing consulting opportunities to students and through signature events held on our campus or at the host organization's venue.

• New design thinking course focuses on “glocal” community 
Ambassador of Panama visits with Global Business Fellows Program students
MBA students participate in IFC consulting program
Spanish Ambassador speaks on global business to students
MBA Program launches Certificate in Nonmarket Strategy



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Hoyas for Others

The Global Social Internship Program (GSIP) enables undergraduate students to develop transformative leadership skills related to nonprofit and socially focused enterprises. Our MBA students also are increasingly partaking in a community project at the end of their Global Business Experience residency week.

MBA students volunteer at a local school in Mexico
Social Internship Program for undergraduates expands to China
Evening MBA students work on a service project in Peru
Executive MBA students open orphanage in Ethiopia


global news

  • MSF students in front of the State House of the Republic of Namibia
    MSF Students Advise on Microfinance Lending, Economic Inequality for Namibia Nonprofit

    As part of their global consulting project, MSF students worked with the One Economy Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to bridge Namibia's two economies, and presented recommendations at the country's State House.

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    Summer Internship Spotlight: Jacob Werden (B'21), The Floor

    Meet Jacob Werden (B'21), who spent his summer abroad at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange with global fintech innovation hub, The Floor.

  • Evenig MBAs consulting
    MBAs Travel To Middle East To Consult For Tech Firm Souktel

    In July a team of four students consulted for Souktel, a company based in Palestine that designs and builds software solutions for big-data analytics in frontier markets. We spoke to Kristen Pyke (MBA'20) to hear about the group’s consulting experience highlights.

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    Georgetown McDonough and USAID Expand Gender Equity Program

    As part of USAID’s Engendering Utilities initiative, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will deliver a Gender Equity Executive Leadership Program to employees from 17 energy utilities from around the world in Amsterdam this July. The first group to complete the program in 2018 included 21 participants from companies in Georgia, Jordan, Kenya, North Macedonia, and Nigeria.

our students' global journeys