At Georgetown McDonough, we believe that business has no borders. Undergraduate and graduate students alike will find meaningful ways in which to learn about, and immerse themselves in, global business. In the classroom, professors teach through global cases and examples. Our diverse community includes faculty, staff, and students from around the world. Our location in Washington, D.C., presents opportunities to enjoy the numerous embassies, cuisines, and cultural activities of the international city. And, students can participate in numerous activities outside of the United States, ranging from study abroad and consulting projects to internships and career treks.
The Global Business Initiative
Georgetown McDonough created the Global Business Initiative (GBI) to lead the school’s global activities, including the signature Global Business Experience and the 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.
Georgetown McDonough provides students the opportunity to travel abroad to consult either within an industry or with specific Fortune 500 companies. The program is required of most graduate students and is an elective for undergraduates. Working in small teams, students partner with executives from different organizations to address complex business challenges.
* 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.
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 prepare students for work at the intersection of international public and private sector activities.
The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business offer a full-time, three-year program that leads to both MBA and Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degrees. This dual program open only to full-time MBA students focuses on the global interdependence of business and government systems and is intended for students with strong interests in the relationship between foreign relations and global business.
Georgetown’s Master of Arts in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) delivers a strategic blend of business knowledge and policy expertise to help you achieve your goals in our increasingly interconnected world.
Undergraduate students participate in McDonough’s signature study abroad courses at prestigious institutions such as ESADE, Oxford University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, or they can select from among more than 70 other partnership programs at the university.
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.
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.
Hoyas for Others
The Global Social Internship Program (GSIP) enables undergraduate students to develop transformative leadership skills related to nonprofit and socially focused enterprises. Many of our MBA students also choose to organize community projects abroad at the end of their Global Business Experience residency week.
Danny Morales (B’23) interned for Endeavor, a global nonprofit organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs. Morales shared with us his experience supporting Endeavor’s business development team.