Georgetown McDonough Rankings

Graduate students posing with their diplomas.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has a reputation for academic excellence, post-graduation career success, faculty thought leadership, and student satisfaction, as reflected in national and international rankings of our school and programs.

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Undergraduate Program

  • Poets & Quants: 5th in the U.S., as well as 1st for believing their degree would raise their socioeconomic status. The alumni surveyed also gave an “A” rating on questions about recommending the program to peers, feeling prepared for the world of work, the availability of faculty to be mentors and advisors outside of class, and opportunities to nurture and improve soft skills.
  • U.S. News & World Report: 14th in the U.S., 3rd for international business

Full-time MBA Program

  • Financial Times:
    • Global MBA: 9th in the U.S. and 17th globally, 7th in the U.S. for salary increase and courses related to corporate social responsibility, ethics, or the environment
      • Finance: 16th in the U.S. and 1st globally for the percentage salary increase alumni saw from before entering the program to three years after graduation
      • Entrepreneurship: 19th in the U.S. and 1st globally for the extent to which the school helped entrepreneurs recruit key staff  
  • Bloomberg Businessweek: 17th in the U.S.
    • The Recruiter Insights report also listed McDonough as 1st in the world for having graduates who are innovative and creative; 1st in the United States and 4th in the world for providing a diverse pool of candidates; and 5th in the world for graduates showing exceptional entrepreneurial skills and drive
  • U.S. News & World Report: 21st in the U.S., as well as 4th for international business, 5th for careers in nonprofits, and 15th for real estate
  • Princeton Review: 4th among the “Best MBAs for Nonprofit Careers”

Flex MBA Program (formerly the Evening MBA)

Master of Science in Finance Program

Executive MBA Program

  • Economist: 10th in the U.S. and globally ranked 11th for the helpfulness of alumni to current students, 13th for the number of overseas assignments, 13th for the quality of facilities, 14th for the gender balance of students, and 14th for the increase in salary one year after earning the EMBA
  • Financial Times: 9th in the United States; 5th for the percentage of faculty who hold passports from abroad; 6th for the salary increase percentage of alumni; 6th for the percentage of course content that explores environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues; 6th (and 15th in the world) for the percentage of women students enrolled in the program; 8th for the international course experiences; and 9th for alumni who report the program helped them achieve their goals

Custom Executive Education Programs

*Note: Mainstream media currently do not produce rankings for our more specialized and innovative degree programs, including the M.A. in International Business and Policy and Executive Master’s in Leadership. The Master’s in Management will be eligible for rankings in its second year.