Georgetown McDonough Rankings

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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: 2nd in the U.S. and 1st for alumni experience. The alumni surveyed rated the program 1st on questions about extracurricular opportunities, connections to professionals and alumni, and career advising services. Alumni also listed McDonough in the top five for believing their degree would raise their socioeconomic status and that the degree was worth its cost in time and resources.
  • U.S. News & World Report: 14th in the U.S., 3rd for international business

Full-time MBA Program

  • Financial Times:
    • Global MBA: 19th in the U.S. and 27th globally
      • 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.
    • Alumni surveyed for the ranking rated McDonough 4th for programs that emphasize adherence to ethical principals and 7th for schools that emphasize corporate, social, and environmental responsibility.
    • 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: 22nd in the U.S., as well as top 3rd for careers in international business, 5th for nonprofit careers, 7th for real estate
  • Princeton Review: 2nd among the “Best MBAs for Nonprofit Careers”; 6th for consulting careers; 9th for overall career prospects

Flex MBA 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.