EMBA Program Increases Diversity Among the Incoming Class

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The Executive MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business admitted a diverse class of students for the fall of 2020, increasing its representation of female, U.S. minority, and international students, as well as those with military experience. 

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“In our EMBA class, learning happens from both the professor and from classmates, therefore, building a diverse class across a range of key metrics benefits our students, enhancing their opportunities for personal and professional growth,” said Nita Swinsick, assistant dean for recruitment and admissions, executive and specialized degree programs. 

This year’s incoming class of 57 students is 40% female (up from 36% last year) and 26% underrepresented U.S. minorities (up from 19%). In a program known for building a global business perspective, 74% of the class has worked or traveled abroad for business, up from 55% last year, and 19% hold international citizenship (up from 17%), representing 11 countries. Additionally, 30% have military experience, up from 10% last year. 

The new students also have more academic experience, with 42% already holding a postgraduate degree, up from 24% last year, and enrolling with an average of 14 years of work experience. They represent a variety of undergraduate fields of study, including humanities/social sciences, business/commerce, math/physical sciences, and engineering/computer science. The most common industries represented include government, consulting, consumer goods and retail, education, technology and new media, and healthcare.