McDonough School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

You already know you’re capable of greatness. But wondering just how much you could achieve isn’t enough. To truly have an impact on the world, you have to go find out exactly what you’re made of. When you earn your MBA here, you’ll no longer wonder how much you could accomplish. Instead, you’ll know.

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Flex MBA Online Summit

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Register for the Flex MBA Online Summit. Discover the virtual experience, on-campus opportunities, and the resources McDonough offers Flex MBA Online students.

Tuesday, April 2
Student Experience and McDonough Career Center Panel
6 – 7:15 p.m. ET

Wednesday, April 3
Faculty Panel
6 – 6:45 p.m. ET

Application Deadlines

Round 1 | October 2, 2023
Round 2 | January 4, 2024
Round 3 | March 26, 2024
Round 4 | April 30, 2024

MBA Application Components
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Why an MBA?

The Georgetown McDonough MBA has a curriculum designed to prepare you for the global stage, plus the unrivaled access that only Washington, D.C., can offer. Our program is the perfect launchpad for discovering your true strength.

You’ll have access to experienced engaging faculty, gain hands-on consulting knowledge through the Global Business Experience, build your network of over 200,000 alumni, and receive individualized support from the MBA Career Center. You’ll exceed the expectations you never thought were possible.

Why an MBA?
9thFlex MBA in the U.S.U.S. News & World Report
19thFull-time MBA in the U.S.Financial Times
24thFull-time MBA in the U.S.U.S. News & World Report

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Full-time MBA

A new window of opportunities awaits as you take your next step in your career with our Full-time MBA program.

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Flex MBA

Meet your goal of completing an MBA while also prioritizing other important aspects of your career and life with our Flex MBA, now offered in either an in-person or online format.

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Flex MBA Online

Our Flex MBA Online combines the convenience of virtual classes with two week-long residencies in Washington, D.C. Learn how you can advance your career and benefit from our online format.

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The Program Brochure

View how our Full-time and Flex MBA Programs deliver a challenging management degree that prepares students to lead global organizations. We encourage you to learn about our transformational curriculum, employment outcomes, and how we leverage our location in Washington, D.C. Read more about the resources we offer to support our diverse communities.

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Full-time MBA Career Highlights

$149,256Average Full-time MBA SalaryClass of 2023
$43,325Average Signing BonusClass of 2023
92.5%Accepted Offer Within Three Months of GraduationClass of 2023

We Are Invested in Your Career Success

Our MBA Career Center offers you vibrant on-campus recruitment events, career conferences, treks, and more. You’ll also have access to a career coach tailored to your unique career interests and join a sizable Georgetown McDonough network of highly successful alumni.

MBA Careers

MBA Employment Reports

View the Full-time MBA Employment Report to see employment statistics from our graduates and internship statistics. Whether you are looking to switch careers or take on a leadership role in your current industry, we will connect you to new opportunities from some of the world’s top MBA recruiters and our powerful alumni network. We encourage you to learn more about the career resources that are available to help transform or advance your career.

Diversity and Inclusion Are Pivotal

We seek to foster a welcoming environment for every member of our community and create opportunities where we can learn from each other. Our diverse communities include spaces for our women, underrepresented U.S. minorities, veterans, international students, families and partners, and LGBTQ+.

Diverse Communities

Life as a Hoya

You’ll learn alongside a cohort of students from diverse backgrounds taught by world-class professors who bring groundbreaking research, exciting international cases, and industry experience and connections into the classroom. And you’ll be supported by a full team of dedicated MBA program staff to help you achieve your academic and career-related goals.

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MBA News

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News Story

McDonough MBA Maintains Top U.S. News Ranking, Places Second for International Business Careers

Georgetown McDonough’s Full-time and Flex MBA Programs ranked among the nation’s best in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of graduate business programs, placing 24th and 9th,…

April 9, 2024

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MBA ROI: Maximizing Returns in Uncertain Economic Times

Some business schools say that this is nothing new. “I’ve worked in MBA admissions for 14 years now, seeing both the economic downturns in 2008 and 2020 and now a bit slower economy today. No matter how the economy and job outlook fairs, prospective students have always considered the ROI of graduate business school,” notes Shelly Heinrich, the associate dean of MBA programs at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, in Washington, D.C.

March 14, 2024

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Beyond Perfection: How Authenticity is Reshaping MBA Essays

“While ChatGPT is great at creating very general content that can be found on websites, it doesn’t offer the specific examples you’ve experienced in your personal and professional life. So, our admissions essays now ask for details that are specific to your personal life experiences, which requires information that only you can answer,” says Shelly Heinrich, the associate dean of MBA admissions at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, in Washington D.C.

March 1, 2024

Choose your Georgetown McDonough MBA program

*Average work experience for Flex MBA
Flex Online
Program Format
In Person
In Person
Online with two required week-long residencies
21 months
26-60 months
24-60 months
Minimum Work Experience
2 years
2 years
2 years
Average Work Experience (2022)
5.7 years
5.3 years
5.3 years*
Average Cohort Size4 cohorts, 60 students in each2 cohorts, 60 students in each
1 cohort, 40-60 students
Global Experience Travel RequirementYesYesYes
SnapshotPlan to accelerate or switch careers, with a global lens. Benefit from hands-on experiences, certificates, and global consulting projects.Advance your career on your schedule. Benefit from the same degree, career center access, curriculum, and professors as our Full-time program, with added flexibility.Our online format combines the convenience of virtual classes with two week-long residencies in D.C. at the start of your first and second years. Benefit from the same professors and degree as our Flex MBA, while choosing the best modality fit to advance your career.