McDonough School of Business

Diverse Communities

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Diversity and inclusion are pivotal to the Georgetown McDonough MBA experience. We foster a welcoming environment for every member of our community and create opportunities where we can learn from each other. We offer various resources, partnerships, events, and scholarships to support students and their families, including underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ, and international citizens. 

Women at McDonough

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Your goals are supported by an inclusive and powerful network of women and male allies who make a daily impact on our community. Through student clubs, alumni network leadership opportunities, partnerships, and other resources, we help our MBA women at McDonough thrive.

Women at McDonough

Underrepresented U.S. Minorities

MBA students on panel for Focus on Diversity event

Georgetown McDonough is committed to leveraging diversity, providing a rich learning environment for students of all backgrounds, and appreciating different perspectives. We have a number of partnerships with organizations that support diversity in business education through career exploration and fellowship opportunities. Student organizations such as our Black MBA Association and Latin American Business Association also provide networking opportunities and support during and after the program.

Underrepresented U.S. Minorities at McDonough


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Our veterans represent a significant part of our community and hail from every branch and role within the U.S. military. Through their unique experiences, they have honed valuable skills in leadership and conflict resolution that primes them for a business career.

Veterans at McDonough

LGBTQ+ Students

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Our vibrant LGBTQ and ally communities are an important part of the fabric of the MBA student body. Resources provided to support you in your personal and professional goals include the Out@MSB student organization, partnership with Reaching Out MBA, and the LGBTQ Resource Center.

LGBTQ+ Students at McDonough

International Students

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A diverse student body is integral to developing the university’s global mindset. Our students come from over 30 countries and approximately 73 percent have lived, worked, or studied abroad. We encourage students from across the world to join our community of scholars and professionals at the McDonough School of Business. Learn more about the resources we have to support international students during the program.

International Students at McDonough

Families and Partners

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Involving your families and partners in the Georgetown McDonough community is important to us. While you pursue your studies, your personal support network can become better acquainted with the school by participating in the Georgetown MBA Partners Association, organized school social activities, Career Center workshops, and additional on- and off-campus resources.

Families and Partners Support at McDonough

Diversity Events

We encourage prospective MBA students to engage with current students, faculty, alumni, and staff at upcoming diversity events to learn more about the opportunities and resources available for women, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ students, and military service members. View our upcoming events.

McDonough Talks Podcast & MBA Admissions Blog

The student-run McDonough Talks podcast and the MBA Admissions official blog offer various inside perspectives of the Georgetown MBA experience. Through both, current students, alumni, faculty, and Admissions team members provide insights about life on campus, the application process, and all things MBA.

Diverse Communities in the News

Marissa Nissley (B'24) has traversed the Hilltop accompanied by her guide dog, Smalls.

News Story

No Small Feat: Disability Advocate and her Guide Dog Prepare to Cross the Graduation Stage as They Do Everything Else — Together

Marissa Nissley (B’24), a student diagnosed with albinism and a visual impairment, has traversed the Hilltop accompanied by her service dog, Smalls. Together they’ve woven through corridors,…

May 16, 2024

Photo of the Rafik B. Hariri Building

News Story

Incoming MA-IBP Cohort Represents Diverse, Multicultural Perspectives

The incoming Master of Arts in International Business and Policy (MA-IBP) cohort brings together a group of working professionals with diverse, global perspectives. Offered in conjunction with the…

May 3, 2024

Daniela Zuluaga (MBA'24)

News Story

Community in Diversity: Daniela Zuluaga (MBA’24)

Daniela Zuluaga (MBA’24) is passionate about creating transformative impact through diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Through her leadership roles on campus and leading with the idea…

April 29, 2024