Hear from Out@MSB club members as they welcome the Class of 2021 and talk about popular events.Watch Out@MSB Welcome Video
LGBTQ+ at McDonough
Our vibrant LGBTQ+ and ally communities are an important part of the fabric of the MBA student body. The Out@MSB student club, LGBTQ Resource Center, partnerships, and resources provided to students support their personal and professional goals.
Meet Our Community
- Out@MSB – Out@MSB is a student organization at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally students registered in the MBA program. Out@MSB’s mission is to foster a supportive environment for professional development; facilitate social interaction and networking among students, alumni, business professionals, and members of other LGBTQ+ student organizations; provide a forum for the examination of business issues relating to the intersections of sexual orientation, race, gender, ability status, and other forms of identity and expression; increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community at McDonough and provide opportunities for interaction among students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions in order to create awareness; and promote Georgetown’s MBA program to diversity-minded companies, LGBTQ+ business leaders, and prospective students and faculty.
- Identity Stories – This event is hosted by Out@MSB and provides the platform for our LGBTQ+ students to share their experiences with the broader McDonough community in a storytelling format.
- LGBTQ Resource Center – The LGBTQ Resource Center, serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning individuals, is the first such center of its kind at a Catholic/Jesuit institution in the country. It seeks to build on the rich interfaith and intellectual engagements of Georgetown to create a center that will speak to the entire community in all of its rich diversity.
- Leading Teams for Performance and Impact (LTPI) Course – The new LTPI week-long course offered at the start of the MBA program provides students a forum to discuss topics such as giving and receiving feedback, implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, and leading teams. Students in the initial cohort said they felt it provided them with the foundation for the first semester and the rest of the program.
- MBA Diversity Week – Each fall, the Student Government Vice Presidents of Diversity and Inclusion for the Full-time and Flex MBA classes work with various student organizations to create programming for Georgetown McDonough’s Diversity Week.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)
The ROMBA Fellowship increases the number of students interested in promoting the empowerment and representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students applying to and enrolling in business schools. Recipients are provided with unique opportunities to become leaders in business following graduation and become professionals who lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society. Fellows also receive admission-free access to ROMBA events, including the annual LGBTQ+ MBA Conference and are invited to attend a cohort retreat. Hear from one of our MBAs as they recount their experience attending the ROMBA conference and connecting with recruiters.
Georgetown MBA Merit Scholarship
The McDonough School of Business awards scholarships based on an applicant’s academic, personal, and professional accomplishments. Recipients demonstrate ethical leadership, academic accomplishment, and professional achievements through their application and interview for the MBA program. They typically show a commitment to service to others through past and current activities. All applicants are automatically considered upon submitting a completed application to the Georgetown MBA Program.
Need-based Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Services attempts to assist qualified applicants who have financial eligibility to meet their educational and living costs. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be considered for federally-funded programs. International students should inquire about financial support from the government of their home country or international private lenders, as they are not eligible for federal funding from the United States.
Additional Fee Waivers & Scholarships
On top of additional funding resources available, we also offer application fee waivers and reductions for a variety of organizations.
LGBTQ+ McDonough News
Evan Fossen: A Place to Thrive
When Evan Fossen first applied for a job at Georgetown McDonough as assistant director of events, he felt a little hesitation. He had no experience with the university or school. And because he…
February 22, 2023
McDonough MBA Students Win First Place at ROMBA Case Competition
December 2, 2020
MBA Program Partners with Reaching Out MBA
October 29, 2018
MBA Students, Administrators Work to Address Implicit Bias
March 2, 2018