Celebrating 40 Years of the Georgetown MBA
Four decades ago, the 37 students who enrolled in Georgetown McDonough’s new Full-time MBA program became pioneers in creating one of today’s most respected programs in the world.
The 19 women and 18 men of the first cohort were among 350 who applied to be part of that first class and 70 who were admitted via a personal phone call from Professor David Walker, who had been working with Dean Ronald Smith and Assistant Dean Bill Droms to launch the program. You can read more about the MBA Class of 1983 in Georgetown Business magazine’s coverage from fall 2013.
Georgetown McDonough was not the first business school to launch an MBA, but it was the first to incorporate global business and ethics throughout the curriculum, ensuring a truly Georgetown experience from the very start. The program continues this tradition of innovation in its approach to preparing students to lead for the future, having been ranked the #1 program in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek for having the best-trained, most innovative, and most creative graduates.
Throughout the 2021-2022 academic year, we invite you to celebrate this milestone with us. We will be in touch about special events in the future, and you can follow #McDonoughMBA40 on our social media channels. Watch our Instagram Reel for a peek at our celebratory fun!
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