Georgetown University has a rich tradition of service to others, and we are deeply proud to welcome armed services veterans into our community. Students from the military who enroll in Georgetown’s Full-time MBA Program are equipped with strategic thinking skills and hands-on leadership experience. Military students at Georgetown actively work together. The McDonough Military Association runs programs to help students with military backgrounds from all countries around the world transition into the private-sector environment and apply their experience to careers in business. The group assists with career placement through employer outreach, interview preparation, attendance at the MBA-Veteran Career Conference, and networking through the campus chapter of Student Veterans of America. In addition, The McDonough Military Association sponsors such activities as visiting Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day to lay an honorary wreath; “War Stories and Free Beer,” where current members share stories from various national perspectives and take questions related to their military service; and speaker events such as the recent lecture by General Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Georgetown University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, enhancing financial access for student veterans from the United States. Each year, up to 50 eligible graduate business students receive $7,500 from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, which is matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For eligibility requirements, click here. In addition, the school has established an Application Fee Waiver for active-duty U.S. military candidates.

Georgetown also is a member of MilitaryMBA, the graduate business degree site that provides military students access to MBA education resources.

Faculty in the Military
Chris Long, Assistant Professor and Captain, U.S. Army Reserves

Recent Speakers at the McDonough School of Business
William Gunn, Retired Air Force Colonel, General Counsel of Dept of Veterans Affairs
Peter Pace, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Rear Admiral Robert Wray, Director, Maritime Partnership Program, Navy Europe/Africa