There are more than 40 student-run organizations at the McDonough School of Business — cultural, interest-based, service, recreational, and student government. Our MBA student clubs enhance and integrate your academic, social, and professional lives and attest to our culture of community.
The Adam Smith Society is a community of business school students and alumni who believe that business, entrepreneurship, and commerce are wellsprings that keep this country vibrant, creative, prosperous, and free.
Asia Business Consortium (ABC) is designed to promote the U.S. and Asian business and cultural interaction by providing a wide range of programs and networking opportunities to the Georgetown graduate community. Members of the Asia Business Consortium consist of students with either a regional background or interest in Asia, bringing diversity and unique perspective to McDonough.
The Georgetown MBA Beer Appreciation Society (BAS) is an association of MBA students, faculty, and alumni dedicated to broadening the community of beer enthusiasts at the McDonough School of Business and to forging strong bonds among members of all backgrounds and professional aspirations.
The mission of BAS is to provide business leaders of today and tomorrow an opportunity to build connections throughout appreciation for quality beer.
The goal of the Black MBA Association is to cultivate diversity and networks in a manner that enriches students, the MBA program, and the local community.
We achieve this goal through academic, professional, volunteer service, and social activities that augment the dynamic learning experience of our members and the larger student body. We provide an open forum in the McDonough community for all students to come together to share and enhance their personal development in preparation for their future careers.
The BGA mission is to facilitate students' awareness of the opportunities that exist between the public and private spaces, and to support those individuals as they seek professional opportunities. This is a large sector, encompassing everything from government relations, contractor positions, internal agency functions, to federal consulting. The recruiting process for this sector is somewhat unique and we will provide insights and opportunities to network for interested students.
The California Business Alliance is an organization of Georgetown graduate business students interested in internships and post-graduation employment in California. The club organizes an annual visit to preeminent companies in the San Francisco Bay Area with three goals: recruiting, networking and education. We are currently the only trek that also serves as its own student organization due to the high level of coordination needed to prepare a comprehensive and top notch experience for all club members.
The mission of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of our country’s top corporations, is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in both our member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management. We believe this mission can be achieved by recruiting for graduate business education qualified U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission and can best assist The Consortium in pursuing this mission.
The mission of EMN is to promote an understanding of emerging markets within the Georgetown community and to facilitate a network of global-minded individuals to share resources for promising careers in emerging markets.
As a leading international business program, Georgetown attracts students interested in international business and in emerging markets. The Emerging Markets Network serves as a resource for the entire Georgetown community to learn more about these markets and employers with emerging markets operations or focus. EMN links the McDonough School of Business and the wider emerging markets community, working to expand our contacts and connections within the field.
The European Business Association seeks to represent European cultural and business interests within Georgetown McDonough, and to prepare our members for professional careers in Europe and America. We also strive to promote the Georgetown MBA brand in Europe, develop and grow the Georgetown MBA European Alumni Network, and promote global exchange programs with Europe.
The Evening Student Government Association (ESGA) enhances the Georgetown McDonough experience for all Evening Program (EP) students. EPs have a lot on their plates—balancing full-time jobs on top of school—and ESGA's goal is to ensure there is equal access and opportunity for EP students to all of the programming, clubs, career recruitment, events, and curricular activities that McDonough provides.
The mission of the Finance Club is to serve as a focal point for students interested in careers in finance. We provide education on careers in finance and resources to support the career search.
GCiB serves the Georgetown McDonough community by providing welcoming opportunities to connect, serve, build community, reflect, and explore the intersection of business and the Christian faith.
The Georgetown Consulting Club provides members with knowledge, expertise, and networking opportunities to secure a position in the consulting industry. All those wishing to pursue a career in consulting will receive career advice and guidance. We strive to fulfill this mission by focusing on three key pillars:
1. Prepare students for careers in consulting, educating them on the industry and firms, and assisting them in applications and interview preparation
2. Position students to make connections with consulting firms, recruiters, and alumni that will support their career search
3. Advocate students' needs and interests with the administration, and collaborate with the MBA Career Center and other offices.
Georgetown Energy & Cleantech Club brings together students and alumni from across the Georgetown community who are interested in issues related to energy (traditional and renewable sources), climate change, cleantech, and sustainability.
The mission of the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance is to provide the Georgetown McDonough community with educational and networking opportunities in the media and entertainment industry. Objectives that this mission entails are:
• Expand the awareness of career opportunities in sports, media, and entertainment throughout McDonough community via events, publications, and online presence.
• Improve the visibility and reputaion of Georgetown MBAs in the sports, media, and entertainment communities.
• Formalize the network of student body, alumni, industry associations, and faculty interested in careers, trends, and current business topics related to the sports, media, and entertainment industries.
We are a relaxed social club that gathers to enjoy delicious food from all over the world. We enjoy trying new restaurants, holding cooking tutorials, checking out D.C. food festivals, and generally noshing at each other's places. We also sponsor the popular annual MBA International Thanksgiving Dinner held about two weeks before the actual holiday.
The Mission of Hospitality and Lodging Club is to give students with a passion for service a space to share interests and develop a professional network. The club leverages Georgetown's strategic location in D.C. to build strong relationships with industry leaders such as Hilton, Marriott, Choice, and Hotel REITs.
Georgetown Korean Business Association (GKBA) is a student organization of Georgetown MBA students interested in both cultural and business aspects of Korea. We provide cultural experience and career opportunities to Georgetown students through coordinating various cultural events and employer presentations. We are committed to creating a strong and active link between Georgetown communities and global Korean companies.
The mission of StartUp Hoyas MBA is to increase the value of the Georgetown University and McDonough MBA brand by fostering an integrated startup community and attracting entrepreneurial students into the program. To this effect, StartupHoyas MBA provides resources, opportunities, and education for students wishing to start a new business or who are interested in small business, venture capital, private equity, or larger corporations that promote the entrepreneurial spirit. StartupHoyas MBA strives to nurture creative thinkers for entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial career paths.
The mission of Georgetown Operations and Management Association (GOMA) is to develop a broad community of students and alumni committed to the production and services sides of business. This includes individuals interested in general management, leadership development programs, operations, retail, service management, logistics, entrepreneurship, finance, consulting, and manufacturing.
The Georgetown Real Estate Society (GRES) is a professional club dedicated to promoting real estate within the Georgetown community.
The mission of GRES is to be a professional club that connects current students interested in real estate with alumni and the real estate community. Through site visits, employer presentations, and in-classroom training, the club educates our classmates about the many career paths within real estate, provides career guidance, and creates a resource center for people to learn about the industry trends.
The mission of the Georgetown Wine Society is to provide an education forum for students, faculty, and staff interested in wine and to provide intra-McDonough School of Business networking opportunities. The Georgetown Wine Society brings together all MBA programs, classes, and partners for fun and educational wine events throughout the year.
Georgetown's Graduate Women In Business (GWIB) is a chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA). GWiB is a professional development and advocacy group of forward-looking and ambitious business disruptors who share in the goal of empowering women.
The Graduate Investment Fund (GIF) is a student-managed fund, comprised of endowments and alumni contributions. Members actively participate in evaluating current and potential investments for the fund’s portfolio. Any member has the opportunity to pitch a stock to the broader club with their investment thesis and recommendations.
The Graduate Marketing Association prepares McDonough School of Business students to succeed in all types of marketing careers, including brand management, entrepreneurship, consulting, business development, and general management. GMA does this through education in marketing frameworks and the benefits of a marketing-based perspective, providing mentorship, seminars, resume review, and internship workshops, forging company relationships, and facilitating alumni interaction
Our club’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of greater China markets and business landscapes among Georgetown McDonough MBA students. The objectives of the Greater China Business Association are: to educate MBAs on business, social, and cultural issues of China, to understand China’s role in the global economy, to increase dialogue between MBAs and China, and to foster professional development for MBAs interested in doing business in or with the greater China area. These activities will promote school brand recognition in the greater China region and enhance business networks for future growth. Greater China includes countries and regions with a strong Chinese influence.
The Healthcare Business Alliance (HBA) is a student organization encompassing all Georgetown MBA students who are interested in the healthcare industry.
Human Capital work is inherently cross-functional, complex, varied, and necessary to all successful organizations. HCAL seeks to educate future business leaders on the importance of human capital as a source of competitive advantage in any business sector. HCAL provides networking and learning opportunities with strategic and human resource professionals and human capital consultants across a variety of industries. HCAL also nurtures the interests of students interested in pursuing careers within human capital by exposing them to career opportunities and industry professionals in this function, and by providing opportunities for those students to apply Human Capital understanding to business problems. Our vision is to build Georgetown’s Human Capital brand so that our school becomes a dominant supplier of HC talent to the business world.
Our mission is to promote Japanese cultural and business interests within the Georgetown McDonough community, prepare our members for professional careers in Japan or elsewhere, and increase awareness of the Georgetown McDonough brand in Japan.
The Jewish Business Alliance is comprised of Jewish and general community members. We provide traditional, social, and business networking opportunities at the business school and beyond. Additionally, we provide innovative ways to celebrate traditional Jewish holidays, gatherings, events, and speakers with our partners in the region and beyond.
The Latin American Business Association (LABA) is the bridge connecting Georgetown McDonough to Latin America through:
1. Access to professional opportunities;
2. Effective career-building support; and
3. Rich cultural exchange.
The Georgetown MBA Golf Club promotes the game of golf as a means to enjoy the outdoors, compete, and also cultivate a key business skill (networking/doing business on the course) for all level of golfers in the Georgetown McDonough program.
Georgetown Partners and Families is a social and professional networking organization for the spouses and significant others (i.e. engaged, dating) of MBA students. Our purpose is to help further connect partners with the Georgetown community. Partners find the association to be a breath of fresh air as we are all experiencing many of the same life changes – moving to a new geographic location, finding new jobs, getting married, having children, and balancing all of the changes for two lives. Partners have busy schedules, so we are mindful of everyone’s time and plan social events that are fun and relaxing, as well as professional events that are efficient and targeted.
The MBA Student Government Association (SGA) serves the student body of Georgetown’s MBA Program. In this capacity, the SGA is the primary interface between the student body and the faculty and administration. The Student Government Association also plans social events and boosts alumni relations. The Student Association exists to make students’ time at the McDonough School of Business as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.
MBA Volunteers is Georgetown McDonough's graduate student community service club. We connect Georgetown MBA students to the Washington, D.C., community by coordinating volunteer events, posting volunteer opportunities on our calendar, running fundraisers, and coordinating the Month of Volunteerism.
The Georgetown McDonough Retail and Luxury Association is a graduate student-run organization dedicated to establishing connections between McDonough School of Business Students and the Retail and Luxury Industry. The Georgetown MRLA strives to foster knowledge, interest and careers of Georgetown Students within the retail and luxury industry through on-campus speakers, events and experiences, promoting both career connections and potential employment opportunities.
McDonough Military Association is a network of veterans who work together to enable their successful transition from the military to the business world while continuing to honor our oath of service through outreach and engagement in the Georgetown University community.
Welcome to McDonough Sports Club! Our group brings together a community of MBA students at Georgetown who love all kinds of sports, be that running and swimming, basketball and soccer, or squash, ping pong, and more. We encourage you to use this group to find others that are also interested in your sport. Game on!
The mission of the Middle East Graduate Alliance is to promote the region to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business community. Through business and cultural events, the alliance develops a greater understanding of the Middle East. The alliance provides a network for students who are interested in career opportunities in the Middle East.
The mission of Net Impact is to promote positive change and social impact through business. McDonough Net Impact supports students seeking careers across all functions, including finance, consulting, operations and marketing, to make a social impact through their work. Other career paths include Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Business, Renewable Energy, International Development, Nonprofit Management, Microfinance and Social Enterprise. Members enjoy exclusive job postings, networking opportunities, career education programs, and more.
Welcome to Out@MSB! 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 LGBTQA student organizations;
• Provide a forum for the examination of business issues relating to sexual orientation;
• Increase the visibility of the LGBTQA community at Georgetown 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 McDonough’s MBA program to diversity-minded companies, LGBTQA business leaders, and prospective students and faculty.
The McDonough Adventure Club is an organization valuing fun and inclusive activities, primarily in the outdoors. It is the mission of the Adventure Club to organize activities that bring members with common interests together and foster bonding. The club organizes at minimum two off-campus events per semester (though frequently more) which may include a ski trip, rock climbing, hiking, camping, skydiving and/or kayaking as well as possible indoor activities.
SABA's mission is to encourage excellence in academic preparation and professional development for students of South Asian descent, as well as others who are interested in career opportunities in the region. We want to cultivate our presence as members of the Georgetown community and enrich the academic and professional environment at the McDonough School of Business. The South Asian Business Alliance (SABA) represents the voice of South Asian students at the McDonough School of Business and provides a sense of community for South Asian students. We provide social and professional networking opportunities to meet other Georgetown South Asian students and networking opportunities with South Asian business leaders and local South Asian professional and social organizations.
The Technology, Innovation, and Design Graduate Association provides a professional and social network for MBA students interested in making a difference in all business aspects of technology. Technology is vital in every post-MBA career path, and we hope to create a dynamic community of MBA students with a passion for high-tech and innovative, design-focused thinking. Though a young student organization, we are a committed group with diverse work experience in numerous functions, at both large tech firms and growing startups. Through digital platforms and local events, we aim to inspire our members and the Georgetown community to understand the role of technology, innovation, and design in business.