McDonough School of Business

Why an MBA?

We recognize there are many graduate degree programs available, and there are more ways than ever to receive your education. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a brand and designation that resonates in every country and every language. For many, an MBA is the terminal degree for the business world, but it also offers a strong ROI for a broad range of industries as well as a transformative personal experience.

Who is an MBA for?

Headshot of Esme-Thea Rogers (MBA'19), who works in Tech & D&I at Capital One post-MBA, and was a Leadership Fellow, MLT Fellow, Forte Scholar, and CGSM Scholar while doing her MBA. Her picture is surrounded by two wheels of text, one highlighting various industries and the other highlighting various functions

Versatile Across Industries and Functions

An MBA is not just for those in finance and consulting. Georgetown MBA alumni work across a diverse range of industries and functions.

For detailed employment statistics, please visit the MBA Career Center Website.

We seek students with a variety of experience across these industries and functions, too. This diversity of thought allows for rich and thought-provoking conversations.

We want diversity so that you can learn just as much from your peers as you learn from your professors.

Transforming your Skills and Expertise

No matter the industry or function, you’ll need skills to manage a budget, manage a team, sell a product, service, or idea, and understand your broader economy or industry.

In an MBA program, you are expected to get involved outside of the classroom to improve your leadership ability. Here are just a few leadership opportunities at Georgetown McDonough.

 Stick people illustrating the various skills of an MBA: networking, career advancement, executive presence, credibility & expertise, critical thinking, managing human capital, and strategy & innovation


Graduate management talent commands salary premium (medium base salary US$). Bar graph that depicts the following stats: MBA - $115k, Master in Management - $75K, Master of Accounting - $75K, Master of Finance - $80k, Master of Data Analytics - $85K, 2020 Corporate Survey by GMAC

An MBA does require an investment, but the return on investment is strong. According to GMAC, more than 90 percent of Fortune Global 100 and 500 companies planned to hire MBA talent. At Georgetown, our Full-time MBA class of 2021 earned:

99%Internships for those that are seeking one
96%Full-time job offers within three months of graduation
$126,107Average Full-time base salary

Robust Career Services

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Whether you want to enhance your career, switch your career, or launch a company, the career services provided by an MBA program are unmatched compared to other graduate programs. We provide more resources, more staff, and more events to prepare students for landing the perfect summer internship and full-time job. Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Career Center offers:

Global Network

In addition to the skills and return on investment, an MBA provides you with a community of peers that will become your network for life. Spread across 189 countries, your Hoya network will become your future business partners, vendors, suppliers, and lifelong friends.

200,000+Georgetown Alumni
25,000+McDonough Alumni
10,000+McDonough MBA Alumni

40 years at Georgetown MBA from 1981-2021 inside Hariri Atrium

Georgetown MBA 40+ Year Legacy

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.

Highlighting 40 Years of Georgetown’s MBA