Master's in Management Admissions

Next deadline: Sunday, May 3, 2020
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Applications for the July 2020 intake will be reviewed in the following rounds.

Application round Application deadline Decision Notification
Round 1* November 17 December 19
Round 2* January 12 February 21
Round 3* March 15 April 24
Round 4 May 3 May 31
Round 5 June 1 June 25

*Recommended submission deadlines for non-U.S. citizens


  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university.
  • Possess zero to three years of post-graduate professional experience.

COVID-19 Accommodations for Applicants

Due to the challenging times we are all experiencing, we have revised our admissions requirements policy to be more flexible. 

Application Deadlines

We will accept and review applications that are submitted before our Round 4 and Round 5 application deadlines (May 3 and June 25, respectively) on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

GMAT/ GRE Scores 

You may submit an application without a final GMAT or GRE score. In the test score section of the application, please upload proof of your scheduled test date. 

GRE Test Takers: The GRE will be accessible for virtual testing (for most impacted markets) until testing centers reopen. Students may register for a test date.

GMAT Test Takers: We will accept the interim online alternative to the GMAT exam, which will be available in all impacted markets outside of mainland China from mid-April. Please check for the latest updates.

All Applicants: For July 2020 admissions, GMAT and GRE scores will now be waived for all applicants with an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or above. If you are able to take the GMAT or GRE test in your market, we recommend that you still do so. 

Proof of English Proficiency

Please read the section below titled “Proof of English Proficiency (non-native speakers)” to see if you are required to submit proof of English proficiency as part of your application.

TOEFL Test Takers: You may submit an application without a final TOEFL score. In the test score section of the application, please upload proof of your scheduled test date. The TOEFL will be accessible for virtual testing until testing centers reopen. Students may register for a test date.

IELTS Test Takers: If you had planned to submit an IELTS test score, please reach out to our admissions office at for further guidance. 

Letter of Recommendation

At a minimum, we require you identify your recommender in the application. However, to provide greater flexibility, applications with incomplete recommendations will still be reviewed. 

We hope this will give you additional time to reach out to your recommender. We also are happy to support you by sending an additional email request from our office. Note, however, that a final decision cannot be rendered until your recommendation has been received.


The MiM Admissions Committee uses a holistic approach when making an admissions decision. Therefore, it is necessary to submit all application components so the Admissions Committee can make an informed decision about your application.

The Admission Committee will only review completed applications that include the following components:

*For July 2020 admissions, GMAT and GRE scores are waived for Georgetown University undergraduates with a 3.2 GPA or above, as well as for non-Georgetown University undergraduates with a 3.5 GPA or above.

**Application fee waived for Georgetown University undergraduates and alumni.


Applications must be submitted through our online application portal.


Submit a current CV or resume in month/year format that corresponds to the information submitted on your online application.


The video essay component of the application provides you with an opportunity to share with the Admissions Committee things about yourself not immediately evident in other components of the application. We recommend you take careful consideration when producing your video essay to ensure you convey and express the appropriate message to the Admissions Committee.

Prompt: What is your brand? (i.e. if you were to walk out of a room, what would people say about you?)


  1. The admissions committee would like for you to appear in person during part of your video.
  2. We strongly encourage you to speak outside of the experiences we can read on your resume.
  3. You may use your phone, computer, or other means to record the video, but please ensure all audio and visual components are clear. We recommend a well-lit room and minimal noise distraction. Your video should be about 1 minute in length.
  4. For your privacy: Do not include your name in the title of your video. You may submit “unlisted” videos via Youtube, password protected videos via Vimeo, or link shared through your Google Drive. If using a password, please include immediately after your link in the text box below. [Ex:, password: your password] If using a shared link through Google Drive, ensure that you’ve allowed external access.
  5. Please note that all videos must remain active and accessible to the admissions committee online for a minimum of five years for record retention purposes.
  6. The video is for the purposes of admissions only and will not be used for any other purposes after your decision is provided

Personal Essay

Our goal at Georgetown McDonough is to craft a diverse class with people who have had varying personal and professional life experiences. As such, we want to give our applicants the opportunity to select one essay (from a list of two) that allows them the ability to best highlight their experiences, characteristics, and values that showcase the value proposition that they can bring to the McDonough community.

Essay Options: Please select one of the following prompts.

  1. Compare yourself to a genre of music.
  2. If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Essay Format: Essays should be typed using 12 pt. font, double-spaced, and completed in 700 words or less.


Georgetown McDonough offers scholarships for Master’s in Management program students based on merit. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must include a scholarship essay with their applications. The Office of Admissions notifies students of scholarship awards at the time of admission to the program.

Prompt: Explain what unique values and perspectives will you bring to the program.

Guidelines: Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, and not exceed 700 words.


The Admissions Committee is interested in gaining insight from individuals who can objectively evaluate your academic or professional performance. We discourage letters from family members.

We require that you identify one recommender. Your recommendation may come from a current or former professor attesting to your academic performance or from a current or former supervisor speaking to your professional performance. If you would like to submit recommendations from both an academic and professional setting, you have the option to submit two recommendations. Note that the Admissions Committee will not read more than two recommendations per application.

All recommendations must be submitted electronically via the application system. Recommenders will receive detailed instructions once you complete the “Recommendations” section of your application.


Applicants to Georgetown McDonough are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign country.

To apply: we require that you upload unofficial copies of your transcripts from all institutions that have conferred a degree to you.

If admitted/enrolled: all applicants who are admitted and enroll will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions that have conferred a degree to you. Georgetown McDonough reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if there is a discrepancy between the uploaded unofficial transcript and/or translation, and the official original language transcript and/or the official translation.

Instructions for transcripts:

  1. All submitted transcripts must display the following:
    • student’s name
    • university name
    • course names
    • type of degree and degree conferral information
    • grading scale
    • cumulative GPA
    • all grades received (including from transfer credits and study abroad programs)
  2. We require that all transcripts be submitted in English.
    • Most major foreign universities will issue official transcripts in English themselves. However, if your institution is unable to do this, you are responsible for providing Georgetown McDonough with an English translation of your transcript. Your translator must certify that the original documentation was received in a sealed envelope from your university or issuing institution. After translating, your translator should enclose both the original (non-translated) and the certified translation in an envelope and seal and sign the envelope. The transcript should be enclosed in the signed, sealed envelope and submitted by mail to Georgetown McDonough.
    • As an alternative to an individual translator providing certified translations, international applicants who attend institutions outside of the United States may submit their transcripts in the form of World Education Services (WES) ICAP evaluations. You should note that official transcripts are delivered electronically with their evaluations through WES. WES evaluations may take the place of official transcripts as long as they come to Georgetown McDonough directly from WES and include a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated. Use of the WES service is not required.
  3. We require proof a degree was conferred and the date of graduation. Some international transcripts do not explicitly state that a degree was conferred or the date of graduation.
    • If your transcript does not explicitly state that a degree was conferred or the date of graduation, you should obtain an official letter from your university indicating the date of your graduation and the degree conferral date. This letter should be enclosed in a signed, sealed envelope and included with your transcript.
  4. A transcript is official when delivered via ONE of the following options:
    • submitted in an envelope which is issued by your institution(s) and sealed by your university’s registrar’s office (or equivalent office) to the address below:

      Attn: MiM Admissions Team
      Master’s in Management Program
      Georgetown University
      474 Rafik B. Hariri Building
      Washington, DC 20057
    • submitted from your institution via a secure electronic delivery, such as Scrip-Safe, to:
    • requested from the appropriate institution’s registrar, returned to you, and submitted unopened.


Upload an unofficial, scanned copy of your test score (no more than five years old) directly into the online application. Official scores only need to be submitted if you are admitted to the program. 

GMAT Program Code: JT7-G0-45
GRE Program Code: 4430

For July 2020 admissions, GMAT and GRE scores are waived for Georgetown University undergraduates with an overall GPA of 3.2 or above, as well as for non-Georgetown University undergraduates with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above.*

*For transcripts not recorded on the 4.0 GPA scale, Admissions will need applicants to submit an official translation of their transcript verifying their overall academic performance as equivalent to or greater than a 3.5 GPA in order to be eligible for the GMAT or GRE score waiver. For translation services, we recommend WES


International students are required to demonstrate a level of competence in English sufficient to meet the admission requirements of our degree programs. All non-native English speakers are required to submit a current TOEFL, IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English result if their admissions counselor has requested it or if they wish to voluntarily submit one.

  • TOEFL: Official scores must be sent directly from ETS to Georgetown University Executive Education Admissions using ETS Code Number: 5781. The minimum required score is 250 (computer-based), 600 (paper-based), or 100 (internet-based). Your test result must not be more than two years old.
  • IELTS: Official scores must be sent directly from Cambridge (IELTS) to your admissions counselor. We accept only academic module results; the minimum required score is 7.5. Your test result must not be more than two years old.
  • Pearson Test of English: Official scores must be sent directly from Pearson Vue to your admissions counselor. The minimum required score is 68. Your test result must not be more than two years old.

If you meet any of the following criteria, you are NOT required to submit a TOEFL/IELTS/Pearson score:

  • You have received a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Your native language is English.


Application fee waivers will be granted to candidates who are active duty, reservists, or veterans of the United States military, as well as to Georgetown University undergraduates and alumni.

All other applicants must submit a $175 non-refundable application fee, payable online via credit card or e-check. Please do not send a personal check or money order.


For additional information, please contact MiM Admissions.

Contact the MiM Team
+1 (202) 687-1516

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