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Recruiters Rate McDonough MBAs as the Best-Trained in the World

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Georgetown McDonough received high marks across the board in a new analysis of recruiter responses to the annual Bloomberg Businessweek MBA employer survey, scoring first in the world for having the best-trained graduates in addition to being listed in the top seven of all six categories.

“Georgetown McDonough’s alumni continue to raise the reputation of our MBA programs among employers as they arrive on day one prepared to make an impact,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean of MBA programs. “A key component of the Georgetown MBA is finding ways to integrate the changing needs of employers into the curriculum, from analytics and big data to the rise of fintech. Our students are ready to be leaders and problem-solvers in an ever-changing world.”

In an evaluation of recent Full-time MBA graduates conducted last spring, MBA recruiters listed McDonough as:

  • 1st in the world for having the best-trained graduates,
  • 3rd in the world for having the most creative graduates,
  • 3rd in the world for showing exceptional entrepreneurial skills,
  • 4th in the world for the value of the school’s brand,
  • 4th in the world for the school’s reputation for entrepreneurship, and
  • 7th in the world for the diversity of the recruitment pool.

“The MBA Career Services team is innovative in our approach to preparing students for the best jobs and connecting them with the right employers,” said Doreen Amorosa, associate dean for McDonough Career Services. “From new technology to aid in the search process to a highly individualized approach, we strive to continually find ways for students to maximize their return on investment in the MBA and themselves.”

The results are based on the responses to specific survey questions in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best B-Schools ranking employer survey, which includes responses from 3,698 employers. The new Recruiter Insights lists demonstrate how the top 30 schools in the global MBA ranking fared on each question.