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EMBA Climbs to 10th in the U.S. and 1st in D.C. in Economist Ranking

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business recently rose in the Economist’s 2020 Executive MBA ranking to 10th in the United States and 24th in the world. Previously, the program was 18th in the United States and 32nd in the world. Georgetown’s Executive MBA now holds the top position in the D.C. region in both the Economist and Financial Times EMBA rankings.

Globally, the Executive MBA ranked 11th for the helpfulness of alumni to current students. It also was 13th for the number of overseas assignments, 14th for the gender balance of students, 14th for increase in salary one year after earning the EMBA, and 13th for quality of facilities. Its largest gains came in the areas of ratings by students and alumni for teaching, the relevance of the program, facilities, and the helpfulness of alumni, as well as the depth of managerial experience of students and the percentage increase in salary within one year of graduation. 

“I am thrilled by our progress and look forward to working with our remarkable students, our impressively successful alumni, and our inspiring colleagues at Georgetown,” said Bardia Kamrad, senior associate dean of Executive Degree Programs. “Our alliance is entrenched in a deep-rooted understanding that our combined knowledge and capability is a source of value and strength for the good of the global community. Through our approach to business education at the McDonough School, we have inspired a mindset that will have a significant impact in the years to come. I look forward to what the future holds.”

The Economist’s biennial executive MBA ranking rates programs equally for personal development/educational experience and career development. It is derived from surveys of schools, as well as their students and alumni.

Georgetown’s Executive MBA program is uniquely designed to prepare and develop future business leaders to address important global issues, challenges, and opportunities facing business and society. Participants are high-achieving and dedicated professionals across diverse industries and sectors in business and government. Georgetown McDonough’s EMBA teaches students how to think as business leaders as they gain knowledge of broader management issues at the nexus of global business, government, and policy in Washington and around the world. Faculty teaching in the program are interdisciplinary and diverse, and the program weaves elements of the school’s Jesuit values and heritage throughout the curriculum. 

Through a newly redesigned curriculum, the EMBA focuses on the fundamental principle that effective leaders recognize that their decisions in an uncertain, though interconnected, global economy have wide-ranging implications and that nonmarket factors also affect the economic and political success of business and government undertakings at a global level and across various industries. 

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