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Financial Times Names Georgetown Executive MBA #1 in the Washington Region and #5 in the United States

The Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA continues to be the top-ranked program in the Washington region and is now 5th in the United States in the 2020 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking. The program also ranks 40th in the world.

In addition, among U.S. schools, the Georgetown program was listed as:

  • 1st (and 7th in the world) for incorporating corporate social responsibility topics into the curriculum;
  • 4th for the percentage of faculty who hold passports from outside the United States; 
  • 5th for career progress, prior work experience among participants, and the percentage of women enrolled in the program; 
  • 6th for salary increase three years after graduation;
  • 7th for alumni aims achieved; and
  • 9th for the percentage of global experiences in the curriculum. 

“Our EMBA program leverages our location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., and our connections to Georgetown’s community of scholars to deliver an interdisciplinary program that prepares executives to lead at the nexus of business, government, and policy,” said Bardia Kamrad, senior associate dean for Executive Degree Programs. “We also integrate our Jesuit tradition to prepare students to be principled leaders equipped to address the world’s most complex challenges.” 

Financial Times produces the Executive MBA ranking through surveys of alumni and business schools. Programs are evaluated on the following criteria: alumni salary figures and percentage salary increase, alumni career progress and aims achieved as a result of their degree, classroom time dedicated to corporate social responsibility, faculty research, the percentage of faculty with doctorates, percentage of international and women faculty members, student work experience, percentage of international and women students, international course experience, percentage of international and women board members, and number of languages students are required to speak upon graduation.

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