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Financial Times Names Georgetown Executive MBA 5th in the United States for Focus on ESG and Women Enrolled, 11th Overall

The Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA continues its tenure as a top-ranked program, placing 11th in the United States in the 2022 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking.

In addition, among United States schools, the Georgetown program was listed as:

  • 5th for the percentage of course content that explores environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues;
  • 5th (and 12th in the world) for the percentage of women students enrolled in the program; 
  • 6th for career progress; 
  • 6th for the international course experiences; 
  • 6th for the percentage of international faculty;
  • 8th for the salary increase percentage of alumni; and
  • 11th for alumni who report overall satisfaction from their experience in the program. 

“Situated in the global capital city of Washington D.C., the Georgetown EMBA program provides a unique opportunity to explore advanced business concepts at the intersection of business, government, and policy,” said Michael O’Leary, senior associate dean of graduate and executive degree programs. “The program offers a comprehensive business education, which includes immersive real-world global consulting projects, a challenging curriculum rooted in the principles of Jesuit education, and an enriching cohort experience among a diverse and collaborative group of peers. It is through these experiences that our graduates are prepared to lead organizations across the world and make a meaningful impact in their respective industries.”  

The 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 ESG issues, 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, and the percentage of international and women board members. 

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