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Financial Times Ranks Georgetown MBA 19th in the United States

Georgetown’s Full-time MBA program placed 19th in the United States and 27th in the world in the latest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking.

“Grounded in Jesuit values, our MBA program is committed to delivering a global curriculum that responds to the changing dynamics of business education and prepares principled leaders for careers of the future,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “The Financial Times ranking prioritizes career success, international opportunities, and diversity in its methodology, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the top programs in the world that deliver on these metrics.”

The Financial Times places a strong emphasis on the success of alumni three years after graduation, as well as the international character and diversity of the school. It collects data from surveys of alumni and business schools. 

The class of 2018, who completed this year’s alumni survey, rated McDonough in the top 10 among U.S. programs for fulfilling their goals of pursuing an MBA, as well as for an increase in salary pre- and post-MBA. 

McDonough also saw significant advances in the career progress rank (which measures the change in the level of seniority and company size before and after earning their MBA), the percentage of students employed within three months of graduation, the diversity of current MBA students by citizenship, and the overall value for money of the MBA degree.

The Georgetown MBA continues to innovate and introduce new programming, including a certificate in sustainable business, an MBA Mentorship Program that matches students with alumni mentors to support career exploration and relationship building, and Operation: Cura Personalis to build community and promote programs that support students’ well-being in mind, body, and spirit. 

The school also continues to see success in admissions efforts. In fall 2021, the program recruited its most selective and diverse class to date, increasing the representation of underrepresented minority students from 19% to 20% and international students from 28% to 37%.

“The greatest indicator of success for our program is the outcomes of our students and alumni,” said Malaviya. “Here at Georgetown, we embrace the value of community in diversity, and we place a strong emphasis on providing academic and experiential opportunities that care for the whole person. This ranking is a product of the exceptional students, alumni, faculty, and staff at McDonough, who live out these values every day and help us maintain our status as a top global business school.”