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Georgetown MBA Advances in U.S. News Ranking

The Full-time MBA program advanced four places in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings, landing at 21st in the nation. The Flex MBA continues to receive high marks as well, ranking 14th. 

“At Georgetown, we have not let the pandemic slow our progress to advance our MBA program,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “From curricular enhancements like our MBA Certificate in Sustainable Business to a new MBA Mentorship Program that paired 130 alumni and students this year, we continue to be innovative in our approach to delivering a global business education rooted in our Jesuit values.”

Georgetown also was listed in the ranking for being 4th for its international focus, 5th for nonprofits, and 15th for real estate. 

For the Full-time MBA, U.S. News considers assessments by other business school deans and employers, as well as admissions and employment data for 2020. Both of the program’s reputational scores — rating by deans of other business schools and by employers — increased this year. 

In the fall of 2020, the program recruited its most diverse class to date, increasing the representation of underrepresented minority students to 19% and women to 32%, as well as recruiting a steady number of international students — 28% of the class — despite the challenges of the pandemic. Similarly, the graduating Class of 2020 found success in their job search, with 93% of students receiving a job offer within three months of graduation and with a record average salary of $128,162.  

U.S. News gathers a different set of criteria for its part-time MBA rankings: assessments by other business school deans; average GMAT score, undergraduate GPA, and work experience; and the percentage of the entire MBA student population enrolled part time. This year, the Flex MBA’s average GMAT increase to 661 ranked 8th in the country among part-time programs. The Flex MBA also recruited a diverse class this year, with 44% women, 12% underrepresented minority students, and 11% international students. 

“The U.S. News ranking is typically steady, with minimal changes in a school’s placement, which is why we are excited to see such a significant jump for our Full-time MBA program,” Malaviya added. “We have seen that when we are determined to live our values, be women and men in service to others, and commit to educating the whole person, the results elevate our program and community.”