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Georgetown MBA Program Launches Applications for 2023, Introduces New Video Prompt

Georgetown MBA Admissions is now accepting Full-time and Flex MBA program applications for the fall 2023 semester. New this year, the application includes a revised video prompt and streamlined essay option to provide prospective students with more opportunities to share their unique experiences, passions, and personal interests throughout the application process.

“We want our students to bring their whole self to Georgetown McDonough when they arrive in our programs,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA Admissions and director of marketing. “The new video essay prompt helps our Admissions Team focus on the person behind the application so we can learn more about their personal goals and what they hope to bring to the Georgetown community in an authentic, genuine way.”

Looking beyond professional and academic achievements, the video essay asks prospective students to explore a hobby, passion, or interest they pursue in their free time – and why. The new video builds upon the written essay options which help the Admissions Team curate a diverse portfolio of students who bring varying personal and professional life experiences to the program. 

“We streamlined the essay prompts from four to three options this year in order to hone in on the diverse experiences of our prospective students, understand the drivers that shaped their life, and how McDonough can play a role in their future,” said Heinrich.

This year’s essays include three topics, focusing on Georgetown’s values of principled leadership, serving the common good, and fostering a diverse community.  

To increase program accessibility and reduce economic hardship, the MBA programs also offer application fee reductions and waivers for those who have low to no income levels, are members of specific groups, and/or attend certain Georgetown McDonough events. 

The Round 2 application deadline closes on January 5, 2023. To learn more about the application process, please visit