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Georgetown MBA Program Launches Applications for 2024 with Three New Essay Prompts

Georgetown MBA Admissions is now accepting Full-time, Flex MBA, and Flex MBA Online program applications for the fall 2024 semester. The application includes two new written and one new video essay prompt to provide prospective students with more opportunities to share their unique experiences, passions, and personal interests throughout the application process.

“The new essay prompts allow prospective students to dig deeper into their story and share more about the unique experiences and perspectives that shape who they are,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA Admissions and director of marketing. “Grounded in the Jesuit tradition, McDonough strives to educate the whole person – and that starts with telling your authentic story and what you hope to bring to the Georgetown community.”

This year’s written essays include three topics: focusing on Georgetown’s Jesuit value of Magis or achieving “more” or “greater” excellence; fostering a diverse community; and the legacy one hopes to achieve on the Hilltop. As with previous years, students only choose one essay to submit with their application materials. 

Looking beyond professional and academic achievements, the video essay offers a unique opportunity to highlight an applicant’s interests outside of work. Prospective students are asked to share five to 10 random facts that are not on their resume that contribute to who they are as a professional and leader. The video essay builds upon the written essay options, which help the admissions team curate a unique portfolio of students who bring varying personal and professional life experiences to the program. 

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

The Round 1 application deadline closes on October 2, 2023. Learn about the full application process by reviewing the necessary MBA application components.