Georgetown McDonough Announces MBA Advanced Access Program

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Students seeking to enroll in a future MBA class at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business can now apply early through the MBA Advanced Access Program (MAAP), a deferred MBA enrollment program. 

MAAP allows those in their final year of undergraduate or graduate school who have not previously had professional full-time work experience to apply for deferred enrollment to the Full-time MBA at Georgetown McDonough. By applying through this program, students can secure a place in the class two years out from the time they apply, with the option to extend to three or four years. This year, in response to the effects of the pandemic, May 2020 graduates also may apply for matriculation in 2022, 2023, or 2024.

“It can be daunting to determine your ideal career path upon graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program when you haven’t had full-time work experience. The reality is that people change careers and industries multiple times,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions. “The benefit of the Georgetown MAAP is that you can work for two to four years knowing you already have a secured spot in a top-ranked MBA program.”

Students admitted into the Georgetown MAAP will have access to select professional and leadership experience events throughout the deferral period to further engage with Georgetown McDonough, both to become acquainted with the community and to learn more about the MBA experience. 

To apply, students should submit an online application and follow the instructions for the MAAP program. MAAP applicants have a reduced application fee and will answer essay questions specific to the MAAP program. 

To learn more, participate in an upcoming MAAP Information Session or request more information.