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Georgetown McDonough Leaps 11 Positions to 5th in the Poets & Quants Undergraduate Business Program Rankings

Poets & Quants for Undergrads has named the Undergraduate Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business 5th in its annual ranking of the top U.S. schools, up 11 positions from last year’s listing.

“At Georgetown McDonough, we offer a ‘business and…’ approach, where our students graduate with one of the best undergraduate business degrees in the world while also benefiting from a Jesuit philosophy that cares for our community for life,” said Patricia Grant, senior associate dean of the Undergraduate Program. “This approach, in addition to our access to the broader Georgetown University programming and our location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., contribute to our success in rankings like Poets & Quants.”

Poets & Quants, a leading online publication for graduate and undergraduate business education news, equally weighted three categories in calculating the ranking: admissions standards, academic experience, and employment outcome data. This year, Georgetown McDonough advanced from 34 to 7 in the academic experience rank and from 21 to 5 in the employment rank. The school also was listed 10th in the admissions category. 

The alumni who completed the Poets & Quants survey that contributed toward the ranking were the first class to fully engage with the school’s Undergraduate Career Development Center, which is housed in the business school and provides students with one-on-one career coaching, as well as assists with securing internships and jobs, connecting with alumni, and accessing other career resources at Georgetown.

Georgetown McDonough is distinguished by its location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., its access to the broader academic community within Georgetown University, and its strong Jesuit heritage. Within the Undergraduate Program, students gain a D.C. advantage, with access to leaders and organizations spanning business, policy, government, diplomacy, nonprofits, and startups. With a focus on interdisciplinary study, students complete the Georgetown liberal arts core in addition to their business studies. They also participate in innovative courses like the First Year Seminar, complete academic research with professors and organizations, and engage in the global business community through the Global Business Experience or study abroad. A focus on the university’s Jesuit values has built a culture of community and care, where students are shown how to care for one another and the common good while pursuing academic excellence, inter-religious understanding, and inclusion for all.

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