Incoming MBAs Set Admissions Records for Diversity at McDonough
The Full-time and Flex MBA programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business began this fall with an increase in diversity among student cohorts, having recruited record numbers of under-represented minority students and women.
“Diversity in all forms is a community value at McDonough, and increasing the diversity of our incoming classes is an initiative we have been steadily working on in partnership with our students to achieve,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA Admissions and director of marketing. “Through collaboration with our students, alumni, staff, and faculty, and by working on initiatives in our curriculum and student clubs, we continue to march toward our aspiration of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive McDonough community.”
In the Full-time MBA program, underrepresented minority students increased to 19% (from 15%), and overall diversity was up to 38% (from 34%) — both are the highest numbers on record for the program for the last seven years. Additionally, the program’s representation of women is up 2% to 32%. Despite challenges international students face as a result of the pandemic, they represent 28% of the class and hail from 37 countries. The average GMAT score was 691 and the average GPA increased to 3.34.
The Flex MBA program continues to near gender parity, with 44% females in the incoming class (up from 38% last year) — also a record for the program for the last seven years. Under-represented students account for 12% of the population, and international students increased from 2% to 11% this fall. The average GMAT score remains among the highest for part-time programs listed in the U.S. News ranking with an increase to 661 and the average GPA was 3.41, also higher than last year.
Learn more about the incoming Full-time and Flex MBA class profiles.