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MBA Program Advances to #16 in the U.S. in Financial Times Ranking


In the latest Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, Georgetown’s Full-time MBA program is 16th in the United States and 30th in the world, up from 18th and 40th last year. It also has been listed globally as 3rd for international business.

“As a school that prides itself on innovation and excellence, we are pleased to continue climbing in the Financial Times MBA ranking,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “At McDonough, we prepare our students to be principled, global-ready leaders, and we are happy to be recognized by a ranking that values international experiences, career success, and faculty scholarship.”

The Financial Times places a strong emphasis on the success of alumni three years after graduation, as well as the international character and diversity of the school. It collects data from surveys of alumni and business schools. The class of 2014, which completed this year’s alumni survey, also was the first cohort to complete the new school’s new MBA curriculum.

This year’s success can be attributed to several metrics, including a 42-place jump in the International Experience Rank that places McDonough 4th in the United States in this measure. Both the required Global Business Experience consulting project and the growing number of international career treks contributed to this increase.

The school also saw significant advances in the Career Progress Rank (which measures alumni job titles and the size of their employers), the percentage of students employed within three months of graduation, and the percentage of both international students and faculty. Finally, the school’s faculty research rank is now 19th in the world, up 10 places from last year.

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