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McDonough MBA Maintains Top U.S. News Ranking, Places Second for International Business Careers

Georgetown McDonough’s Full-time and Flex MBA Programs ranked among the nation’s best in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of graduate business programs, placing 24th and 9th, respectively, with top recognition for advancing careers in international business.

24thFull-time MBAU.S. News & World Report
9thFlex MBAU.S. News & World Report

Within the listed categories, McDonough climbed to second for careers in international business and 7th for nonprofits. Georgetown also received recognition as a leading school for real estate. 

“The Georgetown MBA has built a reputation as a rigorous and innovative program that prepares students to succeed on the global stage, and we are proud to see these outcomes reflected in the recent U.S. News & World Report ranking,” said Sudipta Dasmohapatra, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “Through our comprehensive curriculum, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and unrivaled connections here in Washington, D.C., and across the world, we provide an immersive MBA experience in a way that only Georgetown can.”

U.S. News considers assessments by other business school deans in their rankings, from which McDonough maintained a high peer rating for both programs. The ranking also weighs admissions and employment data from 2023.

In fall 2023, the program increased the representation of U.S. diversity from 38% to 42% and maintained a cohort that is 31% women and 11% military with over 40 countries represented. In the school’s recent MBA Employment Report, the graduating class increased average base salaries by 8%, up to $149,256, with an average signing bonus of $43,325.  

The Georgetown MBA continues to innovate and introduce new programming, including certificates in the business of healthcare, global real estate, sustainable business, nonmarket strategy, and consumer analytics and insights, a new online Flex MBA option for further flexibility in course delivery, and an MBA Mentorship Program that matches students with alumni mentors to support career exploration and relationship building. Georgetown McDonough also offers Operation: Cura Personalis programming to build community and promote events that support students’ well-being in mind, body, and spirit. 

“With a focus on Georgetown’s Jesuit values of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person,” we have built a deep sense of community that extends across our Full-time, Flex, and Flex Online MBA offerings,” said Dasmohapatra. “Students are encouraged to bring their whole self to their MBA experience, to lead with purpose in their business ambitions, and to foster a supportive and collaborative culture with their peers. These are the traits that define the Georgetown MBA and contribute to our successful rankings results, year after year.”