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McDonough Part-time MBA Advances to 9th in U.S. News Ranking; Full-time Places 24th

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. The Flex MBA climbed eight spots to 9th and the Full-time MBA maintained a top position as 24th in the United States.

Within the listed categories, McDonough ranked in the top five for careers in international business (3rd) and nonprofits (7th). Georgetown also received recognition as a leading school for project management (8th), real estate (13th), and business analytics (24th), among others. The Executive MBA program ranked 19th in the nation. 

“These rankings are a reflection of a strong recruitment of students, extraordinary career outcomes, and a dedication to offer the same rigorous curriculum and service to both full-time and part-time students,” said Sudipta Dasmohapatra, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “We prepare students for the global stage through innovative courses, experiential learning, and widespread connections here in Washington, D.C., and around the world.”

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 2022.

In fall 2022, the program increased the representation of international students from 37% to 42%, and the enrollment of women and U.S. diversity was 34% and 38%, respectively. The class of 2022 also found success in their job search, with 96% of students receiving a job offer within three months of graduation and 95% accepting their offers – tying last year’s placement records as the highest levels ever achieved by MBA graduates. The graduating class increased average base salaries by 10% from the previous year, up to $138,552, with an average signing bonus of $36,342. 

The Georgetown MBA continues to innovate and introduce new programming, including a new Flex MBA Online option, launching in Fall 2023, as well as certificates in global real estate and sustainable business 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. 

“Here at Georgetown, we aspire to build principled leaders in business, and that mission is reflected through our deep sense of community, a culture of collaboration, and a commitment to caring for others during their time on the Hilltop and beyond,” said Dasmohapatra. “Combined with our rigorous curriculum and dedicated faculty and staff, an MBA from Georgetown is a transformative experience.”