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Undergraduate Program Ranked 1st for Mid-Career Earnings

The Undergraduate Program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business was ranked first in mid-career earnings in a new report published by PayScale. Students who graduate from Georgetown McDonough’s Undergraduate Program average $136,000 annually in mid-career earnings, which is at least $12,000 more per year than its peer institutions.

“To know you can put a Georgetown student, a recent alumnus, in front of a client and know they will do well and they will represent the firm well is not a small feat,” said Patricia Grant, interim senior associate dean for Undergraduate Programs. “Companies routinely tell us they want more Georgetown alumni to be part of their corporate ranks, and they promote them at sometimes a greater rate than others. That is why we are a target institution for a lot of firms and companies.”

The ranking is based on the median salary of undergraduate business school alumni with at least 10 years of working experience. PayScale collected its salary data from a sample of surveys completed by its website visitors. The salaries of alumni who earned advanced degrees were not included in the data.

Georgetown McDonough’s Undergraduate Program tied for first with the University of California, Berkeley, for highest mid-career earnings.

“Our undergraduates are trained to be critical thinkers, analytical thinkers, and are often thought of as the best of the best,” Grant said. “They are not only great practically, in terms of their skills, but they’re also excellent leaders and managers.”