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Undergraduate Program Ranked 5th by Poets & Quants

The Undergraduate Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business once again is 5th in the annual ranking by Poets & Quants for Undergrads

Poets & Quants, a leading online publication for graduate and undergraduate business education news, equally weighted three categories in calculating the ranking: admissions standards, academic experience, and employment outcome data. This year, Georgetown McDonough advanced from 5th to 2nd in the employment rank and 10th to 6th in the admissions rank. The school also was listed 15th for academic experience. 

“At Georgetown McDonough, we offer more than a business degree rooted in the liberal arts. Here, we benefit from a collaborative global community of faculty, administrators, alumni, and students who look after one another throughout our life-long journey together,” said Patricia Grant, senior associate dean for the Undergraduate Program. “This sense of community, rooted in our Jesuit values, alongside our rigorous academic experience is what sets our school apart.”

The survey data is collected both from the individual schools and through a survey of members from the class of 2018. These alumni rated McDonough 1st for believing their degree would raise their socioeconomic status. The alumni also gave an “A” rating on questions about recommending the program to peers, feeling prepared for the world of work, the availability of faculty to be mentors and advisors outside of class, and opportunities to nurture and improve soft skills.

The alumni who completed the Poets & Quants survey that contributed toward the ranking were among the first classes to fully engage with the school’s Undergraduate Career Development Center, which is housed in the business school and provides students with one-on-one career coaching, as well as assists with securing internships and jobs, connecting with alumni, and accessing other career resources at Georgetown.

Georgetown McDonough is distinguished by its location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., its access to the broader academic community within Georgetown University, and its strong Jesuit heritage. Within the Undergraduate Program, students gain a D.C. advantage, with access to leaders and organizations spanning business, policy, government, diplomacy, nonprofits, and startups. With a focus on interdisciplinary study, students complete the Georgetown liberal arts core in addition to their business studies. They also participate in innovative courses like the First Year Seminar, complete academic research with professors and organizations, and engage in the global business community through the Global Business Experience or study abroad. A focus on the university’s Jesuit values has built a culture of community and care, where students are shown how to care for one another and the common good while pursuing academic excellence, inter-religious understanding, and inclusion for all.

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