In its annual Global MBA Ranking, the Financial Times lists Georgetown McDonough’s Full-time MBA program 18th in the United States and 40th in the world, up from 19th and 44th last year.

“We are honored to be among the world’s best MBA programs as we continue to build our reputation as the premier destination for global business education,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “Our strong emphasis on building a global mindset among our students, as well as the success of our alumni after they graduate, were key factors in our top ranking.”

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. This year's success can be attributed to several metrics, including a large increase in the percentage of students employed three months after graduation, students’ international experiences, alumni salary increases, and the diversity of Georgetown McDonough’s community. The Financial Times derives its results through surveys of alumni and business schools.