Georgetown's McDonough School Ascends in B-School Rankings

January 29, 2007

Washington, D.C. - Confirming the stature of the McDonough School as one of the premier business schools in the world, Financial Times announced today that Georgetown's MBA program is now ranked #3 in the world in international business.

"We are pleased that Financial Times recognizes the value of Georgetown's intensive international focus," said George Daly, dean of the McDonough School. "We have made a substantial effort to give our students the kind of education that will enable them to succeed in today's global business climate."

For the overall full-time MBA program, Financial Times ranked Georgetown #34 in the world, a rise of two places from last year, and #20 among US full-time MBA programs.

Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Georgetown placed #8 in average graduates' salary increase year-to-year. This is a clear indication that companies are placing a high value on the education that graduates receive from the school.

Financial Times' rankings continues a strong upward trend for Georgetown, with the business school having risen to:

#22 from #30 in Business Week since 2002.

#19 from #38 in The Wall Street Journal since 2005 among regional schools.

The Georgetown International Executive MBA and undergraduate programs also continue to impress, placing #10 and #13 respectively in Business Week's latest rankings.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit