McDonough School of Business MBA Program Ranked #1 for Hispanic Students

September 27, 1999

Washington, DC - The Georgetown University MBA Program at the McDonough School of Business is ranked #1 for Hispanics according to a ranking in the September 1999 issue of Hispanic Business. The magazine ranks 10 MBA programs by five standards: enrollment, faculty, student services, retention rates, and reputation. Other MBA programs in the top 10 were: Michigan, Stanford, USC, UCLA and Duke. "Our ranking in Hispanic Business highlights our success in creating a culture welcoming to Hispanic students," says Christopher Puto, dean of the McDonough School. "We are delighted that Hispanic Business has recognized our success in this area."

According to Vaughn Hagerty, managing editor of the magazine, quality spans all ethnic groups. "We decided to use a ranking determined by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools, 2000 Edition, that already used quality measures, and we chose the criterion heavily weighted to the number of Hispanics," Hagerty said. The ranking scored each graduate business school on the basis of its current enrollment of Hispanic students and their percentage in relation to overall MBA enrollment. Similar measures were applied to the number of Hispanic faculty and their ratio to full-time faculty.

"We are pleased to learn of our number 1 ranking by Hispanic Business," says Larry Abeln, associate dean and director of graduate programs. "Unquestionably, the learning experience of Georgetown MBA students is enhanced by the diversity of the student body, including our 41 percent international representation."