U.S. News & World Report Ranks Georgetown's McDonough MBA Among Nation's Elite in its Best Graduate Schools 2002

March 30, 2001

Washington, D.C. - Released today, U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgetown's McDonough School MBA program at #22 in its 2002 Best Graduate Schools issue, up seven places from last year's ranking of #29. This places Georgetown's MBA program among the top six percent of 341 accredited American MBA programs surveyed.

"We are pleased to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an elite MBA program," says Christopher Puto, dean of the McDonough School. "The U.S. News ranking underscores the significant advancement of Georgetown's MBA program."

U.S. News and World Report surveyed all 341 accredited master's programs in business, and calculated rankings based on a weighted average of several quality indicators, including reputation by academic and corporate recruiters, placement success, and student selectivity.

The April 9th issue of U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools 2002 is on newsstands April 2nd. The rankings are also available at www.usnews.com.

The Georgetown MBA prepares graduates to succeed in a competitive global business environment. An international focus, a rigorous academic environment that fosters teamwork and rewards individual effort, and a selective, diverse student body distinguish the Georgetown experience. Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Approximately 500 students are enrolled in the MBA program, which is an integral part of Georgetown University's premier graduate programs in law, medicine and foreign service.