Undergraduate Program

The world needs bold, innovative, caring and committed leaders who can cast aside personal limitations for the good of society and all humankind. The McDonough Undergraduate Program seeks to expose, encourage and accelerate these leaders in all dimensions of human endeavor. There are no limits except those our minds create.

Guidance Related to COVID-19
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University Updates and Guidance

Patricia Grant, Ed.D, Senior Associate Dean for the McDonough School Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Dean’s Welcome

Dear Students, Parents, and Alumni,

We are delighted to be living out our promise of providing a transformative educational experience focused on global perspective, principled leadership, and analytical preparation. Georgetown McDonough offers a growing suite of global programs, entrepreneurship opportunities, professional engagements, and experientially-rich curricular options for over 1,300 undergraduates. Thank you to our faculty, alumni, and parents for your investment in the future business leaders of the world. We are pleased that you are part of our Georgetown McDonough community. I welcome your engagement with our program.

All the very best,

Patricia J. Grant, Ed.D.
Senior Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Research

McDonough offers our undergraduates a number of opportunities to conduct research with faculty members during their time at Georgetown. Our Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides funding during the summer to allow students to engage in an original research project and our Senior Honors Thesis Program allows seniors to earn academic credit during their last year on the Hilltop as they write their senior thesis. 

Global Programs

At no other time has a global perspective been more important in business education. Through participation in the innovative programs below, Georgetown McDonough students will cultivate the necessary skills to succeed as future global leaders.

MSB Writing & Communications Center

Founded in Fall 2019, the MSBWCC offers free peer tutoring services for all MSB students. Writing Fellows are available to support students with essays, research papers or any other type of class writing assignments at any stage of the writing process. We are available to help with any and all assignments!

McDonough Undergraduate Career Development Center

Today’s students have more career options than ever. Students must be acutely aware of their own strengths, skills, motivations, and values to develop a sustainable career plan that meets the needs of an ever-changing job market. The McDonough Undergraduate Career Development Center supports students in this process of self-discovery, career education, and network-building to create a career that will carry them throughout life.


For Parents

Parents and alumni play an integral part of an undergraduate’s college experience. In return, we offer several ways for parents and alumni to remain involved on the Hilltop.

Learn at the Intersection of Business and Global Affairs

The McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service offer an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs (BSBGA), preparing students to lead at the intersection of business and policy. The BSBGA features innovative signature courses co-designed and co-taught by teams of McDonough and Walsh faculty and experiential learning in D.C. and around the world. Students apply for the program during their first year.


McDonough Success Fund

The McDonough Success Fund reduces financial barriers for Undergraduate Georgetown McDonough students pursuing academic, career, or professional development opportunities by covering emergency expenses due to extenuating circumstances and allowing students to pursue transformative global learning experiences.

News from the Undergraduate Program

Photo of Salone Mikadze

Ukrainian Student, War Time Leader Returns to the Hilltop to Graduate

May 19th, 2022

On the first day of commencement, Salome Mikadze (B’22) will process into her senior convocation carrying a flag. This time, though, the flag bears a different weight. Mikadze will be carrying the flag of Ukraine, her home country and the place she left three weeks ago so that she could graduate in person at Georgetown.

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