McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business



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.

Why Choose Georgetown McDonough?

Since 1957, the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program has educated the world’s most respected global business leaders. Through our rigorous curriculum and experiential learning opportunities on campus and around the world, you will prepare to be an ethically responsible and effective leader. You will participate in international case competitions, undergraduate research, and consulting projects for private and nonprofit clients under the guidance of world-class faculty. You will challenge yourself and be challenged. You will raise your hand and be called on to lead. At Georgetown McDonough, you will receive a transformational educational experience, and you will graduate ready for a transformational career.

Why McDonough Undergraduate Brochure

Undergraduate Dean’s Welcome

Patricia Grant

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., MBA
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Program

Our Undergraduate Mission

The McDonough School of Business’ vision is to support the campus-wide mission of Georgetown University by providing curricular and co-curricular programs that educate lifelong learners and emphasize academic excellence, integrity, and civic and community outreach.


Georgetown McDonough’s mission is to educate students to be ethically responsible and effective business leaders. Our goal is that students be able to improve the management of existing organizations and create new ones in order to responsibly help raise global standards of living. The learning goals focus on business knowledge; management, analytical, and communication skills; and unique Georgetown perspectives.

Commitments and Values

Jesuit value of women and men for others

Our students see business as a solution to the world’s most pressing problems and a benefit to both shareholders and society.

Helping you become global ready

In today’s environment, business has no borders. Through courses like the Global Business Experience, and opportunities to study or complete an internship abroad, we’ll prepare you to lead on the global stage and graduate with a deep understanding of cultures and business practices around the world.

Fostering a diverse culture

Our students are smart, ambitious, and inclusive. We value a collaborative community, not cutthroat competition.

Introducing you to our Washington D.C. neighbors

Our vibrant location in Washington, D.C., provides incredible access to the movers and shakers of the world and opportunities to serve organizations that help our region’s most vulnerable populations.

Helping You Succeed

Our academic advisors and career coaches support our students throughout their time on the Hilltop and help them explore career paths, create job and internship strategies, and connect them to alumni for networking and mentorship.

Academics & Curriculum

At McDonough, a wide range of course offerings are available to undergraduate students. From business to liberal arts classes, there are a variety of opportunities for students to establish well-rounded academic and personally tailored experiences.

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Student Life

Lifelong friendships and meaningful relationships are built every day at McDonough. Through student-run organizations, academic programs, volunteer opportunities, and more — Hoyas can connect with their community in various ways.

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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.

Costs & Financial Aid

As you invest in your future, learn more about Georgetown McDonough’s tuition costs and financial aid information.

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.

Transfer Internally to the McDonough School of Business

Currently enrolled Georgetown University undergraduate students in the Georgetown College of Arts & Science, the School of Foreign Service, School or Health, or the School of Nursing, can opt to internally transfer to the McDonough School of Business.

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