McDonough School of Business

For the job function, Consulting and Financial Services are neck on neck while Marketing/Sales is the third popular choice for the latest Georgetown MBA class. The mean base salary is correlated to the top two post-MBA jobs functions, but Marketing/Sales was chosen despite a below $100,000 base salary.

Georgetown MBA Salary by Function
Consulting and Financial Services, like in top MBA programs was the popular industries for Georgetown MBA candidates with Technology at a distant third. Consulting has a higher base salary ($118,336) with the total class average at $108,081. Interestingly, only 2% chose government despite the D.C advantage. The comparatively low salary is one reason for the choice.

Georgetown MBA Salary by Industry

Reference: Georgetown MBA Employment Report

GeorgeTown MBA Post MBA TrendsKatelyn Rosa Stephenson, Assistant Dean, Georgetown MBA Admissions shares details of merit & need based scholarships offered to Full-time MBA students, demographic snapshot of the latest class, entry criteria, & defining characteristics of a Georgetown MBA student.

Do you offer merit and need based scholarships?

Yes, we offer merit-based scholarships. Need-based financial aid is available to those who qualify. We review candidates for scholarships at the same time that we review their application for admission; no separate application is required. Everyone who completes an admission application is automatically considered for merit-based scholarship. 

Our scholarship evaluation process is holistic and takes into account both quantitative and qualitative indicators. As such, a student’s academic credentials, professional background, and potential for leadership are considered as part of the scholarship award process. 

Typically, students that fall in the upper echelon of the various ranges published in our admissions profiles are competitive for a...

GeorgeTown MBA Post MBA TrendsKatelyn Rosa Stephenson, Assistant Dean, Georgetown MBA Admissions shares details of Post-MBA Job Trends & Internship Opportunities. She also explains how useful the Full-time MBA program is for career switchers.

What are some of the post-MBA trends that you have seen recently?

The Georgetown McDonough School of Business has seen extraordinary improvement in employment outcomes for its international students.  In just two years from 2011 to 2013, non-U.S. students have seen a 15% increase in average starting salary, and a 27% increase in the percentage of students receiving offers before graduation.

These improvements came at the same time as record numbers of international students in the most recent graduating class (31%) accepted jobs in the United States (64%). These numbers are a testament to the quality of the Georgetown MBA Program’s international students, its emphasis on a global business perspective, and the constantly improving reputation of a Georgetown MBA around the world.

Do full-time MBA students get...

GeorgeTown MBA MisconceptionKatelyn Rosa Stephenson, Assistant Dean, Georgetown MBA Admissions explains about Integrative Learning, and the advantages of Washington D.C as the school location.

Washington D.C opens up lot of opportunities. Can you give us some insights on the post-MBA opportunities in US?

Our Washington, D.C. location enables Business, Government, and International Leaders myriad opportunities to connect with our Georgetown MBA talent. For example, students who are interested in working at the cross section of business and policy have the advantage of being in close proximity to key organizations representing the public sector. 

The World Bank Group (International Finance Corporation, World Bank, etc.), U.S. Federal Government, International Development Consultancies and IMF are all headquartered in Washington, D.C. This proximity sets the foundation for alumni networking which ultimately can lead to internship and full-time employment opportunities.

Given Georgetown's focus on creating principled leaders with a global mindset, the opportunities to work with international organizations right here in Washington, D.C. are appealing.

Students complete...

GeorgeTown MBA MisconceptionKatelyn Rosa Stephenson, Assistant Dean, Georgetown MBA Admissions shares some of the common misconceptions about the Full-time MBA program. She also provides an overview of the curriculum.

What is the biggest misconception about the Full-time MBA program?

The Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business appeals to a tremendously diverse population, in part because we are located in one of the most global cities in the world.  Washington, D.C. has a large international population and many people are attracted to our Program as result. 

While 75% of our students have non-native business, academic, or residency experience and 54% have non-native language proficiency
, we welcome all people that are interested in expanding their own global mindset, not just those who have already had the opportunity to do so.  The Georgetown MBA Program seeks to help create principled leaders with a global perspective through both academic and co-curricular opportunities during the MBA experience.

Some prospective students may be concerned that not having a “traditional” business background may be disadvantageous when applying to an...

Georgetown’s two year Full-time MBA at McDonough School of Business starts with the core courses that provides students with the functional knowledge that acts as the foundation for their MBA program. The First year MBA curriculum include courses like Financial Accounting, Organizational Behaviour, Applied Business Statistics, Microeconomics Management Communication, Professional & Career Development, Managerial Accounting, Marketing, Financial Markets Strategic Management, Management Communication, Professional & Career Development, Corporate Finance , Management Science, Operations Management, Leadership and Business Ethics I and International Business Environment.

The Second Year in McDonough’s Full-time MBA focuses on developing the leadership skills required for managing Businesses and organizations. Some of the interesting electives in the second year program include : Cases in Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Restructuring, Option-Based Position Trading, Real Estate Finance I & II, Venture Capital, Leading Organizational Change, Managing Organizational Change,  Sports Leadership, Operations Strategy Project Management, Applied Decision Theory, Advanced Competitive Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Ethical Management/White Collar Crime, Global Strategy and Leading Management Consulting...

Merit-Based Scholarships

Total Amount: Over $1.5 million


1) MBA application
2) Academic performance
3) Work experience
4) Evaluative interview

Note: Apply early to be considered for the scholarship.No additional material is required for scholarship application

Connelly Scholarships

Amount: Full tuition


1) Outstanding academic achievement
2) Professional excellence
3) Leadership in their community.

Note: Scholars are selected by a committee of Connelly Foundation board members and Georgetown University MBA Program administrators.

Need-Based Financial Assistance


1) United States citizens or
2) Permanent residents of the United States


                   Application Deadline     Decision Notification

Round 1
    October 15                 December 15
Round 2     January 5                   March 15
Round 3     April 1                        May 15

Apply now to Georgetown University - McDonough School Of Business

For merit-based scholarships, students should apply by at the latest by Round 2

International students are encouraged to apply by Round 2 in order to have sufficient time to secure a student visa.

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