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The Biggest Misconception about Georgetown MBA is…

GeorgeTown MBA MisconceptionShelley Heinrich, Director of Admissions and Marketing at Georgetown MBA 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?

One big misconception is that an MBA is just for those going into finance and consulting, and only those from traditional business backgrounds are competitive applicants. While a significant number of our Class of 2016 students did go into financial services (30%) and consulting (29%), many of our students also pursue careers in consumer product goods(6%), real estate (6%), nonprofit (3%), and government (2%).

Our top employers have included Amazon, American Airlines, American Express, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal, Citi, Cognizant, Deloitte, Ernst & Young LLP, IBM, Group Nduom, Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, JP Morgan Chase & Co., M&T Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Samsung, SC Johnson, and Wells Fargo Securities.

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Additionally, students arrive with a diversity of experiences and undergraduate degrees, not just a business undergraduate degree. We look for diverse experiences and ideas that will make our classroom conversation rich and engaging so that students learn from one another.

Another misconception students have is that Washington, D.C., is just a government town. This cannot be further from the truth. It is a vibrant international city rich with Fortune 500s, nonprofits, NGOs, and startups. People here are changing the world. As a student and for your family, D.C area is ideal for relocation. You’ll hear dozens of languages spoken on the metro everyday and meet people from all over the world. I personally love it here; it’s a wonderful place to live for two years and maybe more if you decide to stay here for your career.


2) How is the curriculum structured to help MBA students?

The MBA curriculum at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business was designed based on the Jesuit principles of “men and women in service to others” and focuses on creating ethical leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business & society. 

The curriculum is structured to help students be competitive for jobs and gain a strong return on investment. Our Opening Term and Fall Semester are rigorous and highly quantitative. The goal, however, is to prepare students to perform well in their internship interviews. So, students often grumble about how difficult the first semester is until they get to their interviews and realize how much this intensity and preparation is structured to allow them to succeed. Additionally, through a career-centered curriculum coordinated by the MBA Career Center, students start preparing for the MBA the summer before the program begins. This allows them to focus on becoming prepared and polished for the internship and career recruitment season prior to classes beginning.

After taking 36 credits of core coursework in a cohort, students then go on to take 24 credits of electives. We have over 70 electives to choose from and students do not have to declare a concentration. They can, instead, customize the curriculum by taking courses which will make them most competitive for their future career. There are electives in accounting, finance, management, strategy, marketing, and operations and information management.
 

GeorgeTown MBA MisconceptionShelley Heinrich leads the marketing and communications team at Georgetown MBA McDonough School of Business. Heinrich has spent more than 12 years in the higher education, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. Heinrich earned her bachelor's in Business Administration from Texas Christian University and Master's in Education from the University of Texas, Austin. Currently, she is pursuing Executive MBA from the McDonough School of Business.


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"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

Download How to Choose the Best MBA in US: The Ultimate Guide
(2018 Entering Class)

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