Shelley Heinrich, Director of Admissions and Marketing at Georgetown MBA 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. Everyone is considered for merit scholarships at the time of application and will be notified during admissions if they were awarded a scholarship. No separate application is required.
Merit is defined through a holistic review process that looks at both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of an application. This includes academic record, standardized test scores, and years of professional work experience post-undergrad. It also includes the quality of a candidate’s work experience and growth, and the strength of their interview and essay. Students who fall above the averages in one or more of the areas in our class profile are typically, but not always, considered for the scholarship.
For more specific information for candidates with specific interests and backgrounds, candidates can review our scholarship page
Can you give our readers a demographic snapshot of the latest Full-time MBA program?
Mid 80% GMAT: 640-730
Mid 80% GPA: 2.93-3.80
Average Years of Exp: 5.4
Mid 80% Exp: 2.92 - 8.25
Age (Mean): 28
Gender: Female 34% Male 66%
US Minority: 28%
What are the entry criteria for the Full-time MBA program?
There is no minimum score or GPA required for entry into the MBA program. There is, however, a minimum of two years of post-undergraduate professional work experience required before entry into the program (unless applying to the JD/MBA program). Successful candidates, however, will fall within the middle 80th percentile ranges as listed on our class profile and, ideally, as close to the averages as possible. Numbers aren’t everything, however, which is why the holistic review is key. We are trying to build a diverse class rich in experience that will contribute to a thought-provoking conversation.
Who should apply to the program? What are some of the defining characteristics that you look for in an MBA candidate?
Our mission in the Georgetown MBA Admissions Office is to attract diverse, technically strong, and motivated applicants who demonstrate the potential and desire to be principled leaders with a global mindset in service to business and society. We are looking for people who aspire to embody that mission. We are looking for a great fit, people who have grit, and those are willing to lead from the C-Suite, as well as individuals who can positively impact society.
We also are looking for people who realize how impactful and transformational the Georgetown MBA experience can be and who are willing to become engaged students and alumni.
We have a strong community at Georgetown, with more than 40 clubs in which students can participate. We also have a strong alumni network, with 178,000 Georgetown alumni in over 110 countries. So, when you apply to the Georgetown MBA community, you are applying to be a part of a strong alumni network for life
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Shelley 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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