Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Representative: Serafina Smith – Director of Admissions – [email protected]

Open chat hours: 18:00-19:00

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The McDonough School of Business is one of the four undergraduate and one of the five graduate schools of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. It is named in honor of Georgetown alumnus Robert Emmett McDonough.

Graduate work offered by the school includes a day and evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, two Global Executive MBA programs (one weekend format and one modular), and an Executive Master’s in Leadership degree.

Founded in 1983, the Georgetown McDonough MBA provides a global management degree aligned with Georgetown’s Jesuit heritage. Students learn the core components of an MBA through the lens of principled leadership, a global mindset, and service to business and society. Through learning and practicing rigorous business fundamentals, students gain the skills needed to lead in for profits, nonprofits, governmental organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures after graduation.

Full-Time program is 2 years. Flex (Part-Time program can range from 3 to 5 years).

The cost for tuition and fees per year for full-time students is $62,370.

The Georgetown MBA program offers several scholarship opportunities and funding options.

Georgetown does not have specializations. We do offer several certificate programs and over 70+ elective courses for students to explore interests.

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The Georgetown McDonough MBA has a curriculum designed to prepare you for the global stage, plus, the unrivaled access that only Washington, D.C. can offer. As a Georgetown MBA, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on consulting knowledge through the Global Business Experience, build your network of over 190,000 alumni across the globe, and receive individualized support from the MBA Career center. Most importantly, you will develop your business skills upon a Jesuit foundation of ethical and holistic practices that will define your role as a leader amongst peers.

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Mcdonough School Of Business Georgetown University Chat
Serafina Smith
6/09 08:31PM
Hi everyone! Thank you for joining our chat. My name is Serafina Smith and I am the Director of Admissions at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. Please let me know what information you seek and wish to know from our school.
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Guest- Ariel
6/09 08:37PM
hi Serafina, Can you tell us a bit about student life ? do they have any spare time? Or is it studies 24/7?
Serafina Smith
6/09 08:40PM
Hi Ariel, great question! Students certaintly have time for social engagement. We encourage it because it's a great way to connect with your peers and to develop new skills and interests outside of the classroom. We have over 40 clubs and student organizations you can join and several experiential learning opportunities as well, like our Treks, business case competitions, and leadership development programs.
You can view the different clubs and organizations here: https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/student-organizations/
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Guest- Orr
6/09 08:42PM
hi
Serafina, I want to work in consulting. is Georgetown mainly for public sector?
Serafina Smith
6/09 08:43PM
Hi Orr, consulting is one of the top industries that our students seek post-MBA. We have students who enter both the public and private sector for consulting.
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Guest- Inbar
6/09 08:45PM
If I apply with low GMAT but improve it after the deadline, will you accept an update?
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Guest- Ariel
6/09 08:45PM
thank you, sounds great
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Guest- Noam
6/09 08:45PM
Is there any difference in Round 1 or Round 2 applications? Admission or scholarship wise?
Serafina Smith
6/09 08:46PM
Hi Inbar, you can apply with your current GMAT scores and inform us on the application that you plan to retake the test. If you retake it before we make a final decision, you can still submit them and have them reviewed by the committee.
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Guest- Inbar
6/09 08:46PM
Got it, thanks a lot!
Serafina Smith
6/09 08:47PM
Anytime, Inbar!
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Guest- Tamara
6/09 08:50PM
Hi, I am an Israeli female, 30y old and expecting a little one shortly
1. is it rare for students to have children ?
2. can you explain how the internship works?
3. last visas - is your MBA STEM? does this matter?
(sorry, lots of questions
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Serafina Smith
6/09 08:52PM
Congratulations, Tamara! It is not rare for students to have children! We have several students in the program who have kids now and others who are also expecting or recently gave birth. We have a partners and families organization that will be perfect for you to connect with other students who also have families and kids.
Our career center supports students seeking an internship. Typically, students will join a company or firm for an internship after their first year in the program. Right now, our students are intering arounf the country this summer. You will meet with career coaches, current students and even alumni to gain support through your process and interviews. The Career Center also hosts sevrral events for you to learn about the firms and companies hiring and the opportunities availabile to you.
We do have a STEM designation for our MBA if you wish to seek that opportunity. You can learn more here: https://msb.georgetown.edu/news-story/georgetown-mba-launches-stem-designated-management-science-major/
The STEM designation is not required unless you wish to seek it for your career goals or wish to stay in the country longer post MBA.
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Guest- Tamara
6/09 09:00PM
thank you!
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Guest- Gal
6/09 09:00PM
What is the most important part of the application? What is the importance of the GMAT score in the MBA application?
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Guest- Linor
6/09 09:00PM
I come from a different background. I am my own boss and run a little web business... doing very nicely but it is mainly me.
I want to apply, but can seem to think about good referees. my professors in uni . dont know me, army was a long time ago, and I dont have a boss. what do I do?
thanks...
Serafina Smith
6/09 09:03PM
Gal, there are several sections of the application that we review from your scores, to transcripts, letter of recommendation, essay, and video essay. Each are important and help to share with us about your, your candidacy, and abilities by assessing different factors. Test scores are important but not the most important. They can tell us about your writing and quant abilities which is key to an MBA program, but they do not tell us the whole story. That is why your academic record is also valuable in our assessment. For a student who has no quantitative experience, the scores can help to illuminate their abilities in that area since they will take quant courses in the program.
Hi Linor, that is great! We encourage students who are entrepreneurs to obtain a letter of recommendation from a key partner they work with or do business with so they can speak to your leadership and colalboration from a professional level.
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Guest- Ofir
6/09 09:05PM
How would you advise candidates to get to know your MBA program and student community if they aren’t able to visit your campus?
Serafina Smith
6/09 09:08PM
Ofir, thank you for your question. We plan to continue hosting several virtual events for students to connect with our community. Currently, our students are in their summer internships but once they return to campus you can email them and schedule a Zoom meeting to speak with them about their experiences and our school. https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/mba-ambassadors/student-ambassadors/
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Guest- June
6/09 09:09PM
Hii, I do not have any international experience. Does that makes my profile weak?
Serafina Smith
6/09 09:11PM
Hi June, no it does not make your profile weak. There are several opportunties for you to gain international experience while completing your MBA program at Georgetown.
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Guest- June
6/09 09:18PM
Thanks, Serafina
Serafina Smith
6/09 09:18PM
You're welcome, June!
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Guest- Ziv
6/09 09:20PM
Hi, I will be applying for my MBA in 2024. both me and my wife will be applying. have you had couples that study together?
Serafina Smith
6/09 09:22PM
Hi Ziv, yes! We have a few students who are in the program with their wife/husband or partner.
Serafina Smith
6/09 09:28PM
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Please send any last questions you have before we conclude for this portion of the event.
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6/09 09:33PM
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