Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

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Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

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.

https://msb.georgetown.edu/

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 $65,879.

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
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 06:59PM
Hello, my name is Amanda Wayner and I am Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Georgetown McDonough. I'm happy to answer any questions about our program or application process!
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Guest- Yoni
6/10 07:03PM
Hi Amanda, I am into my family business since my graduation. Can you please advise me who I can choose as my recommender?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:04PM
Hello Yoni - If you work for a family business we would recommend selecting a mentor, or business partner who can speak to your professional potential.
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Guest- Tommy
6/10 07:08PM
Hi, Can I combine my MBA degree with another degree (law) I am debating between MBA and LLM. Any words of wisdom how to choose
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Guest- Nir
6/10 07:10PM
How would you advise candidates to get to know your MBA program and student community if they aren’t able to visit your campus?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:11PM
Hello Tommy - Yes, we offer several dual degree options, including an MBA/JD program. You can read more about our dual degree programs here (https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/dual-degree/). In terms of how to choose between the two, I would recommend thinking through your career goals. What the Georgetown MBA Program can provide is a general business education that you can apply to many different industries and functions. You can read more about the post-MBA employment outcomes for our graduates on our Employment Report here - (https://issuu.com/georgetownmcdonough/docs/2020_mba_employment_report).
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Guest- Saar
6/10 07:11PM
Hi, A question about military experience effect while applying for an MBA degree. As for myself, an officer serving in the army for the past six years (Captain rank). Through my time in the army, I have both been in operational zones and staff roles, specializing in military intelligence. How is your university admission policy for veterans, having less experience in the labor market?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:12PM
Hello Nir - A great way to learn about our MBA Program is to attend one of our Experience Georgetown sessions. You can register here for an event (https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/events/around-the-world/). We will be offering more virtual events throughout the summer and student-hosted events once they are back from their summer internships this fall.
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Guest- Moshe
6/10 07:13PM
Is TOEFL/IELTS mandatory for applying?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:14PM
Hello Saar - We have many applicants to our program coming from military backgrounds. Military candidates bring valuable leadership experience to our program, and we think that perspective really adds to the classroom experience. Our MBA Career Center is ready to support students from military backgrounds and help them make the transition to a traditional business career post-MBA.
Hello Moshe - If you have obtained obtained a four-year or advanced degree from a university where the only primary medium of instruction was English, then you do not have to submit an English Proficiency exam score.
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Guest- Adva
6/10 07:19PM
Is there a way to connect to current students or alumni to discuss there experience?
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Guest- Amit
6/10 07:20PM
What is going on in terms of Visas for international candidates?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:21PM
Hello Adva - Our current students are away for the summer for their summer internships, but once they return our MBA Student Ambassadors are available to answer any questions prospective students have about the program. We also will have virtual events hosted by current students this fall.
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 07:22PM
Hi! I wanted to ask how do you treat people with ~10 years of experience? Do you recommend such people (if they are good enough) to come to Mcdonough?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:23PM
Hello Amit - Our Office of Global Services helps incoming students navigate the visa process. We're hearing that for some countries it's taking longer to get a consulate appointment, but we're closely monitoring the situation.
Hello Itay - For people with ~10 years of experience I would recommend researching the Full-time and Flex MBA Program, but also the Executive MBA Program (https://msb.georgetown.edu/executive-mba/). Depending on your goals and your career path so far, either may be a good fit for you. When we see applicants with a higher level of professional experience, we see someone who will add even more value to the classroom conversation.
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Guest- Noa
6/10 07:30PM
Hi, can I combine two degrees? so MBA +MPA?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:31PM
Hello Noa - We offer an MBA/MPP program. You can read more about it here - https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/dual-degree/mba-mpp/
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Guest- Noa
6/10 07:32PM
amazing, thanks
may I ask about scholarship? what are their criterions?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:34PM
We evaluate all of our applicants for scholarships at the time of admission. You can read about the various scholarships we offer through the McDonough School of Business here - https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/full-time-scholarships/ Scholarships are awarded based on the entire application with the goal of admitting a competitive, diverse class. The class profile (https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/class-profiles/) can be a helpful tool when looking at how competitive you will be, but we certainly consider more than just your GPA and test score.
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Guest- Itamar
6/10 07:35PM
Do the recommenders also need to submit the letters within the deadline. Or there is some grace period?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:37PM
Hello Itamar - I would strongly encourage your recommendation providers to submit the letters by the application deadline. We can offer some flexibility, but keep in mind your application can not be moved forward to be reviewed until they are submitted.
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Guest- Asaf
6/10 07:41PM
Do you consider military experience as full time work experience?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:41PM
Hello Asaf - Yes, we consider military experience equivalent to full-time work experience.
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Guest- Asaf
6/10 07:41PM
good to know, thanks!
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 07:45PM
Thank you so much for your answer!! How would you advise me to choose between the Flex & EMBA programs? What are the key differentiators?
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Guest- Slava
6/10 07:45PM
hi
Can my wife work while I study?
and, can I work in the second year?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:48PM
Itay - The Flex MBA Program can be completed in 3 years and is designed for working professionals. Students take classes two nights a week in the evenings. The Executive MBA Program is taught over 20 months every other Friday and Saturday. Both are based on-campus in Washington, D.C.
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Guest- Elad
6/10 07:48PM
What type of candidates are you looking for? what is the ideal candidate in your eyes?
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 07:50PM
Thank you! I'll read and learn more about both programs
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Guest- Nir
6/10 07:50PM
My GMAT is 650. Is it too low for a competitive profile?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:51PM
Hello Slava - Spouses can not work if you are attending the program on a F1 student visa. Typically Full-time students only work part-time jobs, often on-campus in research assistant, teaching assistant or other graduate assistantship positions. This can be in your first or second year.
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Guest- Slava
6/10 07:51PM
thanks
and two more question. I saw the students do internerships - is this a paid internship (and if so how much?)
and due to the corona. will there be GMAT waivers? or will I have to take the exam? (I already have 660, but I know that is not very high)
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:52PM
Hello Elad - You can get an idea of the numbers for our most recent class through our class profile (https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/class-profiles/). We welcome applicants from all different backgrounds. We're looking for motivated leaders who are excited to adopt a global mindset to business and society, and who are committed to a transformational education experience.
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Guest- Ben
6/10 07:53PM
Can I work throughout the program?
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:54PM
Hello Nir - Our average GMAT score for last year was a 691 and the range was 650 to 720. We take a holistic approach to our application evaluation, which means there is not one piece that can make or break your application. We consider your entire profile to determine if you can handle the academics of the program, and if you're the right fit for our program.
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Guest- Nessi
6/10 07:55PM
wow, this info is amazing thank you for doing this chat
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:55PM
Hello Slava - You can find more information on the internships our students found last year in our Employment Report - https://issuu.com/georgetownmcdonough/docs/2020_mba_employment_report. 80% of our students secured paid internships. If the Admissions Committee decides to offer test score waivers, we will announce the policy when we release our new application in late July.
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Guest- Nessi
6/10 07:56PM
I want to work in consulting. do I do a specialization? or study with everyone else and simply find a consulting job
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 07:56PM
Hello Ben - During the Full-time MBA Program we would not recommend that students work full time. Students often have part-time positions on campus that are around 10 hours/week. Our Flex MBA Program is designed for working professionals and they work full time during the program.
Hello Nessi - The Georgetown MBA is a general management program, and you can tailor the degree to match your interests through elective and club involvement. We don't have students declare a specialization so you can really make the degree your own through the electives you select. Our MBA Career Center would help you with your consulting career search, and can recommend electives that might be helpful to make your career transition.
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Guest- Ben
6/10 07:58PM
Thanks so much
Georgetown McDonough
6/10 08:00PM
Thank you everyone for joining the chat! We would love to stay in touch, and encourage you to attend an upcoming virtual event or one on one chat with an Admissions Advisor. You can sign up for both here on our website - https://msb.georgetown.edu/mba/events/ Have a great day! - Amanda
Thanks Amanda for joining from McDonough. Hi Everyone- I'm Shelly Heinrich, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions. Happy to chat and answer any questions that you have.
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