Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

Profile of McDonough School of Business

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McDonough School of Business Basics

  • Address: McDonough School of Business, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington DC 20057
  • Telephone: (202) 687-3883
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McDonough School of Business is part of Georgetown University, an academic and research institution located in Washington DC. The school offers bot undergraduate and graduate programs. McDonough curriculum combines a liberal arts education with a modern business education.

Classes are challenging and encourage a culture of collaboration. Students collaborate with cohorts on campus in an experiential learning environment and through overseas trips and projects.

Undergraduate Program

Students in McDonough's undergraduate program take core classes in business and liberal arts in addition to classes in one of several majors, such as accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, international political economy and business, and operations and information management. Students also choose several electives and minor in one of 50+ liberal arts areas.

Master of Finance Program

The MSF program at McDonough School of Business is an online finance degree program with on-site and field-based components. The curriculum is notoriously rigorous and incorporates real-world applications designed to provide a global outlook. The program takes approximately 20 months to complete.

Full-Time MBA Program

The full-time MBA program at McDonough School of Business is a cohort-based program that combines a core business education with electives and intensive learning experiences to provide a flexible, customizable business education experience. Classes take place during the day, but some evening courses are available.

It takes approximately 21 months to complete the full-time MBA program.

Evening MBA Program

McDonough's evening MBA program is similar to the full-time MBA program - the core curriculum is the same and it is taught by the same faculty. The difference is that this program is designed for working professionals who want to complete courses exclusively in the evening. (Classes are held two evenings per week.) The evening MBA takes approximately 34 months to complete.

Executive MBA Program

The EMBA program at McDonough teaches core business theory and practice with a focus on international business and globalization. In addition to regular classes, students also participate in international and domestic residencies as well as executive development programs. The EMBA program is designed for working mid- to senior-level managers. The program takes approximately 20 months to complete.

Global Executive MBA Program

The GEMBA program is a joint program from Esade Business School and Georgetown University School of Business/School of Foreign Service. This senior executive program has sessions around the world. The course of study is completed through six residency models to provide an immersive experience in advanced and emerging economies.

Other Programs

Other degree programs at McDonough include an Executive Master's in Leadership program that teaches leadership and management strategy and a Corporate International Master's program focused on emerging markets and the global business environment. McDonough School of Business also offers executive education with custom programs and certificates.  


Admission requirements at McDonough School of Business vary by program. Interested applicants should visit the McDonough website for checklists of application requirements. Some of the things that the admissions committee tends to consider include academic history, professional accomplishments, career goals, and individual fit.

Career Prospects

The career prospects for McDonough graduates of are above-average. The school has a reputation for placing its students in top firms around the world, including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and Deloitte Consulting.

Many alumni work for Fortune 500 companies.