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Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA class profile, employment report, notable alumni

Georgetown McDonough School of Business started out as an undergraduate program within the School of Foreign Service in 1936. The School of Business Administration was launched in 1967, and the first MBA program was started in 1981. Its latest avatar is due to the generosity of Robert Emmett McDonough, who graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1949 and gifted $30 million to the school.

Today, the McDonough School of Business of the University of Georgetown in Washington DC serves close to 1,400 undergraduates, 1,400 MBA, and other graduate students, and 700 executive program participants. The Financial Times ranks Georgetown McDonough #19 in its list of top business schools in the US (2019-2020).

Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA program

If Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is your target business school, this article will help you in researching the class profile, and career prospects its full-time MBA program can offer you.

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General Information on the McDonough School of Business Full-time MBA Program

 Location – McDonough School of  Business, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 3700 O St NW, Washington DC 20057

Admissions Office – McDonough School of Business, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 3700 O St NW, Washington DC 20057

Email: GeorgetownMBA@georgetown.edu

Dean: Paul Almeida 

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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Full-time MBA Program – Class profile, cost of attendance, median salary

Below are the details of the McDonough School of Business full-time MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary.


S. No. Georgetown McDonough School of Business Numbers
1 Average GMAT 694
2 Average GPA 3.31
3 Class Size (2021) 275
4 GMAT Range 650 – 740
5 Tuition fee (2020-2021) $60,894
6 % received job offers 3 months after graduation (Class of 2019) 95%
7 Average Salary (Class of 2019) $124,119
8 Average Signing Bonus (Class of 2019) $30,737



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McDonough School of Business MBA incoming class profile 2021

Georgetown Mcdonough MBA program enrolled 275 students in its incoming class of 2021. The average GMAT score of its MBA class of 2021 is 694 with an average undergraduate GPA of 3.31.

Below are some more details of the McDonough MBA class of 2021.


Enrolled 275
Applications received 1362
GMAT Average 694
GMAT Range 650 – 740
Undergraduate GPA (Average) 3.31
Years of Experience N/A
Median Age N/A
% of women in the class 30%
% of international citizens 30.5%



Georgetown McDonough – Pre MBA Industry of the class of 2018

The students of the full-time MBA class of 2018 come from a vast range of industries. However, 3 industries stand out in terms of the pre-MBA experience of the students. Financial Services, Consulting, and Technology accounted for close to half of the work experience the students brought with them to the classroom.

Pre-MBA industry experience data for the Class of 2021 is not yet published on McDonough official website.

Georgetown McDonough School of Business pre MBA work experience


Industry Percent
Consulting 14
Non Profit 7
Hospitality 1
International Development 1
Healthcare 3
Energy 4
Entertainment &Media 3
Financial Services 18
Humanities 8
Government 9
Other 13
Manufacturing 7
Entrepreneurship 1
Consumer Goods 2
Real Estate 4
Technology 11



Georgetown McDonough MBA Application Deadlines 2019-2020

At the McDonough School of Business, the admission process is pretty holistic and considers several aspects to select the best-fit candidate. The process of admission requires the students to submit several components – These are GMAT/GRE scores, Resume, Transcripts of all academic work, 1 written essay and 1 video essay, 1 recommendation letter, and the nonrefundable $175 application fee. Shortlisted candidates are called for the final interview.

As always, the competition is fierce, and it is very important that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2.

Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.


McDonough MBA Application Round Application Deadline Admissions Decision
Round 1 September 30, 2019 December 13, 2019
Round 2 January 6, 2020 March 19, 2020
Round 3 March 24, 2020 May 1, 2020
Round 4 April 27, 2020 May 27, 2020



McDonough School of Business employment report of graduating class of 2019

95% of the graduating class of 2019 received job offers within 90 days of graduation, out of this 92% accepted the offer. Most of the job offers came from three main industries – Consulting (35%), Financial services (27%), and Technology (14%). In line with industry placement trends, the best salaries were offered by the Consulting industry – the average salary offered was $136,656.

Here’s a detailed look at the employment statistics by industry, job function, and location.

Employment by Industry

A quarter of the class of 2019 accepted offers from the Consulting industry. The second highest recruiting industry is Financial Services with 27% of the class accepting job offers and followed by Technology hiring 14% of the class.

Below is the detailed employment report of the McDonough School of Business class of 2019.




Industry Percent Average Annual Salary
Consulting 35% $136,656
Consumer Goods and Retail 4% $106,722
Financial Services 27% $125,435
Government 2% $ 87,517
Health Care 3% $123,857
Hospitality 2% $101,250
Manufacturing & Transportation 3% $112,000
Media/Entertainment/Sports 1% N/A
Non-Profit/Social Impact 3% $ 89,418
Real Estate 7% $107,955
Technology 14% $118,208



Employment by function

By far the largest number of McDonough School of Business graduates took up Consulting related roles – 37% of the class. Marketing and Sales accounted for 14% of the job roles offered and Finance related profiles touched 33%.




Job function Percentage Average Base Salary
Consulting 37% $134,239
Finance/Accounting 33% $121,273
General Management 7% $117,750
Marketing/Sales 14% $109,981
Operations/Logistics 2% $ 143,333
Strategic Planning 6% $113,091



McDonough MBA major employers

  •  Accenture
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Citi
  • Danaher
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Gallup
  • International Finance Corporation
  • KPMG
  • M&T Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • PwC
  • Uber
  • Wells Fargo Securities


McDonough School of Business – notable alumni

McDonough School of Business boasts a community of 19,000+ alumni. Some of its notable alumni are as follows:

  • Ray Peloso, President and Chief Executive Officer, Katabat
  • Alison Davis, Vice President, J.P. Morgan
  • Jacqueline Abbey, Founder and President, NorthPoint Strategy
  • Shubber Ali, Innovation Ninja, Accenture
  • Jennifer Meyer, Real Estate Salesperson, McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Elizabeth Pollock, Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo
  • Tara Scalia Quilty, Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
  • Colleen Arons, Co-Founder/CEO, Micasa Technologies LLC
  • John Bottimore, Vice President, International Business Development, BAE Systems Inc.
  • Robert Burger, Chief Operating Officer, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Stuart Chapman, Senior Associate, Strategic Investment Group
  • Koma Fischbein, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Bob Fragola, Vice President Business Services, Global Tel Link
  • Charles Harris, Principal, Stoneworth Financial
  • Jeremy Jonker, Vice President, Head of Corporate Development, M&A Integration and Corporate Ventures, Paypal
  • Frank Manzella, Chief Development Officer, Press Ganey
  • Lisa Mayr, Chief Financial Officer, EVERFI
  • Justin McMahan, Director, CitiBank
  • Bradford Page, Director, Head of Environmental Services William Blair & Co.
  • Preston Parker, Partner, KPMG LLP
  • Al Ribeiro, Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Operations, Pfizer Inc.
  • Elizabeth Ross-Ronchi, Vice President of Global Field Enablement, American Express
  • Avinash Sahi, Vice President of Global Innovation. Johnson Controls
  • Devin Thomas, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Bill Van Dyke, Senior Director, Apple Inc.
  • Sandeep Vishnu, Partner, Capco

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