Introduction

The Georgetown McDonough MBA has a curriculum designed to prepare students for the global stage, plus the unrivaled access that only D.C. can offer. This program is the perfect launchpad to help students discover their true strength. Whether they immerse themselves in the Full-time Program or choose to balance work and life with the Flex MBA Program (the new, innovative evolution of the highly-ranked part-time program, launched in fall 2019), they will have access to the same engaging faculty, gain hands-on consulting knowledge through the Global Business Experience, build their network of over 190,000 alumni, and receive individualized support from the MBA Career Center.

In the 2020 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, Georgetown McDonough’s Full-time MBA program was ranked 17th in the United States and 31st in the world.In the ranking’s measurement of international experience, Georgetown McDonough ranked 3rd again.

The Full Time MBA tuition fee for the July 2020 intake is $55,000. It includes tuition as well as specified meals and hotel accommodations for the global residency.Tuition fees exclude individual health care or health insurance premiums, books and supplies, student fees, round-trip airfare to and from international project locations, room and board, visas, and incidental expenses while traveling.The Office of Billing and Payment Services provides additional information regarding tuition breakdown and student fees through the university.

As per employment data from the graduating class of 2019, 95% of graduates received full time job offers within 3 months of graduation with an average base salary of US$124,199 and an average signing bonus of US$30,737.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: November 30, 2019

Round 2: January 6, 2020

Round 3: March 24, 2020

Round 4: April 27, 2020

 

 

 

Application Fee: $175

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 47.5%

Average age of new entrants: 28

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score:  693

 Average GRE score: N/A

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 5.6 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

1. Essay 1

It can be said that life begins outside your comfort zone. Describe a situation when you were asked to lead outside of your comfort zone. What leadership characteristics did you exemplify in this situation that allowed you to succeed?

2. Essay 2

“Failure is not something to be ashamed of, it’s something to be POWERED by. Failure is the high-octane fuel your life can run on. You’ve got to learn to make failure your fuel.” -Abby Wambach.

Describe a situation when failure has been your fuel. What was your failure (or when did you not succeed to your full potential), and how did you use this as motivation to move forward and be successful in a future situation?

3. Essay 3

Think of the business leader or role model you admire or aspire to be. What are the defining characteristics of their personal brand that you see in yourself, why would you highlight those qualities, and how will those characteristics enrich the community at McDonough?

4. Video essay

We ask that you introduce yourself to your cohort in one minute or less. The Admissions Committee would like for you to appear in person during part of your video, and we strongly encourage you to speak outside of the experiences we can read on your resume. Use this video as an opportunity to bring life to your application.

  • You may use your phone, computer, or other means to record the video, but please ensure all audio and visual components are clear. We recommend a well-lit room and minimal noise distraction.
  • Upload your video to an accessible website (such as Youtube, Vimeo, Youku, or Tudou), and submit the direct video URL into your online application.
  • Please note that all videos must remain active and accessible to the admissions committee online for a minimum of five years for record retention purposes.
  • For your privacy: Do not include your name in the title of your video. You may submit “unlisted” videos via Youtube or password protected videos through Vimeo. If using a password, please include immediately after your link in the text box below. [Ex: www.youtube.com/123, password: Hoyas]

As this is a visual presentation, ensure you are dressed in appropriate professional attire and, per McDonough’s Video Essay Guide, that the scene is well lit and you can be heard clearly. In terms of a background, clean and steady may work best—you do not want to make the adcom dizzy by taking them on an unsteady walking tour with your laptop or phone.

While many applicants will be tempted to introduce props into their video, such as signs, souvenirs, or any prized possessions that might quickly convey who you are, we would like to urge some degree of caution in this domain.  A focused, one-minute, heartfelt introduction (while looking your audience in the eye) may be far more effective than a distracting string of props, signs or charts

Essay Preamble

When responding to our required essays, be authentic and take time to reflect on your goals and past experiences. Craft a response that explains how these experiences led you to pursue an MBA.

Our goal at Georgetown McDonough is to craft a diverse class with people who have had varying personal and professional life experiences. As such, we want to give our applicants the opportunity to select one essay (from a list of three) that allows them the ability to best highlight their experiences, characteristics, and values that showcase the value proposition that they can bring to the McDonough community.

Please select one three essays to complete in 500 words or less and include the essay prompt and your first/last name at the top of your submission

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

Only one recommendation is required for the Georgetown MBA application. We are interested in gaining insight from someone who can objectively evaluate your professional performance as well as managerial and leadership potential. We discourage letters from university faculty, family members, and additional letters of recommendation. A current supervisor is strongly preferred for Full-time MBA applicants and required of Evening MBA applicants.

Admissions Verdict

   

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