Joined: Feb 15, 2013
This review is for McDonough
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2015
The MBA program at Georgetown McDonough should be judged not only on the ranking of the program, but in the additional name recognition that comes from being tied to Georgetown University. The Georgetown name is known worldwide, and I have been stopped in multiple countries overseas by alumni when I'm wearing school hats or t-shirts.
The program itself is comprehensive, as you'd expect from a school at this level. The Global experience is not to be missed - in your second year, you consult with a company overseas and then fly and present your findings in-person in your final semester. This final travel with your classmates is a great opportunity to solidify those lifelong friendships you've created.
99% of the faculty are great, there are a few that aren't as much but you'll find out who they are pretty quickly. They keep classes small enough to encourage interaction, and the overall class size of 250/year keeps the alumni network large enough, but class sizes small enough.
The school has made great strides in job placement, and has some strong connections beyond the traditional consulting/marketing/finance tracks - specifically, entrepreneurship, nonprofit, and government work. Keep in mind that job placement, like any school, will still be largely up to you. The career center can provide connections and support, but at the end of the day it's just one tool in your toolbox - which should also include connections you develop on your own, connections from undergrad, and connections through your classmates.
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)
Career opportunities provided by school