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4.3 of 5 stars (24 Ratings)

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Expertise and Focus

4.0 of 5 stars

May 2017 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

- Very focused on Political Economy
- Very related to Politics
- Good academics

Downers

- Sometimes approach too theoretical
- Expensive campus
- Expensive tuition
- Competitive environment

Comments

Even though the tuition is expensive, if you want to go into public sector it is a great place

Would You Recommend

Yes

McDonough

4.0 of 5 stars

February 2017 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Great Professor
strong alumni network
Great Environment
Usually no classes on Fridays
Lots of study space

Downers

The curve can be annoying
Exams usually fall on the same day

Comments

Definitely one of the best business schools in the country. Professors are like no other and the professional environment prepares you for the real world

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great education

4.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Professors, diversity of course load, esteemed finance program, integration opportunities, guest speakers, case studies

Downers

Curve created intense competition, recruiting heavily emphasized and favored those pursuing financial careers

Comments

Great/beautiful campus, prime location offering myriad of opportunities, interesting and diverse student body

Would You Recommend

Yes

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Admissions

There were several unique essay questions that took time and thought to complete. The GMAT was required and excellent scores were necessary for admittance. And there was an interview with a current student that was by invitation. There were some scholarship opportunities that were given with admission.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The academic experience is extremely well-rounded. Learning opportunities take place in the classroom through case and lecture based classes. This allows for students to get the case experience necessary for learning but also have the professors actually teach the material as well. In addition the student organizations, corporate events, conferences, case competitions, and other events also augment the academic experience.

Quality of Life

The school experience is excellent. I am glad that I made the decision to be in a city as I have the school experience but also great city life being in Washington D.C. This has enhanced the MBA experience as DC is a crossroad for business and government, providing a broader range of quality speakers and employers to visit the McDonough School of Business. There are several opportunities to be deeply involved in the school, however being in graduate school is what you make it.

There is also lot to do and see in Washington D.C., so you will never get bored. The school does an excellent job of providing events within the city as well, which is great for students that are not local to the area. As an MBA student at Georgetown, you will never run out of stuff to do.

Admissions

The admissions process was straight-forward and fair. It was similar to the admissions process for most other top-ten business schools. A few essays were to be written and there was the opportunity for an optional essay to add any additional information which is a great opportunity to note something that is not apparent in the application already.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Academics at Georgetown are VERY rigorous - I venture to say we work much harder than most business schools. The module system is very intense - we take 4 classes at a time for 7 weeks. The fast schedule and the amount of deliverables makes for a stressful time, but in the end you get more! While the workload is tough, the student body is not competitive, but collaborative. It makes for a much better working environment. The faculty is outstanding - they are rock stars in the classroom providing for engaging lectures and discussions. They are even better outside of the classroom - faculty here actually want to teach, and not just do their research, so they're available for advising and mentoring, whether formally or informally. Because we're in such proximity to leaders in business and politics, we often have prominent guest lecturers.

Quality of Life

Cost of living in DC can be high for some neighborhoods, but it's totally worth it. The neighborhoods here are stunningly beautiful, and you won't get a chance to pass 5 embassies on the way to school in any other town. The University is in a safe part of town that has access to fantastic shopping and dining, if you have a break between classes. There's also a free shuttle that runs frequently and connects you to major metro stops.

Admissions

The application process was pretty standard - the essay questions were very reasonable and gave me a chance to express myself and why I'm attending business school. Georgetown offers a lot of scholarship opportunities, including for international students (which some places do not). The admissions staff is incredibly welcoming and available - I was very impressed by the presentation the staff offered. While I didn't have a chance to visit the campus during my own admissions process, I have since participated in the Visit program and I know that the staff offers a lot of opportunity to get feedback from current students and get a feel for the school.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

5.0 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The strength of the academic program at Georgetown is on par with the best business schools in the world. During the first year, the majority of the classes are taken with your cohort, a group of 60 students with whom you spend a lot of your time. The professors are both experienced practitioners and thought leaders in their fields and are often featured as experts in landmark cases, printed publications, and radio news exposes. Each course features case studies, international business issues, and rich classroom discussion between students and the professor. Many courses include guest panelists from leading corporations, government agencies, and large non-profit organizations. The most diverse aspect of the curriculum are the residencies throughout the two-year program. During each residency, students work in teams to tackle a real-life business issue and then present findings to companies. The hallmark of the residencies is the global residency, where students travel to South Africa, Vietnam, Brazil, or Hong Kong to work on a global business issue and present recommendations to the managers of those companies.
To further strengthen the global aspect of the curriculum, Georgetown offers numerous study abroad opportunities, including participation in the Oxford program during the summer. Other opportunities include exchanges with schools in Spain, Paris, and other international locations.
The curriculum is designed to challenge students and give them a breadth of subject area expertise in finance, economics, marketing, management, strategy, accounting, leadership, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and operations.

Quality of Life

Georgetown provides a rich quality of life for students, both on and off campus. The library and administrative services at McDonough School of Business and the Georgetown University main campus are top-notch, providing a wealth of educational and student life services. The surrounding community is easy and safe to navigate, full of dining, entertainment, and community activities.

Admissions

The admissions process at Georgetown mirrors the curriculum and experience at McDonough School of Business: it's considerate, thoughtful, appreciative of diversity, and well-rounded. Any student who is interested in Georgetown can sign up to come to campus, meet current students, audit a course, and get a tour of the campus. On the application, the essays give you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths and express your aspirations through multiple essays. Mandatory interviews with the admissions committee or current students are held both on campus and around the world; be sure to schedule yours soon in the admissions process.
Once you are admitted, Welcome Weekends are a FABULOUS and exciting introduction to life at business school. During the two days of festivities, you have a chance to meet professors, members of the administration, and student leaders; hear from current students about housing, curriculum, and student life; and get to know your future classmates. For those that can't make the on-campus events, there are Admissions Ambassadors that personally call each admitted student to make sure that you have a personal connection with someone before you step on campus.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.8 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

the residencies (1 week intensive case studies and real-life projects) are incomparable. The final residencies are as follows:

Opening, Immersion, Leadership, and Global.

The global residency culminates with a week spent in-country with the "client"

Quality of Life

Safe, happy, close nit but also the feel of a real city. Washington DC is an amazing place to live and study

Admissions

Application process was rigorous, but truly identified my core motivations for business school. I grew as a person just from the application process alone.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.5 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

Very competitive grading

Quality of Life

Many places to live (Georgetown, DuPont, Rosslyn, Arlington, Glover Park, etc) all that have excellent transportation systems so any price-point can be found. Food in the area is delicious and crime is low. The computer labs could be better because there are none. Laptops are essential.

Admissions

Georgetown had the most essays (5), required an interview, had high GMAT expectations, but needs to be more generous with financial aid and scholarships.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

4.5 of 5 stars

2010 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The caliber of the professors is exceptional. Not only are they widely published, they all consult and work with highly visible and interesting companies, which in turn supports their classroom perspective and research. When they teach, they are highly accessible, kind and committed to the learning process. Many professors have the reputation and connections to bring in outside speakers and noteworthy consulting opportunities. In a Marketing Segmentation class, we had the opportunity to present our launch strategy for a new product to board members at one of the largest skincare brands in the world. Core classes are taught to classes of about 70 students while electives are generally capped at about 50. Students tend to be collaborative and willing to help one another, yet no one is afraid to challenge a viewpoint, fact or stance in the context of class discussion.

Quality of Life

There is no on-campus or graduate housing at Georgetown but it is not difficult to find reasonably-priced housing close to campus. The building in which the business school is housed is new as of this year and is gorgeous - LEED certified, wireless, lockers, classrooms with technology to support multimedia presentations, and it is adjacent to the main student center that has many places to eat, bookstore, coffee shops, etc. Campus Safety is highly present and do their best to keep all students very safe; however, they are also very up front about any violence/attacks on students on or outside of campus. It is a big city and it's important to remain somewhat vigilant about safety - I am not aware of any graduate students that have been victims of crime. The neighborhood - Georgetown- is gorgeous, there are few nicer neighborhoods anywhere - and amazing stores, shops, and restaurants on M Street nearby.

Admissions

Typical Application, GMAT, Interview, Welcome Weekend, Coffee with current students

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

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