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The Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA begins in Opening Term with the Leading Teams for Performance and Impact course, which uses professional practice and behavioral science research to lead students towards greater leadership development. This course is followed by an experiential learning Structure of Global Industries (SGI) course that provides a substantial and highly integrated global view of business. Students will also take an Accounting Fundamentals course that covers the relationship between economic activity and financial information.
In a cohort, students then take 36 credits of core courses together. In the latter part of the curriculum, students begin to tailor their studies to their interests and professional goals by choosing from more than 70 elective courses in six different areas: accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and information management, and strategy, economics, ethics & public policy. Students may also complete Intensive Learning Experiences, which are elective courses offered in one to two week periods, for one and a half or three hours of academic credit.
Required for all MBA students is the Global Business Experience. Student teams partner with executives from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and NGOs to address complex business challenges. After spending six to eight weeks on campus applying strategic and analytical theory to develop client solutions, the experience culminates in a week-long in-country presentation to clients. For more details Click Here…
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Georgetown MBA Class Profile 2020 (Click Here)
Georgetown MBA Application Essays
Essay 1: Our goal at Georgetown McDonough is to craft a diverse class with people who have varying personal and professional life experiences. Select one of the three following essays that best highlights your experiences, characteristics, and values. (500 words max)
- Option One: Georgetown McDonough places a strong emphasis on principled leadership, providing both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to strengthen your leadership skills. Describe a time when you’ve led a team in a professional environment to implement a new idea or process. What leadership characteristics did you utilize? What could you have done to be more effective? And most importantly, what skills will you be able to bring to the teams you lead at McDonough?
- Option Two: Hoyas Helping Hoyas. Georgetown McDonough embodies the ethos that people and organizations can and should contribute to the greater good. The admissions committee would like to better understand how you’ve demonstrated these values during uniquely challenging times.
Describe a time where you’ve put the needs of others ahead of your own, or ahead of the bottom line. We look forward to learning more about the challenge you faced, what unique characteristics you brought to that scenario, and what you learned from it.
3. Option Three: Think of a business leader or role model you admire or aspire to be. What are the defining characteristics of his or her personal brand that you see in yourself? Give an example of how you have been able to emulate these characteristics in your professional career and how your personal brand will enrich the McDonough community.
Video Essay: What makes you unique? In a 1-minute video, describe the most compelling aspects of yourself that you believe makes you unique from other MBA candidates. (Hint: 1 minute goes fast! We already have your resume and goals – share something new!)
Optional Essay: Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included. (500 words or fewer)
Reapplicants Essay: How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally. (500 words or fewer)