Founded in 1957, Georgetown University is a world renowned institution respected for its academic rigor and international focus. Situated at the hub of global business and political power in Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business integrates traditional business coursework with an understanding of the political and social realities that shape global markets.
Georgetown McDonough is known for its interdisciplinary focus in finance, international business, and public policy. Core MBA courses in the traditional disciplines of accounting, finance, marketing, management, operations and information management, ethics, and decision sciences support these areas of focus.
Distinctive Programs, Research Institutes, and Initiatives
• The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business offers an array of research, commentary, and dialogue regarding critical public policy issues relating to financial markets. The center sponsors original research, provides thoughtful commentary, and hosts dialogues and conferences involving scholars and practitioners on key financial market issues. The center's Real Estate Finance Initiative seeks to elevate the role the McDonough School of Business plays in real estate finance by developing future business leaders interested in careers in real estate finance. In addition, the initiative aims to make Georgetown a forum for industry leaders to gather to discuss changing industry trends and share their knowledge.
• The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy in the McDonough School of Business is a non-partisan research center that encourages dialogue, documentation, and dissemination of knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest confronting American and international businesses today. Senior Policy Fellows at the Center for Business & Public Policy contribute to current economic policy issues through both shorter economic policy vignettes and longer, more detailed academic papers examining competition and innovation.
• The Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business engages corporations, nonprofits, government, and other stakeholders to advance the understanding of social enterprise. The initiative’s goal is to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that create both economic and social value.
• The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative seeks to develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders through encouraging entrepreneurial thinking and activity, building an entrepreneurial culture and a community of support, and attracting top students interested in entrepreneurship, offering a comprehensive curriculum on entrepreneurial topics and providing robust extracurricular and experiential programs to help students learn beyond the classroom.
• The Georgetown Women’s Leadership Initiative provides a forum for dialogue, the dissemination of knowledge and best practices, and skill-building for female leaders.