McDonough School Of Business, District Of Columbia, Washington

    Washington, District of ColumbiaLocation
    SchoolSchool type
    Estd 1957established year

    McDonough School of Business: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

    The McDonough School of Business was founded in 1936 under Georgetown University. It is accredited to AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    McDonough School of Business offers admissions in undergraduate and graduate courses in business administration, arts, and science. Today the institute is a global leader in business education, business ethics, and social responsibility. They have around 1,400 undergraduates, 1,400 graduate students, and 700 students for executive programs. They have around 160 experienced faculty and among them, around 110 are full-time faculties.


    Type of University Private
    Year of Establishment 1957
    Total Enrollment 3500
    Programs Offered Bachelors and Masters

    McDonough School of Business Ranking

    • Ranked #12 among top business schools in the U.S by Financial Times.
    • Ranked #17 in the US for a full-time MBA by Financial Times.
    • Ranked #15 in the U.S for the undergraduate program by US News & World Report.
    • Ranked #24 for full-time MBA in the U.S by US News & World Report.
    • Ranked #19 in the US for a full-time MBA by Bloomberg Businessweek.

    McDonough School of Business Campus

    McDonough School of business campus

    The campus offers various clubs and groups to enhance the experience of the students within the campus, like:

    • There is a group for veteran students, known as McDonough Military Association (MMA) to promote engagement and outreach.
    • The college also provides a social and professional network for the spouses (for students with family).

    Residence Facilities at McDonough School of Business

    The college does not offer on-campus housing but there are some residential buildings owned by the university within the city.

    • Some of the residential buildings are Claridge House, The Rixey, Vue Towers, The Westpark Apartments, 2112 New Hampshire Avenue, and Ora.
    • These buildings are fully furnished apartments and offer amenities like central heat and A/C, 24-hour courtesy desk, community room, garbage disposal, gas cooking, large walk-in closet, laundry center on each floor, picnic and grilling area, etc.
    • The Office of the Neighbourhood offers various resources to find housing in the local neighborhood and also conduct the housing fair to assist the students with housing needs and facilities.
    • They also provide a GUTS shuttle system to provide free transportation to the campus.

    Programs offered at McDonough School of Business, USA

    McDonough School of Business offers programs for undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of arts, science, and business administration.

    • The graduate programs available are MBA, Executive MBA, MA in International Business and Policy, MSc in Management, MSc in Finance, and an Executive Masters in Leadership Program.
    • They offer BSc in Business Administration with majors in business management, banking, accounting, and public administration.
    • The undergraduate programs are ranked by US News & World Report and Poets & Quants.
    • The graduate programs that are among the top-ranked courses are MBA, MSc in Finance and International business.

    Admission Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at the university can follow the below-mentioned application process:

    Application portal: Students can apply via the Online application.

    Application fees: 175 USD

    Supporting documents

    • Unofficial transcripts of all the academic coursework taken during the bachelor's degree program.
    • Unofficial copy of the test scores of GMAT/ GRE
    • An essay, expressing the goals and past experiences.
    • Resume
    • One recommendation

    Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned-below:

    Expenses Cost per year
    Tuition fees for the graduate program 60,894 USD
    Graduate student activity fee 35 USD
    Health insurance 2,950 USD
    Room and board 22,696 USD
    Books and supplies 2,646 USD
    Transportation 2,606 USD

    Financial aid and scholarship

    More than 1.5 million USD is spent on the scholarship and around 45% of the MBA students are awarded scholarships to afford their study in the USA every year. Some of the scholarships are:

    Scholarship Eligibility
    Georgetown MBA Merit Scholarship It is based on an applicant’s academic, personal, and professional accomplishments.
    MBA Entrepreneurship Fellowship Students who have applied for MBA in Entrepreneurship.
    Hariri Scholarship MBA students who have shown cultural appreciation for sustainable human development. 


    According to the reports of 2019,

    • 95% of the students received an offer within 3 months after graduation and almost 92% have accepted the offer with an average signing bonus of 30,737 USD.
    • The average salary of the graduates is expected to be 124,119 USD, which shows a 6% increase from the previous year and around 15% since 2016.
    • The top employers in 2019 were Amazon, American Airlines, Bank of America, Citigroup, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, M&T Bank, Microsoft, PwC, and Salesforce.
    Employment by industry in 2019

    Alumni Network

    There are around 20,000 alumni worldwide they get certain benefits even after graduation, like:

    • They can attend alumni events.
    • They can use the alumni network for their own benefit.
    • Career coaching
    • They can post jobs in the recruiting database if they want to recruit for their company.

    Find a Program

    Top Searches:
    $55,5001st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Sep 28

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement


    1 year

    Course Duration

    Mar 17

    Application Deadline

    McDonough School of Business Overview

    Insitution type
    Georgetown University
    Student Population
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $59,700 / Year

    McDonough School of Business comparison

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    Admission & dates

    Round 1 Deadlines

    September 28

    Application deadline

    Round 2 Deadlines

    January 6

    Application deadline

    Round 3 Deadlines

    March 29

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $59,700 / Year
    On Campus
    Room and Board
    $12,070 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Business Programs
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business


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    Ranked #151 - #175

    International Business (International)

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    Financial Times

    Ranked #17

    Overall (International)

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    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

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    9.5 /10

    I choose the summer season to apply for McCombs School of Business for my BBA degree and I chose McCombs because of the good education and the affordable fee. I applied for the summer season admission and paid an application fee of around $90 online.

    Course Curriculum :

    We have three different BBAs here. I found almost all of them have the same course curriculum though the application is different the approach is mostly the same.

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    9.0 /10

    I mainly applied for two Major colleges and McDonough School of Business was one of them. I did not get into the other one because of the relatively lower acceptance rate but I was lucky enough at McDonough's. I had to apply through the Georgetown Application portal with a charge of around $75.

    Course Curriculum :

    For BBA, the curriculum isn't so good and it focuses more on a few certain subjects and kind of almost neglects other few subjects which I think should be corrected.

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    9.2 /10

    During my final year doing Bachelor's in business administration, I had started listing out the schools in the States according to the global ranking and acceptance rate. MSB being affiliated to Georgetown University demands recognition worldwide. The basic reason to choose MSB for me was the diversity and the global ranking. As I applied online, I paid around $200 for the application fee. The admission process was fairly simple, requiring the usual SOP and LORs.

    Course Curriculum :

    The first two weeks of orientation were really tough, as I had to juggle between non-stop classes and seminars, but that gave me an idea about how my life for the next two years are going to be in a business school. There are regular classes for the fall semester and once the first semester is over, the class load decreases but the workload gradually increased.

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    8.5 /10

    Since my father is a businessman, So I wanted to go with management so that I can join his business After completion of my studies, so I Was looking for a short time duration courses in management, Then I came across this course online so I chose this college as the course that I took upon is only 10 months long in management. Also, I had to submit an essay for an availing scholarship based on merit with the online application form, which costs $175.

    Course Curriculum :

    We have a 35 credit course and each subject offers around 1.5 credits. The course is basically a business curriculum with implications and application of Management, technology, and innovation. We have interactive sessions with leaders, on-site visits and we also had to learn programming languages such as python and SQL.

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