About the School
Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Through our global perspective, we prepare students to compete in today’s international business environment.
THE GEORGETOWN MCDONOUGH DIFFERENCE
Now more than ever, the world needs global thinkers. We prepare students to hit the ground running in today’s international business environment. Through our globally focused curriculum, faculty from around the world, enriching opportunities abroad, and the access only Washington, D.C., can offer, we ensure our students are ready to compete on the global stage.
Our challenging curriculum is overseen by a diverse faculty that includes world-class scholars engaged in pioneering research, professionals who have corporate, nonprofit, and government leadership experience, and entrepreneurs who mentor students looking to start businesses. We offer a wide variety of programs to accommodate all types of students, from recent college graduates just entering the business world to seasoned professionals looking to transform their careers.
CULTURE OF COLLABORATION
Building on our Jesuit heritage, we emphasize collaboration over competition, resulting in a supportive environment that encourages students to forge close friendships and extend their learning beyond the classroom. This unique atmosphere develops thoughtful leaders who strive not only to succeed in business but also to have a positive impact on the community.
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Georgetown was founded on the Jesuit principles of equality, respect, and Cura personalis, or education of the whole person, and those same values define the school today. The McDonough School of Business grew out of the School of Foreign Service in 1957 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary. By joining the Georgetown McDonough community, you will gain access to more than 179,000 Georgetown alumni. Whether you’re serving the community through volunteer activities, networking through programs like Hoyas Helping Hoyas, or interviewing with alumni for your next career move, our professional network will expand your opportunities. With more than 220 years of excellence in education, all schools within Georgetown University enjoy instant recognition and a stellar reputation throughout the world.
The McDonough School of Business is led by distinguished scholars and professionals who are recognized as authorities in their fields. Meet Dean Williamson Rohan Williamson is the interim dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, as well as professor of finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business. A member of the McDonough faculty for nearly 20 years, Williamson has played an integral role in the growth and development of the school, serving as a member of the Academic Leadership Council, an area coordinator for finance, and as chair of the MBA Curriculum Design Committee and the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
A Strong Community on Campus and Beyond
A tradition of academic excellence and a diverse, supportive community foster learning in and outside of the classroom. The Georgetown McDonough community is one of respect, friendship, and a shared sense of mission that extends beyond the Washington, D.C., campus with a worldwide network of some 178,000 graduates.
Transforming Ourselves to Transform the World
Georgetown McDonough’s rigorous academic program is supported by a strong culture that encourages students to collaborate, forge close friendships, and extend their learning outside of the classroom and beyond campus. As the nation's oldest Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown was founded on the Jesuit principles of equality, respect, and Cura personalis, or education of the whole person, and those same values define the school today. A diverse group of students has the opportunity to join or lead many campus organizations, to hear from leading business leaders and policymakers who visit campus and to pursue service opportunities. Because much of the business school curriculum focuses on cohorts and experiential learning, students have multiple opportunities to collaborate while working in small groups and studying overseas. They are encouraged to support one another in exploring new goals and achieving them. Georgetown’s traditional, 104-acre campus located in the heart of a nation’s capital is a place of both quiet reflection and exposure to prominent businesses, lawmakers, nonprofit organizations, and policy-making institutions. This setting provides a way for students to extend their education by pursuing internships and career opportunities in Washington. The McDonough culture also extends to its global network of some 160,000 Georgetown alumni who form a close network of colleagues, friends, mentors, and leaders.
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