McDonough School of Business – Georgetown University

Georgetown University Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The Georgetown University part-time MBA at the McDonough School of Business is a 34-month program specifically designed to support working professionals. The Georgetown McDonough part-time Evening program features the same curriculum and faculty, and confers the same degree received by graduates of Georgetown’s full-time MBA Program. With a convenient class schedule that meets on campus Monday through Thursday evenings, students experience hands-on learning in a close-knit, collaborative environment that strengthens their professional and personal networks.

Curriculum

All Georgetown University part-time MBA students begin by taking individual core classes, including accounting, decision sciences, economics, finance, marketing, and management. Starting in the second year, students begin to tailor the curriculum to meet their interests and current or future professional needs by taking elective courses, in addition to core classes.

The degree culminates in the Global Business Experience–an application of everything students have learned in their coursework and careers. Teams of students work with faculty members and senior management at multinational organizations to define their projects, solve a pressing business problem, and travel to the client’s facilities to present their recommendations.

In recent years, teams have traveled to Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, and Vietnam and worked for clients ranging from 3M and Philips Electronics to the World Bank and Yahoo!. These professional-level consulting projects build upon students’ experiences, talents, connections, and careers.

Class Profile

The typical Georgetown University part-time MBA class is approximately 59 percent male and 41 percent female. About 96 percent of matriculated students are U.S. citizens, while 4 percent identify as international. The mean GMAT and GPA earned by students are 666 and 3.36, respectively. On average, students have 5.7 years of professional experience when they begin the program. The average age of students enrolled in the MBA programs is 29.

Careers

The McDonough School of Business takes a strategic approach to a student’s candidacy for promotion or job change and supports them with a Seven-Phase Career Development Strategy. This system takes students from the early assessment of their career options through the negotiation of final offers.

The program has designed three MBA-specific courses that incorporate these strategic concepts into practical frameworks and products. The modular format delivers concentrated content efficiently. Multiple schedules create convenience. Students can choose a course that meets their need: Job Search, Promotions, or Executive Presence.

The seven phases of the career development cycle collapse neatly into the five stages of career coaching, which provide 1-on-1 support for individual needs. At each stage, designated career coaches complement student preparation with his or her expertise to maximize their candidacy strategy.

The MBA Career Center Team and Student Organizations work in a 14-industry alignment to cultivate industry-specific career development opportunities. Across industries, the School of Business also supports career tracks that are function-focused in the corporate centers.

The MBA Career Center offers Job Search Teams as a proven approach to successful job placement. In small group settings, job seekers strategize through group interaction on their job search campaigns. Teams meet once a week, and members report on their productivity, brainstorm, share ideas, and develop action items for the following week. For each team that is formed, a Career Coach from the MBA Career Center and a Peer Mentor will be assigned to facilitate.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the 2017-18 academic year, tuition at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is $1,860 per credit hour, with the total tuition set at $39,060. Tuition is billed in three semester installments based on the number of credits per semester. With added fees and health insurance (which can be waived), the total comes to $41,801. This figure does not include indirect expenses, such as living on campus, books, travel, and loan fees, bringing the final total to $74,830.

More than $1.5 million is available to MBA applicants through merit-based scholarships. With the goal of recruiting top talent, scholarship recipients are selected from the Georgetown University Part-Time MBA Program’s pool of applicants based on academic performance, work experience, the evaluative interview, and other qualitative parts of the application.

The Georgetown MBA John F. Connelly Scholars Program is an endowed scholarship program, established to provide recognition to an elite group of Georgetown MBA students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, professional excellence, and leadership in their community. The Connelly Scholars Program provides special programming, mentoring, and leadership development. Connelly Scholars are encouraged to be active members of the Georgetown MBA student leadership community and ultimately participate in the Georgetown MBA alumni community.

Funded through a partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., the Toyota Scholarship recognizes successful undergraduate academic work and at least four years of professional achievement. The recipient will have an anticipated concentration in marketing, strategy, or finance; is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; has had at least four consecutive years of (non-internship) work experience; and has an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or better. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible and automatically considered for this award.

The Office of Student Financial Services attempts to assist qualified applicants who have financial eligibility to meet their educational and living costs. All United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States may be considered for federally funded programs.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. McDonough students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Alternative Education Loans, and the ACCESS Loan Program. Private loans may also be available.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or have recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree.

To apply to the Georgetown University part-time MBA, applicants must submit a completed application form, official copies of transcripts from each institution attended, current résumé and letter of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to submit a 750-word essay on why you wish to join the program, with two additional optional essays. Official GMAT score OR GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $175 application fee. International non-native English speaking applicants must also provide TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. Once the application is submitted, students may be contacted to schedule an evaluative interview.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for the Georgetown part-time MBA are as follows:

Round One – October 10, 2017
Round Two – January 5, 2018 (Priority deadline for international applicants)
Round Three– April 2, 2018
Round Four – May 1, 2018