The Princeton Review has released another set of lists, this time ranking Master of Business Administration programs. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business was featured on the “Best Career Prospects” list as the nation’s fourth-best program.
The 300 school, 19,000 student survey placed the Penn’s Wharton School, Harvard University, and Stanford University as first, second, and third, respectively.
Respondents to the survey said that Georgetown’s MBA program offered a global perspective that makes it unique. Georgetown’s high number of speakers in the business field and active alumni also contributed to the high ranking. In addition, students praised the opportunity to take courses at the University’s Public Policy Institute and School of Foreign Service.
“Georgetown MBA is located in the center of the government, business and non-profit worlds,” one student testimonial reads. “Everyone contributes a unique perspective.”
h/t Huffington Post
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When they’re not in the classroom, some MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business are playing in Ultimate 4 Basketball, a student-run, philanthropic basketball tournament that Georgetown has hosted for 21 years straight.
This year, Georgetown won $11,000 from corporate sponsors for the Washington, D.C. chapter of Teach For America, the most in the tournament’s history according to the MSB news website. They topped their $8,500 take from last year.
U4 is the longest-running league of its kind in the country. It took place over Valentine’s day weekend this year among 24 teams from 17 schools. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business took first, and Georgetown finished in the top six.
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Last week, the Financial Times published its list of the world’s best Global MBA Programs (PDF), where it ranked Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Full-time MBA Program 38th. Up two spots from the 2009 list (PDF), Georgetown’s program snagged a job placement effectiveness ranking of 32nd, a faculty research ranking of 55th, and the “value for the money” ranking of 83rd.
The school’s weighted alumni salary fell only slightly this year, to $121,402, from $121,786. More strikingly, the number of Georgetown MBA students who found employment within three months of graduation dropped drastically from 98 percent in 2009 to 78 percent in 2010.
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