As a global hub for politics, business, tech, and nonprofit organizations alike, Washington, D.C., is one of the major selling points for prospective Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business students. Students also laud the close-knit community of the MBA program, and how second-year students are always at the ready for any and all questions from new candidates. In this edition of Real Humans, we’re going to meet five new students who chose McDonough for different reasons, but found the same sense of community. We start with a snapshot of the new class.
The 271 students who enrolled in the Class of 2020 are a rather diverse group. Twenty-nine percent of the students are female. Thirty-seven percent of the new crew are from underrepresented minority groups and 29 percent are international citizens. While the percentage of international students marks a 5% decrease from the previous class, 73 percent of the Class of 2020 either studied, lived, or worked abroad.
The group of MBA candidates brought their academic and professional experience to campus, too. Their average GMAT score was 693 and their average GPA was 3.34. Of the Class of 2020, 26 percent of students studied business as undergraduates. The next largest fields of study were economics and engineering, each claiming 16 percent of the class. The other two fields to complete the top five are government and international studies at 15 percent and math and physical science at 11 percent. Following their undergraduate years, McDonough students accumulated valuable work experience in a variety of fields. Eighteen percent came from financial services while consulting contributed to 14 percent. Eleven percent of the class had worked in technology and new media. Another nine percent had worked in government while seven percent had contributed to non-profit/social impact endeavors professionally.
McDonough students excel at any path they choose to pursue. The profiles that follow this introduction will take you beyond the numbers, highlighting five students’ goals, aspirations, and personalities.