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Real Humans of Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class of 2022

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This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Georgetown McDonough in Washington, D.C. The McDonough MBA boasts an emphasis on global business and a focus on principled leadership, all while supporting the school’s Jesuit heritage and values. As you’ll see in the following pages, these hallmarks are just a few of the reasons new students chose the leading business school for their MBAs.

First, let’s meet the new MBA Class of 2022 at Georgetown University. Out of 1,482 applicants, 247 chose to enroll in the Fall of 2020. Nearly a third of the new class are women and 28 percent are international. Nineteen percent identify as underrepresented minorities and 38 percent identify as African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American. During their undergraduate years, 26 percent had majored in business. Math and physical sciences saw 16 percent of Georgetown MBAs as undergrads. Thirteen percent each had studied economics or engineering. Another 10 percent had pursued majors in the humanities and nine percent earned their degrees in government/international studies. Other fields of interest included computer sciences, social sciences and others. The group averaged a GPA of 3.34.

When it came time to take the GMAT, they scored an average of 691.4 with the middle 80 percent scores ranging from 650 to 720. For those who took the GRE, the average Verbal score was 158.7 and the average Quant score was 157.64. In regards to their pre-MBA work experience, the new McDonough MBAs averaged five years of it before matriculating. Financial services had been the most popular industry, claiming roughly a fifth of new candidates. Nearly 9 percent had worked in tech/new media and around 7 percent in government positions. Another seven percent came from consulting and around five percent had worked in non-profit/social impact. The rest of the class came from other fields, including health care, real estate, manufacturing and more.

Read on for a mix of new members of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2022, what brought them to business school, what they learned through the application process and more.

Christina Griffith
Christina Griffith is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She specializes in covering education, science, and history, and has experience in research and interviews, magazine content, and web content writing.