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About the McDonough School of Business

Since its founding in 1957, the McDonough School of Business has garnered global recognition for excellence in international business. Distinguished by an award-winning faculty of top professionals and an immersive approach to practical learning, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has consistently ranked among the world’s leading business schools. McDonough School of Business’ undergraduate and graduate programs challenge students to achieve new heights of leadership and positively influence in the international business world. 

The McDonough School of Business is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and was recently recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best undergraduate school for finance.

The McDonough School of Business by the numbers:

  • 1,300 undergraduate business students
  • 1,000 graduate students
  • 100+ full-time faculty
  • 60 visiting and adjunct professors

Located at the hub of global business in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business integrates traditional business coursework with an understanding of the political and social realities that shape global markets.

Students studying at Georgetown’s Hariri Building.

Students studying at Georgetown’s Hariri Building.

About Our Finance Faculty

The finance faculty at McDonough School of Business is composed of extraordinary teachers and career professionals who have won numerous teaching awards and have guided thousands of former students toward successful careers in business and leadership. Many faculty members are also prominent researchers who have published in the top journals of their field (e.g., Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies) and have presented their work at leading universities and top conferences throughout the world. The faculty also consists of members who have either worked full-time or served as consultants at top firms such as McKinsey & Company, Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

About the Finance Area

McDonough’s finance area consists of a vibrant community of scholars, teachers, students, professionals and policymakers. There is an active MSF Student Investment Fund.

The Finance Area Faculty host an active seminar series where leading finance scholars from all over the world (many of whom teach at Georgetown University) present papers. Additionally, there is a “Brown Bag” seminar series where faculty members present cutting-edge research to their colleagues. The Center for Financial Markets and Policy is also engaged in hosting conferences and visiting scholars (such as Nobel Prize Winner Robert Engle), and supporting the research agendas of the area’s faculty.

Furthermore, the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance comprises over 6,000 Georgetown alumni, parents and friends involved in the New York financial community. The Wall Street Alliance regularly sponsors networking events and engaging presentations for members. Previous engagements have featured prominent speakers such as:

  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
  • Roger C. Altman (C’67), founder and chairman of Evercore
  • Abby Joseph Cohen, chair of Goldman Sachs’ Investment Policy Committee
  • Louis J. Freeh, vice chairman and general counsel at MBNA America Bank and former FBI director
  • Thomas Galvin, president and chief investment officer of U.S. Trust Growth Equity Group
  • Donald L. Kohn, vice chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Michael J. Mauboussin (C’86), chief U.S. investment strategist at Credit Suisse First Boston