Georgetown makes top 25 on best MBA programs list

WASHINGTON — U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools list ranks Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business No. 21 on its list of the Best Full-Time MBA programs, tied with Indiana University and Washington University in St. Louis.

U.S. News says the average starting salary and bonus for a Georgetown MBA graduate is $124,417, with 69.1 percent of its graduates employed at graduation and 90.3 percent employed within three months.

The University of Maryland College Park’s MBA program also makes the top 50, at No. 47.

Harvard and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania tied for No. 1 on this year’s list, followed by The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Stanford University, the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University tie at No. 4.

The annual U.S. News rankings also ranked law schools. While Yale Law School and Stanford Law School remain No. 1 and No. 2, Georgetown University ranks No. 1 for the best part-time law program.

Local schools that made the 2018 U.S. News List of Best Full-Time MBA programs:

No. 21 — Georgetown University
No. 47 — University of Maryland College Park
No. 57 — College of William and Mary
No. 57 (tie) — George Washington University.

Local schools on the Best Part-Time MBA list:

No. 7 — Virginia Tech (tied with Temple University
No. 16 — College of William and Mary ‘
No. 18 — Georgetown University
No. 30 — University of Maryland College Park
No. 53 — George Mason University
No. 53 (ties) — George Washington University

See the full U.S. News 2018 Best Business Schools list.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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