Incoming McDonough MBAs Set Records for Diversity

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business registered record numbers of underrepresented minorities and women for 2021, both in the school’s full-time and part-time programs. 

In 2020, the increases for the full-time program—from 15% to 19% in underrepresented minority students and from 34% to 38% in overall diversity—were the highest numbers on record for the program in the previous seven years, and these numbers have remained steady since.

Additionally, the program’s representation of women rose from 30% to 32%. Despite challenges as a result of the pandemic, international students represent 37% of the full-time class and hail from 37 countries.

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McDonough School of Business

The part-time program also saw a seven-year high in 2020, with 44% of the incoming class made up of female students (up from 38% the year before), and this percentage remained the same for 2021. Underrepresented students account for 19% of the part-time class, and international students currently account for 7% of the class.

“Diversity in all forms is a community value at McDonough, and increasing the diversity of our incoming classes is an initiative we have been steadily working on in partnership with our students to achieve,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA Admissions and director of marketing. “Through collaboration with our students, alumni, staff, and faculty, and by working on initiatives in our curriculum and student clubs, we continue to march toward our aspiration of a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive McDonough community.”

For more news regarding Georgetown McDonough’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit their website: Diversity and Inclusion stories.