McDonough School of Business Impact Report Fall 2020


Dear Alumni and Friends,

I hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for your support of Georgetown McDonough’s graduate programs and students.

As the world continues to change, our commitment to preparing our students to lead across borders in uncertain times and be innovative in their approach to problem solving is more important than ever. Hopefully, you have seen the latest Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, which lists the Georgetown McDonough MBA Program as #1 in the world for producing the most innovative and creative graduates according to their survey of nearly 3,000 recruiters as part of their MBA rankings. Bloomberg also listed McDonough’s MBA #1 in the United States and #4 in the world for providing a diverse pool of candidates and #5 in the world for having graduates who show exceptional entrepreneurial skills and drive. All these are important qualities for those leading in today’s time of crisis.

Thank you for your generosity as we build upon the excellence of a Georgetown MBA and continue to educate the best in the world, and the best for the world. We are deeply grateful.


Prashant Malaviya
Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs

kirby horvitz

With Gratitude

Growing up outside Memphis, Tenn., I always thought I would become a brain surgeon. However, while studying neuroscience at Vanderbilt University, my interests shifted toward the liberal arts and business. After graduating in 2013, I worked for a few years at a public technology company focused on nonprofits and education in a client-facing role and, later, leading internal strategic initiatives on international operations and expansion. It was in this role I first began interacting with the C-suite and experiencing how strategy was created, implemented, and measured. My mentor and manager at the time recommended an MBA, and I started thinking about returning to school and bolstering my skillsets.

I didn’t take the decision lightly—I had to feel certain I would graduate with a career that would put me ahead of where I already was in my career and make my commitment worth it.

I have not been disappointed. Academically, the McDonough MBA has pushed me farther than I expected I would be pushed. My classmates have become my best friends, I received multiple summer internship offers across a range of consulting and technology companies, and I am confident in my career prospects. McDonough has opened doors for me.

Growing up with limited financial resources, I was extremely honored to receive the MBA Alumni Advisory Council Scholarship award. It reduced the amount of focus I needed to put on financial planning and helped me focus more on getting the most out of McDonough. As VP of Admissions for Georgetown Women in Business, one of the key strategic initiatives I’m involved with is to achieve gender parity in student enrollment. So many prospective women are still hesitant to come to business school due to financial limitations, and I am grateful that alumni support helped make coming to Georgetown the easy choice for me.

Kirby Horvitz (MBA’21)

We want to sincerely thank our alumni for supporting Georgetown through the 90 Days with Georgetown initiative this summer and recognize that many who supported these efforts did so in addition to giving to McDonough this past year.

$23,252 COVID-19 Response
$105,283 Financial Aid & Student Success
$91,307 Other Areas of Need

Continue Your Support

Please consider making your next gift today to continue your support for access and affordability. Your support sustains Georgetown’s mission and helps our students realize their full potential. Thank you and Hoya Saxa!