McDonough School of Business Impact Report Spring 2019

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Thank you for your support for Georgetown McDonough MBA programs and students.

Recently, our MBA program was rated 1st in the world for having the best-trained graduates by recruiters responding to the Bloomberg Businessweek MBA employer survey. The school also ranked in the top seven globally for the value of its brand, the creativity and entrepreneurialism of graduates, and the diversity of graduates. This progress is a great testament to the program’s growing reputation—one that you helped establish.

During my time as the Senior Associate Dean of MBA programs, one of my top priorities has been to increase our MBA alumni giving participation rate to showcase growing alumni engagement and support for Georgetown McDonough, our students, and our future.

I am pleased to share that so far this year we already have set a new record for dollars given to the MBA program, with $1.7 million donated so far this year. Our MBA alumni participation rate has reached 9 percent—well on our way to reach or surpass our previous record of 12 percent. This is especially significant because with your continued commitment each year, we are closer to reaching the 30 percent average alumni participation rate of our peer business schools.

Our ability to collaborate with other top-ranked programs within Georgetown University, our Jesuit heritage, and our location in the global capital of Washington, D.C., provide a unique student experience. Thank you for your generosity and support as we build upon our strengths to enhance our excellence and help our students realize their potential.


Prashant Malaviya
Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs

With Gratitude

My desire to make a difference is what inspired me to pursue business school at Georgetown.

I grew up in Indiana just south of Indianapolis. After completing my undergraduate degree at Indiana University, I spent two years as a Teach for America Corps member, where my work led me to become a founding teacher of two elementary schools in underserved areas. One of the schools was established by a retired regional manager for a large consulting firm, and through our work together, I became interested in how businesses can better communities through leadership and consulting work.

With that in mind, I decided to pursue an MBA, which led me to the Hilltop. I chose Georgetown because I knew I would receive the best education, allowing me to make the maximum impact on my community.

As an international studies major in undergrad, I knew that I wanted a program that provided a business education from a global perspective. I also knew that at Georgetown I would have faculty who were experts in their fields with unique insights on their areas of study, providing me with the skills I need to be successful in my career post-graduation. Finally, it truly cannot be overstated how much access we as students have to business and government leaders while at Georgetown.

Thanks to my experiences at Georgetown, I know I will be ready with the skills I need to make a difference for my community and beyond. Thank you for making a difference for our community.

Tyler Deaton (MBA’19)

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