Two national publications have ranked Georgetown’s Executive MBA programs among the nation’s leading programs.

The Financial Times listed the McDonough School of Business’ International Executive MBA program at No. 13 nationally and No. 22 globally of 50 total programs. For the rankings, the newspaper surveyed alumni from the class of 1998 on the quality of the executive MBA program, which includes the diversity among students, faculty and board members and the school’s research performance.

“We are pleased to be recognized by The Financial Times as one of the leading executive MBA programs,” MSB Dean Christopher Puto said. “This ranking underscores the strong reputation the Georgetown executive MBA enjoys in the global marketplace.”

According to university officials, the rankings indicated that Georgetown IEMBA graduates saw a five-year salary increase of 70 percent over their pre-program salaries from the beginning of a program until three years after graduation. Three years after graduation, graduates earned an average salary of $132,304.

This is the first year The Financial Times has released rankings of executive global programs.

In its Oct. 15 issue, Business Week ranked the IEMBA program as ninth in the nation, highlighting its “strong international emphasis and good faculty.” In categorical rankings, the magazine ranked Georgetown number one for strategy and global business, number two in marketing and number five in ethics.

Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of anagement won Business Week’s top executive program ranking for the first time in 10 years. This is the first year Georgetown University has been included in the magazine’s rankings.

Director of Communications for the MSB Elizabeth Shine (GRD ’99) said the rankings accurately reflected the program’s priorities.

“Our key strengths are in our stellar faculty, our curriculum and our focus on international business,” Shine said. “Hopefully, these rankings will have a halo effect for the entire school of business and enhance Georgetown University overall.”

Shine said that considering the program is only seven years old, the rankings were “particularly impressive.”

The IEMBA program currently has 95 students enrolled, and the average student is 35 years old and has had 12 years of full-time work experience.

“The program is aimed at mid-career professionals,” Shine said. “They come in every second weekend to take classes, but they also continue to work full-time at their regular jobs.”

Last April, Georgetown’s MBA program improved by seven spots in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation’s top graduate schools. The MSB officials said the school’s revamped curriculum was the reason for the school changing in rank from 29th to 22nd among national MBA programs.

“Fall is the executive MBA ranking season, and spring is when regular MBA rankings are released,” Shine said.

U.S. News and World Report takes into account academic reputation, determined by votes of the dean and assistant dean at each school, as well as objective admissions data including test scores and G.P.A. and corporate reputation comprising job placement and starting salary.

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