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Top College in Washington, DC, for Business Administration Courses

School and Ranking Information

The Washington, DC, area is home to about 12 schools offering business administration programs. Most of these schools are private, not-for-profit institutions. Based on rankings, program offerings and graduation rate, the following school is regarded as a top area school for receiving an education in business administration:

  • Winner: Georgetown University is a non-profit institution in Washington, DC, with high national rankings. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration.

School Info Chart

Category Georgetown University
Rankings Tied at #21 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Washington, DC
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $44,805**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 492**
Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2013 Master's (456 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 92%**
Noteworthy Georgetown's McDonough School of Business offers greater than 40 student groups, such as the Academic Council and Startup Hoyas Club***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Georgetown University website

Georgetown University

  • The McDonough School of Business offers students a range of opportunities for studying overseas
  • The business school has nearly 100 faculty members who are full-time
  • Over 90% of 2012 graduates from the business school secured employment within 6 months of degree completion
  • The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

Georgetown University has a total enrollment of near 18,000 students, with the majority being graduate students. This institution has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. Its McDonough School of Business offers a bachelor's program in business administration and an MBA with different formats.

The undergraduate program's business core covers courses such as marketing, management science, accounting and business law. Students may choose a major from 6 options, with some including international business, finance and management. MBA options include the full-time program, evening program for working students or executive MBA for individuals with at least 8 years of work experience. The full-time and evening MBAs share the same core courses, with some topics including problem solving, operations and statistics. The executive MBA can be completed in 20 months and features classes on weekends.

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