McDonough School of Business

Rafik B. Hariri Building
Paul Almeida


Dennis Quinn

Vice Dean

Robin Dillon-Merrill

Faculty Chair, Undergraduate Program

Patricia J. Grant

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Program

Monija Amani

Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Global Programs & Partnerships

Deborah Coburn

Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Advising

Justin Smith

Assistant Dean, Director of Student Success

Talia Schatz

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Career Development Center

Daniel Minot

Assistant Dean

Nick Russo

Associate Director

Sara Skillman

Associate Director

Lauren Wagoner

Associate Director

Approach and Purpose

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business was founded in 1957 by the Rev. Joseph Sebes, S.J., a professor in the School of Foreign Service, who believed that an understanding of commercial markets was essential to worldwide political stability. The school was named for alumnus Robert Emmett McDonough, a major benefactor.

The McDonough School of Business is a premier business school dedicated to shaping global business leaders and its students are held to a high standard of academic integrity and excellence. Faculty members foster an environment for learning by selecting techniques that challenge students to take an active role in the education process. Faculty are extremely engaged, bringing their research into the classroom and involving students in their scholarly pursuits, as well as exposing them to practical aspects of the business world.

The McDonough School of Business combines core requirements in business and liberal arts to provide students with a strong foundation in critical thinking and reasoning. During the first and second years, students complete courses in subjects such as English, philosophy, theology, history and economics, while beginning their business coursework and taking courses in accounting, marketing, finance, business statistics, operations, and ethics. In their junior and senior years, students complete coursework in their major. McDonough strongly supports students who would like to choose a minor in one of the nearly 50 liberal arts disciplines in the College. This blend of wide-ranging liberal studies and business courses creates opportunities for students to pursue diverse areas of interest.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of Georgetown’s location in the nation’s capital to pursue internships in private industry, government, or non-profit organizations. Students have many opportunities within McDonough and the larger university community to serve other students and the community. The Undergraduate Program Office works closely with students to select courses and co-curricular activities that closely match their personal educational goals, while still meeting McDonough’s degree requirements.