Georgetown University - McDonough

Essay Questions for 2018-2019 / Class of 2021

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for McDonough School of Business' MBA program.  

Round One
Application Deadline: October 9, 2018
Notification Date: December 19, 2018
Deposit Due: February 15, 2019

Round Two
Application Deadline: January 7, 2019
Notification Date: March 26, 2019
Deposit Due: April 26, 2019

Round Three
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Notification Date: May 15, 2019
Deposit Due: May 28, 2019

Round Four
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
Notification Date: May 31, 2019
Deposit Due: June 6, 2019

Essay 1: Describe a defining moment when you were challenged and exceeded expectations. (The moment can be a professional or personal one. If personal, then please also include how it had an impact on your professional development) (500 words or fewer)

Video Essay:  The required video essay is an opportunity for you to bring life to your application. Please introduce yourself to your future Georgetown MBA cohort in a one minute video. 

Optional Essay 1:  If you are not currently employed full-time, use this essay to provide information about your current activities. (250 words or fewer)

Optional Essay 2: Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included. (500 words or fewer)

Re-Applicant Essay: How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally. (500 words or fewer)

Visit the Georgetown McDonough admissions website for more application information. Photo by Ron Cogswell.