Business schools in Washington, USA Rankings
Bachelors & Masters in Management: BBA, MSc, MiM, MBA, EMBA Business Programs

5 out of 6
  • Business schools in Washington
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
14
  • Different Rankings list
  • Business schools in Washington
  • (1 institution and 13 subject rankings)
11
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Business schools in Washington
  • Among TOP 200

The capital of the United States, Washington D.C is known for being the home of the White House and Capitol, as well as numerous National Historic Landmarks, such as the Bonneville Dam Historic District, or Fort Worden.

The city offers no less than 13 higher education institutions to study at, and a number of them have been ranked very favorably by the university ranking organisations.

PROS

  • Washington D.C offers an abundance of festivals, shopping and dining opportunities, natural spaces, and entertainment. There’s something to suit the tastes and hobbies of virtually every kind of person here.

  • If you’re willing to accept living in a fairly modest and basic apartment, a 3-bedroom apartment can be found in the $1,001-$1,500 range, but you have to look well to find them. The most typical and representative rent prices are from $1,501-$2,000.

  • There are a lot of international students in Washington D.C, which helps newcomers to feel that they are blending in more easily.

CONS

  • The city’s public transport system is known for not being as reliable as it should be, meaning that many prefer to depend on their car, and this in turn gives the city its terrible traffic congestion issues.

  • The job market is known for being fiercely competitive in Washington, since there is a large number of highly qualified young people looking for a position. When it comes to basic, part-time entry level employment, there tend to be more offerings.

  • Residents describe Washington D.C as a place where people tend to sacrifice their personal lives in order to get ahead in their professional lives, which means people end up too busy to socialise. It’s recommended to keep an eye open for social events in your area, which can be done using Facebook groups, or checking out the bulletin board on your campus if you’re a student.

For subjects other than business see our ranking of universities in Washington, USA

Latest ranking updates related to business schools in Washington
  • 23 Jun, 2022: QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America updated with McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University in position 22.
  • 23 Jun, 2022: Latest QS Global EMBA Rankings from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. in position #56.
  • 31 May, 2022: Latest América Economía Ránking MBA Global (Business) from América Economía. 2 universities from Washington appear in this ranking.
  • 28 Mar, 2022: Us News published most recent results of US News: Best Business Schools (US). Includes 4 universities from Washington.

Highest subject rankings of business schools in Washington

Business
#7 
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Project Management
#9 
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Project Management
#9 
School of Business, George Washington University
Business
#10 
Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University
Business
#13 
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Public Administration
#19 
Kogod School of Business, American University
Business
#21 
School of Business, George Washington University
Finance
#25 
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Social Policy & Administration
#26 
School of Business, George Washington University
Social Policy & Administration
#26 
Jack Welch Management Institute, Strayer University

Rankings of business schools in Washington, USA 2022

#1

School of Business
George Washington University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (139 reviews)
  • #32 
  • #81 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #55 
  • #55 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]
  • #32 
  • #32 
QS Global MBA Ranking - United States
[Published 09 September, 2021]

#2

McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #23 
  • #58 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #2 
  • #2 
Poets&Quants: Best Undergraduate Business Schools (US)
[Published 27 January, 2022]
  • #22 
  • #22 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]

#3

Kogod School of Business
American University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (462 reviews)
  • #54 
  • #141 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #82 
  • #82 
Poets&Quants: Best Undergraduate Business Schools (US)
[Published 27 January, 2022]
  • #76 
  • #76 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]


#4

School of Business
Howard University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (758 reviews)
  • #66 
  • #151 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #57 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]
  • #63 
  • #63 
QS Global MBA Ranking - United States
[Published 09 September, 2021]

#5

Jack Welch Management Institute
Strayer University

  • #17 
  • #39 
QS Online MBA Rankings
[Published 21 April, 2021]

#6

Department of Business and Economics
The Catholic University of America


Student Opinions About Studying in Washington

“I’ve been living in D.C for more than six years and I’m still finding new gems that I didn’t know were there. It’s not cheap living here, but there are plenty of things you can do for free, like enjoying the outdoors. In Washington you quickly get used to the fact that you have to leave the house early if you want to arrive on time using a car.”

“The best things about living in D.C for me have been the fairly good employment statistics, and being able to enjoy plenty of museums that are constantly updating their exhibitions. Unfortunately it’s true what they say about the traffic, it’s really out of hand. I would advise anyone to try finding an apartment that’s close to what they’ll be doing every day, or they might end up very frustrated and fed up.”

“Personally I see Washington D.C as a place that’s great for living as a single person and making some money for a while, but as time passes you might find yourself wanting a bigger living space, and Washington’s prices are high.”

Ranking publishers

Bloomberg Businessweek

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

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Criteria used in ranking -QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America:
Employer index 30%
Thoughtful leadership 25%
Career Outcomes 20%
Executive profile 15%
Diversity 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Online MBA Rankings:
Student Profile 35%
Employability 30%
Faculty and Teaching 30%
Class Experience 5%

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Forbes

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MONEY

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Poets & Quants

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The Economist Newspaper Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Economist: Full time MBA ranking:
Open new career opportunity 35%
Personal development / educational experience 35%
Increase in salary 20%
Potential to network 10%

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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times - Executive MBA:
Salary today 20%
Salary increase 20%
FT research rank 10%

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Tillburg University

Criteria used in ranking -Tilburg University Economics Ranking:
Ranking is based on 35 journals.
Journals (source) https://econtop.uvt.nl/journals.php

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Us News

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