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Georgetown University - Online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program

The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University offers an online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program. This dynamic, engaging, cohort-based program draws both working professionals and those just finishing a bachelor’s degree. The MSF curriculum is real-world based and focuses on topics such as ethics, global finance, valuation methods, markets, behavioral finance, management of corporate risk, financial leadership, and financial accounting.

Georgetown’s online MSF program begins in the fall of each year and follows a cohort-based model of education to foster lasting relationships with peers and faculty. It is mostly online with four required in-person experiences. Two visits are held in the first year of the program and include a two-day on-campus orientation and a one-week October residency at Georgetown’s Washington DC campus. The final two residencies are connected to a Global Consulting Project in which students work with an international firm on a consulting project. These residencies include an intensive on-campus preparation weekend in April of the second year, and a global residency trip in May of that year.

The online MSF program is offered in a 32-credit part-time format and a 36-credit full-time format. The part-time program is ideal for working professionals who wish to earn an advanced degree while continuing to work. The full-time program may be the right option for those who have just recently completed an undergraduate degree or who do not currently have a full-time position. The full-time program builds in a summer internship, and can be completed in 21 months.

Georgetown University utilizes an immersive online learning platform that combines asynchronous instruction with real-time peer and faculty interactions. Through Anytime Media, students are provided with virtual lessons, case studies, and other course materials, and are also able to participate in live debate and online discussion groups. Instructors use real-world business scenarios to guide the interactive, collaborative discussions and communicate with students via chat and email. In addition, each course includes a weekly synchronous (live) session in the evening, called MSFLive.

The Georgetown University online MSF degree offers classes in four-week and seven-week modules. Core courses include: Financial Markets; Corporate Finance; Financial Accounting; Corporate Valuation and Modeling; Financial Econometrics; and Principled Financial Leadership. Advanced courses include: Options Pricing and Risk Management; and Investments and Fixed Income. Electives include: Private Equity Real Estate; Big Data; Advanced Financial Modeling; and Financial Statement Analysis. The full-time program features an MSF Clinic Course, which focuses on career management, and two additional electives.

Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The McDonough School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business

Programs: Master of Science in Finance
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE); The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Master of Science in Finance

Program Highlights
  • Combination of synchronous and asynchronous online instruction using a cohort model
  • Innovative, engaging learning environment that encourages participation and analysis
  • Global residency allows students to work with a company internationally
Program Overview
Program Structure: Mostly online with on-campus orientation and three residencies, one of which is global
Example Courses: Options Pricing and Risk Management; Investments and Fixed Income; Corporate Valuation and Modeling; Financial Econometrics; Principled Financial Leadership
Instruction Methods: This program features synchronous sessions (known as MSFLive) combined with asynchronous instruction through Georgetown's Anytime Media Learning Management System (LMS)
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 32 (part-time students) or 36 (full-time students) credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 4
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall admission only
Curriculum Options: Full-time or Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 21 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified - average GPA 3.3
Testing Requirements: GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission but professional experience and/or extracurricular activities preferred
Tuition Costs: ~$75,360 (part-time), ~$84,780 (full-time) + fees and travel expenses
Cost per Credit Hour: $2,355.00

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