Developing the Next Leaders in Finance
“Georgetown’s MSF program is the perfect balance of quality and flexibility in that it is still the quality you would expect from a Georgetown master’s program, only it is removed from the physical campus.”
Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) online program transforms today’s best financial professionals into rising industry leaders. Created by the distinguished faculty of the McDonough School of Business, this world-class curriculum and revolutionary online learning platform delivers the essential skills to take your finance career to the next level.
As an MSF student, you learn firsthand from a faculty of accomplished scholars and teachers. This online program gives working professionals from anywhere in the world the opportunity to deepen their business and technical finance skills, and experience a Georgetown University education where faculty are fully committed to high-quality teaching.
Engage in an online finance degree program that offers a curriculum of intensive coursework, real-world applications, a global outlook, and a commitment to ethical values. When you graduate from Georgetown University with your MSF degree, you will be on your way to take your place among global financial leaders with a library of knowledge that includes:
- The ability to value stocks, bonds, and derivatives using cutting-edge valuation methods
- A comprehensive understanding of how to evaluate corporate investment projects
- An appreciation for the importance of ethical decision making
- The ability to construct an efficient portfolio using the latest techniques for estimating expected returns and risks
- A thorough understanding of how markets work according to the Efficient Market Hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis of Behavioral Finance
- The ability to blend sophisticated modeling with a global mindset in the management of corporate risks
The 21-month MSF online program consists of 32 credits:
- Six Core Courses
- Four Selective Courses
- A Weeklong On-site Residency
- Capstone Global Consulting Project
Transforming the Learning Experience
As a student in Georgetown University’s MSF online program, you will interact with faculty and fellow students via a revolutionary online learning platform. Our dynamic asynchronous learning management system combines collaborative and cognitive tools to maximize student engagement and interaction throughout the program. This immersive learning platform is rich with virtual lessons, practice opportunities, case study discussions, and live debates of real-world problems to deliver a deeper understanding of complex course material.
Our distinguished faculty use this cutting-edge technology to provide interactive learning experiences for online finance students. We rely on the case method of instruction to place students in real-world business scenarios to guide discussions among faculty and students. Each course includes virtual classroom interactions that build upon a student’s ability to understand complex financial concepts.
Our online courses offer busy professionals the flexibility to combine synchronous sessions with asynchronous learning opportunities including Professor Presentation videos that the students can view at their convenience. This system keeps students engaged and interacting with their instructors, as well as other students from all over the world.
Our online finance degree is enhanced with on-site and in-the-field components to further immerse you in the vibrant Georgetown University community of students, scholars, faculty, professionals, and policymakers. During the weeklong on-site residency, you will work on case competitions alongside your fellow students and McDonough School of Business faculty. As a McDonough School of Business student, you are welcome to visit campus for seminars presented by our renowned faculty and their colleagues from other leading universities around the world. There are also frequent conferences and talks on campus given by prestigious alumni and top financial professionals from around the world, which you are welcome to attend.
In your capstone Global Consulting Project, you will apply your coursework and skills to conduct a real-world consulting project for an international firm client and take your final presentation abroad in a weeklong visit to the client’s country. The capstone project marks the end of a student’s journey to their MSF degree. It also provides students with an invaluable and relevant experience which they can immediately apply to their current or upcoming career in finance.
Who Hires Georgetown University Graduates?
Though no program can guarantee you a job after graduation, our MSF students have received job offers from some of the most prestigious firms in the world including Goldman Sachs Wealth Management, Citibank, Deloitte Consulting, and KPMG, among others. More than 80% of the graduates from the Class of 2015 utilized their degree as a springboard to a new position with a new company or a promotion within their existing company; reporting their success within the three months following graduation.
Moreover, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business students have had tremendous success securing employment at top firms around the world. Our alumni can be found at Fortune 500 companies, prestigious financial firms, renowned consulting agencies and non-financial firms including Nike, Bain & Company, PepsiCo, General Electric, McKinsey & Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others.