Georgetown University

Global Consulting Project

This capstone project challenges students with an invaluable real-world experience. Drawing upon the skills you have learned throughout the program, students conduct a consulting project for a firm in another country. Students will research the history, business, political and regulatory environment of the client’s country as well as consult with them via e-mail, phone and video conferencing. The project includes an intensive, prep weekend on campus in the middle of the course and concludes with a weeklong visit to the client’s country during which the students will finalize their project, present it to the client, and enjoy business and cultural site visits.

"One of the reasons I chose the MSF program was because of the global consulting project. The academics during the program are challenging, but the consulting project challenges you in other ways, and I think ultimately makes us better professionals."

— Lauren Leifeste (MSF'19)


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ALLAN EBERHART: Georgetown has been global since the 18th century. And our Master of Science of Finance continues this tradition through a customized capstone global consulting project course that's a full immersion into a real world international project. You and a team of classmates will work for an overseas client, often in a developing country, and conclude with a trip to the client's headquarters to present your analyses and recommendations to senior executives. You'll also learn about the country's history, culture, and business climate. I invite you to learn more about how an online degree can take you across the globe.

Past Projects

Our students have worked with a wide range of companies, NGOs, and nonprofits on a diverse set of projects that have the potential for significant impact locally and globally.

Absa (formally Barclays), South AfricaNedbank, Namibia
Coca-Cola, South AfricaPangaea Securities, Zambia
Cummins, South AfricaParatus, Namibia
Hope Worldwide, South AfricaRand Merchant Bank, South Africa
Merchant Capital, South AfricaRio Tinto, South Africa
Namibian Stock Exchange, NamibiaStandard Bank, South Africa