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 AfricaPangaea Securities, Zambia
Coca-Cola, South AfricaParatus, Namibia
Cummins, South AfricaRand Merchant Bank, South Africa
Hope Worldwide, South AfricaRio Tinto, South Africa
KPMG, SpainSantander, Spain
Merchant Capital, South AfricaStandard Bank, South Africa 
Namibian Stock Exchange, NamibiaTelefonica, Spain
Nedbank, Namibia