Georgetown University

Part-time and Full-time Options

One Cohort, Two Tracks

Take the 21-month journey to become a leader in finance. Part-time students earn their degree while continuing their professional pursuits, from anywhere in the world. Those on the full-time track have the flexibility to switch to part-time status should full-time employment opportunities become available to them.

Not sure which is right for you? Here’s a checklist to help you decide:

Part-time

Full-time

  • Designed for working professionals who wish to earn their MSF while continuing to build their professional experience
  • Flexible for individuals who travel, who are in the military, or who transfer to a new position in another location during the program
  • Ideal for individuals seeking a promotion, looking to build upon their current position, or are seeking to pivot into a new career
  • Gain practical experience through our MSF Summer Clinics, allowing you to develop skills in investing, consulting, or fintech while working full time
  • Designed for individuals who typically have less than one year of work experience after completing an undergraduate degree
  • Adds an MSF first-year course that explores career options, personal branding, and strategic networking
  • Allows individuals to pursue work experience through a summer internship or participation in our MSF Summer Clinics
  • Flexibility to switch to the part-time program while remaining a member of the same cohort should the student gain employment
  • Fills employment gap by showing full-time study on a resume

Part-time vs. Full-time curriculum

View the curriculum for each track below.

Sample Course Schedule

Semester

Course

Credit Hours

Part

Full

Fall – Year 1

Financial Markets

3

3

Fall – Year 1

Financial Markets Residency

2

2

Fall – Year 1

Financial Accounting

3

3

Fall – Year 1

Career Strategy

-

1

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

8

9

 

 

 

 

Spring – Year 1

Corporate Finance

3

3

Spring – Year 1

Financial Econometrics

3

3

Spring – Year 1

Corporate Valuation & Modeling

3

3

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

9

9

 

 

 

 

Fall – Year 2

Option Pricing & Risk Management

3

3

Fall – Year 2

Investments & Fixed Income

3

3

Fall – Year 2

Elective 1*

1.5

1.5

Fall – Year 2

Elective 2*

-

1.5

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

7.5

9

 

 

 

 

Spring – Year 2

Elective 3*

1.5

1.5

Spring – Year 2

Elective 4*

-

1.5

Spring – Year 2

Principled Financial Leadership

3

3

Spring – Year 2

Global Consulting Project Residency

3

3

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

7.5

9

*A list of current elective course offerings can be found on our course descriptions web page.
**The MSF degree requirement to graduate is 32 credits. Therefore, additional elective course credit that may be taken while in the program is not eligible for financial aid.

Click here for a downloadable curriculum.

 

Both options include the qualities that make the Georgetown MSF a highly sought after program for individuals seeking to begin or enhance their finance career:

  • Blended learning, with asynchronous lectures and synchronous case discussions offered in-person or online
  • Cohort format, allowing students to build their professional network -- and lifelong connections -- with classmates. Cohorts will include a mix of both part-time and full-time students.
  • Excellence in teaching, drawing from Georgetown’s top professors
  • Global Consulting Project, a required course that tasks students with consulting projects for organizations abroad and then students travel to deliver final recommendations to the company’s leadership
  • Dedicated career services, with our MSF Center for Career Strategy and Professional Development ready to position our students for promotions, jobs within their current industry, or for a career pivot
  • 21-month timeline, allowing students to accelerate their careers quickly