Georgetown University

Part-time and Full-time Options: One Cohort, Three Tracks

Same admissions process for all three tracks. So, you choose which track works best for you.

Not sure which is right for you? Here’s student profile examples to help you decide:

Traditional
Part-time:
21 Months

Traditional
Full-time:
21 Months

Accelerated
(Intensive Full-time)
Track: 10 Months

  • Working professionals who seek to deepen their knowledge of finance and business while continuing to build their career experience.
  • ​Working professionals who aspire to improve their current job performance and position themselves for a promotion.
  • Working professionals who want to pivot into a new field by gaining practical experience in another industry through particpation in the MSF Summer Clinics while keeping their current job.
  • Individuals who need flexibility on where they study because of business travel requirements or family obligations.
  • Active military personnel or other working professionals who may be transferred to a different location(s) during their time in the program.
  • Individuals who typically have less than three years of work experience after completing an undergraduate degree, and for whom the accelerated track is not the right choice.
  • People who wish to deepen their understanding of career options, personal branding, and strategic networking by enrolling in the MSF Career Strategy course.*
  • Students who seek to pursue work experience through a summer internship or participation in the MSF Summer Clinics or both.
  • Individuals who need the flexibility to switch to the part-time track–while remaining a member of the same cohort–if they choose to begin a full-time job before graduation.
  • People who want the time to focus on their coursework and career search–at the pace of the 21-month program–while filling an employment gap by showing full-time study on their resume.
  • Students who seek to work in a field that typically requires a summer internship before a full-time offer is made (e.g., investment banks, consulting firms, etc.).
  • Recent baccalaureate graduates who majored in finance or who have extensive coursework in finance, or who majored in a quantitatively focused major.
  • Students who have strong internship experience, work experience, or students who need additional course credits to sit for their CPA exam or other professional credential.
  • Fully employed students with supportive employers (e.g., offer sabbaticals or lighter work hours).
  • Students who are highly motivated to complete a challenging curriculum in a shorter period of time (10 months) than the traditional track (21 months).
  • Students who have a clear career path in mind and have done extensive research to ensure appropriate fit with their background.

*While all MSF students have access to the concierge-level support provided by the MSF Office of Career Management, students who enroll in the MSF Career Strategy course receive additional support through a formal academic course.

 

Traditional Tracks (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

Derivatives & 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

Accelerated (Intensive Full-Time) Track Curriculum

Sample Course Schedule

Semester

Course

Credit Hours

Fall

Financial Markets

3

Fall

Financial Markets Residency

2

Fall

Investments & Fixed Income

3

Fall

Financial Accounting

3

Fall

Elective 1**

1.5

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

12.5

 

 

 

Spring

Elective 2**

1.5

Spring

Corporate Finance

3

Spring

Principled Financial Leadership

3

Spring

Financial Econometrics

3

Spring

Global Consulting Project Residency

3

Spring

Corporate Valuation & Modeling

3

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

16.5

 

 

 

Summer

Derivatives & Risk Management

3

 

Total Semester Credit Hours

3

*A list of current elective course offerings can be found on our course descriptions web page.
**Students may also choose to enroll in the Career Strategy course or additional electives.
***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.

The three tracks include the same qualities that make the Georgetown MSF a highly sought-after degree for individuals seeking to begin or enhance their career:

  • Blended learning, with asynchronous lectures and weekly live classes in our revolutionary Blended Classroom, which gives you the option to attend class in person or online and receive the same educational experience
  • Cohort format, allowing students to build their professional network -- and lifelong connections -- with classmates. Cohorts will include a mix of traditional part-time and full-time students and those on the accelerated track.
  • Excellence in teaching, drawing from many of 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 in person 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.