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 MSF

Full-time MSF

  • 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

Opening Residency

2

2

Fall – Year 1

Financial Accounting

3

3

Fall – Year 1

MSF Clinic

-

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.

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