This year’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Class of 2021 at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is the largest to date as well as the most academically qualified. Across both cohorts, the two-year program will have 230 students this year, a 20% increase from last year.
Students also are more diverse this year, with a 45% U.S. Diversity rate, which includes African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American students.
The age range in the cohort is 22 to 56, which adds to the diversity of experience and strengthens the overall classroom discussions. Students currently work at companies such as Apple, Deloitte, and J.P. Morgan and come from industries ranging from accounting, education, law, and real estate.
The class also has a strong academic background. The incoming cohort of 128 students set the record with the highest average GMAT in the program’s history (674). Seventeen percent of students already have a master’s degree in another field, and eight percent have an MBA.
“We are incredibly excited to have welcomed our newest cohort to the MSF program and we are equally excited to work with them and watch as they grow both professionally and personally while in the program” – Professor Allan Eberhart, PhD, Senior Associate Dean and Founding Program Director