Georgetown University

Incoming Georgetown MSF Class Shows Continued Growth and Academic Strength

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

Admissions – 128 Enrolled. Demographics. 45 percent U.S. Diversity (*U.S. Diversity signifies African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American) 23% Female. 42 percent are non-business and non-economics majors. 17 percent already have a master’s degree 8 percent already have an MBA degree. Average age is 30. Age ranges from 22 to 56. Students have 8 years of work experience on average and work experience ranges from 0 to 34 years. Academic Background. The Average GMAT score is 674 The GMAT 20 through 80 percent range is 650-710. The GPA average is 3.2. The GPA 20-80 percent range is 2.8-3.6 Undergraduate fields of study include 42 percent business, 16 percent economics, 11 percent social science, 8 percent government and international studies, 8 percent humanities, 8 percent math and physical science, 3 percent engineering, 3 percent computer science, and 1 percent other. This includes those reporting a double major. A sample of current employers includes Apple, Bank of America, Boeing, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, RBC, S&P Global, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Armed Forces, and World Bank. Industries represented include accounting, construction, consulting, consumer goods and retail, education, entertainment and media, financial services, government, health care, international development, law, not-for-profit or social impact, oil and gas, real estate and technology and new media.