Graduates of the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business continue to advance their careers through the skills, knowledge, and networks they build in the program.
The Class of 2020 reported an average base salary of $112,605 and an average change in base salary from the time of admission to six months after graduation of 52%, an all-time high for the program. A total of 81% of graduates reported changing jobs, both through internal promotion or starting a position at a new company, during this same timeframe.
“By combining a rigorous education with a concierge approach to career management services, our program enables students to maximize the return on their education investment,” said Allan Eberhart, senior associate dean for the MSF program and professor of finance. “We continue to add innovative new courses and experiences to our program, which will amplify our students’ successes for years to come.”
As Georgetown McDonough’s first technology-intensive program, the MSF offers a flexible format that allows students to seek internships, compete for promotions with a current employer, or accept a new position at any time between admission and graduation. Through a mix of asynchronous materials and required weekly synchronous sessions, students can attend classes online or onsite in the program’s revolutionary Blended Classrooms. The program also allows students to advance their finance acumen while also building meaningful relationships with peers in the program’s cohort-based approach to admissions.
“Our personalized approach to both learning and career management prepares students to become leaders in the financial industry. Through a challenging curriculum and dedicated, tailored career support, our students are able to land positions with top employers,” said Thomas Stowell, associate dean for MSF career management and strategic initiatives. “Our students are also able to tap into a robust global alumni network with strength in the financial industry. The connections they make during their time at Georgetown sets our students up for success today and in the long-term.”
Over the past year, the program has instituted several new initiatives, including the launch of a new data science course specific to Python programming and a Career Bootcamp for incoming students that prepares students to compete for summer internships. The program also continues to recruit the best and brightest applicants, and in the fall of 2020 announced increases in size, average GMAT scores, and diversity among the incoming class.