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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Introduces New Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program

June 19, 2013 

Teresa Mannix
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Online Program Offers an Innovative Learning Experience for Global Students

Washington, D.C. – Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business announces the launch of a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, the school’s first online educational offering. The new curriculum uses state-of-the-art technology that affords students, regardless of their geographical location, the opportunity to experience the same interactive small-class atmosphere characteristic of the traditional offerings. 

“As technology continues to transform the higher education landscape, it is important that we find innovative new ways to fulfill our mission to prepare students to become principled and transformational leaders,” said David Thomas, dean of Georgetown McDonough. “This new MSF program is part of a long tradition of excellence at Georgetown.”

Recently named the No. 1 Undergraduate Business School for Finance by Bloomberg Businessweek, Georgetown McDonough is adding the MSF online program to expand its global reach. At the program’s core is a world-class curriculum taught by a faculty that includes prominent researchers and former executives.

“The program is based on rigorous coursework, practical training, a global outlook, and a commitment to ethical values,” said Allan Eberhart, MSF program director and professor of finance. “Students actively participate in an interactive educational experience that is based on a dynamic learning management system and synchronous teaching sessions.” 

To provide a superior student experience, MSF courses are facilitated on Georgetown McDonough’s dynamic learning management system that combines advanced technology videos with graphics and examples to ensure students remain engaged throughout presentations and assessments. Developed in partnership with Deltak, the technology also connects them directly to faculty and peers via chat and video sessions.

Designed to transform students into recognized leaders in the finance profession, Georgetown McDonough’s MSF online program features a comprehensive and robust curriculum built upon the school’s foundation of ethical values. MSF students are given real-world experience through assigned coursework and projects, which includes the program’s opening residency and a Global Consulting Project that provides students the opportunity to work with an international firm and travel abroad to present their final project. Georgetown McDonough graduates will leave the MSF online program ready to lead as top professionals in the industry.

Classes are scheduled to begin in January 2014. To learn more about Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, or to apply for acceptance into the program, visit or call (866) 531-4825. 

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business:

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. 

All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a worldwide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. 

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