Georgetown McDonough maintained its position as the 2nd best program in the nation among schools with an online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree in the U.S. News annual ranking of online graduate business programs. Across all schools — including those without an MSF degree — McDonough placed 7th overall.
“The MSF program brings the best of Georgetown McDonough’s in-person learning experience to a cutting-edge online platform,” said Allan Eberhart, senior associate dean for the MSF program and professor of finance. “Our students benefit from interactive cohorts, academic rigor, and personalized attention from faculty and staff. Only at Georgetown can students achieve this level of community engagement and connection from a blended online program.”
For the ranking, U.S. News evaluated online programs (excluding MBAs) from multiple business disciplines in the areas of student engagement, admissions selectivity, student services and technology, faculty credentials and teaching, and peer assessment. U.S. News also ranks online business degrees for their support of veterans, and on that list, McDonough was 6th overall and 2nd among schools that offer an online MSF degree.
The Georgetown MSF offers asynchronous learning through its Anytime Media platform and synchronous weekly case discussions in its blended classroom, where students have the option to attend in person or remotely from anywhere in the world. It also includes the signature Global Consulting Project course, where students consult for a company abroad and then travel to present recommendations to senior leadership.
The program offers two tracks: part-time and full-time. Students can complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis while continuing to work full time. For those who choose to focus solely on their degree, students also have the opportunity to receive supplemental career strategy coursework to help them pursue an internship or a full-time job as well as additional elective course offerings. Students in both tracks are united into a single cohort for the duration of the program to encourage camaraderie and co-learning among classmates.
Graduates from the MSF program are well positioned for success in their careers. According to the latest employment report, MSF students reported an average base salary of $112,605, a 52% increase in base compensation within the time of admission to six months of graduation. Georgetown McDonough houses one of the only career centers in the country that is specifically devoted to MSF students.
To learn more about the Georgetown MSF program, visit the program’s website or contact the admissions office directly.