Our students benefit from integrative learning anchored in a global approach. From the opening term course, Structure of Global Industries, to the global discussions infused throughout the curriculum, students develop a global mindset. They understand how to think and work globally.
Incoming MBA students start their studies with a three-week, highly integrated course on the Structure of Global Industries. This experiential learning course teaches ethical decision making, the fundamentals of team dynamics, persuasive communication skills, and how to identify and understand global markets. It also serves as the foundation upon which the rest of the MBA curriculum is built. Students benefit from cohort learning from their collaborative learning groups. In addition to the Structure of Global Industries, full-time students take an accounting course focused on financial reporting fundamentals during Opening Term. (Evening Program students take the accounting course at a later time).
Core courses teach the quantitative tools, systematic analysis, and persuasion skills necessary to succeed in business. Each class allows students time to engage in the material and reflect on their learning. With a wide variety of formats and subject matter, the MBA Core culminates in the Global Business Experience.
After mastering the core, students select electives to develop specialized knowledge and focus on specific industries. Students can tailor the curriculum to meet their personal goals through these six-week modules.
The degree culminates in the Global Business Experience, an application of everything students have learned. This professional-level consulting project builds upon students' experiences, talents, connections, and careers by pairing student groups with international companies to address real issues. Students collaborate remotely for several months before traveling abroad to present final recommendations to the company’s leadership.
Georgetown's McDonough School of Business MBA students have the opportunity to pursue an Honors Certificate Program with the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy (IBD) through Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
The Landegger Program trains students for work at the intersection of international public and private sector activities. MBA students who are accepted into this interdisciplinary program combine their MBA studies with such areas as international relations, political economy, and international trade. IBD classes combine an intensive case method approach to global corporate operations with an analysis of key economic and political issues in international trade, finance, and investment.
Accepted MBA students take a Landegger Program gateway course in the spring of their first year. Those students who complete this course with an honors grade (A or A-) then proceed with additional IBD requirements and courses at Georgetown McDonough, at the School of Foreign Service, and through other Georgetown University graduate programs.
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