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Structure of Global Industries

Your MBA studies will begin 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. In addition to the Structure of Global Industries, you will strengthen your accounting skills with a financial reporting fundamentals course called Accounting Fundamentals, a pre-requisite to the quantitative MBA level coursework you will take.

Core Courses

Our fifteen core courses are offered in sequence with the same cohort – with the exception of the Global Business Experience – and provide you with a foundation for managerial success in the global marketplace.

  • Structure of Global Industries
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Firm Analysis and Strategy
  • Financial Markets and Corporate Decision Making
  • Marketing Analysis & Customer Strategy
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Social Intelligence
  • Leadership Communication
  • Operations
  • Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy
  • Financial Analysis for Managers and Investors
  • Principled Leadership in Business and Society
  • Global Business Experience


Although you do not have to choose an area of concentration, you can customize your academic experience by selecting electives from more than 70 different course offerings.

This list is a general guide and is subject to change.


  • Analyzing Earnings Quality
  • Cases in Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Law for Managers
  • Performance as Value Creation
  • Taxes and Business Strategy


  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Derivatives and Financial Markets
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • Financial Markets and Crises
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Global Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Personal Wealth Management
  • Private Client Wealth Management
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Valuation


  • Advertising Strategy
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Global Marketing
  • How to Build Strong Brands
  • Innovation Design and Development
  • Marketing Research
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Market Segmentation
  • Strategic Marketing Planning


  • Advanced Oral Presentations
  • Critical Conversations
  • Defending the Bottom Line
  • Developing Women Leaders
  • Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Orgs
  • Meditation and Leadership
  • Negotiations
  • Sports Leadership

Operations and Information Management

  • Business Forecasting
  • Computer-Based Decision Support Systems
  • Data Mining: Intro to Business Analytics
  • E-Business and Social Networking
  • Global Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Regression Analysis


  • Advanced Competitive Strategy
  • Consulting Frameworks, Methods, and Context
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Doing Business in the European Union
  • Entrepreneurial Consulting Clinic
  • Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • Game Theory
  • Global Strategy
  • Impact Investing
  • Launching the Venture
  • Leading Management Consulting Firms
  • Managing Corporate Change
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organizational Design Strategy
  • Preparing to Launch
  • Price/Value/Profitability
  • Strategic Pricing
  • Technology Strategy
  • Understanding Entrepreneurship

Intensive Learning Experiences

Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs) are elective courses offered in short time periods (one - two weeks) and provide three hours of academic credit. These courses use innovative pedagogies, such as experiential learning, client-centered work, and off-site visits that take advantage of the concentrated time format.

This list is a general guide and is subject to change.

  • Advertising Campaign Development
  • Big Data Management
  • Business of Water
  • Business of Lobbying
  • China's Value Chain
  • Coaching High Performance Teams
  • Crisis Management
  • Data Visualization
  • Design Thinking and Service Consulting
  • Developing New Business Models
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Info-Based Investment Strategies
  • Innovation and Intrapreneurship
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Managing Cross‐Cultural & Diverse Teams
  • Managing Cyber Risk to the Firm
  • Managing Technology Disruption
  • Mobile Strategies, Products, and Business
  • Mutual Funds
  • National Security and the Global Economy
  • Net Assessment Strategy
  • Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance
  • Start-up Factory
  • Statistical Process Control & Six Sigma
  • Strategic Management of Social Networks
  • Strategy Stress Test
  • The Life of Work (Leadership Conversations)
  • Value Investing

Cross Registration

As an additional way to customize your MBA, we offer you the opportunity to take up to 12 elective credits outside of the McDonough School of Business. All 12 may be taken from other graduate level courses provided at Georgetown University, and six of the 12 may be completed at another Washington, D.C., area accredited business school.

Participating Universities:

  • American University
  • George Mason University
  • Howard University
  • The George Washington University School of Business
  • University of Maryland – College Park