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The curriculum at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business combines business and liberal arts courses to give students a strong foundation in critical thinking and reasoning. Students must complete 40 three-credit courses and 120 semester hours of courses in the liberal arts business core, a chosen major(s), and electives.


Students must complete the liberal arts core, which includes:

  • Calculus I
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Two writing-intensive courses
  • Integrated writing requirement
  • Two history or government courses
  • Two philosophy courses, one of which focuses on ethics
  • Two theology courses
  • Seven liberal arts electives
  • Two diversity courses 


All business students must complete each of the following courses, regardless of major:

  • Accounting I & II
  • Business Law or Business Government Relations
  • Statistics
  • Business Financial Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Management Science
  • Productions and Operations Management
  • Social Responsibilities of Business
  • Strategic Management


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Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offers six majors. Please select the link to review the electives within each major.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Political Economy and Business
  • International Business Regional Studies
  • Management, Leadership, and Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Information Management


To satisfy the 40-course requirement for graduation, students also take five to six electives as needed. These may be business courses or liberal arts courses. Students pursuing a double major often complete the electives by fulfilling courses required for each major. These electives also may be used to fulfill a liberal arts minor.


Georgetown McDonough offers unique co-curricular programs that give students the opportunity to combine classroom topics with hands-on experience. These include:

First Year Seminar

Entrepreneurship Fellows Program

Case Competitions