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 both 40 three-credit courses and 120 semester hours of courses in liberal arts business core, a chosen major(s), and free electives.

Business Core

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


Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offers six majors:  Accounting; Finance; International Business; Marketing; Management, Leadership & Innovation (MLI), and Operations & Information Management.

Free Electives

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