McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Flex MBA Online

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Georgetown’s part-time Flex MBA is now offered in either an in-person or online format, allowing  you to choose the best fit for you.

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Flex MBA Online Overview

Whichever route you take, you’ll benefit from the same professors and degree as Flex MBA students and have access to the resources of the MBA Career Center as you seek to advance your career. With the option to enroll in an in-person or online modality and complete the degree between 24-60 months, it’s easy to fit career advancement into your work, life, and school balance.

Our online format combines the convenience of virtual classes with two week-long residencies in D.C. at the start of your first and second years. These residencies will allow you to interact with classmates and professors, reinforcing the tight-knit, collaborative Georgetown community for which our MBA experience is known.

In both programs, you’ll participate in our required signature in-person week-long global business consulting experience at the end of the second year.

Flex MBA Online Program Features

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Access to the MBA Career Center

For those seeking career services, the Georgetown Flex MBA Online program provides access to the Georgetown McDonough MBA Career Center. Students have access to MBA career coaches in a virtual environment where they can receive assistance in enhancing their resume and cover letters, preparing for interviews, and negotiating offers.

Flex MBA Online students will have access to virtual MBA Career Center programming. Students in their final year of study have access to post-MBA job postings and virtual employer activities. If students reside in the D.C. vicinity, students may attend on campus employer events.

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Integration Into Community and Student Experience

Flex MBA Online students will have the opportunity to participate in select student organizations, community service, and other community events offered in a hybrid or online format throughout the year. Should they choose to come to campus, they will also have access to a wide range of in-person co-curricular events.

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Engaging Virtual Experience

Unlike some online programs where the course content is completely asynchronous, Georgetown McDonough believes in synchronous learning, where you can engage with your professors and peers in live course sessions, contributing to a rich educational experience.

Our MBA professors have been intentional about the design of this program, incorporating a mix of synchronous and asynchronous course content that is best suited to the various classes and course topics to maximize your learning. Some courses will be half synchronous and half asynchronous allowing both flexibility and a rich learning experience. Where we feel the course content is best delivered in a completely synchronous environment, we will offer the course in this modality.

Class Schedule and Curriculum

All courses, with the exception of in-person residencies and optional Intensive Learning Experiences, are held Monday through Thursday during the 6:30-9:20 p.m. ET time window. For courses that include a mix of synchronous and asynchronous classes, the synchronous component of class will either be the first half (6:30-7:50 p.m. ET) or second half (8-9:20 p.m. ET) of this time window. 

Please note that the Flex MBA Online (FXO) program is strictly for students who reside in the United States, including international applicants who have permanent residency or already reside in the United States on a visa (this program does not sponsor F-1 visas). If you are admitted and enroll in FXO, you are expected to attend classes online according to Eastern Time from any time zone within the United States.

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Core Courses

Our 15 core courses provide a foundation for managerial success in the global marketplace.

Elective Offerings

Beginning in year two, students are able to choose from a limited number of online electives developed from this list. Flex MBA Online students able to attend electives in-person will also have access to join Full-time and Flex MBA students in on-campus electives on a space-available basis. 

Students that have transfer credits, choose to take additional electives in a given module, and/or are able to attend on-campus electives or Intensive Learning Experiences may be able to complete the degree sooner.

Residency Requirements and Opportunities

To experience the Georgetown MBA community in-person, students in the Flex MBA Online program are required to attend two one-week in-person D.C. residencies and one required in-person global residency at an international location. Flex MBA Online students that choose to come to campus also will  have access to optional week-long, in-person Intensive Learning Experiences.

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D.C. Residencies

Students will be immersed in the cohort experience for one-week in D.C. in August of their first and second years. These residencies will combine classes for academic credit along with community and team building activities.

D.C. Advantage
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Global Business Experience Residency

As a leader in global business education, Georgetown McDonough provides students the opportunity to travel abroad to consult either within an industry or with specific Fortune 500 companies, helping their client solve a real-world business problem. Working in small teams, students partner with executives from multinational organizations to address complex business challenges. For six to eight weeks leading up to the global trip, student teams work to address the client’s business problem. The teams then travel abroad to present their recommendations to their client, as well as engage in company visits, meet with alumni, and participate in other cultural and social events. This course is required of all MBA students.

Global Business Experience

Tuition

The Flex MBA Online is an investment in your future. Learn more about the application process, tuition and financial aid, and available scholarships.

Resources

Here at McDonough, you will be supported by a full team of dedicated MBA admissions, program, and career staff to help you achieve your academic and career-related goals. Connect with our team and learn more about the various resources available to you throughout your time at Georgetown and beyond.