McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Flex MBA Program Curriculum

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Georgetown McDonough provides the ideal global learning community for working professionals who aspire to lead at a higher level while continuing their careers. The Flex MBA is the next innovative evolution of Georgetown’s highly ranked part-time program and launched in fall 2019. The program is taught by the same faculty, follows the same core MBA courses, and confers the same degree as Georgetown’s Full-time MBA. The Flex MBA will provide greater flexibility in duration of degree (26-60 months), delivery of courses (Saturday electives and more Intensive Learning Experiences), and innovations in using technology (hybrid electives).

Through rigorous coursework, experiential learning, and the case method, the Georgetown McDonough MBA curriculum inspires collaboration among both students and faculty. A challenging core curriculum with an emphasis on ethical leadership provides students with a general management framework that is crucial for continued professional accomplishments.

Key Features and Benefits of the Flex MBA

The MBA curriculum sequence and courses have been adjusted due to developments related to COVID-19. Students will learn of further updates, if any, from the MBA Program Office.

Current first, second, and third year Flex students should refer to Canvas for their curriculum maps

Opening Term

Your MBA studies will begin with three weeks of intensive, interactive and engaging instruction in global business through the Structure of Global Industries course.

STEM-Designated Management Science Major

The Georgetown MBA offers a variety of coursework focused on quantitative analysis and management science, allowing students to complete a STEM-designated management science major. In addition to the STEM-eligible credits you will take as part of the core curriculum above, students complete 12 of their MBA elective credits during the program from this course list to earn the designation. Current students should consult Canvas for more details.

Core Courses

Our 15 core courses are offered in sequence with the same cohort – with the exception of Leading Teams for Performance and Impact and the Global Business Experience – and provide a foundation for managerial success in the global marketplace.

Electives

Although you do not have to choose an area of concentration, you can customize your academic experience by selecting electives from more than 70 course offerings. This list is a general guide and is subject to change.

Accounting

Finance

Marketing

Management

Operations and Information Management

Strategy, Economics, Ethics & Public Policy

Intensive Learning Experiences

Intensive Learning Experiences (ILEs) are elective courses offered in short time periods (one to two weeks) and provide one and a half or 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.

Transfer Credit Policy

Georgetown McDonough MBA students may petition for the transfer of a maximum of 12 credits for specific courses taken at an accredited institution prior to their matriculation at McDonough. Only courses that satisfy the following requirements will be considered for transfer credit:

You must complete a minimum of 75 percent of the credits required for the MBA at Georgetown McDonough. Therefore, transferring credits may limit opportunities for registration in Consortium of Universities in D.C. courses, cross registration at Georgetown University, and study abroad.

Requests for transfer credit will be reviewed for Flex MBA students after admission to McDonough is granted; full-time students’ requests will be reviewed after being admitted and submitting a deposit.

Registration Outside the MBA Program

As an additional way to customize your MBA, we offer you the opportunity to request to take up to 13.5 elective credits outside of the McDonough School of Business. You can pursue courses through the Consortium of Universities in D.C., such as: American University, George Mason University, Howard University, The George Washington University, and the University of Maryland at College Park. Relevant graduate-level classes also may be taken elsewhere within Georgetown University through cross registration. 

Certificates and Experiential Learning

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