Master’s in Management FAQ
Next Application Deadline: March 16, 2021
What is the structure of the program?
The Master’s in Management (MiM) program is a 10-month, in-person graduate program consisting of five, seven-week modules. The 2021 incoming cohort will begin on August 9th. It also includes a one-week global residency to be delivered abroad in the spring. The program is full time, five days per week, and is structured to allow students to participate in a part-time internship, if desired.
Review Course Listings (new window) to learn which courses students take.
Are any courses completed online?
No. All required courses are delivered in person at Georgetown University’s main campus in Washington, D.C. Some optional coursework will be available to complete online.
Do you offer graduate assistantship opportunities?
No, we do not offer graduate assistantship opportunities through the MiM program.
How do you incorporate Jesuit values into the program?
Through the Business Law and Ethics class and other coursework, students will develop an appreciation for and ability to apply Jesuit values — a commitment to rigorous education and lifelong learning, an insistence upon ethical decision-making, a desire for social justice, and a care and concern for others — to business and political decisions.
What are the program’s learning goals for students?
The MiM curriculum’s general management and business focus is designed around a series of learning goals that include expanding the following abilities and competencies:
- Leadership: Learn to create, manage, and lead high-performance teams and organizations.
- Functional Knowledge and Stakeholder Value: Explore these by studying global markets, industries, and corporations, including learning foundations of accounting, finance, operations, marketing, organizational behavior, statistics, and strategy.
- Analytical, Data-Driven Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Develop consulting, design thinking, and data analytics skills necessary to create human-centered, data-driven solutions that solve complex business problems.
- Communication Skills: Learn the technology translation skills necessary to operate in high-tech, innovative companies and industries. Students will study foundational computing and analytical tools such as R, SQL, and Python in addition to becoming comfortable working with Excel and big data.
- Jesuit Values: Through the Business Law and Ethics class and other coursework, students will develop an appreciation for and ability to apply Jesuit values to business creation, strategy, and decision making.
- Global and Diversity Mindset: Understand actions and consequences in the context of a global and diverse world.
Do I need to provide my own course materials?
Yes. Participants will receive syllabi and a list of required course materials no less than two weeks prior to the start of each module, which includes the assignments with due dates indicating when participant presentations or any written work and deliverables are to be submitted. Some instructors may provide reading materials, however this will vary by course.
How many hours per week should I expect to work on course preparation outside the classroom?
Depending on your work experience and familiarity with the subject matter, the amount of preparation time will vary. Expect to spend an average of 20-25 hours per week on coursework outside of the classroom.
How are the courses taught?
Individual faculty members deliver course content using different approaches, including case studies, lectures, experiential learning, simulations, and group projects. Teamwork is emphasized throughout the program. It creates a rich learning environment in which students are exposed to various industry perspectives and learn from their classmates’ experiences.
How many credits are awarded per course?
Most courses award 1.5 credits toward a total of 35 credits for the program.
What are the required admissions materials?
In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a current resume/curriculum vitae, video essay, official academic transcripts, at least one letter of recommendation, a personal essay, proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (if graduated), and GRE or GMAT scores (some exemptions apply). Non-native English speakers also must submit an official TOEFL (minimum 100) or IELTS score (minimum 7.5).
Please check the Application Requirements (new window) for additional details.
Do I need to have previous work experience to apply?
MiM applicants are not expected to have any prior work experience, and the typical applicant will have between zero and three years of experience.
What degree do I earn upon completion of the program?
Graduates of this program receive a Master of Science in Management from Georgetown University.
Must students be employed full-time?
Since the Master’s in Management program is a rigorous, intensive 10-month program, most students will not seek full-time employment while they participate in the program. However courses are structured, particularly in the second semester, so that students may hold an internship during the year.
May I apply for deferral if admitted?
The MiM program does not grant deferrals. In extreme cases, admitted students may request special consideration to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Can I begin the MiM program at a different time during the year?
The MiM program only offers one start date per year in August.
What is the application fee?
Applicants must submit a $175 non-refundable application fee, payable online via credit card or e-check. Please do not send a personal check or money order. The MiM program will grant an application fee waiver to graduates of Georgetown University, candidates who are active duty, reservists, or veterans of the United States military and attendees of select admissions events.
When are the application deadlines?
Please review our admissions page for detailed information on application deadlines and admissions rounds. Early applications are highly encouraged to maximize your opportunity to secure a seat in the upcoming cohort (if admitted) and for scholarship consideration.
Are interviews required for admission?
Yes, interviews are required for admission and are conducted by invitation only.
How do I submit my official transcripts and degree certificate?
Applicants must submit transcripts from all institutions in which a degree has been conferred. Please review our application requirements for detailed instructions on the requirements for non-U.S. transcripts. Please mail the physical transcripts to the address below or send electronic versions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTN: MiM Admissions
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
How do I submit my official GRE/GMAT or English proficiency test scores?
Applicants must submit copies of the relevant required test materials indicated within the application requirements. Review the GRE/GMAT details and the English proficiency details to verify which, if either, of these application components are required for your application to be considered complete. Please mail the physical test scores to the address below or have the electronic version sent to email@example.com.
ATTN: MiM Admissions
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
If my transcripts or academic documents have to be translated, how should these be submitted?
If your original documents are not in English and require translation, you must upload both the certified translation as well as the original documentation to the online application. Once admitted and prior to matriculating into the program, translators are required to send both the original documentation and certified translation in a signed and sealed envelope to our office. Your translator should certify that the original documentation was received in a sealed envelope from the institution. Do not submit a translation only.
What is the admissions process?
Complete and submit an application: The Admissions Committee will evaluate a candidate’s application only when all application requirements have been met. Upon submission of your online application, you will receive a confirmation email that will reflect the date and time of submission.
Interview (by invitation only): Candidates with strong, compelling applications will be invited to the next stage of the admissions process, which includes an interview with members of the admissions committee. If you are requested for an interview, you will hear from the program within two weeks following the round deadline for which you submitted.
Admissions Decision: The Admissions Committee aims to release a final admissions decision on the round decision notification date that corresponds with the round deadline for which the applicant submitted. Typically, this is anywhere from one to three weeks after a candidate successfully completes their interview.
Enrollment Decision: Candidates admitted to the MiM program will receive an online admissions letter with instructions on how to submit their enrollment decision. Those seeking to secure a seat in the upcoming class will be asked to submit a non-refundable $1,500 deposit that is applied toward their first tuition payment.
Does Georgetown waive or remove requirements based upon prior study?
Course waivers are not granted based on any prior study.
Does Georgetown consider transfer credit?
Because the MiM program is a cohort-based program, we are unable to accept transfer credit.
Is an English competency examination required?
International students and non-native English speakers are required to demonstrate a level of competence in English sufficient to meet the admission requirements of the MiM program. All non-U.S. applicants who have not completed a bachelor degree in English are required to submit a current TOEFL, IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English result if their admissions counselor has requested it.
Review our Application Requirements for further information.
Is there a minimum score for the TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Test of English?
Official scores must be sent directly from ETS to Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, MiM Admissions using ETS Code Number: 5781. The minimum required score is 250 (computer-based), 600 (paper-based), or 100 (internet-based). Your test result must not be more than two years old.
Official scores must be sent directly from Cambridge (IELTS) to your admissions counselor. We accept only academic module results; the minimum required score is 7.5. Your test result must not be more than two years old.
How is tuition billed?
Tuition is billed on a per-credit rate. The MiM program spans two semesters and has two payment periods. Review MiM tuition information here.
What does the tuition fee cover?
It includes tuition as well as specified meals and hotel accommodations for the global residency. Tuition fees exclude individual healthcare or health insurance premiums, books and supplies, student fees, round-trip airfare to and from international project locations, room and board, visas, and incidental expenses while traveling.
What kinds of scholarships does Georgetown offer?
Georgetown McDonough offers scholarships for MiM students based on merit. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must include a scholarship essay with their application. The MiM Admissions Office notifies students of scholarship awards at the time of admission to the program.
Review our Scholarship Essay prompt.