MA-IBP Admissions & Financing

Deadline Extension: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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Application Requirements

The MA-IBP  Admissions Committee uses a holistic approach when making an admissions decision. Therefore, it is necessary to submit all application components so the Admissions Committee can make an informed decision about your application.


Applications for the January 2021 intake will be reviewed in the following rounds.

*Recommended submission deadlines for non-U.S. citizens
Application Round Application Deadline Decision By
Round 1 *April 20May 22
Round 2*June 15July 13
Round 3*August 14September 14
Round 4*October 9November 6
Round 5November 16December 7

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition Information

The M.A. in International Business & Policy tuition fee for the January 2021 intake is $78,870. The tuition fee includes tuition, specified meals during modules, accommodations at international residencies, international travel insurance, and course materials.

Tuition fees exclude on-campus parking, individual health care or health insurance premiums, round-trip airfare to and from international module locations, visas, and incidental expenses while traveling.

Financial Aid

Georgetown University has resources to help students identify options for financing their education. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should contact the Office of Student Financial Services for information on financing.

Military Education Benefits

Students eligible to receive educational benefits through the Military Education Benefits Office should contact Rachel Cardwell directly via email at or by phone at 202-687-2713.


Georgetown University offers scholarships for M.A. in International Business & Policy program students, based on eligibility. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must include a scholarship essay with their applications. The Office Admissions notifies students of scholarship awards at the time of admission to the program.

Georgetown University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and/or graduation, the program curricula, tuition, fees, and other regulations affecting the student body.

Nita Swinsick

Admissions & Application Process Q&A

Assistant Dean Nita Swinsick is responsible for recruitment and admissions for Georgetown McDonough’s executive degree programs. Prior to joining Georgetown in 2015, Nita worked at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and as a recruitment consultant in the London, Tokyo, and Hong Kong investment banking sectors. She is from London and holds a B.A. in European politics from the University of Nottingham (UK) and an MBA from IE Business School (Spain).

Q: How long does the admissions process take?

A: Admissions is done in rounds, we have 5 rounds in total. You will generally hear back from us with a final decision in 3-4 weeks, after you submit your application (if there aren’t any pending documents).

Q: Who should write my letters of recommendation?

A: We highly encourage that you identify and select individuals that currently or previously supervised you. If you are an entrepreneur, you can identify high-profile clients to write your recommendations. The recommenders you select should know you well enough to provide specific examples of your work quality, team dynamic, and leadership skills. We find that the best recommendations are those that are detailed and specific rather than vague and general.

Q: What should I write in my personal statement?

A: Your personal statement should be an introspective journey that is unique to you and to your motivations for wanting to complete a graduate program. It should not restate information that the Admissions Committee would already glean from other areas of your application. Take the time to reflect about your accomplishments and drive, and the unique perspective that you would be able to bring to the classroom.

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