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 the highly ranked Evening Program and will launch 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 Program. The Flex MBA program will provide greater flexibility in duration of degree (28-60 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 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 new Flex MBA:

  • Same Curriculum. Same Degree. Same Career Support: Experience the same curriculum taught from the same renowned professors as the Full-time MBA. Graduate with the same MBA degree as our Full-time students. Access the MBA Career Center for on-campus recruitment, career conferences and treks, and a career coach tailored towards your career interests.

  • Cohort and Network: Remain apart of the highly sought after Georgetown student and alumni network by taking your core classes as part a cohort of 55-65 students.

  • Duration Flexibility: Complete the degree in 28-60 months allowing you to customize your work, life, and school balance

  • Course Delivery Flexibility: Choose to take your electives in a variety of formats. Flex MBA will offer a selection of Saturday electives and more opportunities to take our signature Intensive Learning Experiences.

  • Innovations in Technology: Access a selection of hybrid electives that allow you to access a portion of the course virtually from anywhere in the world and reduces your travel to and from campus.

  • Leverage Prior Graduate Coursework: Transfer up to 12 credit hours of prior graduate coursework not applied toward a previous degree in order to shorten the length of your program.

Opening Term

Your MBA studies will begin with a three-week, highly integrated course on the Structure of Global Industries. This experiential learning course teaches ethical decision making, the fundamentals of team dynamics, persuasive communication skills, and how to identify and understand global markets. It also serves as the foundation upon which the rest of the MBA curriculum is built. It's a semester's worth of information in less than a month.

Core Courses

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

  • Structure of Global Industries
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Firm Analysis and Strategy
  • Financial Markets and Corporate Decision Making
  • Marketing Analysis & Customer Strategy
  • Managerial Statistics
  • Financial Reporting
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Social Intelligence
  • Leadership Communication
  • Operations
  • Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy
  • Financial Analysis for Managers and Investors
  • Principled Leadership in Business and Society
  • Global Business Experience


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.


  • Analyzing Earnings Quality
  • Cases in Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Law for Managers
  • Performance as Value Creation
  • Taxes and Business Strategy


  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Derivatives and Financial Markets
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
  • Financial Markets and Crises
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Global Financial Institutions
  • International Finance
  • Investment Banking
  • Personal Wealth Management
  • Private Client Wealth Management
  • Private Equity
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Valuation


  • Advertising Strategy
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Global Marketing
  • How to Build Strong Brands
  • Innovation Design and Development
  • Marketing Research
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Market Segmentation
  • Strategic Marketing Planning


  • Advanced Oral Presentations
  • Critical Conversations
  • Defending the Bottom Line
  • Design Thinking and Service Consulting
  • Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Orgs
  • Meditation and Leadership
  • Negotiations
  • Sports Leadership

Operations and Information Management

  • Business Forecasting
  • Computer-Based Decision Support Systems
  • Data Mining: Intro to Business Analytics
  • E-Business and Social Networking
  • Global Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Regression Analysis


  • Advanced Competitive Strategy
  • Consulting Frameworks, Methods, and Context
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Doing Business in the European Union
  • Entrepreneurial Consulting Clinic
  • Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • Game Theory
  • Global Strategy
  • Impact Investing
  • Launching the Venture
  • Leading Management Consulting Firms
  • Managing Corporate Change
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organizational Design Strategy
  • Preparing to Launch
  • Price/Value/Profitability
  • Strategic Pricing
  • Technology Strategy
  • Understanding Entrepreneurship

Intensive Learning Experiences

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

  • Advertising Campaign
  • Business of Water
  • China Jobs Lab
  • Crisis Management
  • Customer Experience Engineering
  • Data Visualization
  • Developing New Business Models
  • Energy Policy in the Age of Climate Change
  • Infrastructure Finance
  • Managing Cross‐cultural & Diverse Teams
  • Managing Cyber Risk to the Firm
  • Mobile Strategies, Products, and Business
  • Mutual Funds
  • National Security and the Global Economy
  • Net Assessment Strategy
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • Project Finance (Arab-Gulf)
  • Startup Factory
  • Statistical Process Control & Six Sigma
  • Strategy Stress Test
  • The Life of Work (Leadership Conversations)

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:

  • Course must be graduate level, relevant to the MBA, and meet McDonough academic standards as determined by the Associate Dean of MBA Programs in consultation with appropriate faculty.

  • Only courses completed in the last seven years (from time of request) for which you earned a “B” or better (or the equivalent) will be considered.

  • Courses applied toward a previous degree cannot be approved for transfer. If the course to be transferred is on a transcript for a previous degree, it must be clearly noted that it was not used to satisfy any degree requirements.

  • Transfer credit requests for core courses will only be approved if you also pass a waiver exam proving mastery of core concepts. If the waiver exam is not passed, no transfer credits will be granted.

You must complete a minimum of 75% 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 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.

Cross Registration

As an additional way to customize your MBA, we offer you the opportunity to request to take up to 12 elective credits outside of the McDonough School of Business. All 12 may be taken from other graduate-level courses provided at Georgetown University, and six of the 12 may be completed at another Washington, D.C., area accredited business school.

Participating universities: American University, George Mason University, Howard University, George Washington University, and University of Maryland – College Park