MSF Strategy and Innovation
Women in Finance Initiative
In 2019, the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program will convene a small strategy group of students, alumni, and professionals to develop resources and programs that encourage more women to enter the field of finance. The goal is to harness the power of our alumni, current students, and key executives to help reduce the gender gap and increase opportunities and networks for women in the field.
Veterans in Finance Initiative
Georgetown University has a long history of supporting our veterans. MSF recognizes that transitioning from active duty to a civilian position requires appropriate resources and support systems that directly reflect the uniqueness of such transitions. Beginning in 2019, the MSF Program and the Office of Career Strategy and Professional Engagement will launch specialized networking groups, programs, and resources to help our students transitioning from the military leverage their experiences, leadership skills, and previous training to land in careers and jobs that recognize the value that military service can bring to the civilian workplace.
MSF Full-time Option
When the MSF Program was launched in 2014, it was designed primarily as a part-time program for working professionals. While that format remains at the core of what we do, we recognize that some may want to complete the Georgetown MSF as a full-time student. In fact, we have several students who have done just that. Perhaps you are at the beginning of your career and are looking for a full-time summer internship. Or maybe you are exiting the military and are looking for a transition period between active duty and full-time employment. Our flexible, cohort-based program allows you to study either full-time (on-campus or at a distance) or in our traditional part-time format (again, on-campus or at a distance). Connect with our admissions team to learn more.
Innovative Experiential Learning Opportunities
One of the biggest challenges for graduate students (especially those who work full-time while in our program) is gaining new experiences that can help facilitate a “career pivot” more closely aligned with the MSF degree. Beginning in 2016, the MSF Program developed summer clinics that offer participants an opportunity to engage in challenging, in-depth, fast-paced experiential learning opportunities with corporate clients. These eight-week experiences pair peers together in small teams to work on complex real-world projects for corporate partners that culminate with an in-person presentation and findings to senior industry leaders. These projects are directly related to the ever-changing challenges our corporate partners face. In 2019, we will launch a new summer clinic focused on fintech and financial transformation – all with an eye toward ensuring our students are prepared for both current and future challenges in the marketplace.