Georgetown MSF Introduces a New 10-month Option to Accelerate Path to Degree
Applicants to the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business can now fast-track their degree with a new accelerated 10-month option, giving students the flexibility to complete their degree in a shorter timeframe while maintaining the academic rigor and Blended4 learning experiences distinctive of the Georgetown MSF degree.
Building upon the success of the program’s 21-month full-time and part-time options – which are now referred to as the traditional tracks – the accelerated MSF shortens the degree program in half. The condensed workload allows students to transition from their degree program to career in less than one year.
“Since its inception, the Georgetown MSF has been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students,” said Allan Eberhart, senior associate dean for the MSF program and professor of finance. “We created this accelerated track to appeal to students whose prior academic training and career interests are more aligned with a 10-month program. While we expect the traditional tracks to be the right choice for the vast majority of our students, we are excited about providing this new option.”
Students in the traditional and accelerated tracks will be seamlessly integrated into a single cohort to encourage camaraderie and colearning among classmates. This means they all take the first-year courses in the traditional track together. The most notable difference is that students in the accelerated track also enroll in courses that students in the traditional tracks take in their second year in the program.
As with the traditional tracks, students in the accelerated track will use Georgetown’s cutting-edge blended online learning platform, which combines asynchronous materials with synchronous weekly MSFLive classes held in the revolutionary Blended Classroom – where students have the option to attend class in-person or online and receive the same educational experience. This platform provides students the flexibility to work on course materials wherever they are in the world and virtually whenever it fits best within their weekly schedules. All students also take the in-person residency course as well as the capstone Global Consulting Project course, where student teams apply the expertise acquired in the program to a consulting project for an international firm or organization. The students then travel to make an in-person presentation to the client.
Georgetown MSF’s combination of rigor and flexibility is unparalleled, as is its concierge-level career support and global business training. The result is extraordinary career success as documented in the program’s most recent career report.
“Our dedicated team of career advisors works to meet each student where they are and provide resources and guidance that supports a variety of career options. The success that our graduates attain has impressed us and we look forward to working with this new group of students in the accelerated track to achieve similar success,” said Thomas Stowell, associate dean for MSF career services and strategic initiatives.
“Only at Georgetown McDonough can students receive such highly interactive learning experiences within a blended online program,” said Luke Weichbrod, the MSF senior director of operations. “The 10-month option is an extension of what the Georgetown MSF does best – combining a world-class curriculum with extensive support for student success in the classroom and customized career management assistance.”
To learn more about the new 10-month accelerated MSF option, please visit msbonline.georgetown.edu/online-masters-in-finance.
- M.S. in Finance