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Incoming Class Boosts Georgetown MSF to Greater Diversity and All-time Highs in Enrollment and Average GMAT

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business welcomed an incoming class of 174 first-year students this fall. With 156 second-year students, the program started the semester with 330 students, a new record for enrollment and a significant increase compared to its inaugural class of 39 students in 2014. 

The rise in enrollment has been fueled by an increase in the quality of applications as manifested in the record average GMAT of 692 for this year’s incoming class. The program also increased its female representation to 30%, up from 23% last year. Moreover, 43% of the incoming class comes from a non-business or economics background during their undergraduate degree, up from 38% last year. 

“We are pleased to enroll another record cohort of students while maintaining, if not increasing, our high admissions standards and embrace of diversity,” said Allan Eberhart, senior associate dean of the MSF program and professor of finance. “We also are excited to welcome students to our new full-time accelerated 10-month track, which provides an opportunity for students to transition from their degree program to career in less than one year.” Students also have the option to complete the program part-time or full-time in the 21-month traditional tracks

The incoming class’ prior work experience ranges from 0-33 years, with an average of five years and mean age of 27. Students enter the program from various fields of study, including government and international studies, engineering, accounting, mathematics, health sciences, marketing, and more. Moreover, 15% of the students already hold graduate degrees.

“Each incoming class is unique, and we meet them exactly where they are with our Blended4 learning approach,” said Thomas Stowell, associate dean for career management and strategic initiatives. “Georgetown MSF’s combination of rigor and flexibility is unparalleled, and we look forward to equipping this cohort with the skills necessary to take their finance career to the next level.”

The MSF program combines interactive asynchronous course content with weekly live classes to create an unrivaled blended experience for students. The program’s Blended Classroom empowers students to attend class in person or online and receive the same educational experience. The program also offers a dedicated career services team that helps students advance in their current organization or transition to a new job during or after the program.

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M.S. in Finance