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Record Enrollment Numbers for Georgetown’s MSF Incoming Class of 2023

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program welcomed the incoming Class of 2023 to campus this fall, which marks its largest class to date. After a record number of applications, which were up 27% from the previous academic year, the program began with an all-time high enrollment of 187 first-year students in the cohort.

Allan Eberhart, senior associate dean of the Master of Science in Finance Program at McDonough, said the growth is a reflection of the program’s prestigious reputation, top-notch faculty, post-graduate opportunities, and excellent recruitment efforts by the program’s admissions team.

Record Enrollment Numbers for Georgetown’s MSF Incoming Class of 2023

“More than a decade after the program was launched, it’s exciting to watch the MSF continue to grow its enrollment while maintaining high admission standards and the distinctive, blended cohort-based experience that our program is known for,” Eberhart said. “We’re not only pleased with the record breaking enrollment numbers but also the diverse professional makeup of the incoming Class of 2023. This new cohort brings a wide range of work and personal experiences to the classroom, which ultimately is a win-win for the student body, faculty, and staff alike.”

Students in the class have worked in a variety of fields, including accounting, construction, consumer goods and retail, education, clean energy and technology, government, healthcare, marketing and sales, consulting, and real estate—to name a few. For those who choose to work while pursuing their MSF degree, they bring strong industry experience from companies such as BlackRock, Boeing, Amazon Web Services, Nordstrom, Morgan Stanley, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, amongst others.

In the incoming MSF Class of 2023, 59% are full-time students, while 41% are working while taking courses on a part-time basis. 12% of the cohort already has a master’s degree and 42% studied non-business or economics majors during their undergraduate careers.

In addition to a robust professional background, the class also represents 41% U.S. diversity and  27% underrepresented minorities. 

The average age of a student in the newest MSF class on campus is 28 years old and the average number of years of work experience is four years.

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.

 “Our students come from diverse backgrounds which enrich the classroom experience and allow them to seek multiple career pathways after graduation,” said Thomas Stowell, associate dean for MSF career services and strategic initiatives.  “As soon as they graduate from Georgetown, they are equipped with deep financial knowledge, in-demand skills, and the ability to lead in today’s challenging business environment.”

Designed to transform today’s best professionals into rising industry leaders, the program offers part-time and full-time options to students depending on their professional and academic preferences, both of which can take up to 21 months. The accelerated option, which takes 10 months to complete, is available for students who are interested in completing their degree in a shorter timeframe through an intensive full-time curriculum experience. To learn more about the MSF program’s offerings, please visit our website.

M.S. in Finance