Two new fellowship opportunities highlight how Georgetown McDonough continues to infuse its MBA program with opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a variety of industries.
This fall, the school will welcome its first two MBA Entrepreneurship Fellows, and next year’s class will include the first MBA Fintech Fellow. These opportunities build upon McDonough’s success in offering MBA Real Estate Fellowships with the Steers Center for Global Real Estate. As part of the MBA Entrepreneurship and MBA Fintech Fellowship program, Full-time MBA students receive a $20,000 per year scholarship for a total of $40,000 and become deeply engaged in the work of one of the school’s faculty-led centers or initiatives.
“As Georgetown McDonough continues to attract more competitive candidates, we have been focused on launching new scholarships in specific interest areas, including entrepreneurship and fintech, and for those aligned with our commitment to social impact like AmeriCorps alumni,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA Admissions. “By attracting the best candidates, we will continue to build diverse classes that add to the student experience.”
The MBA Entrepreneurship Fellows will take on a leadership role in Georgetown Entrepreneurship, an initiative that provides entrepreneurial education and experiences to all Georgetown students from the McDonough School of Business. The program offers many opportunities for MBA students to explore what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset, whether they want to be innovative in an existing company, work for a startup, or launch their own business. The initiative has built strong MBA programming, including the MBA Venture Fellows program, the Bark Tank pitch competition, and international championships in the VCIC competition.
The MBA Fintech Fellows will engage with the Center for Financial Markets and Policy, which sponsors original research, provides thoughtful commentary, and hosts dialogues and conferences on key financial market issues. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on research with leading center faculty and the Digital Chamber of Commerce, a partner organization of the center. The fellow also will be placed in relevant internships with private or public organizations during the academic year and/or summer.
To be considered for one of the MBA fellowships, applicants should have a demonstrated interest in pursuing fields related to entrepreneurship, fintech, or real estate industry areas. All applicants who are above average in the holistic admissions review automatically are considered for scholarships and fellowships at McDonough.