McDonough School of Business

Undergraduate Curriculum

The curriculum at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business combines business and liberal arts courses to give students a strong foundation in critical thinking and reasoning. Students must complete 120 semester hours of courses in the liberal arts core, business core, a chosen major(s), and electives. 

University and Liberal Arts Core

Students must complete the liberal arts core, which includes:

Business Core

All business students must complete the following courses, regardless of major:


Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offers seven majors. See below for curriculum and elective course PDFs.

Joint Degrees

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offers joint degrees with a selection of schools across Georgetown.

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International Business, Language, and Culture

Jointly offered by Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences and the McDonough School of Business, the International Business, Language, and Culture (IBLC) degree is a deeply collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunity for Georgetown undergraduates, emphasizing the centrality of cultural and linguistic competency to the business sector, and the ways that language study has always been an avenue to effect change and innovation in the world. By placing language and culture in conversation with business, students are invited to take up vital, global questions of inequality, labor and human dignity, technological, ethical, and environmental consequences.

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Dikran Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs

The McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service offer an interdisciplinary Dikran Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs (BGA), preparing students to lead at the intersection of business and policy. The BGA features innovative signature courses co-designed and co-taught by teams of McDonough and Walsh faculty and experiential learning in D.C. and around the world. Students apply for the program during their first year.



Georgetown’s McDonough offers an entrepreneurship minor for undergraduates in the School of Business. Our undergraduates are also eligible to pursue other minors outside of McDonough.


To satisfy the 120 credit requirement for graduation, students also take five to six electives as needed. These may be business courses or liberal arts courses. Students pursuing a double major often complete the electives by fulfilling courses required for each major. These electives also may be used to fulfill a liberal arts minor.

Co-Curricular Programs

Georgetown McDonough offers unique co-curricular programs that give students the opportunity to combine classroom topics with hands-on experience. These include First Year Seminar and case competitions.