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. Class of 2022 has a 38 three-credit course requirement and 120 credit hours.

Liberal Arts Core

Students must complete the liberal arts core, which includes:

  • Calculus I
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Two writing-intensive courses
  • Integrated writing requirement
  • Two history or government courses
  • Two philosophy courses, one of which focuses on ethics
  • Two theology courses
  • Seven liberal arts electives
  • Two diversity courses 
  • For Class 2023 forward, One Science for All course

Business Core

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

  • Accounting I & II
  • Business Law or Business Government Relations
  • Statistics
  • Business Financial Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Modeling Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Ethical Values of Business
  • Strategic Management


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


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
Case Competitions

Announcing New Interdisciplinary Degree!

The McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service now offer an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs (BSBGA) open by application in Spring to first-year students. The BSBGA features innovative signature courses taught by teams of McDonough and Walsh faculty and experiential learning in D.C. and around the world.

McDonough Undergraduate Bulletin

The Georgetown University Bulletin for the McDonough School of Business is your go to repository for all policies and information related to Academic Procedures and Degree Requirements.

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