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 40 three-credit courses and 120 semester hours of courses in the liberal arts core, business core, a chosen major(s), and electives. Class of 2022 and forward will have a 38 three-credit course requirement and 120 semester hours.
LIBERAL ARTS CORE
Students must complete the liberal arts core, which includes:
- Calculus I
- 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
All business students must complete the following courses, regardless of major:
- Accounting I & II
- Business Law or Business Government Relations
- Business Financial Management
- Principles of Marketing
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Modeling Analytics (formerly Management Science)
- Operations Management
- Social Responsibilities of Business (Senior Capstone) *Ethical Values of Business for Class of 2021 forward
- Strategic Management
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offers seven majors. See below for curriculum and elective course PDFs.
- Accounting, Curriculum and Electives
- Finance, Curriculum and Electives
- International Political Economy and Business, Curriculum and Electives
- International Business Regional Studies, Curriculum and Electives
- Management, Leadership, and Innovation, Curriculum and Electives
- Marketing, Curriculum and Electives
- Operations and Information Management, Curriculum, Track 1 or Track 2
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 38-course 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.