I apologize for my delay in writing this as I have been really busy recently. A couple of weeks ago I went to DC to tour the Georgetown Master in Finance program and see for myself the experience that students have and meet with people in admissions. Needless to say, I was extremely impressed.
The program is online, but the effort that Georgetown has put into providing as interactive an experience as possible is impressive. Students have a host of online pre-material to do before the actual class. This includes readings, work sheets, pre-recorded videos and interactive discussions with their groups.
This all leads up to the classroom experience. All the students essentially Skype into a conference room where a professor teaches the class live. Students ask questions and get answers in real time. There are poll questions and other forms of interaction and any student requiring additional help or assistance can stick around for office hours and have one-on-one time with the professor.
Georgetown also has two in person events. One is essentially a week long, on-campus practicum, where students fly into town and have in person lessons and meetings. Great for meeting professors face to face and building a rapport with your fellow classmates. Students will also have the opportunity to check out the Georgetown area and see all the great sights that Washington, DC has in store.
The second in person event is an international trip. This really provides an opportunity for students to work on real life problems and gain tangible, resume building experience. The trip changes every year so the opportunities remain fresh.
If you are interested in a Masters in Finance program that is flexible and allows you to keep working, check this out. This isn’t your normal online program and I think the quality of education and experience that students will have will be well worth the time and money.
Georgetown MSF Inaugural Class Profile
- 162 applications
- 39 students enrolled
- Students residing in 15 states
- Average GMAT: 663
- 80th percentile GMAT: 700
- 20th percentile GMAT: 640
- Average age: 27.5
- Average work experience: 5 years
- Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.4
Hope this helps and as I continue to get more information I will post it here!