Below is the second installment of the Georgetown University MSF programs interview with Georgetown Professor and Program Director Allan Eberhart. This second part of the three part series focused on the admissions process, something that is always of interest for my readers. Stay tuned for the third and final installment next Wednesday. Until then, enjoy!
MSFHQ: What advice would you give prospective students in preparing to apply for the program?
Georgetown MSF: Stay organized, stay thoughtful, and stay engaged. You want to impress the admissions committee – show the committee that you will be a strong, positive addition to the Georgetown MSF community and how you plan to make your goals a reality. The committee evaluates the entire application file as it takes a holistic approach. By holistic approach, we mean that there is no single beaten path to acceptance. The students and alumni of the Georgetown MSF all have unique paths that brought them to the program. Share with the committee the unique path that brought you to be interested, and your road map for further success during and after the program.
MSFHQ: There is also the 90-minute synchronous MSFLive sessions. What do students and faculty like about this aspect of Georgetown’s MSF program?
Georgetown MSF: The weekly MSFLive sessions tie the asynchronous material together with an experiential context from various case studies. Students have the opportunity to discuss with their professor(s) and classmates the key takeaways from the material they learned throughout the week, and how to apply them directly to real-life situations. In a cohort filled with students from various industries and geographic locations, the amount of diversity in viewpoints adds great value to the live sessions.
MSFHQ: What do students experience at the On-campus Residency?
Georgetown MSF: The On-campus Residency empowers students to work as a team under a tight deadline as they evaluate a pressing business problem and research recommended solutions. The cohort is divided into smaller teams to investigate the case and present recommendations. The week concludes with a firm understanding of how to apply principles that were learned in the first course of the program. Students also will attain the building blocks to excel not only in the remaining coursework but also in their professional work life immediately.
MSFHQ: What key learning outcomes do students take away from the Global Consulting Project?
Georgetown MSF: Students gain an in-depth understanding of how business and culture weave together in a multinational marketplace. The ability to communicate and understand clients and colleagues from around the world is an invaluable learning experience for anyone who aspires to be a leader in today’s global economy.
To learn more about Georgetown’s MSF program, click here.