Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced the launch of the school’s first online educational offering—a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program—designed to expand its global reach. The new curriculum uses state-of-the-art technology that gives students anywhere in the world the opportunity to experience the same interactive, small-class atmosphere characteristic of the traditional learning environment.
The program will be taught by a faculty that includes prominent researchers and former executives. MSF courses make use of advanced technology videos with graphics and examples to ensure students remain engaged throughout presentations and assessments. Developed in partnership with Deltak, the technology also connects them directly to faculty and peers via chat and video sessions.
The new MSF online program features a comprehensive curriculum built upon the school’s foundation of ethical values. MSF students are given real-world experience through assigned coursework and projects, which includes the program’s on-site residency and a Global Consulting Project that provides students the opportunity to work with an international firm and travel abroad to present their final project.
“As technology continues to transform the higher education landscape, it is important that we find innovative new ways to fulfill our mission to prepare students to become principled and transformational leaders,” says David Thomas, dean of Georgetown McDonough.
Classes are scheduled to begin in January 2014.