Due to the evolving public health situation during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person campus visits are offered on an appointment-only basis, and Zoom meetings are preferred for prospective students. Masks are required at all times when inside of campus buildings. To connect with MSFS Admissions, email email@example.com. Available 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET Monday–Friday.
Virtual information sessions are held on Mondays. Each session is led by an MSFS admissions representative who will discuss the Georgetown MSFS program and application process.
Register for the Monday virtual information session at 4:00 p.m. EST.
In light of the evolving public health situation during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to respect the overall safety of the MSFS community, MSFS is offering a limited number of classes for prospective students who meet the University’s protocols to visit in-person. Please sign-up by using the calendar below and providing us with at least a one-week notice to make arrangements. You will receive a confirmation email detailing instructions on how to complete your registration and how to join the class. See the list of available classes below:
November 22 and 29, 2:00-4:30 p.m. EST
MSFS 742 – Strategy, Finance & Valuation by Professor David Wallis
The course is split into 4 sections: (1) Strategy – an introduction to strategy with case led application; (2) Finance – a case led refresher of key financial tools and metrics including financial modelling; (3) Valuation – an introduction to valuation; (4) Case led integration of the above using a mix of theory, news events, blogs and research reports. The course will draw upon current events to illustrate and analyze key principles.
November 16, 5:00-7:30 p.m. EST
STIA 419- Energy and Environment in Eurasia by Professor Theresa Sabonis-Helf
This course will focus on the role played by energy and environment in the evolution of the successor states to the Soviet Union. The energy portion of the course will examine the challenges faced by energy-poor states in their transitions, as well as the very different challenges faced by oil and gas-rich successor states. The environment portion of the course will examine the Soviet legacy of persistent pollutants and “national sacrifice zones” and how the states have attempted to address them, as well as the transboundary pollution problems. The course will also review the role played by the successor states and the international community in attempting to improve the environment in this region, the emerging challenges posed to the region by climate change, and the resource management challenges (particularly in water) faced by these states.
November 11 and 18, 2:00-4:30 p.m. EST
GOVT 560 – Corruption vs Good Governance by Professor Jodi Vittori
This class examines what governments are expected to provide their citizens today so we can better understand where corruption leads to perceived governance failures. It explores how different so-called syndromes of corruption manifest themselves in different types of states, as well as comparing and contrasting four leading theories of governance and corruption.
November 11, 18, and December 2, 3:30-6 p.m. EST
GHD 636 – Climate Change and Development by Professor Shantayanan Devarajan
This course will cover: (1) Climate change and its impacts: what we know, what we don’t know; (2) Adapting to climate change (assuming carbon emissions continue with the baseline scenario); (3) Mitigating climate change: What developing countries can do.
Personal interviews are not offered, except for BSFS/MSFS and BSBA/MSFS candidates, for whom an interview is required.