Degree Programs

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

McDonough offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree with six areas of study.  The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  In addition to completing courses in the business core, students must complete five to six courses in their chosen major, click on the links below for specific information. 

Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs

In addition, the McDonough School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business and Global Affairs. This is a joint program designed and delivered by McDonough and the School of Foreign Service (SFS). First-year students enrolled in McDonough are eligible to pursue this program. 

Special Programs

The McDonough School of Business also offers a minor in Entrepreneurship.  Information on the minor can be found in the Special Programs section of the bulletin.  The minor and other special programs allow students to expand their knowledge and explore various areas of business.    

The mission of the McDonough School of Business is to educate students to be ethically responsible and effective global business leaders. Our goal is that students be able to improve the management of existing organizations and create new ones in order to responsibly help raise global standards of living. The learning goals focus on business knowledge; management, analytical, and communication skills; and unique Georgetown perspectives.

Table 1: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Learning Goals
Focus Learning Goal Learning Outcomes

Business Knowledge and Analytical Skills

Our graduates will have the knowledge and the analytical, management, and quantitative skills necessary to advance organizations and improve their performance.

Our students will master the key frameworks, models, and skills that reflect the body of knowledge in their major, and will apply discipline-based habits of analytical thinking to problems and opportunities.

Our students will be skilled in the analysis of both qualitative information and quantitative data. They will be able to frame problems, apply appropriate analytical techniques, and draw valid conclusions and recommendations.

Ethical and Social Justice Perspective/

Our graduates will develop an understanding of business that reflects the moral responsibility of management to all relevant stakeholders and the natural environment.

Our graduates will understand the cultural and ethical complexities of conducting business on a global scale and be able to suggest appropriate courses of action.

Our students will understand how to integrate the Jesuit ideal of “service to others” in their leadership and business practices.

Our students will understand the importance of and techniques for measuring the impact of firms on people and their natural environment.

Global Perspective

Our graduates will develop a global and multicultural perspective on the business enterprise and acquire the leadership skills necessary to be a successful leader in a global organization.

Our students will learn about the ways national culture, law, and other social structures affect organizations and the ways that organizations affect their host countries.

Our students will develop the skills and perspective needed for effective leadership in a multicultural environment.

Our students will learn to apply the analytical content of their major in an international setting.

Communication Skills

Our graduates will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of settings to advance organizational objectives and to meet challenges.

Our students will be able to synthesize and summarize information and to professionally communicate their analyses, arguments, and recommendations to a variety of audiences.

Our students will be skilled in written, oral, and visual communication and will be able to effectively choose communication methods that are appropriate to the topic, objective, and setting.