Curriculum Overview

A uniquely integrated interdisciplinary curriculum featuring signature courses, a learning community, and on-location experiences.

The BS in Business and Global Affairs (BSBGA) is designed, developed, and delivered by faculty from two world-class schools, the McDonough School of Business and the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS). The rigorous curriculum includes classes in international affairs, business and finance, government, economics, philosophy, theology, quantitative methods, history, language, and geography.

Signature BGA Courses

A defining feature of the BGA program is an integrated, interdisciplinary four-year signature course sequence in business and global affairs. The signature courses are jointly designed and co-taught by teams of McDonough and SFS faculty.

  • Signature Course 1 (global markets and politics)
  • Signature Course 2 (global organizations and culture)
  • Signature Courses 3a, 3b, 3c (global operations)
  • Signature Courses 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d (business, policy, and society)

Other BGA Core and Major Courses

  • Accounting
  • Business Financial Management
  • Calculus
  • Comparative Political Systems or International Relations
  • History of Globalization (select from list)
  • International Law, Policy, and Governance (select from list)
  • International Economics or International Trade
  • Macroeconomics
  • Map of the Modern World
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis (select from list)
  • Quantitative Methods (select from list)
  • Regional History (select from list)
  • Washington, Business, and the World (three-semester “thread” course)

Georgetown University Core Courses
All Georgetown undergraduate students fulfill university core requirements in philosophy, theology, writing, humanities, language and culture, science, and engaging diversity.

Modern Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement
All BGA students also will study a language and meet the SFS requirement to achieve proficiency before graduation. Georgetown offers a wide range of modern foreign language study. 

Study Abroad
BGA students also have the option of standard study abroad in fall of the junior year or during the summer.