Curriculum

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

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

Custom BGA Courses

A defining feature of the BGA program is a customized, interdisciplinary four-year sequence in business and global affairs. Classroom instruction is integrated with on-location projects and research in Washington, D.C., and around the world. The custom courses are jointly designed and co-taught by teams of McDonough and SFS faculty.

  • BGAF: Signature Course 1 (global markets and politics)
  • BGAF: Signature Course 2 (global leadership and teamwork)
  • BGAF: Signature Courses 3a and 3b (global operations)
  • BGAF: Signature Courses 4a and 4b (business, policy, and society)
  • BGAF: Washington, Business, and the World (multi-semester “thread” course)


Other Courses

  • Accounting I
  • Business Financial Management
  • Calculus
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • History of Globalization (select from list)
  • International Law, Policy, and Governance (select from list)
  • 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)

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

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 summer.