Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business contributes to the university’s rankings through programming and the strong presence of blockchain technology in the school’s curriculum. The school offers an elective course for undergraduates on financial technology, or fintech, and blockchain, aiming to teach students how to use new business technology in the workplace. The MBA program has a similar elective.
The Georgetown Center for Markets and Financial Policy, part of the McDonough School of Business, hosts the annual D.C. Blockchain Summit, a forum for experts to gather and discuss investment in cryptocurrencies, among other things. Georgetown McDonough has a partnership with the Fintech Consortium to collaborate on a number of initiatives including joint research and exchange programs.
Fintech also is an important feature of student life at Georgetown McDonough. Over 150 graduate and undergraduate students participate in Georgetown FinTech, a club devoted to introducing students to leaders in the fintech field through speakers and industry events.