Online Business Programs

Thinking about going into the field of entrepreneurship or international relations? If you are intrigued by either subject and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is your chance. Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older. Each course features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

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Program Dates

Multi-length courses available throughout the year

Eligibility

For students ages 13 and up

Fees

$1495

Current Courses Available

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Entrepreneurship

How Innovators Build a Business

Becoming an Entrepreneur: An Inside Look at Innovation

Here is a course that will ignite the inner entrepreneur in you. You will learn how to identify the need for your product, discover your audience, understand the competitive landscape, and formulate a unique story that makes your brand memorable. Practice leadership skills, understand the risks involved, and develop a compelling pitch.

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Investing

Immerse Yourself in the Lucrative World of Investing

Becoming an Investor: An Inside Look at Finance

Did you know that global investing is a *$28.5 trillion industry? Whether you are completely new to investing or familiar with the field, this course will simplify the world of finance by breaking down the basic mechanics of financial markets. You will hear from industry experts, identify investment products, determine how investments yield returns, calculate an asset’s worth, and explore how the fintech revolution has enabled crypto exchanges. If you envision a future in the fast-paced world of investing, this course is for you. 

*SOURCE: United Nations Global Trade Update

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International Relations

How Does the World Interconnect?

International Relations: How the World Works

Natural disasters. Pandemics. Unconventional warfare. Cyber threats. Learn how our world works in light of current problems and possibilities. Discover why populist movements arise and how they can threaten democracy. Find out how different nations define human rights. See how technological advances offer both promise and threat. Explore the field of International Relations and consider what your role will be in tomorrow’s world.

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How You Will Benefit

  • Online courses are available throughout the year—pick a subject that fits your passion and your schedule.
  • Suitable for high school students ages 13 and up so you can start exploring your interests early on.
  • Experience what it’s like to take a course designed by Georgetown University faculty while you’re still in high school.
  • Flexible learning: lectures by professors are delivered through dynamic videos, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows—the ultimate in flexibility.
  • Work with mentors who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Georgetown University for your college application.

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Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Project

All online courses culminate in a special final project that allows you to:

  • Demonstrate what you’ve learned in a presentation.
  • Get feedback from your mentors on your work.
  • Choose from a variety of topics covered in your course to show what you’ve learned.
  • Use any media you prefer—text, video, photography, PowerPoint.

Mentoring

You’ll receive guidance from a mentor who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments. 
  • Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you excel in your studies. 
  • Brainstorming to help you prepare for your final project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning that works with your schedule.
  • Flexible format: you’ll learn through video lectures. Tune in anytime that works for you.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from mentors.
  • Engage with fellow students online from around the world through online interaction and discussion boards.

Apply Now for the Next Available Course

November 6 - December 4

Becoming an Entrepreneur: An Inside Look at Innovation

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2022

November 6 - December 4

International Relations: How the World Works

Length: 4 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2022

December 18 - January 1

Becoming an Entrepreneur: An Inside Look at Innovation

Length: 2 weeks

Cost: $1495

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2022

All course options have the same educational content, learning materials, and number of assignments. We are offering a condensed version of the course in order to accommodate students’ individual schedules.

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application asks you to provide the following:

  • Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
  • Why you wish to take this course, and a bit of your story, through writing, video, photos—any media you prefer.

Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes to answer the questions.

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Admissions

Our application process is easy. You can expect a prompt decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time do you have to turn around a project? When do you find out if you’re admitted? Find answers to your questions here.

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Scholarships

We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.