• Admissions and Financial Aid

    Admission

    Apply Today! Once you've been admitted, to join the program, accept our offer, view your decision letter in the application portal, and click "accept the offer" of admission. The next step is to submit the enrollment deposit. Once this is completed, we'll grant you access to the program's resources.

    Financial Aid

    Apply for the FAFSA here. A useful guide to walk you through the steps for graduate school can be found here. The Office of Financial Aid normally releases their decision in June and on a rolling basis afterwards.

    The Grad Plus Loan is a non-need based, low-interest loan made to graduate students. Students may borrow an amount up to the cost of attendance less any financial assistance. This can be helpful in covering the rest of the cost of tuition.

  • Steps After Depositing

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    If you were admitted provisionally, contact your previous university's office of the registrar and ask them to email or mail a copy of your final, official transcripts to our Office of Graduate Admissions.
    Graduate Admissions Office
    Fr. O'Connell Hall
    620 Michigan Ave NE
    Washington, DC 20064
     
    Accepting Financial Aid:
    Immunization Records
  • Housing

    There are many areas to live around the campus and DC area. Catholic University is conveniently served by the Metro (specifically the Red Line) so access to and from campus is easy.  Some of the more popular areas are Brookland, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Friendship Heights, NoMa, H Street, Chevy Chase, Clarendon, and Hyattsville. All are metro accessible. There are also three apartment complexes within walking distance of campus. These are listed in order of convenience and price (higher).

    There are also resources available for on-campus and off-campus housing:

  • Internship Search

    After paying your enrollment deposit and officially joining the class, we'll be reaching out to you in early Spring to schedule your on-boarding meeting. This is an opportunity for you to improve your resume and discuss internship and career goals. You should try to update your resume and cover letter to reflect the guidelines. Students are not required to have an internship by the start of the program, and we will work with all students to acquire an internship. One of the important parts of the program is having an internship to get experience in business and help you develop good time management skills. Resources include:

    MSB Internship Strategy: Resume and Cover Letter
    We suggest that you use these resources as a jumping off point for your search. Your search, however, shouldn't be limited by what's in our sessions. 
  • Business Casual and Business Professional Attire

    • Business casual dress will be required for all regular classes and activities.
    • Business professional will be required when guest lecturers attend or a presentation is being made.
    • In no case are jeans considered acceptable business casual attire, unless specified.
    • Your instructors will specify when business professional is expected.

    Business Casual

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    Business Professional

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  • Register for Classes

    Class registration is now open! Below is a step-by-step guide to register as well as the list of courses we're offering. Students should register for all classes:

  • Orientation

    Orientation takes place the week of August 19-23 and is mandatory for all students. Our staff is already busy preparing for Orientation Week. We will continue to update information as it becomes available.
  • Pre-Class Assignments

    Pre-class assignments will be will be posted in July. These assignments will serve as an introduction to the subject matter and allow students to familiarize themselves with the language and terms of these courses before the start of the school year.

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  • Suggested Reading/Listening

    Students often ask how they should prepare for the program. We've compiled a list of books, publications, subscriptions, and podcasts to introduce you to the world of business:

    Books

    • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
    • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
    • Straight from the Gut by Jack Welsh
    • Good to Great by Jim Collins
    • Great by Choice by Jim Collins
    • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
    • Playing to Win by A.G. Lafley
    • Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching by Andrew V. Abela and Joseph E. Capizzi
    • The Pope and the CEO by Andreas Widmer
    • Turn this Ship Around by L. David Marquet
    • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Pat Lencioni
    • Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders by David Marquet

    Publications

    Subscriptions

    Podcasts

  • Catholic University Maps, Offices, and Mass Times

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    All MSB classes take place in Maloney Hall, half a block from the Brookland Metro. Below are other general Catholic University resources:
  • Miscellaneous Resources