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Georgetown University Global Executive MBA Program Structure

The Georgetown University Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) at the McDonough School of Business is structured in an innovative format comprised of six two-week modules held at locations around the world. Each module progressively builds upon previous modules and interweaves with opportunities to interact with authors, business leaders, researchers, CEOs, and policymakers. The 14-month program begins each June. The program was created in partnership with Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, ESADE Business School, and INCAE Business School. Upon completion of the program, applicants will have earned MBA degrees from the McDonough School of Business and the ESADE Business School, as well as a Global Management Program Certificate from the INCAE Business School.

The 2018 module begins in Washington DC, then moves on to Barcelona and Madrid, followed by modules in San Jose and Panama City, Doha and Bangalore, Beijing and Shanghai, and culminates back in the U.S. in June 2019 in New York City and Washington DC.


Each Georgetown University Global Executive MBA module is a “deep immersion” experience that integrates core MBA courses, a specially designed integrative course, and a series of networking events, special topics, and briefings. Each element of the module is developed to take the greatest advantage of the residency location. While core MBA courses ensure that students master fundamental business disciplines and general management skills, the integrative courses combine these disciplines and challenge them to apply their “soft” management skills to live cases, industry simulations, and consulting-style projects.

During the course of the program, all participants work with a faculty supervisor to define, write, and present a master’s project. Typically, the master’s project will be based on individual research, a business plan, or a consulting project. The project is an opportunity for participants to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom to a real-world problem. It is also a chance for participants to examine a business issue, organization, or industry that will further their career and / or provide immediate value to their organization.

The Global Executive MBA program culminates with the Georgetown-ESADE Globalization Capstone Integrative, jointly delivered by the McDonough School of Business, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, and ESADE Business School. The capstone is organized around a series of special topic presentations and roundtable discussions. Participants examine trends and forecasts for different regions around the world. They also examine topics such as national and multinational interventions, regulations, agreements, and international business diplomacy disputes.

Executive MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 42
• The Economist: 32

Class Profile

Students entering the Georgetown McDonough Global Executive MBA program are, on average, 41-years old. About 63 percent of the class is male, with 37 percent female students. More than half of the most recent class entered the program having already earned a post-graduate degree. Students generally have around 17 years worth of post-graduate professional work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial

The current cost of the Georgetown McDonough Global Executive MBA program for is $155,718. This includes tuition, specified meals during class weekends, and accommodations at off-site and international residencies, consulting project expenses, international travel insurance, and course materials.

Scholarships are available for the Georgetown Global Executive MBA.

The Office of Student Financial Services attempts to assist financially eligible applicants meet their educational and living costs. All United States citizens and permanent residents of the United States may be considered for federally funded programs.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. McDonough students commonly use the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Alternative Education Loans, and the ACCESS Loan Program. Private loans may also be available.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Georgetown University Global Executive MBA program are required to hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, or the equivalent from an international college or university.

Additionally, applicants to the Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA Program must possess a minimum of 10 years of post-graduate work experience and are required to submit for review a resume, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation, a letter of support from their current employer, proof of English proficiency (if necessary), and official transcripts from all academic course work. Applicants must submit a completed application, along with a nonrefundable $175 application fee. EMBA applicants also are required to interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Final Deadline: June 24, 2019

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