Frequently Asked Questions
EML Frequently Asked Questions
What is the duration of the EML Program?
The Executive Master’s in Leadership Program spans 12 months and begins in March each year.
How many hours should I expect to work on course preparation outside the classroom per week?
Depending on your work experience, undergraduate course work, and familiarity with the subject matter, the amount of preparation time will vary. Students report spending an average of 15-20 hours per week on coursework outside of the classroom.
How are the courses taught?
Individual faculty members deliver the content using different approaches including case studies, lectures, experiential learning, simulations, and group projects. Team work is emphasized throughout the program. It creates a rich learning environment in which students are exposed to various industry perspectives and learn from their classmates’ experiences.
How large are typical class sizes?
Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) class size is approximately 30 to 35 students.
When are classes held?
Executive Master’s in Leadership classes are held on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday every other weekend. There are three required residencies, two domestic and one global. Each residency lasts four to seven days. Click here to see the calendar for the current cohort.
What degree do I earn upon completion of the program?
Executive Master’s in Leadership graduates receive a Master in Leadership degree. All of the McDonough School’s degree programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
What does a global residency entail?
A signature experience at MSB, student consulting teams work together to solve a pressing business problem facing foreign organizations or Fortune 500 companies with operations overseas. At the end of the course, the cohort travels abroad to the clients’ facilities to finalize their projects and present recommendations to senior leadership of the companies and organizations. In recent years, EML students have traveled to Cape Town, South Africa.
Is parking available?
Executive students are provided a parking pass for Friday class days. On Saturdays, parking is free. Students park in the Southwest Parking Garage accessible via the Canal Street entrance to campus.
Visitor parking: Visitors are encouraged to use the Southwest parking garage. Our office cannot cover parking expenses incurred while visiting campus during the week. A limited number of daily parking spaces are available in the Southwest Garage and can be reached by entering campus from Canal Road.
Southwest Garage: Hourly and Daily Parking Rates
Effective July 1, 2011
Hourly Parking Rate $3.00
Daily Parking Rate $18.00
Daily Parking (after 3:00pm) $12.00
Daily Parking (after 7:00pm) $6.00
All students after 5:00pm with GU ID $3.00
All daily passes expire at 6:00am the following day except University holidays and weekends