Global Emerging Leaders Program

An international and distance-learning program to train and develop high-potential executive leaders in a global business environment.

Global Positioning
The Georgetown- ESADE Global Emerging Leaders Program (GELP) combines the interdisciplinary teaching strengths of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in globalization and international business with those of ESADE in executive leadership within a multinational context. The GELP is designed to develop the leadership skills of talented, high-potential executives interested in accelerating their careers in global business environments. The program helps enhance capabilities in analyzing environmental complexity and designing effective strategies with a global perspective.

Participant Profile
The GELP is ideally suited to talented managers making the professional transition from local operations to an international track. It helps accelerate participants’ professional careers internationally. GELP candidates understand the need to have an open mind on environmental complexity and on the functions and decisions that influence competitive success on a global level.  They are seekers of knowledge, tools and leadership principles to become goal-oriented managers.

The Program
The GELP is structured in five modules with the objective of providing, in less than six months, an effective and highly experiential learning process. The program is based on action learning, requiring team-work in case studies, business simulations and a field project.

The delivery of the program content is organized into three “distance-based” modules and two on-campus intensive weeks in Washington, D.C. and Madrid.

Participants will also complete an Action Learning Project (ALP) which provides the opportunity to apply, in an integrated and comprehensive manner, the different concepts and knowledge acquired throughout the program, into a real project. Participants will work in small groups and will be monitored by a tutor.

All courses are taught in English.

Program Schedule

Pre-Program: Distance Learning

Residential Module:
March 31 – April 4, 2014
Washington, D.C.

Inter-Module: Distance Learning

Residential Module:
June 16 – 21, 2014

Post-Program: Distance Learning

For more details on the curriculum and a typical module, visit the GELP website.

Fees and Payment
Program fees: €18,900

An early bird fee will be granted to candidates that have been admitted and pay the deposit fee:

  • from July 15th to October 15th: 20% price reduction
  • from October 15th to February 15th: 15% price reduction

Program fees include tuition fees, teaching materials and most meals. Accommodation and travel expenses are not included in the program fee. After acceptance into the GELP, Georgetown and ESADE can recommend a hotel within walking distance of the campus.

The program is aimed at young professionals with a minimum of five years of work experience (we expect an average of eight). The ESADE admissions team will contact each candidate to schedule an interview. The Admissions Committee decision will be communicated within two weeks. To ensure places are available, candidates are advised to begin their admission process as early as possible. For more detailed information, please visit or contact:

Georgetown University
Maggie A. Skinner
37th and O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
Washington, D.C. 200057-1223 USA
Tel +1 202 687 4232

ESADE Business School
Executive Education
Ms. Natalia Pando
Mateo Inurria, 25-27
28036 Madrid, Spain
Phone +34 913 597 714