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Executive Master's in Leadership

A Rich Learning Experience

The Executive Master’s in Leadership program is a rich learning experience, designed for professionals who want to lead strategy and change in their organizations. Executives graduate positioned for future growth and success with a wealth of practical knowledge and a personal leadership action plan.


The Executive Master’s in Leadership curriculum helps executives advance their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of management strategy.

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Executive Master’s in Leadership candidates bring diverse professional backgrounds and experiences to the program. They display high leadership potential and seek to shape the global business environment and lead in their organizations

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Student Experience

Executives graduate from our programs with a rich understanding of business and strategy in a global context, access to some of the world’s most respected leaders for a lifetime, and with an unforgettable educational experience.

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Your Career

Leadership is a key component of the EML program. Students have the opportunity to reflect on their individual leadership styles and identify strengths and areas for further development.

Expert coaches work one-on-one with students and serve as catalysts for positive change and professional growth.

Executive Masters In Leadership By the Numbers

Georgetown McDonough EML students are business leaders from diverse locations and industries in the United States and around the world. Their backgrounds help broaden their peers’ educational experience.

  • 39


    A typical EML cohort has an average age of 39 years.

  • 20%


    On average, 20% of EML students hold international citizenship.

  • 15


    Students in a typical EML cohort have an average of 15 years of experience in a range of industries.

  • ~Georgetown McDonough School of Business Faculty-Led Research Centers ~

    The research entities at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business leverage their location in Washington, D.C., to study the intersection of business and public policy, international affairs, financial markets and policy, and markets and ethics. Georgetown McDonough faculty members excel at solving critical business issues and defining best practices across a range of industries that will transform the world of business.


    Georgetown University's McDonough Business School offers world-class executive degrees, including the Executive MBA, Executive Master’s in Leadership, the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA, Corporate International Master’s and the Master of Science in Finance. Curricula focus on business, leadership and strategy from a global perspective. Georgetown McDonough executive degree programs help shape world leaders, who benefit from a distinguished educational experience at one of the world’s top business schools.

  • ~About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business ~

    Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs.

  • ~MBA Career Center ~

    The MBA Career Center offers a variety of career services to current MBA students and alumni. They provide students career guidance through career courses, career counseling, and hosting recruiting on campus, ultimately resulting in students securing the MBA internships and job placements they are seeking. Whether entering business school to learn how to change jobs, to advance within a particular industry, or to become an entrepreneur, Georgetown MBA students are prepared to achieve their career goals.