Georgetown and ESADE partner to create new global Executive Management Program

January 07, 2008 web_esade

Georgetown University and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, have partnered to create a new executive management program. Known as the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA, the program will be offered by Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service with ESADE Business School. It will be delivered in six 11-day modules on four continents, and is designed to meet the needs of accomplished executives whose scope of work is global.

The Global EMBA has been developed using the expertise of the McDonough School in inter-disciplinary teaching and international residencies, ESADE's know-how in executive leadership, social innovation and international business as well as the Walsh School's recognized leadership in the area of international relations and global policy. The result is an intellectual challenge and an academic experience that goes beyond classrooms, cases and textbooks. The program is believed to be the first of its kind to include a strong global policy dimension within an executive business degree.

"This program will give accomplished executives a chance to both crystallize their professional experience and better understand the complexities of global business in a world-class program that is adapted to their schedule," said McDonough School of Business Dean George Daly. "I am excited about this new Global MBA program, the result of our collaboration with ESADE Business School."

The Georgetown-ESADE EMBA program will begin in Washington, D.C. in June 2008, with subsequent modules in Barcelona, Buenos Aires/Sao Paolo, Bangalore, Barcelona/Moscow, and Washington/New York over a 16-month period.

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural class. The three application deadlines are February 28, April 1, and May 15, 2008. Participants will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of their admissions interview.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Founded in 1919 to educate students and prepare them for leadership roles in international affairs, the School of Foreign Service remains committed to intercultural understanding and service in the global arena, ideals held by its founder and first dean, the Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. For more information about the School of Foreign Service, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit (

ESADE Business School
Since its founding in 1958 as the first business school in Spain, ESADE has grown into a world leader in management education. Of particular note are ESADE's Entrepreneurship Center and Institute for Social Innovation. The Entrepreneurship Center has opened the door for many professionals to transform business ideas into successful new ventures. The Institute for Social Innovation conducts research and establishes networks in corporate social responsibility, organizational ethics and the leadership and management of NGOs. In 2006 and 2007, ESADE was ranked number #1 in international business by The Wall Street Journal.