Georgetown and ESADE Partner to Offer Global Management Executive Education Series

March 10, 2004 Deans Mayo and Mendoza

                                                                                                                                                   Cynthia S. Shaw
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Georgetown and ESADE Partner to Offer Global Management Executive Education Series

Joint Global Strategy program to be offered to senior executives this spring

ESADE Business School and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will offer a joint global management executive education series geared towards senior executives with international management responsibilities. The series will begin with a three-day Global Strategy Program, offered in ESADE's Madrid and Barcelona campuses in May and June.

"At ESADE, we have always believed in looking outwards and place real emphasis on an international perspective," said Xavier Mendoza, dean of ESADE Business School. "We believe a key aspect of commercial success is the ability to assimilate and adopt international management styles, and we are delighted this collaboration with Georgetown University will enable managers working in Spain to gain experience of both European and American management cultures and methods."

"This alliance represents a confluence of the unique and mutual strengths of Georgetown and ESADE," said John W. Mayo, dean of Georgetown's McDonough School. "We believe our 'joint venture' provides a model for the kind of international partnership that can exist between business schools to provide a rich educational experience for students and productive exchanges for faculty."

The schools formalized their alliance with a signing ceremony on Tuesday, March 9 when the deans of both ESADE and the McDonough School met in Barcelona.

About ESADE Business School

ESADE, set up in 1958, accommodates more than 6,000 students in its educational centres. ESADE offers Executive Education and MBA programmes in the ESADE Business School, as well as undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in Business Management and in Law. International in outlook, ESADE has centres in Barcelona and Madrid. ESADE offers a wide range of programmes to meet the needs of very diverse student bodies, and it maintains agreements for co-operation with more than eighty universities throughout the world. For more information about ESADE Business School, visit

About Georgetown's McDonough School of Business

Offering unparalleled access to the world's business, policy and thought leaders, Georgetown University's Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business is seated at one of the nation's most prestigious universities in one of the world's most dynamic and important cities. The school is committed to developing leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment and who are dedicated to serving their companies, society and humanity. The McDonough School's undergraduate, MBA, executive education and International Executive MBA programs provide solid grounding in all the core management disciplines, with an emphasis on the global, ethical and political environment of business. For more information about the McDonough School, visit