Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Students to Graduate July 31

July 28, 2010

Former Senator Chuck Hagel To Deliver Commencement Address

After 14 months of study in locations around the world, students enrolled in the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program will earn degrees from both Georgetown University and the ESADE Business School during their commencement Saturday, July 31.
The event will take place at 3 p.m. in Gaston Hall on the Georgetown University campus. The ceremony also will be webcast live from Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, now a distinguished professor in the practice of national governance at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, will address the graduates.
 “Our students have worked hard to develop leadership and business skills that prepare them to succeed in the global market,” said Melissa Trotta, associate dean for executive degree programs at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “We are proud of this second class to graduate from the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program, and we wish them continued success and continued learning now that their formal studies are complete.”
Of the 28 members of the class of 2010, more than 50 percent of the graduates are foreign born. The group has an average of 14 years of work experience and more than 40 percent of the graduates earned an advanced degree before enrolling in the program. As a whole, the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program includes students from a variety of backgrounds, including manufacturing, technology, financial services, real estate, government, pharmaceutical/biotech/healthcare, consulting, and nonprofits.
The Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program is a partnership among Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service and the ESADE Business School in Spain. It is taught through six residency modules spanning four continents.
Rather than combining a traditional MBA program with international travel, the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA immerses students in the worlds of international business, politics, leadership, and management in eight major centers of business and policy-making: Washington, D.C., Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bangalore, Madrid, Moscow, and New York City.
Media who wish to attend the graduation ceremony or who would like to learn more about the innovative Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, at (202) 687-4080 or
About Sen. Chuck Hagel:
Sen. Hagel’s political career also has combined the areas of domestic and international policy and business. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, Hagel served two consecutive terms. He also was chair of the Senate’s Global Climate Change Observer Group and Oversight Task Force, as well as co-chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Hagel has been a member of four Senate committees – the Committee on Foreign Relations; the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Select Committee on Intelligence; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. He also is the author of America: Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers, in which he explores domestic issues including health care, immigration, and Social Security and Medicare Reform. He also examines foreign policy problems, including China’s growing economy, India and Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities, and Iran’s political, ideological, and nuclear stances.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit