Georgetown Partners with ESADE to Launch Global Executive MBA Program

June 09, 2008

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business has teamed up with the University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and ESADE Business School in Spain to launch the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA program (GEMBA). Students in the new program will travel across four continents, participating in six residency modules designed to both immerse them in the complexities of international business, and help them develop new skills in management and leadership.

The GEMBA curriculum integrates core MBA courses with specially designed integrative courses, networking events, and special briefings that that take advantage of each residency location. These residency locations-which include Bangalore, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Moscow, New York City, São Paolo, Shanghai, and Washington, DC-were chosen to reinforce classroom concepts with exposure to international business issues and problems.

"Each module of the Global Executive MBA program is an immersion experience that integrates and deepens the participants' business knowledge, leadership skills and global perspectives," said Paul Almeida, co-director of the GEMBA program and associate professor of strategy and international business at the McDonough School. "Throughout the program, we emphasize the importance of learning from accomplished peers, from the faculty, and from leading practitioners in business and government. We also reinforce their mastery of new knowledge and skills by offering the GEMBA participants a rich set of opportunities to apply their learning to real world, global business problems in a diverse range of companies."

GEMBA's first class consists of nearly 40 executives from around the world, with an average of 16 years of business experience. On June 19, 2008, they will gather at the Georgetown University campus in Washington, DC for the initial eleven-day module on the political, economic, organizational, technological, social and cultural factors that shape the global business landscape.

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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 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