Global Executive MBA Students Meet with Prince of Asturias

May 07, 2010

Prince Felipe of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, recently met with students enrolled in the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program during their module taught in Madrid.

Now in its second year, the 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. In speaking with the students, Prince Felipe discussed a range of topics, including the global financial crisis and his experiences as a student in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service 15 years ago.

The delegation was led by Carlos Losada, general director of ESADE, who accompanied the 29 students from 12 countries who are enrolled in the program. After the students complete their studies in Madrid, they will move on to coursework in Moscow and then to New York City in July, finishing up in Washington, D.C., for their July 31 graduation.
The Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA is designed around an innovative curriculum that immerses students in international business, politics, leadership, and management in eight of the world’s most important centers of business and policy-making: Washington, D.C.; Barcelona; Buenos Aires; Sao Paulo; Bangalore; Madrid; Moscow; and New York City. The program is designed for the highly mobile, global executive student, and it is taught over 14 months in six residency modules spanning four continents.

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

Founded in 1958, ESADE currently has campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Munich. It has partnerships with more than 100 universities and business schools worldwide. Each year, more than 10,000 students participate in its MBA, executive education, university degree, and masters in business and law programs. The school also has the ESADECREAPOLIS business park, a pioneering center devoted to innovation in which the university and business merge. Today, ESADE has a network of more than 38,000 alumni who hold leadership roles in companies on five continents. 'Inspiring Futures' has been ESADE’s motto since its 50th anniversary in 2008, and the school intends to promote its innovative spirit of the worlds of business and law.