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Custom Executive Education

Why Georgetown McDonough Custom Executive Education?

Leveraging the best of Georgetown University for your organization and its leaders.

At the McDonough School of Business, we believe business holds the answers to the world’s most complex issues. This is why we leverage our unique capabilities to help your organization solve real-world business challenges and to make a difference in the world.

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By choosing to partner with Georgetown McDonough, you benefit from the school’s location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., with access to leaders working at national and international business headquarters throughout the region, a robust entrepreneurial community, embassies, policymakers, nonprofits, NGOs, and more.

You gain a highly custom program experience and an interdisciplinary “business and” perspective as the school creates partnerships with Georgetown University’s other renowned schools and programs, including a global network of more than 200,000 alumni. Customization means an iterative and collaborative process, working with your team to ensure smooth implementation and consistency along the development journey and carefully tailoring the program to fit your unique goals. 

And, you enter a community rooted in the Jesuit tradition of caring for others and serving the common good. Faculty and staff care about your overall well-being, fostering a collaborative environment. Diverse voices and perspectives are welcome. And the curriculum makes the connections between adding value to both an organization and to society.

Recently ranked among the top 10 custom executive education programs by the Financial Times, a custom program partnership with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business provides your organization with the skills your organization needs to solve real-world business challenges and succeed. With a strategic focus on custom, cohort-based learning, Georgetown McDonough believes group learning has the greatest impact on organizational and global change – and that leadership development that serves many is stronger than serving one.

A Global-Ready Education: The D.C. Advantage

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For more than 200 years, Georgetown University has been educating tomorrow’s leaders on the global stage. Located in the global capital of Washington, D.C., Georgetown McDonough combines academic rigor with real-world business insights to deliver programs that allow your organization to yield improved business results and invest in your greatest asset—people. 

Georgetown McDonough excels at the crossroads of international business and policy. Government heads, corporations, and philanthropic institutions come to Georgetown seeking the latest in leadership theory and practice from our world-class faculty who are leading change and innovation. Additionally, our network of alumni, partners, and thought leaders make Washington D.C., an integral part of the program learning experience. Our alumni network ensures access, not just visits; insights, not just information. 

Beyond the capital, our executive education team has delivered custom programs across six continents to a wide range of leaders and business communities. With our international reputation, you have the opportunity to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff with various work experiences and perspectives across industries and functions, creating a rich learning environment.

Georgetown University in Qatar Campus (GU-Q). GU-Q’s diverse student population represents more than 50 different nationalities from five continents.

Tailored Customization and Collaboration

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Georgetown’s Custom Executive Education team has deep experience partnering with an organization’s leaders to develop targeted programs that address specific leadership needs within the context of the enterprise. Modular programs, delivered in-person, remotely, or in a hybrid format, put leadership lessons within reach of all organizations. 

Helping leaders to be more effective is a high-context activity. Each organization is unique, with its own culture and practices. Cohort-based programs, where participants from an organization learn together, ensure leadership lessons can be applied both individually and as a group. The greater the degree of program customization, the more effective and lasting learning will be. 

Our process for customization begins with an initial consultation and a proposal that then becomes a starting point for iteration until the program perfectly meets your needs. Additionally, we believe the integration of meaningful academic research is critical to developing and designing a world-class custom program curriculum. With every custom program, we partner with our renowned scholars and faculty who are experts in their field, as well as practitioners with real-world experience. 

Our Process

How we co-create your custom program:

Discovery and assessment
Assemble a world-class support team
Program and curriculum design
Program delivery
Measure results and grow together

As it relates to content design and strategy, we draw on Georgetown University’s legacy of interdisciplinary education, where you gain a “business and” approach to issues at the intersection of business and policy, business and sustainability, business and the future of work, business and health, and other fields. The world’s most pressing issues — like artificial intelligence, climate change, cybersecurity, and global health — fall at the intersection of business and multiple disciplines. Through our integrated learning approach to custom programs, your team will be equipped to tackle these challenges with the tools, techniques, and perspectives required in today’s global business world.

A Community of Care

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Shaped by centuries of Jesuit education around the globe, our culture embraces the changing times while staying true to core values – engaging your intellect, helping you grow ethically and spiritually, exchanging ideas freely, and building a more just world. Stepped in the tradition of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, you will enter an environment that looks after you as an individual through a team of program leads and managers, academic advisors, and career coaches who focus on you and your goals throughout the program so that you can focus on learning.

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Jasmine Lamb contributed to this article.
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