Executive MBA Academics

Explore the rigorous coursework and renowned faculty that make a Georgetown degree stand out.


The Financial Times listed Georgetown McDonough’s Executive MBA among the world’s best in its 2018 ranking:

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The Executive MBA is designed to allow working professionals to earn an advanced business degree without interrupting their careers. The program begins in August and spans 20 months. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays of alternating weeks in addition to two international and two domestic week-long residencies, which immerse students in real-world business projects. In the first year, EMBA students master the fundamentals of business. The second year is tailored, with students completing five advanced business courses focused on relationships between geopolitics and business, as well as electives.

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How to Apply

Executive MBA candidates bring diverse professional backgrounds and experiences to the program. They display high leadership potential and have a deep interest in shaping the global business environment.

Applications are reviewed for decision in seven rounds throughout the year.


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7


December 16

January 27

February 24

March 30

April 27

May 25

June 24

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Sample First Year Academic Calendar

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The program begins in August and spans 20 months.
Classes are held Fridays and Saturdays of alternating weeks in addition to four week-long residencies.


EMBA classes are led by experienced faculty who offer practical and applicable knowledge and who are equally committed to our students as mentors beyond the classroom. This group of noted experts and educators understand the nuances of international business and deliver rich, practical insights to our Executive MBA students.

Executive MBA Career Resources

Integral to the intensive EMBA experience is the opportunity to evaluate your career and define specific professional goals that form part of your journey with us. In addition to the stimulating academic learning experience, Georgetown McDonough provides you the personalized support you need to articulate your career aspirations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out what to expect from your academic experience in the Executive MBA program.

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