McDonough School of Business

Executive MBA Dubai Application Process

To Apply, Applications Should:

Application Deadlines

The application for the Executive MBA Dubai program’s September 2024 start opens in October 2023. We will review applications for the September 2024 start during the following rounds.

RoundApplication Deadline
Round 1January 15, 2024
Round 2February 26, 2024
Round 3April 22, 2024
Round 4May 20, 2024
Round 5June 10, 2024

Application Requirements

The Admission Committee will only review completed applications that include the following components:

Online Application Form

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal.

CV or Resume

Submit a current CV or resume in month/year format that corresponds to the information submitted on your online application. Your CV or resume should be no more than 2 pages in length.


The interview is an essential component of the application process.

Interviews are conducted on campus in the Dubai International Financial Centre or virtually over Zoom with a member of the admissions team. We recommend that you use this time to ask questions about the program or to share additional information that you have not otherwise included in other sections of your application.


Our goal at Georgetown University is to craft a diverse class of students with varying personal and professional life experiences. As such, we want to give our applicants the opportunity to select an essay prompt that best showcases their experiences, characteristics, and value proposition that they can bring to the Georgetown Dubai community.

Essay Options: Please select one of the following essay options:

Essay Guidelines:

When reviewing your personal statement, the Admissions Committee will consider your written communication skills – taking into account grammar, structure, and cohesion of your essay – along with the content of the essay itself. The personal statement provides personalization to your application, and you should ensure that your essay both fully addresses your chosen prompt and remains focused on your own experiences and goals.


The Admissions Committee is interested in gaining insight from individuals who can objectively evaluate your professional performance, as well as your managerial and leadership potential.

We require that you identify one recommender. This recommendation must be from a current or former (recent) direct supervisor. Note that the Admissions Committee will not read more than one recommendation per application.

All recommendations must be submitted electronically via the application system. 

Recommenders will receive detailed instructions once you complete the “Recommendations” section of your application.

You can submit your application for review before these letters have been completed. Please note, however, that a final decision cannot be rendered until your recommendations have been received.

Academic Records

Applicants to Georgetown University are required to hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign country.

To apply: We require that you upload unofficial copies of your transcripts from all institutions that you have attended (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., M.D., J.D., etc.).

If admitted/enrolled: All applicants who are admitted and enroll will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions that have conferred a degree to you. Georgetown University reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if there is a discrepancy between the uploaded unofficial transcript and/or translation, and the official original language transcript and/or the official translation.

Instructions for transcripts:

  1. All submitted transcripts must display the following:
    • course names
    • all grades received (including from transfer credits and study abroad programs)
    • cumulative GPA
    • grading scale
    • type of degree and degree conferral information
  2. We require proof a degree was conferred and the date of graduation.
  3. A transcript is official when delivered via ONE of the following options:
    • submitted in an envelope which is issued by your institution(s) and sealed by your university’s registrar’s office (or equivalent office) to the address below:
      Attn: EMBA Admissions
      Georgetown University
      Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Academy
      DIFC, Gate Village 02, Level 3, 
      PO Box 74777, Dubai, UAE
    • submitted from your institution via a secure electronic delivery (such as Scrip-Safe) via email to
    • requested from the appropriate institution’s registrar, returned to you, and submitted unopened.

Application Fee

Applicants must submit a $175 USD non-refundable application fee, payable online via credit card. 

Demonstration of English Language Proficiency

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement. Proficiency can be demonstrated by:

The Office of Admissions reserves the right to ask an applicant to submit proof of English Language Proficiency.

You may choose from one of the following exams to demonstrate your level of competence in English.

Account Name: Georgetown University Sch of Business- MiM, MA-IBP, MSBA
Address: Georgetown University
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Academy
DIFC, Gate Village 02, Level 3,
PO Box 74777, Dubai, UAE

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Dubai International Financial Centre
DIFC Academy, Gate Village 2, Level 3
PO Box 74777, Dubai, UAE

Lana Dajani

Lana Dajani

Director of Admissions & Business Development, Executive MBA Dubai

As the director of admissions and operations for Georgetown’s Executive MBA Dubai program, Lana Dajani leads admissions, recruitment, marketing, and program operations. She has more than 12 years of experience in higher education and the private sector. Prior to joining Georgetown, she worked for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Dubai. Her experience includes business development, admissions, operations, strategic planning, and recruitment. Dajani also is the author of two children’s books. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a B.S. in foreign service and an M.A. in international law.