McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Executive MBA Dubai Application Process

To Apply, Applications Should:

Application Deadlines

RoundApplication Deadline
1April 24, 2023
2May 15, 2023
3June 19, 2023
4July 10, 2023

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. Application portal to be released soon.

CV or Resume

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


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. Students who have attended or graduated from a non-U.S. college or university should review the instructions under the International Applicants section.

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:
    • 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

Applicants who fit the criteria below are required to upload an unofficial English Language Proficiency Exam score report to the online application.

Please note: If you meet any of the following criteria, you are not required to submit a TOEFL/IELTS score:

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 three exams to demonstrate your level of competence in English.

Admissions Policies

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Or visit us at the following location:

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