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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the EML program?
The EML program spans 13 months and has one start date per year.

How many hours per week should I expect to work on course preparation outside the classroom?
Depending on your work experience and familiarity with the subject matter, the amount of preparation time will vary. Students report spending an average of 12 to 15 hours per week on coursework outside of the classroom.

How are the courses taught?
Individual faculty members deliver course content using different approaches. These approaches include case studies, lectures, experiential learning, simulations, and group projects. Teamwork is emphasized throughout the program. It creates a rich learning environment in which students are exposed to various industry perspectives and learn from their classmates’ experiences.

What is the size of a typical EML cohort?
An Executive Master’s in Leadership cohort is approximately 25 to 30 students.

When are classes held?
Executive Master’s in Leadership classes are held on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday every other weekend. There are three required residencies: two domestic and one global. Each residency lasts for up to a week.

What does a global residency entail?
Student consulting teams work together to solve pressing leadership and management problems facing foreign organizations or Fortune 500 companies with operations overseas. At the end of the course, the cohort travels abroad to the clients’ facilities to finalize their projects and present recommendations to senior leadership. In recent years, EML students have traveled to Cape Town, South Africa.

Do I need to provide my own course materials?
No. The program management team provides students with all course materials in advance of each course.

If you have more questions about the EML program, please contact emlprogram@georgetown.edu.