McDonough School of Business

Executive Master’s in Leadership

Building from nearly 20 years as a destination for individuals to learn the research-based techniques and skillsets to advance their organizations and their careers, the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) now offers a way for organizations to customize the degree to elevate their workforce through an in-depth study of the art and science of effective leadership behaviors.

Why EML?

The mission of the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) is to develop principled leaders who are steeped in an understanding of scientific process and know how to use evidence to make decisions when confronted with complex problems for themselves, their organizations, and their communities.

Working with the McDonough Custom Executive Education team, the program’s curriculum can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. To date, the school has successfully graduated 10 cohorts of students in programs customized for the D.C. Public Schools and the Qatar Leadership Centre.

Diverse learning mechanisms

EML combines 12 core courses, three residencies (including a global consulting project) and personal coaching to create a challenging and dynamic learning environment.

Evidence-based knowledge

EML teaches scientifically informed leadership principles and practices, giving our students the necessary skills to separate good data from bad data to be effective decision-makers.

EML Academics

Lifelong learning

EML alumni are able to return to the classroom through our Lifelong Learning Program (LLP) and audit up to one elective course per year with our Executive MBA program. This unique Georgetown offering enables EML alumni to refresh their knowledge, reconnect with classmates and faculty, and expand their networks with students and alumni from McDonough’s other executive degree programs.

EML Alumni Opportunities

Georgetown McDonough Rankings

The Executive Master’s in Leadership program builds off of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business broader reputation for academic excellence, faculty thought leadership, and student satisfaction, as reflected in national and international rankings of our school and programs.

4thin the world for value of the school’s brandBloomberg Businessweek 2019
12thbest business school in the United StatesFinancial Times 2018
4thin the world for the school’s reputation for entrepreneurshipBloomberg Businessweek 2019