EML Student Experience

Expand your network and develop lifelong connections.

A Design for Working Professionals

The EML program launches begins every single June and spans 12 months. Classes are held in-person* Fridays (12:30 – 5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) of alternating weeks in addition to three residencies.

*EML courses may be adjusted due to developments related to COVID-19. Students will learn of further updates, if any, from the EML Program Office.   

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Learn From A Diverse Set of Peers

Over 12 months, EML students participate in intensive group-work and experiential residencies that help build a true cohort of peer leaders and mentors that learn from each other. The cohort format allows students to build trust-based relationships that endure long after the completion of the program.

Students inside the Hariri building.

The diversity of experiences and perspectives made for stimulating discussions in each and every class. The student collaboration and discussions led to friendships and associations that will go forward well beyond the program. The residencies also were valuable because, in many ways, they were an extension of the discussions we had in class.

Gerald Bruce (EML’12)

Class Profile

The average EML cohort is composed of a diverse group of 25-30 students with varied professional, academic, and personal experiences.

Below is the profile of the 17th cohort of our EML program.

Demographics, Experience, and Education




average age




average years of work experience


military experience


students with advanced degrees


average years of managerial experience


U.S. underrepresented minorities

Industries Represented

Government 35% • Education 20% • Telecommunications 10% • Consumer Goods & Retail 10% • Consulting 5% • Manufacturing 5% • Nonprofit/Social Impact 5% • Transportation 5% • Other 5%

Area of Bachelor’s

Humanities 30% • Social Science 25% • Business 15%
• Engineering 10% •
Law 10% • Science 5% • Computer Science 5%


C-level 10% • Vice President 5%
Director 25% • Manager 55%
Other 5%

Recalibrate Your Career

Throughout their EML journey, students focus on defining and planning for their future leadership growth and development by using the concepts learned throughout the program to inform their personal and professional goals. Our EML programs further supports students by offering:

Leadership Coaching

Receive sustained one-to-one engagement with an executive coach to enhance your personal understanding of yourself and others. These coaching sessions are woven into the academic experience and ultimately serve as an accelerant, giving you a structured way of thinking about your leadership capabilities and the science behind what you should be asking yourself.

Career Management Support

The executive career management team provides support via assessment tools to help you map out your career strengths and career options while fine-tuning your professional narrative. Offerings also include in-class sessions and tutorials on career and leadership topics and one-on-one career coaching.

Judy Jenkins

The 1:1 coaching gave me an opportunity to be selfish and work on me. It provided additional skills that have helped me manage my time and prioritize my work projects. The coaching included self-assessments and activities to help me identify the key areas I needed to improve to make my work more fulfilling and efficient.

Judy Jenkins (EML’14)

Alumni Perspectives

Scott Montgomery

Chief Pilot, Commandant’s Flight Detachment at U.S. Marine Corps

Joseph Garcia (EML’07)

Executive Vice President for Administration at SUNY Empire State College

Elena Polomoshnova

Elena Polomoshnova (EML’08)

Senior Manager at Deloitte

Mary M. Gillam, Ph.D.

President at Executive Leadership Enterprise and Management Services, LLC

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The Alumni Experience

Making the decision to enroll in a Georgetown McDonough executive degree program is more than a career-building move — it is a life-changing experience.

Lifelong Learning Program

We believe leaders never graduate. This thinking has inspired the creation of our Lifelong Learning Program, which supports our students’ professional and personal growth for a lifetime. Through this program, you may audit up to one elective course per year with our current Executive MBA students. This is a unique opportunity to return to the classroom and refresh your knowledge, attain new business competencies, reconnect with faculty, and meet other executive degree students and alumni. Recent elective courses include:

• Advanced Competitive Strategy
• Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
• Effective Decision-Making
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Design Thinking and Service Consulting

Alumni Network & Opportunities

EML alumni join a distinguished and diverse global Georgetown University network of more than 190,000 alumni with deep and varied professional experience spanning business, multinational corporations, and government and non-governmental agencies.

Alumni also have access to professional alliances and over 50 regional alumni clubs on six continents.

More About Alumni Opportunities

Join Our June 2023 Intake

The next EML intake launches in June 2023. We welcome the opportunity to connect with you throughout the admissions process to learn more about your background and interests.

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