McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Executive MBA Dubai

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Lead the Way for a Better World

Georgetown’s Executive Master of Business Administration in Dubai engages executives and managers who want to advance their regional and international business capabilities and gain a deeper understanding of how to lead public or private organizations in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region and beyond. Participants who successfully complete the program receive an MBA degree from Georgetown University.

The rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare you for the global stage. Conveniently located at our Dubai DIFC location, you will learn from Georgetown’s top faculty who will travel to Dubai for the monthly class sessions. You also will gain hands-on consulting knowledge through the Global Business Experience, build your network of over 200,000 Georgetown alumni around the world, and receive individualized support from the Career Center at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.


Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business faculty designed the Executive MBA Dubai for working professionals who wish to earn an advanced business degree without interrupting their careers. With classes conveniently scheduled in-person for four consecutive days per month at our Dubai DIFC location, working professionals are able to complete the rigorous program in 20 months. Additionally, there will be three required week-long residency-based courses located at Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., campus and key locations around the globe.

In the first year, you will master the fundamentals of business. The second year is tailored with students completing courses in three broad areas focused on the region and the future of business, as well as five electives. You will complete the program with a closing residency in Washington, D.C., that focuses on the relationship between geopolitics, policy, and business.

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All Executive MBA Dubai students have access to the Georgetown McDonough Career Center, which will provide individualized executive and career coaching support to help you evaluate your professional journey and define specific goals. Together, you will discover your strengths, explore your career options, and connect your career narrative and personal brand to your future employment opportunities.

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The Georgetown Difference

For more than 200 years, Georgetown University has been educating tomorrow’s leaders on the global stage. Through a values-based approach, an Executive MBA from Georgetown provides you more than the skills to succeed and a professional return on investment. Steeped in the tradition of cura personalis, or “care for the whole person,” you enter an environment that looks after you as an individual through a team of professors, advisors, and career coaches who focus on you and your goals for enrolling in the program. You also gain a community of peers that will become your network for life. Spread across 189 countries, your Hoya network will become your future business partners, vendors, suppliers, and lifelong friends.

Executive MBA Dubai Admissions Details

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

Executive MBA Dubai News

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On March 18, Georgetown officially opened the Yarrow Mamout Masjid, the first mosque with ablution stations, a spirituality and formation hall and a halal kitchen on a U.S. college campus. Georgetown was also the first U.S. university to hire a full-time Muslim chaplain, Imam Yahya Hendi, 24 years ago.

September 21, 2023

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Making Moves at McDonough: Consulting Projects Provide Lessons From Across The Globe

This March, Georgetown McDonough’s MBA students got a taste of how to consult and work with global companies when they traveled around the world for McDonough’s Global Business Experience (GBE).

September 21, 2023

HE Gergawi, Minister Cabinet Affairs, joined by Georgetown University Executive MBA Dubai Inaugural Class

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Georgetown McDonough Launches New Executive Master of Business Administration Program in the UAE

Leveraging Georgetown’s prestigious Executive MBA, the program unfolds over 20 months and is designed to inspire visionary leaders in the Middle East to lead the way for a better world. Dubai,…

September 16, 2023

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

Lana Dajani

Lana Dajani

Director of Admissions & Operations, 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.