Executive MBA Academics

Explore the rigorous, interdisciplinary coursework designed to strengthen your leadership skills and enhance your career.

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The Financial Times listed Georgetown McDonough’s Executive MBA among the nation’s best in its 2020 ranking:

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A message from the Senior Associate Dean

“Our two-century presence in Washington, D.C., combined with the widely acknowledged expertise in other Georgetown schools, makes Georgetown McDonough uniquely poised to prepare our students as leaders who understand the existing complexities at the nexus of business, government, and policy.”

Bardia Kamrad Senior Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs


The Executive MBA is designed to allow working professionals to earn an advanced business degree without interrupting their careers. The program begins in August and spans 20 months. Classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays of alternating weeks in addition to two international and two domestic week-long residencies, which immerse students in real-world business projects. In the first year, EMBA students master the fundamentals of business. The second year is tailored, with students completing three advanced business courses focused on relationships between geopolitics and business, as well as seven electives.

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Sample First Year Academic Calendar

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The program begins in August and spans 20 months.
Classes are held Fridays and Saturdays of alternating weeks in addition to four week-long residencies.

Georgetown University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and/or graduation, the program curricula, tuition, fees, and other regulations affecting the student body.

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


EMBA classes are led by experienced faculty who offer practical and applicable knowledge and who are equally committed to our students as mentors beyond the classroom. This group of noted experts and educators understand the nuances of international business and deliver rich, practical insights to our Executive MBA students.

Executive MBA Career Resources

Integral to the intensive EMBA experience is the opportunity to evaluate your career and define specific professional goals that form part of your journey with us. In addition to the stimulating academic learning experience, Georgetown McDonough provides you the personalized support you need to articulate your career aspirations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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