McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Executive MBA Course Listings

The Georgetown Executive MBA program is uniquely positioned to prepare students as leaders who understand the existing complexities of today’s business challenges at the nexus of commerce, government, and policy. Our program is differentiated by an inspiring curriculum steeped in global management and the understanding of external factors such as government and international institutions and organizations that influence global markets. Our Jesuit traditions and value system underscores our distinctive approach to the teaching of ethical leadership and our electives offer greater flexibility for students to customize their professional skill-set in today’s global marketplace. Our two-century presence in Washington, D.C., combined with the widely acknowledged expertise in other Georgetown Schools, bring a level of knowledge, distinctiveness, and interdisciplinary focus that differentiates the McDonough EMBA program and can only be revealed on our campus and in the Georgetown Community.

Core Courses

During the core courses students develop a common understanding of fundamental business theory and practice.

Decision Analytics

This course provides a prefatory yet comprehensive perspective on analytics and quantitative methods used in business decision-making activities. Case studies and statistical software are used to illustrate and reinforce concepts and develop competence.


This course provides an enriching experience for students with all types of backgrounds – whether they have no or little exposure to marketing, or have spent most of their career in a marketing role. Our objective is to help you grow marketing decision-making skills and comprehend contemporary marketing opportunities and issues

Micro Economics

The main objective of this course is to provide the tools that managers need to make economically sound business decisions, and ultimately to identify and/or create sources of competitive advantage.

Financial Accounting

Learn the tools needed to read, understand, and forecast financial statements. Develop a lasting framework for strategically analyzing and managing both opportunities and risks in a financial context.


Acquire an understanding of how to analyze industries and design strategies for achieving long-term competitive advantage.

Managerial Accounting

Learn how to implement and execute strategy using insights from financial data.


Gain an understanding of the important issues faced by corporate managers and the criteria that managers use to make financial decisions.

Global Operations

Managing global production and supply chains, implementing operations improvement programs, and assessing the impact of new technologies in operations.

Organizational Behavior

Study executive leadership, policy making, and the application of behavioral science concepts to management problems.

New Ventures

Transform a promising corporate innovation opportunity into an innovation venture concept proposal, and launch it as a new innovation concept. Learn the key steps in the venture creation process, including customer discovery, feasibility analysis, product development, marketing and internal stakeholder support and fundraising.

Ethical Leadership

Develop a deeper understanding of the ethical implications of leadership, including the role of values/beliefs and social influences on your decision making, the use of power and influence (for good and for bad), and taking responsibility for the consequences created by your actions.

Advanced Business Courses

These courses leverage Georgetown McDonough’s differentiation and distinctive strengths; Global, and Business-Government nexus as well as its access to institutions within the global capital city of Washington, D.C. The learning exposes our students to a sophisticated understanding of interconnectivity between market and non-market strategies or, in other words, the nuanced interactions that exist between global business, policy and the role of International Organizations in influencing global economies.

Foundations of Business and Public Policy

Explore the foundations of business and public policy, with an eye toward the relative strengths and weaknesses of both in addressing society’s most challenging issues.

Global Political Economy

In today’s global economy, non-market factors increasingly shape business strategy. Companies’ competitiveness depends as much on government policies, international rules, and new technologies as their own market strategies. This class takes a managerial perspective, while stressing the interplay between the central features of the global non-market environment of business: citizens, national governments and politics, and the international rules around global trade and investment. We develop frameworks to analyze and respond to the most important political, environmental, and technological challenges currently confronting business.

Strategic Advocacy for Business

Learn and apply the core elements of developing and implementing major advocacy strategies in an era where businesses are increasingly required to participate actively in policy making, politics and regulation in Washington and other global capitals.

Elective Courses

Second-year EMBA students customize their program by taking seven electives. Note, electives may vary based on the composition of the cohort, faculty recommendations, and key business issues of the time.

Here is a list of electives offered recently:

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.