Opening Residency: Georgetown Means Business 

This introduction to the program provides an in-depth live case experience, focused on a specific industry. Students apply a high-level view of finance, marketing, strategy, and other fundamental business areas to global companies facing real challenges in today’s competitive international marketplace.

Business Planning Residency: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This residency provides a real-world, hands-on learning experience of what it is like to start a company. In this practical class, students focus on how to identify a viable business model and are required to get out of the classroom to talk to actual prospective customers, partners, and competitors. Applying methodologies, such as business model generation and customer discovery, students test their own startup business ideas. The residency ends with student teams presenting their findings to a panel of judges, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and faculty.  

Global Business Experience: Globalization -- Challenges Facing the Firm

In this signature Georgetown McDonough course, student consulting teams work together to solve a pressing business problem facing companies with operations overseas. Each year, the course focuses on one city in one country. Recent locations include Seoul, Istanbul, Dehli, and Dubai. After an on-campus-taught module, students and faculty travel to the host city for a week of organized programs, and EMBA teams make presentations to their clients' senior leadership. 

Past clients include: Boeing, IBM, Infosys, FedEx, MasterCard, Philips, Samsung, Turkish Airlines, Vodafone, and the World Bank. 

Global Capstone: Issues for Industries Worldwide

Incorporating all fields of the program, student teams study the impact of globalization at the country and industry levels. With the guidance of a faculty advisor, they travel the world to conduct field research on a particular country/region and industry and implement a real-world consultancy project. To complete the residency, students highlight their research in a symposium presentation to a panel of country/region and industry experts, as well as the Georgetown community.

Past projects include a consumer goods marketing project focused on China; an operations and logistics project looking at Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai; and a financial services and bank management and regulation project examining Barcelona, Madrid, and Frankfurt.


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