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GEMBA and EMBA Score High Marks from the Economist

Georgetown McDonough recently earned two places on the Economist’s 2018 Executive MBA rankings. The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is 11th in the world, and the Executive MBA (EMBA) is 18th in the United States and 32nd in the world.

“Our EMBA and GEMBA programs are a reflection of the best Georgetown has to offer,” said Bardia Kamrad, senior associate dean for executive degree programs. “Our students learn to be global business leaders and gain knowledge of the broader issues of business management, as well as the intersection of global business and policy in Washington and around the world. Our faculty are both interdisciplinary and diverse. And, each program weaves elements of our Jesuit heritage throughout the curriculum.”

The Global Executive MBA, which is a joint program with Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, ESADE Business School in Spain, and INCAE Business School in Costa Rica, earned its highest position in the ranking, which began in 2013. It ranked first globally for the number of overseas assignments and the global diversity of students, and second for the ratio of faculty to students. Its largest gains came in the areas of career development, faculty quality, and salary increase.

The Executive MBA ranked 10th globally for the percentage of alumni who were promoted or grew their companies since graduation. It also was 12th for the number of overseas assignments, 14th for the percentage of women students, and 20th for diversity of industries among applicants. Its largest gains came in the areas of career development and salary increase.

The Economist’s biennial executive MBA ranking rates programs equally for personal development/educational experience and career development. It is derived from surveys of schools, as well as their students and alumni.

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