Executives can improve specific skill sets through Georgetown's Open Enrollment offerings, which range from brief courses on specific business topics to programs in global management or leading change.

Open Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

 Applying to the Office of Executive Education

1. How do I apply?
2. Is there an application fee?
3. What are your admissions requirements?
4. When will I receive the program itinerary?
5. Are the programs open to participants from outside North America?
6. If I do not live in the United States, will I need a visa to attend Executive Education programs?

Program Delivery

1. Where will the programs take place?
2. How do I get to campus?
3. Is accommodation provided?
4. Where can I stay while in the program?
5. Are meals provided?
6. Are special meals available?
7. Are there provisions to accommodate participants with disabilities?
8. Do I need to bring a laptop?
9. Will I be able to access the internet during the program?
10. What is the program dress code?

Applying to the Office of Executive Education

1. How do I apply?

Please complete an application as early as possible to ensure a place in the program. We recommend completing and submitting applications at least four weeks in advance of the program start date.

Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Register online by visiting your selected program's webpage and following the registration link.
  • Request a hard copy application form to be mailed to you by emailing msbexeced@georgetown.edu, submit the completed application form by mail or fax. Once submitted you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive this after 72 hours please contact us at msbexeced@georgetown.edu or + 1 (202) 687-2704.
  • You also may submit your application via mail or fax to:

McDonough School of Business
Office of Executive Education
Attn: Lindsay deCastrique
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
fax: +1 (202) 687-9200 

If you have additional questions about the application process, contact Lindsay deCastrique at msbexeced@georgetown.edu or +1 (202) 687-4065.

2. Is there an application fee?

There is no fee for applying to an Executive Education program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

3. What are your admissions requirements?

Applications are subject to acceptance by the Office of Executive Education in the McDonough School of Business. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling basis, and admission is dependent on available space. The Office of Executive Education monitors the balance of industries, regions, functions, and experience in each program session in order to optimize the learning experience for participants. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered via email within two weeks of the submission of a completed application. All programs will be delivered in English, unless stated as otherwise, therefore participants must be able to comprehend and converse in English.

4. When will I receive the program itinerary?

You will receive a packet of information regarding the program approximately three weeks prior to the program start. This will include a detailed schedule and program pre-readings. This information will be sent electronically, so please ensure you have submitted a working e-mail address. You can request to have this sent as a hard-copy, provided we receive correct mailing details at least one month prior to the start of the program.

5. Are the programs open to participants from outside North America?

Yes, all our programs are open to executives from around the world.

6.If I do not live in the United States, will I need a visa to attend Executive Education programs?

Please read the new Visa, Passport, and International Travel Information below. This will help you plan time to apply for any updated documents you need and ensure smooth travel during your visit to the United States. As a result of increased security measures, travel to the United States has changed for many visitors coming from overseas. To help you prepare for your trip to Georgetown, please:

  • Establish whether the country from which you are traveling participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). There are less-restrictive U.S. policies that apply specifically and only to these countries. The U.S. Department of State maintains a complete list of eligible VWP countries and guidelines.
  • If you are traveling from a country that is not a member of the VWP, you will want to review this information on non-immigrant visas.
  • In general, it is best to check with the U.S. Embassy located in your own city and/or country to make sure you have all the information and documents you need. This list of all U.S. Embassies can be a starting point for identifying your contact.
  • From any point of origin, always begin the process of preparing to come to the United States as early as you can; if possible, a six-month lead time is ideal.

Program Delivery

1. Where will the programs take place?

All Open Enrollment programs run by the Office of Executive Education take place in the Rafik B. Hariri Building, located on Georgetown University’s main campus in Washington, D.C. The Hariri building is located north of the football field, west of the main quad, and south of the Georgetown University Medical Center and Hotel and Conference Center. Our address is: 
Office of Executive Education
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057

2. How do I get to campus?

Campus can be accessed by car, bus, or foot. Details are provided on the Getting to the McDonough School of Business page.

3. Is accommodation provided?

Accommodation is not provided as part of the program fees.

4. Where can I stay while in the program?

There is a hotel located on Georgetown University’s campus, and is the recommended facility for our participants. The Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center is located at 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20057 and can be reached at (202) 687-3200. The approximate price per night is $229 + 14.5% tax / night.
For a list of other recommended hotels, please contact the Office of Executive Education at msbexeced@georgetown.edu.

5. Are meals provided?

During program times, a morning and afternoon break, as well as lunch, will be provided.

6. Are special meals available?

All dietary restrictions can be accommodated, including, but not limited to, kosher, vegan, and gluten-free diets.

7. Are there provisions to accommodate participants with disabilities?

The Rafik B. Hariri building is handicapped accessible, with elevators located at both ends of each floor inside the building. All classrooms have ramps and stairs. The building itself can be accessed by a ramp or elevator at the main entrances and side entrance. All classroom and event spaces have microphones built in and can be utilized for the hearing impaired.

8. Do I need to bring a laptop?

We recommend bringing a laptop with you.

9. Will I be able to access the internet while on campus?

The Rafik B. Hariri building is wireless, as is the rest of Georgetown University’s campus. Details on how to connect to the network will be given upon arrival to the campus.

10. What is the program dress code?

There is no formal dress code for programs however we recommend business casual attire.