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Executive MBA Residencies

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Throughout their 20-month program, EMBA students participate in two domestic and two international residencies and apply what they learn in the classroom to live cases and real-world issues.

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 allows students to practice the art of creating and pitching a business plan for an entrepreneurial initiative. With coaching from the academic director of the business residency and an expert advisor, teams of students develop an innovative idea for a new business or venture within an existing business. The residency ends with a business plan competition during which teams deliver presentations to a panel of judges, including successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and faculty.

International Residency: Globalization: Challenges Facing the Firm

In this signature Georgetown McDonough experience, student consulting teams work together to solve a pressing business problem facing non-U.S. organizations and Fortune 500 companies with operations overseas. At the end of the course, the cohort travels abroad to the client’s facilities to present recommendations to senior leadership.

Past clients that students have worked with include: Philips South Korea, GS Energy Corp South Korea, Samsung South Korea, Mastercard Turkey, Vodafone Turkey, and Turkish airlines.

Global Capstone Residency: Issues for Industries Worldwide

Incorporating all components of the program, student teams study the impact of globalization at the country, industry, and firm levels. With the guidance of a faculty advisor, they travel the world to conduct field research on a particular country or region, industry, and corporation and implement a real-world consultancy project. To complete the residency, students highlight their research in a final project presentation to 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.