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Executive Master's in Leadership: Academics

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The Executive Master’s in Leadership program is an intensive 13-month course that integrates leadership and management strategy. Executives graduate from the program with a competitive advantage and rich insights on how to effectively lead in their organizations.

  • Principled Leadership

    Georgetown's EML program prepares students to be "Global Principled Business Leaders".  Our EML Academic Directors, Professor Tinsley and Professor McDermott, explain their leadership approach for this program.

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  • Course Listings

    Throughout the 13-month curriculum, EML students take courses that help them to master leading teams and organizations, understand the tools needed for leadership, and prepare for future growth and success as world leaders. Students also complete a Capstone Project that provides the opportunity for them to explore a personally relevant leadership issue.

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  • Residencies

    EML students participate in three residences throughout their time in the program. In the Opening Residency, students explore the challenges of leading. The Global Residency gives students the opportunity to implement concepts learned in the classroom in an international setting. In the Closing Residency, students examine Jesuit principles such as contemplative action and daily examination and discuss future growth and success as leaders.

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  • Visit A Class

    We encourage prospective students to fully experience the Executive Master's in Leadership program by visiting a class.  We will assign a current student to host you on your day.  Join in on the class discussions, breakout sessions and even attend breakfast or lunch with the students.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the program and get a feel for the Georgetown Community.


  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Executive Master’s in Leadership program at Georgetown McDonough. For example: What is the duration of the program? What does a global residency entail? Do I need to provide my own course materials?

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