McDonough School of Business
37th and O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
Washington, D.C. 20057, USA
Phone: +1 202 687 0971
Admissions Director Global Executive MBA
Av. d'Esplugues, 92-96
08034 Barcelona - SPAIN
Phone: +34 93 495 2059
Jacqueline PĂ©rez Solis
Km2 Oeste del Vivero Procesa #1, La Garita
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 2437-2275
The Admissions Process
We are looking for a diverse group of men and women from a variety of nationalities and backgrounds, including the humanities and natural sciences. A business background is not required, but all applicants should have a current international job profile and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a capacity for leadership.
Those holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for consideration for admission. In addition, applicants should have, at a minimum, 10 years of postgraduate professional experience, and have the quantitative aptitude needed to succeed in this rigorous program.
The joint-Admissions Committee will evaluate a candidateâ€™s application only when all application requirements have been met. Candidates with strong, compelling applications will be invited for personal interviews.
Applicants will receive their final admissions decision one-to-two weeks after successful completion of their personal interviews.
The Global Executive MBA program spans 14 consecutive months, beginning in June of each year. It has six, two-week long modules around the world in Washington, D.C. and New York City, U.S.A.; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City; Doha, Qatar and Bangalore, India; and Shanghai and Beijing, China.
The GEMBA program is delivered in a format specifically tailored for mid-to-senior-level managers across diverse industries. The fast-paced, high-caliber program attracts a cohort of students from varied backgrounds, who have an average of 16 years of work experience. The GEMBA programâ€™s curriculum is delivered in modular format, which allows students to maintain their current employment and a manageable work/life balance.
Depending on your work experience and familiarity with the subject matter, the amount of preparation time will vary. Students report spending an average of 12 to 15 hours per week on coursework outside of the classroom before the start of a new module.
No. The program management team provides students with iPads, textbooks, and case studies in advance of each module.
Individual faculty members deliver course content using different approaches. These approaches include case studies, lectures, experiential learning, simulations, and group projects. Teamwork is emphasized throughout the program. It creates a rich learning environment in which students are exposed to various industry perspectives and learn from their classmatesâ€™ experiences.
No. All courses are taught in-person throughout the programâ€™s six, two-week long modules around the world.
A typical GEMBA cohort ranges between 35 and 40 students.
Due to the programâ€™s format, GEMBA students may not identify a concentration or a major. They do, however, have opportunities to explore their interests through the programâ€™s integrative course, Masterâ€™s Project, and special-topic sessions.
You will earn a Global Executive MBA granted by McDonough School of Business - Georgetown University and a Global Executive MBA granted by ESADE Business School - Ramon Llull University. In addition, you will receive a Global Management Program Certificate granted by INCAE Business School.
Applicants should possess a minimum of ten years of professional work experience and demonstrate a potential for leadership. We seek mid-senior level professionals who endeavor to enrich the business environment and who represent a variety of nationalities, backgrounds, and industries. International experience is preferred, but not required.
On graduation, students of the GEMBA program receive two Master of Business Administration diplomas, one from Georgetown University and one from ESADE Business School. In addition, they receive a Global Management Program Certificate from INCAE Business School.
All degree programs at Georgetown McDonough are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
All degree programs at ESADE Business School are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS); and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Students who are admitted to the program may apply for a deferral for up to one academic year. Deferrals are granted on a case-by-case basis by the joint-Admissions Committee once the admitted student submits a formal, written request.
A TOEFL score is required for students who are non-native English speakers, for students who have not completed a degree in a university where English is the primary language of instruction, or for students who have not worked in an English-speaking country or organization for at least three years.
Most applicants who take the TOEFL will take the internet-based test (iBT). A minimum score of 100 is required. For those who take the paper-based test, a minimum score of 600 is required. As an alternative to the TOEFL, we accept International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results. We require a minimum score of 7.5 out of 10 on the academic module and accept only academic module results. Visit www.ielts.org for more information about IELTS registration.
We expect students to hold full-time employment throughout the program. As members of an executive learning community, students bring real-world experience into the classroom and are able to immediately apply academic concepts gained through our curriculum in their workplaces. However, the Admissions Committee is willing to review and consider applicants who currently do not hold a full-time position.
No. Neither GMAT nor GRE scores are required for admission. The Admissions Committee does reserve the right to request a score to better evaluate an applicantâ€™s quantitative skills.
As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit an employer letter of support sponsoring the studentsâ€™ time commitment, including time off from work to complete the program. A template for this can be found on the online application. Although some students are partially or fully financially sponsored by their employers, financial sponsorship is not a requirement.
Tuition is billed on a per-credit rate. Tuition includes all teaching materials, hotel accommodations in all module locations, and meals when specified. Travel expenses to cities within a module are also included. Travel expenses to and from modules are not included. Fees are paid in four installments throughout the duration of the program.
Candidates who are receiving full or partial financial sponsorship from their employers should report this information on their application forms. In addition, applicants may set up third-party billing on their student accounts so their company sponsors can be billed directly for full or partial tuition payments.
The GEMBA program offers scholarship opportunities based on merit and/or financial need. Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, but self-sponsored applicants are encouraged to include a scholarship essay with their applications. Applicants are notified of scholarship awards upon admission to the program.
For U.S. based citizens, financial aid is available from several federal student loan and employment programs, often referred to as "Title IV" assistance. These programs include the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan and Perkins Loan programs, and the Federal Work-Study program. Eligibility for these programs is dependent on demonstrated financial need. The financial aid process begins after an applicant has been accepted to the program. Once accepted, each applicant will be referred to a financial aid representative. For more information, visit http://finaid.georgetown.edu.
The GEMBA program also offers access to a 50% or 100% funded student loan via a Spanish bank. This loan is available for Spanish residents and non-residents. For more information, please contact email@example.com
A range of educational benefits is available to United States veterans. Georgetownâ€™s McDonough School of Business is a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows Georgetown to expand its financial commitment to veterans by extending education benefits above and beyond those provided by the Montgomery GI Bill. Eligibility for the benefit is determined by Veterans Affairs and is limited to veterans who served in the armed forces after September 10, 2001.
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