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Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business
Glicel Rodriguez
37th and O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474
Washington, D.C. 20057, USA
Phone: +1 202 687 0971
ESADE Business School
Maite Bourrellier
Admissions Director Global Executive MBA
Av. d'Esplugues, 92-96
08034 Barcelona - SPAIN
Phone: +34 93 495 2059
INCAE Business School
Jacqueline PĂ©rez Solis
Admissions Manager
Km2 Oeste del Vivero Procesa #1, La Garita
Alajuela, Costa Rica
Phone: +506 2437-2275
The Program

The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is a world-class Master’s program from Georgetown University, ESADE Business School and INCAE Business School created for professionals who have a current international role and at least eight years of postgraduate experience. The program has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and global perspectives you need to manage and lead effectively in today's rapidly changing business environment. You will learn to embrace the challenges that such an environment poses and to find opportunities within its complexity.

The Global Executive MBA program mirrors the complexity of the global busi­ness environment by:

Integrating and packaging multi-disciplinary information within modules.

Incorporating participants’ diversity of experience into classroom discussions.

Using residencies as opportunities to extend and apply new skills and capabilities.

Integrating a unique perspective on geopolitics and international diplomacy by partnering with Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Offering unparalleled exposure to consolidated and emerging markets.

“Rich, delighting, interactive and rewarding multidisciplinary insight experience with top-tier level speakers. Together with a key skills sets review and knowledge update for facing today’s business challenges that global managers need to succeed in the diverse worldwide scenario.”

Gisela Bartolome
Senior Director Plasma for North America at Grifols Inc

One of the reasons why I chose this particular program is because it not only gives you the MBA core classes but also the geopolitical context. Program directors hand pick and hand craft the program in such a way that the professors and the invited guests complement each other and are world-class. GEMBA is like a marathon: exciting, thrilling, tiring but the pay-off is ten to one.

Alejandro Jiménez (Colombia)
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp

I committed to this program for the incredible tools that it will provide me and will be useful for my future professional development.

Alejandro Gutiérrez (Colombia)
Partner, Gutiérrez, Díaz y Compañía

As a leader in the Children's Hospital, I was confronted with financial and business decisions, and I felt that my skills and knowledge were not at the level required to make our company, a global one

David Gozal (US)
Professor & Chair of Pediatrics, University of Chicago
GEMBA Key Facts
6 international residencies across 14 months.
Each module lasts 12 days.

June 2018 - July 2019

Program Fees (2017 edition)
$155,718 USD

Students can apply for scholarships, financial aid, or bank loans. More information

Language of Instruction

Graduate with two MBA diplomas from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School, and a Global Management Program Certificate from INCAE Business School.

Inspiring Experiences
The Georgetown-ESADE & INCAE Alliance
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business


Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a worldwide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs.


- Executive MBA ranking numer 2 for international course experience and number 6 for stand-alone United States programs in Financial Times

- Full-time MBA ranked in top 20 in the United States in Financial Times

Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service


The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) is the centerpiece of Georgetown's commitment to international affairs scholarship and practice. Founded in 1919 to prepare students for careers in international law, business, and diplomacy, the School of Foreign Service has gained an international reputation for its role in developing world leaders. It has provided more career diplomats to the U.S. Foreign Service than any other school.  


- Ranked number 1 in U.S. for graduate programs in international relations in Foreign Policy. 

- Publisher of world-class scholarly journal, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

ESADE Business School


ESADE is an independent, nonprofit university institution. Founded in 1958 in Barcelona, it also has a campus in Madrid. Its three main areas of focus are education, research and social dialogue. Global networks have always been a cornerstone of the School; ESADE has partnership agreements with over one hundred universities and business schools on all five continents and is currently the European business school with the most extensive student exchange network in Latin America. It is also a founding member of the CEMS, a prestigious global network in the field of university-level education. ESADE was amongst the first business schools to be awarded the three most prestigious sector accreditations: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA.


- Ranked 5th Best European Business School (Financial Times 2015)

- Ranked 8th in the world - Best Executive Education (Financial Times 2015)

INCAE Business School


As a leading business school in Latin America funded by Harvard University, INCAE has boosted the progress of Latin American society, through development of talented regional leaders in the MBA and Executive Education Programs. Over the last 52 years, INCAE has worked with world-class companies, organizations and professionals, developing their skills, their critical and systemic thinking and preparing them for the future. This global perspective is further enriched by a comprehensive view of the pioneering sustainability in the region. Our faculty, with doctorates from top international universities, inspires over 300 MBA students and 10.000 Executive Education participants per year. The INCAE experience is a unique opportunity to build a powerful network spread throughout over 20 countries.


INCAE Executive Education is positioned at #32 in the overall Business Schools ranking. It has an outstanding performance in the following criteria:

- #1 in the world in International Executive Programs

- #3 in the world in International Clients

- #5 in the world in Faculty Diversity

- #11 in the world in International Course Experience

Being part of the Jesuit Educational Network
The GEMBA Difference
As a GEMBA participant you will be challenged and stretched by both faculty and your classmates.

- You will work collaboratively with your peers across coursework and projects, drawing upon their skills, knowledge, and experience. This dynamic interplay of interests and strengths increases the value of the experience exponentially for the whole cohort.

- You will create friendships and professional relationships that will last a lifetime.

- You will develop an expanded worldview, a broader knowledge base, and greater confidence to solve complex organizational challenges across different functions.

Each GEMBA module is a "deep immersion" experience that leverages the location.

- While core MBA courses ensure that you master fundamental business disciplines and general management skills, the integrative courses link subjects and approaches from the current and previous modules to give participants powerful new tools to address international business challenges.

- During "Special Topic" and "Academic Briefing" sessions, you will investigate and discuss current business and management challenges with prominent authors, scholars and practitioners.

- The inclusion of "site visits" allows you to connect with leading local business executives and government officials to gain additional insight into different companies, industries, and business issues.

During the course of the program, you will work with a faculty supervisor on your project.

Facilitated through a thread course during each module, GEMBA students gradually work on the Master's paper, which typically takes the form of a business plan that can reflect an entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship challenge. The Master's paper is designed to introduce GEMBA students to the principles of business planning in the context of entrepreneurship, as well as allowing them to integrate tools and concepts they acquire in marketing, accounting, strategy, finance and communications throughout the program.

The program culminates with the Georgetown-ESADE-INCAE Globalization Capstone Integrative.

The program culminates with the Globalization Capstone Integrative, jointly delivered by the McDonough School of Business, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, ESADE Business School and INCAE Business School. The capstone is organized around a series of special topic presentations and roundtable discussions. As a participant, you will examine trends and forecasts for different regions around the world. You'll also examine topics such as national and multinational interventions, regulations, agreements, and international business diplomacy disputes.

This program will facilitate the leadership transformative process.

Integral to the intensive Global MBA experience is the rare opportunity to reevaluate your career and develop your executive story. The stimulating academics and inspirational relationships provide a rich environment for personal and professional growth. In the context of global learning, your leadership proposition will take on new dimensions and you will have the chance to reconsider your value to business and society. The Executive Career Development team is committed to facilitating this transformative process and to helping you cultivate a grander life vision, greater stature as a global executive, and a compelling leadership narrative appropriate for your next career opportunity.

Benefits for You

PERSONAL GROWTH through experience: Your abilities and confidence will soar as you overcome challenges in unfamiliar environments.

CONTACTS: Work and learn alongside seasoned, international professionals and access a vast alumni network of three universities.

UNDERSTANDING: Apply your enhanced management and leadership skills more effectively by broadening your global perspective.

FUTURE-PROOFING: Boost your value to your employer, increase your future employability and expand the scope of your career options.

Benefits for Employers

ASSET ENHANCEMENT: Strengthen your business from the inside by developing the potential of talented employees.

RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Directly applicable project case studies and newly acquired skills can have an immediate and measurable impact on your business.

A WINDOW ON INNOVATION: GEMBA's cutting-edge concepts and management techniques will give your company insight into the latest business ideas.

EXPANSION POTENTIAL: the network of potential partners and customers developed by participants can open new avenues for future growth.