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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Executive Master’s in Leadership


participated in the EML program mid-career, after over 15 “ Iyears of advising public sector organizations in the United

States and around the world. The program helped me bring all my experiences together and chart the course going forward. It helped me realize my strengths and my passion, taught me to strengthen and rely on my network to achieve professional goals, and much more.

Elena Polomoshnova (EML’08) Senior Manager/Specialist Leader, Organization Transformation and Talent Deloitte Consulting


Preparing Today’s Global Leaders Leadership is no longer limited to the executive suite or the boardroom — critical thinking and novel approaches to decisions, actions, and leading at all levels are essential in the era of globalization and rapid changes in technology. The Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business teaches students the art and science of effective leadership behaviors necessary to address the critical issues facing business and society. You will undergo a transformational 12-month journey that is:

An Innovative Approach

Employing a diverse set of delivery mechanisms — classroom learning, residencies, peer groups, and personal coaching — the EML program will teach you how to think versus what to think. This combination of traditional and field experiences teaches our graduates how to enact strategies to effect change within their organizations, achieve their goals, and improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

Evidence-based

Leveraging scientifically informed leadership lessons provides you with the highest quality principles and practices. Developing critical thinking teaches you how to learn rather than just what to learn.

Rooted in Principled Leadership

Applying ethical frameworks will ensure your leadership decisions and actions meet today’s complex challenges and enhance both business and the broader society.

12 3 Core Courses

Residencies

1 1:1

Global Consulting Project

Leadership Coaching


The Georgetown Difference Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business develops principled leaders committed to serving both business and society. Georgetown’s location, renowned expertise, and Jesuit tradition ensure EML students are equipped with the necessary skills to lead divergent viewpoints, manage across different locations, and develop coherent and timely solutions to local and global issues.

Global Capital City

Georgetown’s location in Washington, D.C., provides you with access to global thought leaders and experiences that few schools can match. This access, along with our globally focused curriculum and enriching opportunities abroad, ensures you are ready to compete in today’s international business environment.

Renowned Expertise

Solutions to the world’s most complex issues lie at the intersection of business and policy, foreign affairs, law, and more — expertise that Georgetown’s many renowned programs offer. EML’s diverse faculty includes world-class scholars, professionals with broad leadership experience, and entrepreneurs who mentor students looking to start new ventures.

Jesuit Tradition

As the nation’s oldest Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown was founded on the Jesuit principles of equality, respect, and cura personalis — care for the whole person. Our culture encourages collaboration, close friendships, and learning inside and outside the classroom.


Georgetown EML offered a ‘reset’ for me “ The professionally and allowed me to think about being a

corporate ‘intrepreneur’ and then, later, a founder of a company I built from 2011-2017. EML helped me create a management philosophy and playbook to build great teams of thought leaders.

Brian Snow (EML’06) General Partner Impala Ventures


global residency gave our cohort an opportunity to “ The apply our leadership training in a place that was, quite

frankly, a little out of our comfort zone. We were in a different country, with a different culture, applying skills to help make a difference in their lives. I still communicate with my team’s client in South Africa. It was an experience that will affect me for the rest of my life.

Dane Cooper (EML’15)

Director, Submarine Cost Engineering Naval Sea Systems Command


Transformational Experiential Learning Each EML residency is carefully designed to challenge you to integrate and apply experience and learning in simulated and actual leadership scenarios.

Opening Residency: Evidence-based Leadership

Begin thinking more deeply and systematically about your perspectives on leadership and the arenas in which you plan to demonstrate leadership.

Closing Residency: Bringing It Home

This residency places significant emphasis on the understanding and application of selected Jesuit disciplines such as contemplative action and daily examination. Before attending the closing residency, you will have created a personal leadership action plan, which will help you prepare for discussions about future growth and success as a leader.

Global Residency: Leading in an International Context

A signature Georgetown McDonough experience, the global residency is guided by the pedagogical premise that international leadership cannot be learned in theory, in the classroom, or solely with feet planted firmly in the United States (or any other home country). During this residency, you will implement concepts learned in the classroom to a consulting project in an international setting partnering with government, NGO, school, and private sector organizations to solve real leadership problems.

EML global consulting projects range in scope and focus. Below are some recent student projects and organizations:

Cape Town, South Africa Developing New Generations of Engaged Citizens with MEET Africa • Engaging Emotional Intelligence, Envisioning, and Ethics in Schools with Elsie’s River School District • Leading through Entrepreneurship with Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development

Nairobi, Kenya Strengthening STEM Learning through CSR with BDO East Africa • Overcoming Solar Power Barriers to Adoption with Barefoot Power • New Microfinancing Models for Dairy Farmers with Inuka Africa Ltd. • Sustainability and Workers Rights in the Tea Industry with Ndarawetta Tea Factory Limited (NTFL)


Addressing All Levels of Leadership

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Our 32-credit curriculum explores leadership as a set of interrelated competencies — understanding and making changes to optimize the self and relationships, your organization, and global and local communities. You will learn to think like a scientist, interpret evidence, and discern meaningful results to make wise personal, organizational, and policy choices.

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Catherine Tinsley

Academic Director, EML Program Raffini Family Professor of Management

Individual and Relationships

Organizational Unit

Global Community Unit

(Summer: Modules 1 & 2)

(Fall: Modules 3 & 4)

(Spring: Modules 5 & 6)

Negotiations

Basic Analytics for Leaders

Global Residency Development

Decision-Making

Human & Social Capital

Resources & Sustainability

Leadership Communications

Creating & Changing Cultures

Leading Teams

Managerial Accounting

Strategy and Organizational Leadership

Leading Change and Innovation

Integrative Course:

Personal Action Plan - Integrate unit concepts into a personalized action plan that identifies the strategic priorities, action steps, and areas of opportunity in your individual leadership journey. Your plan serves as a guide for future growth and success and directly prepares you for the Closing Residency.

Integrative Course:

Leadership Capstone - This individual research project allows you to personalize the EML program to your individual interests while engaging in the scientific research process. Guided by a mentor, you will explore a specific leadership challenge; review and contribute to knowledge of leadership within a particular context; or explore an organizational leadership challenge. Alternatively, students interested in entrepreneurship can structure the capstone project to develop a business plan.

Leadership Coaching

Integrative Course:

Global Consulting Project - Implement concepts learned in the classroom to a leadership-focused consulting project for a client based abroad. In small teams, you will work with the client over several weeks and then present your recommendations in person during a week-long global residency.

Closing Residency: Bringing It Home

leadership roles, to challenge themselves to enter new arenas, and to map out a journey to become their best selves – both professionally and personally.

A Multidimensional Leadership Focus

Opening Residency: Evidence-based Leadership

Georgetown EML program presents a unique “ The opportunity for students to reposition themselves for future


Catherine Tinsley

Academic Director, EML Program Raffini Family Professor of Management

Individual and Relationships

Organizational Unit

Global Community Unit

(Summer: Modules 1 & 2)

(Fall: Modules 3 & 4)

(Spring: Modules 5 & 6)

Negotiations

Basic Analytics for Leaders

Global Residency Development

Decision-Making

Human & Social Capital

Resources & Sustainability

Leadership Communications

Creating & Changing Cultures

Leading Teams

Managerial Accounting

Strategy and Organizational Leadership

Leading Change and Innovation

Integrative Course:

Personal Action Plan - Integrate unit concepts into a personalized action plan that identifies the strategic priorities, action steps, and areas of opportunity in your individual leadership journey. Your plan serves as a guide for future growth and success and directly prepares you for the Closing Residency.

Integrative Course:

Leadership Capstone - This individual research project allows you to personalize the EML program to your individual interests while engaging in the scientific research process. Guided by a mentor, you will explore a specific leadership challenge; review and contribute to knowledge of leadership within a particular context; or explore an organizational leadership challenge. Alternatively, students interested in entrepreneurship can structure the capstone project to develop a business plan.

Leadership Coaching

Integrative Course:

Global Consulting Project - Implement concepts learned in the classroom to a leadership-focused consulting project for a client based abroad. In small teams, you will work with the client over several weeks and then present your recommendations in person during a week-long global residency.

Closing Residency: Bringing It Home

leadership roles, to challenge themselves to enter new arenas, and to map out a journey to become their best selves – both professionally and personally.

A Multidimensional Leadership Focus

Opening Residency: Evidence-based Leadership

Georgetown EML program presents a unique “ The opportunity for students to reposition themselves for future


Recalibrate Your Career Throughout the EML journey, you will focus on defining and planning for your future leadership growth and development by using the concepts learned throughout the program to inform your personal and professional goals.

Leadership Coaching

Receive sustained one-to-one engagement with an executive coach to enhance your personal understanding of yourself and others. These coaching sessions are woven into the academic experience and ultimately serve as an accelerant, giving you a structured way of thinking about your leadership capabilities and the science behind what you should be asking yourself.

Career Management Support

The executive career management team provides support via assessment tools to help you map out your career strengths and career options while fine-tuning your professional narrative. Offerings also include in-class sessions and tutorials on career and leadership topics and one-on-one career coaching.

1:1 coaching gave me an opportunity to be selfish and “ The work on me. It provided additional skills that have helped me manage my time and prioritize my work projects. The coaching included self-assessments and activities to help me identify the key areas I needed to improve to make my work more fulfilling and efficient.

Judy Jenkins (EML’14)

Associate Director, State Government Affairs and Advocacy Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc.


A Lifelong Connection Making the decision to enroll in the EML program is more than a career-building move — it is a life-changing experience. Stay connected to the school and your peers after graduation.

Lifelong Learning Program

We believe leaders never graduate. This thinking has inspired the creation of our Lifelong Learning Program, which supports our students’ professional and personal growth for a lifetime. Through this program, you may audit up to one elective course per year with our current Executive MBA students. This is a unique opportunity to return to the classroom and refresh your knowledge, attain new business competencies, reconnect with faculty, and meet other executive degree students and alumni. Recent elective courses include: • Consumer Behavior • Corporate Valuation • Data Visualization • Economics of Strategic Behavior • Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital • Global Logistics • Mergers and Acquisitions • New Business Models

Alumni Network

EML alumni join a distinguished and diverse global Georgetown University network of more than 190,000 alumni with deep and varied professional experience spanning business, multinational corporations, and government and non-governmental agencies. Alumni also have access to professional alliances and over 50 regional alumni clubs on six continents.


Class Profile 57%

43%

Female

Male

16

39 Average Age

Countries Represented

33%

27%

20%

Average Years of Experience

Military

Hold a Post-graduate Degree

7

Commuters

Industries Represented

Government 30% • Nonprofit 17% • Education 13% Health Care 13% • Technology 5% • Consulting 3% Consumer Products 3% • Manufacturing 3% • Other 13%

Bachelor’s Degree

Social Sciences 27% • Business 23% • Humanities 23% Science 13% • Law 7% • Engineering 7%


spent much of my capstone project working on the “ Iconcept of managing through transition, coursework that

became immensely helpful as I navigated the transition of my own office from one presidential administration to the next. From people to policy, the capstone project gave me the roadmap to ensure that the vital programming my office supported would continue uninterrupted.

Jack Claypoole (EML’07)

Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives University of South Carolina


best part of my EML experience was gaining new “ The knowledge from the professors and my fellow cohort

members. Everyone brought a different perspective based on their leadership and management expertise. By sharing this with one another, we all had the opportunity to learn and grow.

Mary Gillam (EML’17)

President Executive Leadership Enterprise and Management Services LLC


Application and Admissions Process Executive Master’s in Leadership candidates bring diverse professional backgrounds and experiences to the program. They display high leadership potential and have a deep interest in leading and shaping the business environment of their organizations.

Minimum application requirements:

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At least eight years of professional work experience. All military experience is counted as work experience. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or the equivalent from an international college or university. Demonstrated high potential for leadership. A business background is not required.

Admissions process:

1. Complete an application that includes: • Online application form • CV/Resume • Personal statement of purpose (700 word limit) • Two recommendations (submitted online; maximum of three) • Company letter of support • Academic records (official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions) • Proof of English proficiency (if requested) • GRE/GMAT is not required • $175 application fee

2. Interview (by invitation only) 3. Decision released by admissions committee


CONTACT US For more information, or to apply to the Executive Master’s in Leadership program, please contact: +1 (202) 687-4055 emlprogram@georgetown.edu msb.georgetown.edu/eml Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Rafik B. Hariri Building, Suite 474 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057

February 2019

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