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The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is a world-class programme from Georgetown University and ESADE Business School. At the intersection of geopolitics and business, the Georgetown-ESADE GEMBA equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and global perspectives needed to manage and lead effectively in today's chaotic global economy. It is ranked 12th and 15th by The Economist and Financial Times.

The GEMBA curriculum leverages the expertise of Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service, and ESADE Business School in global business strategy and management, policymaking, international relations and leadership. With sessions around the world, students have an opportunity to learn through immersion, interaction and networking in key business markets, while blending insights from leading academics and innovators in business and government. The result is a transformational experience – on both a professional and personal level.


The Multinational MBA is for senior managers with a special interest in international business from a Latin American perspective. It is taught entirely in Spanish and its practical, flexible approach focuses on corporate strategy and executive decision making in today's fast-moving globalised economy. Most of the participants of the MMBA hold executive positions in large companies in Latin America and SPAIN, or they have created. It is designed to support the process of decision making of senior management. During the 14 months, the program is divided into 8 international modules (1 week every two months), dialogue is generated with both, teachers and participants, executives, politicians and worldwide guests, thus generating synergies and networks.

The Executive MBA at ESADE is a demanding, academically rigorous programme designed to strengthen your leadership and management skills which combines education in Barcelona or Madrid with study periods at prestigious universities abroad. Our Executive MBA Program combines education in Barcelona and Madrid with study periods at prestigious universities abroad. Participants take all the regular classes in a period of 12 months and then they have four additional months in which to complete their education with an extensive range of optional courses which will allow them to configure the area of specialisation based on their professional objectives and the direction they want their career to take.

Our goal? That your Executive MBA translates into a vital and qualitative change in your professional career.

The Executive MBA is a 16-month programme that takes place over four separate phases:  

Phases 1-3: Core Subjects (12 months)

The first phases cover three fundamental business concepts: Company, Strategy, and Development in Complexity.

Phase 4: Intensification or Exchange Programme (4 months)

In this final phase you can choose between the following options according to your own preferences and needs:

INTENSIFICATION: Select from a wide range of specialized content and tailor the programme to perfectly fit your career goals.

EXCHANGE PROGRAMME: Join one of our prestigious international partner schools for four months to further expand your network and your perspectives on business. 

International Experience The programme includes three international study periods (in Europe, LatAm, Asia or the USA) that take place during phases 2,3 and 4.



Programme Info


Accreditation(s): AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS (EFMD)


4th Best Business School in Europe - Financial Times 2014

5th Best European Executive MBA – Business Week 2013

Type of Programme: Executive MBA / GEMBA / Multinational MBA

Programme Format: Modular 

Content Strength or Specialisation: General Management, Strategy / GEO Politics; International Politics relations and Business; Global Business and Global Economy

Language Courses: English / Spanish

Application Deadlines: Rolling admissions. 

Starting Dates: October 2016 / November 2016 or June 2017

Student Body


Ratio of Applicants to Places: 3 to 1

Male Female Ratio:   70% male – 30% Female / 80% male - 20% female

Age Range: 28-46 / 35-60

Average Age: 34 / 42 / 43

Degree Background:

34% Economics/Business Administration

29% Engineering

21% Humanities

16% Sciences

International Students (by citizenship): 75% (23 nationalities)

Europe: 74%

North America:   3%

Middle East & Africa: 7%

Latin America: 9%

Asia: 7%

Admission Requirements


University degree: Yes

GMAT (minimum): 600 / not required for MMBA and GEMBA

TOEFL: 100 (Online test)

References: Required

Interview: Required

Minimum Length of Work Experience: 4 years of full-time work experience / 10 years for MMBA and GEMBA



Application fees: 105 Eur​

Tuition fees:

GEMBA 145.730 EUR

Multination MBA 67.038 EUR



Scholarships: Yes






Name: Ada Quentin-Perez


Telephone:  +34.934.953.835​


Name: Natalia Pando


Telephone: +34.934.953.835​












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