Experience the World Through the Lens of a Communications Leader
In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly complex communications industry, communicators must have a strategic mindset and a global outlook in order to understand the marketplace, communicate across cultures, and thrive as leaders.
Georgetown’s Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) in Global Strategic Communications (GSC) is designed for experienced communications executives and leaders across a wide range of industries. Participants are immersed in a dynamic learning environment, where they have the opportunity to engage with other senior-level communicators, enhance their leadership and business competencies, and gain additional insights into global communications—all without interrupting their careers.
Integrating online learning with collaborative on-site residencies, this yearlong program takes participants around the world to explore diverse communications challenges. The GSC executive master's degree prepares communicators to address challenges, seize opportunities, and lead with confidence in an ever-changing market.
An Immersive Global Program
Yearlong Cohort. Students progress through the one-year program as a cohort, completing five courses through a blend of online learning and on-site residencies:
- MPGC-500: Global Leadership & Communications
- MPGC-600: Global Strategy & Management
- MPGC-700: Impacting Business Success
- MPGC-800: Adapting to the Future
- MPGC-900: Advisor, Educator, Integrator (Capstone)
Global Exploration. Students participate in five, weeklong residencies in London, Singapore, Sao Paulo, and Washington, D.C., where they gain firsthand experience tackling diverse communications challenges and develop the competencies needed to manage and lead across international borders.
Hybrid Format. In between residencies, students engage in online study, developing a deeper understanding of communications principles through online coursework, webinars, and group discussions.
Real-World Experience. Each on-site residency brings to life the principles taught in the program’s online components, integrating hands-on application through real-time client engagement, communications crises, stakeholder interactions, and corporate social responsibility.
Leadership Emphasis. Throughout the duration of the program, students work one-on-one with an executive coach to examine their individual leadership style and cultivate the skills they need to manage and lead effectively.