To earn an EMPS in Global Strategic Communications, you must successfully complete 5 courses (30 credits total). Each course combines online learning activities with weeklong on-site residencies. You will progress through the one-year program as a cohort, with classes beginning in the fall of the academic year.

During each of the five courses, the cohort comes together for a one-week residency that integrates critical-thinking exercises, hands-on practice, and engagements with some of the world’s top industry experts and organizations. In between these residencies, you’ll engage in real-time online study, developing a deeper understanding of key concepts and industry best practices through individual coursework, readings, and group discussions.

Residency Travel Schedule 2017–2018*

Global Leadership & Communications | Washington, D.C. | September 24–30, 2017
Global Strategy & Management | London, UK | November 12–18, 2017
Impacting Business Success | Republic of Singapore | February 25–March 3, 2018
Adapting to the Future | São Paulo, Brazil | April 29–May 5, 2018

Examine market-specific communications and management challenges, understanding how to balance global consideration with local execution by adapting a campaign strategy to the needs of an emerging market.

Advisor, Educator, Integrator (Capstone) | Washington, D.C. | August 5–11, 2018

Work with a client to integrate a communications strategy across diverse global markets while performing the multifaceted roles of advisor, educator, and integrator.

To participate in the program, you must be on site for each course’s weeklong residency. Seven nights of lodging and some meals are covered by regular tuition; however, you will be expected to make and finance your own transportation arrangements for each course’s on-site venue. Students are individually responsible for acquiring any necessary visas for international residency locations. Before applying, students are encouraged to research visa regulations for the residency locations of their prospective program, to be sure they will be able to obtain any necessary visas for the required travel components.

*All information—including statements of tuition and fees, course offerings, locations, dates, and deadlines—is subject to change without notice or obligation.