2019 START COHORT APPLICATION DEADLINES:
March 15 (International Applicants), May 1 (Domestic Applicants)
EMPL students begin the program in August, fulfilling the requirements for their degree over the course of 16-months. A tentative course schedule is as follows:
Fall Semester (9 Credits)
Faculty: Dr. Nuku Ofori
Faculty: Stan Collender
Stan Collender is a widely recognized expert on the US federal budget, federal spending and revenues, the national debt, and the Congressional budget process. He speaks to more than 100 corporate and association groups each year on all aspects of the federal budget and Washington’s response to economic and financial challenges. Stan is quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, and the Washington Post. During the 2011 debt ceiling debate in Washington, Stan appeared more than 200 times on the broadcast networks and on National Public Radio. He is one of only a handful of people who have worked for both the House and Senate Budget Committees. Stan writes thebudgetguy.blog.
Stan was also the Director of federal budget policy for two leading international accounting firms –- Price Waterhouse and Touche Ross – and president of the Budget Research Group, a private Washington-based consulting organization. He is the recipient of the Howard Award for lifetime achievement in federal budgeting from the American Society for Public Administration. Stan holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA from New York University. He currently teaches courses in communication and the federal budget for Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
Stan lives in Virginia with his wife, a professional actress and ballroom dancer who has absolutely no interest in politics, public policy, or federal deficits. Because of that, they get along extremely well.
Faculty: Dr. Hong J. Kim
Spring Semester (9 Credits)
Faculty: Professor Rachel Gillers
Faculty: Professor Adrienne L. Ferguson
Faculty: Dr. William Mea
Summer Semester (6 Credits)
Faculty: Professor Andres Marquez-Lara
Faculty: Dr. Geoff Seaver
Fall Semester (6 Credits)
Faculty: Dr. Gerry Gingrich
Faculty: Professor Kristin Nicholson
*While our EMPL courses were designed with special attention to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the ECQ alignment identified per course does not indicate a certification by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Nadhal Eadeh, EMPL'18
Special Assistant, Office of the Under Secretary for Benefits at U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
I have been really impressed with the faculty. They are very engaging. They are invested in your education and career growth. The faculty actively encourage EMPL students to get involved in the extra curricular policy related events on campus. They are world renowned and assist you in stretching your thinking capacities.
Justin Carder, EMPL'16
Supervisory Auditor at Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Students in the EMPL program can expect to be challenged by professors that are experts in their field, leverage their cohort network to strengthen each other, all while developing new skillsets and strengthening their abilities throughout the course of the program.