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The McDonough School of Business Turns 60

Georgetown McDonough School of Business 60 years Georgetown

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business turns 60 this academic year, and members of the school’s community are planning many ways to commemorate this milestone from September 2016 through December 2017. In 1957, the School Business Administration grew out of the School of Foreign Service, which was founded in 1919. The school adopted the McDonough name in 1998 in appreciation of a $30 million gift (the largest in the university’s history at that time) from RemedyTemp Inc. founder and chairman Robert E. McDonough Sr., who said he fell "in love at first sight" with Georgetown University when he first stepped onto its campus as a student. McDonough earned his degree in 1949 while the school was still part of the School of Foreign Service..



Learn more about this ambitious photo-shoot to commemorate McDonough School of Business's 60th academic year. Members of the school’s community are planning many ways to commemorate this milestone--starting this fall through December 2017.
The Georgetown University student newspaper, The Hoya, covers the milestone with a great article.


Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Georgetown was founded on the Jesuit principles of equality, respect, and cura personalis, or education of the whole person, and those same values define the school today. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the premier destination for global business education, provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in the service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs prepare students to be “global ready” by providing a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree or custom programs.