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  • MBA Evening Program Expands to Tysons

    Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business announced today that it plans to offer its highly regarded MBA Evening Program in Tysons, Va., beginning in the fall of 2014, making the Georgetown MBA accessible to a new population of working professionals in the Greater Washington region.

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  • Nothing to Declare

    Professionals – such as doctors, lawyers, and financial advisors – face conflicts of interest (COIs) when they have a personal, and often financial, interest in giving biased advice. Requiring COI disclosure has become a popular way to try and protect consumers from biased advice, but previous research has shown that mandatory disclosures have little impact on advice recipients, and may even lead advisors to give more biased advice. However, virtually all of the prior studies questioned the effectiveness of COI disclosures that advisors were unable to avoid.

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  • Case Foundation Commits $100,000 to Georgetown Global Social Enterprise Initiative

    The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business today announced a new grant from the Case Foundation to support a range of impact investing initiatives. The funding is part of a new relationship between the GSEI and the Case Foundation. Jean Case, CEO of the foundation, currently is serving as Executive in Residence for the 2013-14 school year.

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  • Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and American Farm Bureau Federation Collaborate on Rural Entrepreneurship

    The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) today announced a partnership to help strengthen rural America. The multi-year collaboration will address solutions to building greater economic opportunity and security for those who live in rural communities, starting with a program involving the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative to advance rural entrepreneurship.

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  • EMBA Student Serves as Guide and Qualifies for Boston Marathon

    Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA student Nick Abramczyk and his friend Thomas Panek, who has been blind since his early 20's, have accomplished a goal they have been working toward: qualifying for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Abramczyk first served as a blind guide for Panek in October during the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. They trained by using a tether and directional code words. On December 8, the duo ran the California International Marathon and qualified for next year’s Boston Marathon. 

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  • Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy Appoints Distinguished Policy Fellow

    The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy at the McDonough School of Business has named Natwar Gandhi, former chief financial officer for the District of Columbia, as a Distinguished Policy Fellow.

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  • The Urban Olive Branch: Study Finds Urban Youth Culture Breaks International Barriers for U.S. Marketers

    For decades, American marketers and public policy professionals have been challenged to create effective brands and messages that resonate with international markets. While social, political, and economic differences have created animosity towards the acceptance of American products, one market segment is breaking down these global barriers — the urban subculture.

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  • Norean Sharpe Invited to Speak at Higher Education Conference

    Norean R. Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the Georgetown McDonough Undergraduate Program, was an invited speaker at a Higher Education Conference sponsored by the Bridging Nations Foundation at the Carnegie Endowment Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2013.

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  • Jeff Reid Honored by In the Capital

    Jeff Reid, founding director of Georgetown’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, was among InTheCapital’s "50 on Fire" winners in the education category on December 4, 2013. Honorees were recognized for representing the District's best and brightest and most innovative individuals in nine categories who are setting the D.C. scene on fire. IntheCapital is a digital news platform and Streetwise media property reinventing the model of local news by combining a fast, edgy, opinionated editorial team with community publishing channels.
    - Lisa Edmunds

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  • DCPS EML Graduates Name McCabe Their “Best Professor”

    The 25 District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) principals who graduated from Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Master’s in Leadership Program for DCPS honored Douglas McCabe, professor of management, with their Best Professor Award on December 7 during their commencement. Professor McCabe taught the principals Negotiating in Complex Environments and supervised their Moral Leadership Projects.

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