Recent News and Press Releases
As part of its annual Luminaries Series, the Real Estate Finance Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) will host a discussion on real estate capital markets on Wednesday April 23. [REGISTER]
Alumni Successes -- From Africa to the Restaurant Industry -- Featured in Spring Issue of Georgetown Business
The spring issue of Georgetown Business magazine is out, with features on alumni and students making an impact in Africa, alumni working in all facets of the restaurant industry, and research by Assistant Professor Robert Davidson about predicting bad behavior in CEOs. The issue also includes news from the school, alumni updates, profiles of graduates, a Business Sense article about the value of originality, and a special section on Executive Education programs.
The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series and the Undergraduate Program Office hosted a presentation by David Williams, CEO of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services (FAS) LLP, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
According to an annual survey by Tax Talent, the Georgetown McDonough Undergraduate Program placed 10th among accounting programs in the United States. The ranking is based on a survey of heads of corporate in-house tax departments conducted by the tax career management company.
On March 20, the Undergraduate Program Office, the McDonough Global Student Association, and Georgetown's Latin American Board co-sponsored the inaugural Trans-Pacific Partnership Conference. We welcomed nearly 100 students and faculty to engage in sessions and panels geared toward understanding the trade practices, growth, and economies of the Asia-Pacific region.
At the start of March, the Executive Master's in Leadership Program welcomed its 10th cohort for an opening residency at the Gettysburg Battlefields in Pennsylvania. Twenty-four students representing the government, non-profit, entrepreneurship, and financial services industries met to discuss Answering the Call: Strategy, Mobilization, Execution – and the Aftermath. The new class was welcomed by McDonough faculty members Catherine Tinsley, and Luc Wathieu, who also is the school's deputy dean.
As part of a pilot program to provide undergraduate students with global business experience, a new elective course at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently took a group of 20 students to Barcelona, Spain, to meet with global confectionery industry leaders and make recommendations on the future of the industry for four international companies.
Thursday, May 15
2 p.m. Senior Convocation, McDonough Arena
Friday, May 16, 2014
10 a.m. McDonough School of Business Tropaia Exercises, Gaston Hall
11 a.m. Tropaia Reception, Rafik B. Hariri Building
12:30 p.m. MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Master’s in Leadership Commencement, Healy Lawn (Rainsite: McDonough Arena)
1:45 p.m. MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Leadership Commencement Reception, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Rosetta Stone President and CEO Stephen Swad will speak with students at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Thursday, April 3, as part of the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series.
The event, which also is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office, will take place in the Hariri Building Fisher Colloquium from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the undergraduate program, will guide the conversation with Swad. RSVP for the event.
For the second year in a row, Georgetown McDonough students participated in the Sophomore Service Project, an alternative spring break during which students complete a week of service. This year 11 Georgetown students spent their Spring Break in Philadelphia, Pa., tutoring and mentoring students at the Cristo Rey High School. Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School serves the greater Philadelphia area by providing a private-school education to students who come from low-income families.