Recent News and Press Releases

  • Georgetown McDonough Welcomes Nine New Faculty

    Georgetown McDonough has hired nine new faculty members and promoted another to deputy dean. The school has a total of 100 full-time faculty.

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  • Warren Buffett and Brian Moynihan to Speak at Georgetown

    Noted businessman, investor, and philanthropist Warren Buffett will join Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan at Georgetown for “A Conversation With Warren Buffett and Brian Moynihan” at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Gaston Hall. [View the webcast.]

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  • Three Days in Monterrey Meeting Alumni and Future Hoyas

    Traveling the world to attract and recruit the best talent for Georgetown's MBA program, MBA Programs Senior Associate Dean Elaine Romanelli and MBA Admissions Associate Dean Shari Hubert spent three days in Monterrey, Mexico, August 25-27. As part of their visit, Romanelli and Hubert met with Georgetown alumni and connected some of those former graduates with young professionals who are interested in learning more about Georgetown McDonough’s Full-time MBA program.

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  • 577 Distinguished Leaders Spoke to Students in 2012-13

    Students and alumni welcomed 577 distinguished leaders to Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business from July 2012 through June 2013. Speakers ranged from industry leaders to government officials to entrepreneurs to authors and talked with students in their classes as well as at special events. The guest speakers shared their knowledge and experiences with the school’s undergraduate and graduate students, as well as with its executive education participants.

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  • Undergraduate Program Moves Up to No. 16 in U.S. News

    The Undergraduate Program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business advanced to No. 16 in the annual “Best in Undergraduate Business” ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The program also tied for 5th among schools that specialize in international business.

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  • Top Investors, Startups Connect on Georgetown’s Brightest Stage

    Marking another milestone in the rise of Georgetown University’s entrepreneurship scene, hundreds of the best investors and startup founders from the mid-Atlantic region gathered Friday in the McDonough School of Business’ Lohrfink Auditorium.

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  • Want to Help Small Businesses? Increase Competition among Banks

    Deregulation allows innovation for small businesses, hinders innovation for public companies

    In a recent study, “Does Banking Affect Innovation?”, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Professor Jess Cornaggia found that banking competition can help small businesses by increasing access to credit – allowing small businesses to operate independently rather than potentially being acquired by public companies.

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  • Classes Begin for Georgetown McDonough Undergraduates

    On August 27, classes began for the approximately 1,300 students, including 306 first-year and 46 transfer students, in the Georgetown McDonough undergraduate program.
    "Due to our collaborative efforts with the Admissions Office - and the continued high quality of our faculty - this year's undergraduate admissions set records, with the highest number of applicants, lowest acceptance rates, and highest yield," said Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean for the undergraduate programs at Georgetown McDonough.

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  • MBA Students Participate in "Amazing Race" During Orientation

    As part of the MBA Program’s orientation week, the Full-time class of 2015 and the Evening Program class of 2016 participated in the “Amazing Race” on and around Georgetown University’s campus.  Randomly assigned teams of four to nine students took part in the activity, providing a physical activity during orientation that allowed new classmates an opportunity to get to know one another. The race covered several miles and included stops at famous Georgetown campus locations. 

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  • The Cost of Being Number One

    From Dennis Quinn's Falls from Grace research

    For centuries, it’s been thought that individuals with higher status have greater competence, stronger leadership, more compensation, less stress and increasing attractiveness than those of a lesser status. However, new research unveils the risk of having such a reputation and examines the costs of a ‘fall from grace’.

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