Recent News and Press Releases
Six MBA students from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business wrote business plans for immigrant-owned businesses as a part of a community development effort through a local Project BUILD program. This Small Business Assistance project was sponsored by the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAIPA). The second-year MBAs who participated in the program include: Manu Agrawal, Yung-Lun-Ho, Szu Po Hsieh, Saurabh Jha, Eunjin Ji, and Rapeepan Kulkanchanachewin.
A group of marketing research undergraduates recently toured the Verizon Center with Adjunct Professor David Ashley. The students heard presentations from Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s leadership about marketing analytics. Speakers included Joe DuPriest, vice president of marketing; Alex Kerr, research-survey processes and actionable insights; Jim Minichiello, CRM sales tracking, segmentation, profile/insights development; and Tom Nagle, company-wide analytics and data centralization efforts.
On Friday, October 25, the Undergraduate Program Office and Women’s Leadership Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business co-sponsored their inaugural Women in Business Conference. Women continue to increase their influence in social, political, and economic organizations at the local, national, and global levels in all industries.
Georgetown Parents Daniel and Mary Stanton Endow Speaker Series to Engage McDonough School of Business Students with Top Business Leaders
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business students will continue to learn from accomplished business leaders thanks to a major gift from Daniel and Mary Stanton to establish the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series. This series brings to Georgetown’s campus leaders who are renowned in their fields to share their unique experiences with the school’s students and alumni and to engage in dialogue about leadership in an ever-changing world.
Study Reveals Most Gen Xers and Boomers Want to Age at Home, but 95% Fear Today’s Technology Is Not Up to The Task
Philips and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business released a survey today that found both baby boomers and Generation X (Gen X) place high value on technology as they age. However, 95 percent believe today’s technology needs to be better developed to help them successfully age at home, or age in place, for as long as possible. [See the infographic.]
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business undergraduate program ranks No. 4 in the recent NerdScholar poll of the highest salaries of business school graduates.
NerdScholar is a financial literacy and consumer advocacy website for students. To read more, visit http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/nerdscholar/2013/top-salaries-business-schools/
From anticipated sales of new product launches to predicted forecasts of holiday retail spending, analysts have been known to make predictions that are far from the actual outcome.
After years of practice and an abundance of expertise – how can these predictions be so off?
Matthew L. Cypher, professor of the practice in real estate finance and director of the Real Estate Finance Initiative at Georgetown McDonough, moderated a panel discussion on “Global Flux and Real Estate – Where are we Headed?” on October 21 in New York City. The panel included Robert H. Steers (B’75), co-chair of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Board of Directors and co-chief executive officer of Cohen & Steers, Inc., and Jonathan D. Gray, global head of real estate and a member of the board of directors of Blackstone.
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business will host “The Economics and Policy of Franchising,” a Business, Economics and Public Policy Seminar.
The event features remarks by Francine LaFontaine, William Davidson Professor of Business, Economics, and Public Policy at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Barry Heller, partner, DLA Piper.
Lunch will be served during the event.
Financial Markets Panel Discussion to Address the Role of Shareholder Activism in Corporate Governance
The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy, housed in the university’s McDonough School of Business, will host a timely dialogue on the role of shareholder activism in corporate decision-making in partnership with the Financial Times. The event, to be held in New York City, will bring together policymakers, market participants, and scholars to discuss critical issues related to the scope and forms of shareholder involvement following the financial crisis.