Recent News and Press Releases

  • William Novelli Named to AAMC Board of Directors

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced its new board of directors, which includes William Novelli, Georgetown McDonough School of Business distinguished professor of the practice and founder of the school’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative.

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  • Real Estate Finance MBA Case Competitions

    On November 21, a team of six graduate students from the McDonough Real Estate Finance Initiative (REFI) competed in the 2013 National Real Estate Challenge at the University of Texas in Austin. As the team continues to build toward the future, the students competed with a strong showing against some of the nation’s leading real estate programs from top-tier MBA schools for the $25,000 cash prize.

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  • Faculty Discusses Embracing AP Statistics

    Victor Jose, assistant professor; Keith Ord, professor; and Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the Undergraduate Program, presented a session at the annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in Baltimore on the theme, “Should B-Schools Embrace AP Statistics?” Collectively, they provided an overview of the AP Statistics program, Georgetown McDonough’s special course (OPIM 172) provided for qualified AP Statistics students, and a detailed analysis of how these students performed during the remainder of their Georgetown McDonough School of Business

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  • When Three Charms but Four Alarms

    Following the financial crisis in spring 2009, four banks were eager to announce their earnings.

    The first three banks to make announcements, which were better than expected, immediately saw their stocks rise. When a fourth bank announced their earnings, the stocks of all four banks plummeted.

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  • MBAs Focus on Diversity, Dec. 7

    Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host Focus on Diversity, a day-long event that invites prospective MBA students to experience the culture of diversity and inclusion at the school. The event will feature information for women, underrepresented minorities, LGBT students, and military service members.

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  • Georgetown Business Magazine Wins Publishing Award

    Georgetown Business, the magazine of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, recently won a Pearl Award from the Custom Content Council, in the Editorial: Best Feature Article/Package category, for the “Game On” cover story and feature from the spring 2013 edition. This is the fourth award the magazine has won since its redesign in 2009.

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  • Shoppers Will Spend 50 Percent of Their Holiday Budget During Thanksgiving Sales This Year

    More than 60 percent of consumers will start holiday shopping on Black Friday and most will spend more than 50 percent of their holiday budget over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to new research by the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, Sponsored by KPMG.

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  • Professors Honored with Research Awards

    McDonough School of Business Assistant Professor Chris Long recently received the Best Applied Paper award at the International Association of Management and Business Conference. The paper is titled, “Investigating the Information Processing Capacities of Organizational Controls: A Computational Modeling Perspective.” His research on “Establishing Channels to Cooperation: How Managers Combine their Efforts to Apply Control and Demonstrate Their Trustworthiness” also was a finalist in the Best Overall Paper category.

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  • The Ethics of Lobbying

    The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics (GISME) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will focus its fall symposium on the Ethics of Lobbying. The effect of lobbying on government policy is a topic of perennial comment in the media and research by social scientists. However, the ethical quality of the activity is less frequently discussed. Many harbor an unexamined assumption that there is something ethically suspect about lobbying.

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    The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the West Asia Council will host a Business, Economic, and Public Policy Seminar, “The High-Tech Sector and the Global Search for Talent.”

    The panel discussion features: Janet Foutty, principal and federal consulting leader, Deloitte LLP; Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association; and Pirooz Parvarandeh, chief technology officer, Maxim Integrated.

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