Recent News and Press Releases
The following fall 2009 Undergraduate Professional Development Series events are open to undergraduate students at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business:
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY CAREER PANEL
Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 6 p.m.
Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Meet alumni, MBA students, and entrepreneurs who have made their way in nonprofit, government, and other socially responsible sectors of the business world. Learn how you can use your business acumen while also benefiting society.
This past spring, the McDonough School of Business allocated resources to provide additional financial aid to 23 rising second-year MBA full-time students facing unexpected financial challenges due to the current economic climate. All in all, the school awarded $240,000 for this purpose.
Amber Hamilton, an alumna of Georgetown’s Executive Master’s in Leadership Program, recently was featured in Black Enterprise magazine.
The article in the October 2009 issue, titled “How to Prepare for any Crisis: Georgetown University Teaches Leadership,” explains Hamilton’s decision to pursue the Executive Master’s in Leadership degree as a way to enhance her leadership skills at a time she needed them most - while working as a senior program manager for Fannie Mae during the global financial crisis.
Reid Also Will Lead the Development of the School’s Real Estate Initiative
Washington, D.C. – Jeff Reid has been named Director of Entrepreneurial Studies and Real Estate Initiatives at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In this newly created position, he will lead, develop, and implement strategic initiatives related to entrepreneurial studies and real estate, with a goal of advancing Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business among the hierarchy of leading business schools.
Distinguished Leaders Series to Feature Tim Westergren, Oct. 15
WHAT: Tim Westergren, founder and chief strategy officer at Pandora Internet Radio, will speak at Georgetown University as part of the Distinguished Leaders Series. The series annually brings to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business accomplished business leaders who share their experiences with undergraduate and graduate business students. The lectures also are open to the public.
WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2009, 5 p.m.
Speakers include Executives from Pandora Internet Radio, Kraft Foods, and Marriott International
Washington, D.C. – The 2009-10 Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business continues this fall with lectures by executives from organizations such as Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Pandora Internet Radio, Kraft Foods, Evolution Markets, Jiffy Lube, the American Legacy Foundation, and DC Central Kitchen.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, George Tenet, former director of central intelligence for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Georgetown University distinguished professor in the practice of diplomacy, was the third of six distinguished speakers in a program custom designed for Booz Allen Hamilton. The Change Management Advanced Practitioner Program is a five-month program designed to give Booz Allen consultants greater breadth and depth in change management principles.
Publication Also Ranks Georgetown’s EMBA in the Top Tier of Business Schools
The Executive Degree programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business are featured in the fall 2009 issue of CEO Magazine.
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business was one of eight business schools around the world to participate in the 2009 “GE Live” event on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The question and answer session with Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, and Keith Sherin, vice chairman and CFO of GE, was hosted off campus and simulcast to Georgetown, where students had the opportunity to watch the event and pose questions to the executives.
Jose-Luis Guerrero-Cusumano, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, recently received several honors at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Chicago for his paper “ISO 9000 Quality System certification and its impact on Innovation Performance.”