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Georgetown McDonough to Launch Global Business Initiative, Apr. 4

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Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will launch the school’s Global Business Initiative with “Georgetown McDonough Leading Through Global Learning,” featuring a keynote address from Mark Del Rosso, chief operating officer for Audi of America.

Del Rosso’ remarks will be preceded by a student panel discussion where MBA students will share their perspectives on global business after completing consulting projects for international business clients around the world in March as part of their capstone Global Business Experience.

The Global Business Initiative ensures that the global mission of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is evident throughout all aspects of the student experience – from the undergraduate to MBA to executive education programs. By adding depth to the school’s international focus in the curriculum and academic research, alliances with international universities and organizations, and existing international efforts, the initiative seeks to make Georgetown McDonough the premiere destination for global business education.

Thursday, April 4, 2013
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Lohrfink Auditorium
Washington, DC 20057

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Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or


9 a.m.: Welcome by Ricardo Ernst, professor of operations and director, Global Business Initiative
9:15 a.m.: Remarks by David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown McDonough
9:30 a.m.: Student panel discussion moderated by Pietra Rivoli, deputy dean of Georgetown McDonough
11 a.m.: Introduction by Maximo Blandon, chairman, Global Business Initiative Board, and managing director of International Stephens, Inc.
11:05 a.m.: Keynote by Mark Del Rosso, COO of Audi of America

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.