Recent News and Press Releases

  • 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.

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  • 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.]

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  • NerdScholar Polls Ranks McDonough Fourth for Highest Salary

    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

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  • Getting it Right: Professor Studies Expert vs. Crowdsourcing Predictions

    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?

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  • Cypher Moderates Panel on “Global Flux and Real Estate”

    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.

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  • The Economics and Policy of Franchising

    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.

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  • Georgetown to Host Discussion on Generational Equity and National Debt

    Georgetown University will host the final stop of the five-week, cross-country “Generational Equity Tour” presented by the non-partisan The Can Kicks Back campaign on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the Rafik B.  Hariri Building’s Lohrfink Auditorium. The tour seeks to educate and engage millennials on how the federal budget and national debt are impacting their generation.

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  • 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.

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  • Reunion Celebrates 30 Years of Graduate Business Education

    Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business celebrated the 30th anniversary of graduate education at the school during its Graduate Business Reunion, October 4-6, 2013. MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Master’s in Leadership alumni joined the MBA Class of 1983 to celebrate this milestone.

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  • Georgetown Hosts Honest Tea Founder

    Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host Seth Goldman, co-founder and TeaEO of Honest Tea, the nation’s top-selling organic bottled tea company. The event is part of the school’s Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series, which regularly brings business leaders to campus to interact with students.

    Goldman will share personal insights and business lessons, as well as talk about his new business book in comic form, Mission in a Bottle, which examines the journey of creating a mission-driven world business in a profit-driven world.

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