Press Release Archive

  • Geena Davis Discusses Role as Advocate for Gender Balance in the Media

    When Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis became a parent and began watching television with her young daughter, what she saw was shocking. In movies and television programs created for young children, males dominated the screen.

  • U.S. and Global Financial Reform Conference

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and PwC US are co-hosting a U.S. and Global Financial Reform Conference where business executives, policymakers, regulators and academics will discuss the challenges and opportunities of domestic and global financial regulatory reform. Topics include:
    • Systemically important financial institutions: What will they need to do?
    • Financial institution regulatory oversight: In practical terms

  • Introducing the Executive Degree Programs Forum

    McDonough School of Business Executive Degree Program alumni are invited to the first annual Executive Degree Programs Forum from September 29 to October 1, 2011, in the Rafik B. Hariri Building.

    Prominent guest speakers and faculty will discuss leadership, power and influence, entrepreneurship, personal wealth management, and the changing geopolitical business landscape. A professional development session also will focus on developing one’s career vision and concrete ways to realize it.

  • Accounting and Finance Speaker Series to be Held throughout Fall Semester

    Throughout the fall 2011 semester, the Center for Financial Markets and Policy will host a number of speakers at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. All lectures will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Rafik B. Hariri Building. Visit for more information.

    Wednesday, September 7 – Finance
    Room 570
    Martijn Cremers, Associate Professor of Finance
    Yale School of Management

  • Geena Davis to Discuss Role of Women in the Movies

    Academy Award Winning Actor and Advocate To Speak As Part Of Distinguished Leaders Series, Sept. 15 

  • Dean David Thomas State of the School Address

    Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Dean David A. Thomas delivered the annual State of the School Address at the Aug. 30, 2011, Faculty/Staff Luncheon

  • Energy and Cleantech Club to Host Conference, Sept. 2

    The 2011 Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Conference, “World Events Transforming Energy Business and Policy,” will feature panel discussions providing international perspectives on such topics as consulting, government and policy, and development on Friday, September 2, 2011. The Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is hosting the conference.

  • Six New Faculty Members Join Georgetown McDonough

    Professors’ Specialties Include Accounting, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, and Strategy

    This fall, six new full-time professors joined the faculty at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

  • University Operating Status

    To check the operating status for Georgetown University during this weekend’s expected inclement weather related to Hurricane Irene, visit

    More information about emergency preparedness at Georgetown University, including how to be notified of changes in the operating status or to sign up for HOYAlert, visit
  • Houston Memorial

    Houston Memorial Professorship Established

    George R. Houston, former professor of accounting, is being remembered by his students and faculty colleagues with the creation of the George Houston Memorial Professorship. With more than $1.5 million in pledges already, the endowment aims to support the appointment of a senior faculty member, with a total fundraising goal of $3 million. Through this legacy, Houston will continue to inspire students to excel.

  • University Updates on Earthquake

    On Tuesday, August 23, the McDonough School of Business closed early due to the earthquake. To check the Georgetown University operating status for Wednesday, visit

  • Favoritism in Workplace Promotions Widespread, Study Says

    Highlights Need for Further Study of a Common Practice Most Say is Counterproductive
    A study released today by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business indicates that connections and relationships play a significant role in employee promotions despite policies and procedures at most companies designed to lower the impact of non-objective assessment and despite general acknowledgment that such favoritism leads to bad decision making.
    The study was conducted by research firm Penn Schoen
  • Georgetown McDonough Announces Administrative Appointments

  • New SEC Rules on Whistleblowers to be Discussed

    SEC Office of the Whistleblower Chief Sean McKessy to Outline Rules Taking Effect This Week

  • Watch Introduction Video: David Thomas Assumes Deanship of McDonough School of Business

    David A. Thomas is the Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. A recognized thought leader in organizational behavior and strategic human resource management, Dr. Thomas’ research focuses on issues related to executive development, cultural diversity in organizations, leadership, and organizational change. Learn more about Dean Thomas.

  • Professor Czinkota

    Czinkota Blog Listed Among Top 25 Covering Business

    A blog by Michael Czinkota, associate professor of international business at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, was listed on The Best Colleges’ top 25 business and entrepreneurship blogs of 2011. The Blog of Prof. Czinkota covers topics and issues related to international business, marketing, and strategy, such as production and trade agreements, international advertising campaigns, and updates on the U.S. government as it progresses (or regresses) in the global economy.

  • Professor Schloetzer's Research on CEO Dismissal Rate Published in Conference Board Report

    Outside Successor Appointments Also On The Rise

  • Catherine Cook

    Business School Alumna Makes Millions from myYearbook

    A social networking idea that Catherine Cook (B’11) and her brother, David, thought up as teenagers and nurtured at Georgetown just sold for $100 million.

    Quepasa, a Latino social networking site, recently merged with the Cooks’ myYearbook, the idea that has turned into one of the largest media properties in the United States.

  • Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Students to Graduate

    Manuel Sánchez, CEO of Abengoa, to Deliver Commencement Address

    Fourteen months ago, 31 students in the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Program arrived in Washington to begin a global journey. They traveled from North America to Asia, Europe, and South America, where they studied first-hand the business cultures located on these continents. On July 23, these students will return to Washington to graduate, earning degrees from both Georgetown University and Spain’s ESADE Business School.

  • Harnessing Social Media for Social Change

    Famed Political and Social Media Strategist Joe Trippi to Headline June 29 Event

    Author, political strategist, and social media guru Joe Trippi will address what’s next for social media in a world where it is transforming relationships, businesses, and even nations during the discussion “No More Always-Done-It-This-Way: Social Media = Social Change.”