Press Release Archive

  • Dean Thomas, Ricardo Ernst Discuss Global Challenges at International Conference

    David Thomas, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and Ricardo Ernst, professor of operations and director of the school’s Global Business Initiative, recently traveled to Cascais, Portugal, to present at the 2013 Estoril Conference.

  • Senator Cowan to Business Graduates: Value Self Worth over Net Worth

    Remember to enhance self-worth in the pursuit of net worth. This was the advice Massachusetts Senator William “Mo” Cowan shared with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business senior class during his commencement remarks Saturday, May 18. [Watch the video.]

  • Ambassador Advises Graduate Business Students to Address World Challenges

    During their graduate studies, master’s students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business learned to view business through a global lens. Mauro L. I. Viera, ambassador of Brazil to the United States, asked them to use their newfound business knowledge and Jesuit values to address the world’s challenges during his remarks at the 2013 commencement address on May 17.
  • Seniors and Faculty Honored for Academic and Service Excellence

    Seniors earning top academic and service honors were recognized at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Tropaia Exercises Friday, May 17, 2013, in Gaston Hall. [Watch the video.]
     
    During the ceremony, valedictorian Russell Kreutter shared five lessons from his time at Georgetown.
     
    First, he asked his classmates to always look for the good because there are opportunities and lessons to be found in every situation.
  • Impact Investing Conference to Showcase Latin American Companies

    Twenty-two companies operating in 12 Latin American countries and 16 different industries, looking to raise a combined total of $50 million, will convene alongside impact investors, industry leaders, and cultural commentaries at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to participate in Agora Partnerships’ 3rd Annual Impact Investing in Action (IIA) conference. 

  • Sweatshop Labor is Wrong (Unless the Shoes are Cute)

    Nike did it. Apple has done it. In both instances, consumers protested reports of unethical labor practices that would be illegal in the United States.

    But despite the implied demand for ‘sweatshop-free’ products, these items are not overcrowding store shelves. Baffled by this economic imbalance, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Assistant Professor Neeru Paharia investigated consumer reasoning and decision-making processes behind purchasing items made from sweatshop labor.

  • MBA Student Perseveres After Tanzanian Bombing

    When a bomb exploded at a Tanzanian church on May 5, it killed three people and injured 60 others. It also rocked the foundation of the community’s primary school, just next door, and left MBA Evening Program student Brendan Callahan shaken.

  • Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy Hosts Conference on the Leadership Role of the Gulf Countries in the Global Economy

    On Tuesday, April 9, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy
    in partnership with the Financial Times hosted a conference on the potential
    leadership role of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the global economy.
    The event was co-hosted by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and
    took place at the DIFC Conference and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab
    Emirates.
     
    Keynote speakers included Mustafa Abdel-Wadood (MBA ‘96), partner and chair
    of the Executiv
  • Five Georgetown Interns Join Bono’s ONE and (RED) Campaigns

    The Georgetown McDonough Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) announced that five Georgetown students are joining U2 lead singer Bono’s ONE and (RED) campaigns as interns this summer. The opportunities were established through GSEI’s relationship with Bank of America, a founding partner in the initiative, and were created with the organizations after hosting Bono on campus in November.

  • Financial Times Ranks Executive Custom Programs #11 in the U.S., #34 in the World

    In its inaugural ranking by the Financial Times, the Executive Education Customized Programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business ranked #11 in the United States and #34 in the world.

    The ranking measures clients’ perceptions of the quality and delivery of the program, as well as the internationality of the overall program through a survey of each business school.

  • Business Librarian Receives Research Grant

    Jennifer Boettcher, Georgetown University business librarian, has been selected to receive the 2013 Reference and User Services Association BRASS Emerald Research Grant Award.

    The Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) administers the $5,000 grant, which supports research in the field of business librarianship, and Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd., funds the award.

  • Georgetown McDonough Announces Commencement Speakers

    The Ambassador of Brazil to the United States H.E. Mauro Vieira and United States Senator William M. Cowan (D-Massachusetts) will speak at the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

  • MBA Student Poses Global Economics Question to Gates

    When Georgetown MBA Evening Program student Stephanie Chen got the chance to pose a question to Microsoft founder Bill Gates on live television on May 6, she wanted to know two things.

    “What is the greatest global challenge in the next 10 years, and what can this generation of young business leaders to do solve that problem?” she asked him from the McDonough School of Business during Fox Business Network’s live coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway board meeting in Omaha, Neb.

  • CEO of JPMorgan Asset Management Discusses Changing Structure of Global Financial System

    On Friday, April 26, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy and the Georgetown Wall Street Alliance hosted an event at JPMorgan Chase and Co. World Headquarters in New York City featuring Mary Callahan Erdoes (C ’89). Erdoes serves as the Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Asset Management, a global leader in investment management with more than $2 trillion in client assets.

  • MBA Students and Faculty Recognized at Year-End BBQ

    The Georgetown McDonough MBA Program celebrated the end of the academic year with its traditional barbeque on April 30. Despite the persistent rain showers, Full-time and Evening Program MBA students, faculty, and staff gathered to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.