Press Release Archive

  • Faculty Discusses Embracing AP Statistics

    Victor Jose, assistant professor; Keith Ord, professor; and Norean Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the Undergraduate Program, presented a session at the annual meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute in Baltimore on the theme, “Should B-Schools Embrace AP Statistics?” Collectively, they provided an overview of the AP Statistics program, Georgetown McDonough’s special course (OPIM 172) provided for qualified AP Statistics students, and a detailed analysis of how these students performed during the remainder of their Georgetown McDonough School of Business

  • Real Estate Finance MBA Case Competitions

    On November 21, a team of six graduate students from the McDonough Real Estate Finance Initiative (REFI) competed in the 2013 National Real Estate Challenge at the University of Texas in Austin. As the team continues to build toward the future, the students competed with a strong showing against some of the nation’s leading real estate programs from top-tier MBA schools for the $25,000 cash prize.

  • Georgetown Business Magazine Wins Publishing Award

    Georgetown Business, the magazine of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, recently won a Pearl Award from the Custom Content Council, in the Editorial: Best Feature Article/Package category, for the “Game On” cover story and feature from the spring 2013 edition. This is the fourth award the magazine has won since its redesign in 2009.

  • MBAs Focus on Diversity, Dec. 7

    Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business will host Focus on Diversity, a day-long event that invites prospective MBA students to experience the culture of diversity and inclusion at the school. The event will feature information for women, underrepresented minorities, LGBT students, and military service members.

  • When Three Charms but Four Alarms

    Following the financial crisis in spring 2009, four banks were eager to announce their earnings.

    The first three banks to make announcements, which were better than expected, immediately saw their stocks rise. When a fourth bank announced their earnings, the stocks of all four banks plummeted.

  • Shoppers Will Spend 50 Percent of Their Holiday Budget During Thanksgiving Sales This Year

    More than 60 percent of consumers will start holiday shopping on Black Friday and most will spend more than 50 percent of their holiday budget over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to new research by the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research, Sponsored by KPMG.

  • Professors Honored with Research Awards

    McDonough School of Business Assistant Professor Chris Long recently received the Best Applied Paper award at the International Association of Management and Business Conference. The paper is titled, “Investigating the Information Processing Capacities of Organizational Controls: A Computational Modeling Perspective.” His research on “Establishing Channels to Cooperation: How Managers Combine their Efforts to Apply Control and Demonstrate Their Trustworthiness” also was a finalist in the Best Overall Paper category.

  • THE HIGH-TECH CENTER AND THE GLOBAL SEARCH FOR TALENT

    The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the West Asia Council will host a Business, Economic, and Public Policy Seminar, “The High-Tech Sector and the Global Search for Talent.”

    The panel discussion features: Janet Foutty, principal and federal consulting leader, Deloitte LLP; Brian Toohey, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association; and Pirooz Parvarandeh, chief technology officer, Maxim Integrated.

  • The Ethics of Lobbying

    The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics (GISME) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will focus its fall symposium on the Ethics of Lobbying. The effect of lobbying on government policy is a topic of perennial comment in the media and research by social scientists. However, the ethical quality of the activity is less frequently discussed. Many harbor an unexamined assumption that there is something ethically suspect about lobbying.

  • MBA Career Center Achieves Superior Placements and Salaries for Students

    Georgetown University’s McDonough School Business MBA Career Center achieved new levels of success for students last year -- earning the school’s students top jobs for top salaries.

  • MBA Students Trek around the Globe Exploring Career Options

    MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business recently spent a week-long break between classes traveling domestically and internationally to network and learn about specific industries through Career Treks.

  • The Role of Institutional Investors in Reforming Corporate Governance

    Corporate governance continues to receive considerable interest from policy makers and market participants in response to the financial crisis of 2008.  Institutional investors have become a lot more engaged in affecting governance at firms.

    Though an important topic for businesses, investors and policy makers, little research has been done on the direct involvement of institutional investors in changing corporate governance since much of what they do happens behind the scenes.

  • Businessweek Ranks MBA Evening Program, Executive MBA Program

    In its biennial ranking of part-time and executive MBA programs, Businessweek ranked the Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA Evening Program 38th and the Executive MBA Program 18th on November 7.

  • Michael Pavey Named 2014 McGowan Fellow

    The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund has announced the 10 recipients of its 2014 fellowship awards. Michael James Pavey, a second-year MBA student, was selected from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The fellowships recognize second-year MBA students who show outstanding leadership ability, as well as strong dedication to ethics and community service. They also must be in the top 10 percent of their class.

  • Professors Honored with Research Awards

    McDonough School of Business Assistant Professor Chris Long recently received the Best Applied Paper award at the International Association of Management and Business Conference. The paper is titled, “Investigating the Information Processing Capacities of Organizational Controls: A Computational Modeling Perspective.” His research on “Establishing Channels to Cooperation: How Managers Combine their Efforts to Apply Control and Demonstrate Their Trustworthiness” also was a finalist in the Best Overall Paper category.

  • Michael Czinkota Honored for Research

    Michael Czinkota, associate professor of international business at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and his coauthors won the 2013 Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Product and Brand Management for the paper, “Corporate Branding and Transformational Leadership in Turbulent Times.” The Journal of the Product and Brand Management is an academic journal written for both practitioners and scholars that publishes articles that enrich the practice of product and brand management while simultaneously making significant contributions to

  • MBA Students Advise Immigrant-owned Business Project BUILD

    Six MBA students from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business wrote business plans for immigrant-owned businesses as a part of a community development effort through a local Project BUILD program. This Small Business Assistance project was sponsored by the D.C. Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OAIPA).  The second-year MBAs who participated in the program include: Manu Agrawal, Yung-Lun-Ho, Szu Po Hsieh, Saurabh Jha, Eunjin Ji, and Rapeepan Kulkanchanachewin.

  • Marketing Students Score Marketing Advice at the Verizon Center

    A group of marketing research undergraduates recently toured the Verizon Center with Adjunct Professor David Ashley. The students heard presentations from Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s leadership about marketing analytics. Speakers included Joe DuPriest, vice president of marketing; Alex Kerr, research-survey processes and actionable insights; Jim Minichiello, CRM sales tracking, segmentation, profile/insights development; and Tom Nagle, company-wide analytics and data centralization efforts.

    -Lisa Edmunds

  • Going Global: Women's Economic Leadership in the 21st Century

    On Friday, October 25, the Undergraduate Program Office and Women’s Leadership Initiative at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business co-sponsored their inaugural Women in Business Conference. Women continue to increase their influence in social, political, and economic organizations at the local, national, and global levels in all industries.

  • 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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