Press Release Archive

  • The Role of Managers in Tax Planning

    New Research Finds Top Managers Can Save Firms Millions in Taxes

    Each year, the majority of public companies in the United States pay 20 to 40 percent of pretax income to the government in the form of income taxes. Since every dollar paid to Uncle Sam is a dollar that cannot be reinvested within an organization, paying taxes could be considered an inefficient utilization of resources.

  • Executive Wisdom Blog Launches

    The Office of Executive Education at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business recently launched Executive Wisdom, a blog highlighting the latest in innovative business thinking and research from Georgetown McDonough faculty, global thought leaders for world-class business. Executive Wisdom is designed to provide on-the-go insights on a broad range of issues relevant to managers for meeting the strategic, economic, and operational demands of global business.

  • EML Capstone Showcases Outstanding Papers

    On Saturday, February 15, the Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Program held its annual Showcase of Outstanding Masters Papers. Out of 31 projects, the top four papers were selected to be presented to staff, students, and alumni at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. We congratulate the following students on their exceptional work:

    Brigette Bethea, ULEAD: Building, Bridging, Transforming
    Mentor: Thomas Hajduk
    Reader: Richard America

  • Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide CEO to Speak at Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series

    Kevin Roberts, CEO worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, will discuss “Winning the World – How to Succeed in the Age of the Idea” as part of the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

    The event also is sponsored by the Undergraduate Program Office and the Georgetown Retail and Luxury Association. 

    View the webcast.

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Latin American Leaders Finish First Six Weeks of Global Program

    Nearly 40 Latin professionals representing the Ibero-American region have completed the first half of the Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) Program’s 12-week curriculum at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sponsored by Georgetown's Latin American Board (LAB), the GCL Program cultivates a new generation of socially responsible, innovative, and ethical leaders.

  • Latin American Ambassador, Celebrity Chef Prepare MBA Students for Global Consulting Projects

    Harold W. Forsyth, ambassador of Peru to the United States, and Jose Andres, chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, spoke to MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on February 18 in preparation for their upcoming Global Business Experience international consulting projects, which begin March 1.

  • Georgetown McDonough Hosts Diversity Dialogue Conference

    Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (GAMBLE) and the Georgetown McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Program Office invited students from throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area to participate in the school’s inaugural Diversity Dialogue Conference on January 24, 2014.

  • Georgetown McDonough Faculty Weigh in on the Olympics

    Several professors from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business can connect their academic research to the business of the Olympics.

    One is Marlene Morris Towns, teaching professor of marketing, who observed how social media has increased connectivity to athletes during the Olympics.

  • GEMBA Program Hosts Panel Discussion on Indian Retail Trade in New Delhi

    During the Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA module in India, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Spain’s ESADE Business School hosted a panel discussion on Indian retail trade on February 13, 2014.

  • MBA Students Trek to California

    In January, 27 MBA students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business traveled to California for the annual CalTrek.

    Sponsored by Georgetown MBA California Business Alliance, CalTrek is a student group that facilitates West Coast recruitment across many industries and functional areas. Each January, they organize a trip to the San Francisco Bay area to visit companies of interest to current students and to network with Georgetown University alumni.

  • The Three Act Play of Delivering Bad News

    Whether it’s negative performance feedback or massive employee layoffs, bad news in an organization is almost a daily phenomenon. Despite its frequent occurrence in organizational processes, the delivery of bad news remains one of the most difficult tasks facing leaders. The challenge for most leaders with delivering bad news is often caused by an emotional reaction or undeveloped skill set. While existing literature discusses the impact of bad news on an organization, until now there has been little research on how managers can most effectively deliver bad news.

  • Georgetown Center for Financial Markets Hosts Cybersecurity Executive Order Roundtable

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business hosted a discussion on the 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order on Wednesday, January 29, in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton.

  • McDonough School of Business Partners with Effat University

    The McDonough School of Business signed an agreement in December 2013 with Effat University, an all-women’s university in Saudia Arabia. The partnership provides accreditation, assessment, and curricular advice for their undergraduate program in the college of business. Prince Turki Al Faisal, a Georgetown alumnus and former ambassador for Saudi Arabia, is on their board of trustees, since his mother Queen Effat founded the school. His sister Princess Lolowah Al Faisal Al Saud is vice chair of Effat’s board of trustees.