Georgetown's McDonough School to Deliver Custom Executive Programs for Numerous Global Organizations

May 08, 2006

Cynthia S. Shaw
(202) 687-4080

Georgetown's McDonough School to Deliver Custom Executive Programs for Numerous Global Organizations

Rolls-Royce North America, Thales Communications and others Choose McDonough for its Executive Leadership Expertise

Washington, DC -- Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business has been chosen by five new clients to prepare custom executive programs. The programs will bring professionals from diverse organizations worldwide to the Hilltop in coming months.

Thales Communications, Inc. of Clarksburg, MD produces high-tech radios for the military. The McDonough School is currently developing a new leadership development program for Thales senior executives. A second offering for the mid-level executives is being planned for this fall.

Michael Carriger, Training and Development Manager at Thales said, "When I was tasked with the development of a leadership and management program I immediately thought of the McDonough School. I was looking for an academic partner with a proven track record in developing customized leadership and management programs for a corporate setting. We are receiving a cutting-edge, leadership and management program, with the look and feel of an executive MBA program."

Rolls-Royce North America offered its senior executives a three-and-a-half day residency in partnership with the McDonough School. The theme of the program, "Leading in a Rapidly Changing World," focuses on the three main facets of leadership -- strategic, organizational and individual -- associated with leading and directing change.

Students from the Cranfield School of Management will participate in a one day program at Georgetown, as part of their International Business Experience. The fifteen visitors will discuss numerous aspects of doing business in the US.

The Georgetown University Healthcare Leadership Institute, now in its 10th year, is a partnership between the McDonough School and the School of Nursing and Health Studies. The program receives an educational grant from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Individual sessions have been developed to provide participants with the most up to date perspectives on today's seminal issues - patient safety and quality improvement.

In addition, the McDonough School will host approximately 30 radio managers of the National Association of Broadcasters for a three-and-a-half day program. Now its fifth year, the "NAB Executive Development Program for Radio Broadcasters" is designed to increase managerial effectiveness and equip attendees to meet the changes and challenges of the rapidly evolving business environment of radio.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier, distinguished business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today has approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit