Undergraduate Program to Offer New First-Year Seminar
This fall, the Undergraduate Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will launch its inaugural First-Year Seminar, titled International Business, Public Policy, and Society.
Students enrolled in the seminar will meet in small groups with faculty members twice weekly, attend lectures by influential members of the international business community, and participate in a case competition where student teams develop business strategies and plans that address challenges faced by one of the many non-profit organizations in the Washington, D.C., area.
According to Norean R. Sharpe, undergraduate dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, “Similar to the Ignatian Seminars in the College, we are excited about providing the opportunity for our business students to work in small groups with faculty members and explore current topics that bridge the business disciplines with current issues in our society. Faculty here at McDonough have worked hard over the past several years to make these seminars a reality, and we believe that they will enhance the educational experience of our undergraduates.”
The seminars, which will be offered to approximately 80 first-year students in the fall of the 2010-11 academic year, are designed to promote intellectual growth and help students adapt to the rigor of college-level courses within a supportive learning community. They will introduce students to current topics in finance, strategic thought, and the global economy.
Students who would like to apply to the program should complete the interest form which will be included with their new student welcome package in June. Applications will be reviewed until the seminars are filled.
The First-Year Seminar Program will be led by faculty director and associate professor Robin Dillon-Merrill and staff director Patricia Louison, senior assistant dean of the Undergraduate Program. For more information, please see http://msb.georgetown.edu/prospective/undergraduate/curriculum/.