Straight from the Dean

Learn about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business directly from the dean as he shares his vision for the school and the future of business education.

Dean Paul Almeida

Standing in Solidarity with our Students of Asian Descent

It is with sadness that I reflect on the recent shooting of eight individuals in Atlanta, including six of Asian descent. This is deeply upsetting to me and our leadership. Incidents like this make it all the more important that we do the hard work to ensure McDonough is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where everyone feels welcome and has a deep sense of belonging. At McDonough, we pride ourselves in celebrating the many backgrounds and experiences of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as expanding all of our perspectives to be more inclusive of different viewpoints and experiences. Please continue to support and care for one another during this difficult time. (March 18, 2021)

Weekday Conversations with President DeGioia

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia recently hosted Dean Almeida for his weekday conversations series, where they discussed the learning opportunities at McDonough, as well as the school’s global perspective and focus on entrepreneurship. They also talked about the B.S. in Business and Global Affairs, a new joint program between the McDonough and the School of Foreign Service, and the business school’s work to support the Pivot Program for returning citizens. (October 29, 2020)

Board of Trade COVID-19 Briefing: Higher Ed’s Plans for Fall

Dean Almeida recently joined other higher education leaders from the region to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting colleges and universities and their plans for the fall. The event was hosted by the Greater Washington Board of Trade. (July 28, 2020)

Time for Change

This is a troubling time in our country and in our hearts. Like many of you, in recent weeks, I have seen images and heard names I will never forget: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor. These names only add to a long list of others — and each of them was someone’s child, or someone’s parent, someone’s friend. (June 2020) 

Georgetown McDonough Celebrates 10 Years in the Rafik B. Hariri Building

The Rafik B. Hariri Building — home of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business — opened 10 years ago in fall 2009. The $82.5 million building was funded entirely through philanthropy and houses all of the school’s programs, centers, institutes, and initiatives. It is named in memory of the late Lebanese politician and philanthropist Rafik B. Hariri. (October 2019)

Dean Almeida’s Vision for Georgetown McDonough

Imagine a world where our biggest private and public institutions are led by Georgetown McDonough graduates who have the tools and capabilities, and who are led by the Jesuit mission to serve the common good. That’s the world Dean Almeida wants to live in, and in this video he describes his vision to get the McDonough School of Business to that place by being smart, innovative, and distinctive and by leveraging the school’s strengths on campus and in Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2018)

State of the School Address 2018

Dean Almeida discusses how being smart, innovative, and distinctive will enable Georgetown McDonough to continue its path toward “True North” — serving our students and scholarship — at the annual State of the School Address. (September 12, 2018)

Straight from the Dean – Fall 2017

Dean Paul Almeida takes a moment to reflect on Georgetown McDonough’s 60-year history and share his vision for our school’s future. (December 13, 2017)

State of the School Address 2017

Dean Almeida shares his vision for the McDonough School of Business at its annual State of the School Address. (September 7, 2017)

Introducing Dean Almeida

Paul Almeida is Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. A member of the Georgetown community for more than two decades, Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of positions, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation and, prior to that, as senior associate dean for executive education. He also serves as professor of strategy and international business. (August 1, 2017)