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Paul Almeida

How Can Business Schools Tackle Racial Inequality?

September 27th, 2020

At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, there are only three black professors. The proportion of black MiM students is 5 per cent, but this year the school launched Georgetown Reach, a free program to raise awareness of business schools among ethnic minority teenagers. They will spend a week later this year in Washington DC learning how to prepare for university through seminars on topics such as financial aid and high school class selection. “We want to change the perception of business schools: we want to be the ideal home for underprivileged kids and their way out of disadvantage,” says Paul Almeida, dean at McDonough.

The MBA Reboot

September 4th, 2020

While Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business enrollment has climbed in the last decade, it was largely because of a surge of undergraduate students. Since 2017, the MBA program has experienced a dip, said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean of MBA programs at Georgetown. But that changed in the last six months, partly due to the pandemic, he said. Now is the time for working professionals to consider making a pivot in their careers. “We’ve seen a surge,” Malaviya said. “An over 20% increase in applications recently.”

MBA Demand Recovers as Prospective Students Shelter from the Economic Storm

September 4th, 2020

“MBA programs had been experiencing a downturn in applications over the last few years because the economy was doing so well,” says Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “With economic uncertainty now, people want to go back to an MBA to ride out an economic recovery and increase their marketability.”

Orchestrating Diversity: Bias vs. Blind

September 3rd, 2020

As companies look to diversify, the question becomes: Should we actively bias our hiring process? What does that look like? Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean of strategy, finance, and organization at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business joins the SandHill Road podcast to tell us more.

As International Students Look Beyond U.S., The D.C. Region Could See an Economic Hit

August 26th, 2020

Prashant Malaviya, a senior associate dean of MBA programs and a professor of marketing, tells WAMU that international students bring an invaluable social and cultural understanding to U.S. campuses. He says their MBA program promises students a “global education” and having an international classroom is one way to do that.

Coronavirus Forces Georgetown MBA Program to Start the Fall Fully Online

July 29th, 2020

Coronavirus is drastically affecting international students as the start of the school year quickly approaches. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has a robust international student population that remains steady year-to-year. “I am proud of how our community has come together to care for one another, and I’m confident that our faculty, staff, and students will continue to keep the spirit of our community alive throughout the fall and beyond,” said Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown McDonough.

5 Tips for Communicating with Employees During a Crisis

July 9th, 2020

An article by Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean and professor of management: “Every leader knows that communication during a crisis is critical. When leaders communicate with urgency, transparency, and empathy, it helps people adjust to the constantly changing conditions crises bring.”

3 Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Gap Year and Boost Your College and Career Prospects

June 25th, 2020

There’s a difference between a gap year and deferring admission, said Patricia Grant, senior associate dean for the Undergraduate Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. A gap year is spent on enriching yourself, whereas a deferment is spent caring for a sick loved one or waiting out a pandemic.

MBAs Jobs Prospects Strong Despite Coronavirus, Says Top Careers Director

June 25th, 2020

With class of 2020 graduation dates just passed, business school students may be worried about the impact of coronavirus on MBA jobs prospects. But according to Doreen Amorosa, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’ career center associate dean and managing director, MBA grads are still in a good position to bolster their careers.

Workforce Logiq Files for Three New Patents

June 18th, 2020

“The best data science delivers simple insights to complex questions. Location-based hiring decisions will increasingly be a key value driver in today’s volatile labor market, impacting cost, culture, and organizational performance,” said Dr. Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. “Workforce Logiq’s new location optimization tool will provide data-driven clarity, real-time guidance, and a competitive edge to hiring managers as they scale their teams post-pandemic.”

From Income Share Agreements to the ‘Bank of Mom and Dad,’ Funding Pressure has Forced Students and Startups to Find Creative Solutions to Finance MBA Degrees

June 11th, 2020

Most students combine multiple sources of funding to pay for an MBA, according to Shelly Heinrich, associate dean of MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She adds that paid internships during the two-year program can be financially worthwhile: the average internship at Georgetown pays $7,668 a month. Some students are fortunate enough to have their employer foot the MBA bill. Heinrich adds that while the MBA is a big outlay, the payoff can be much greater: the average post-MBA salary at her institution is $124,119. “It may pay dividends for life and allow you to pivot careers and advance quicker than peers.”