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Top B-School Deans Share Resolutions For 2020

December 31st, 2019

Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says the new year is a time to “reflect upon the core values that define our Georgetown University community.” The McDonough School of Business, a Jesuit school, exists to serve students and alumni, Almeida says, something he always tries to keep in mind. “We must train our students to not only learn disciplines and skills, but also to continuously seek a better understanding of the complex world in which we live,” he says. “Perhaps the greatest contribution to our students’ formation is to guide them in their commitment to do right by themselves and the world.

The Catholic Church Takes Lessons From Business Management

November 24th, 2019

The teaching in Rome is provided by Le Moyne College, a private Jesuit college in upstate New York, and two Jesuit business schools: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC and Barcelona’s Esade Business School. The programme is designed for anyone with a leadership position in the Catholic Church, not just Jesuits. Running a course for senior religious leaders is a first for the management professors from McDonough. But Paul Almeida, the school’s dean, says the curriculum for the school’s core MBA program has long revolved around teaching about having a greater purpose in one’s work. Subscription required.

FIU College of Business partners with Georgetown University, The Education Magazine

July 17th, 2019

“In a time of increased government involvement in business and competitiveness issues, it is vital to grasp the dynamic context of the political and economic forces at work in Washington, D.C.,” said Charles Skuba, senior associate dean for custom executive education at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “I am delighted that McDonough School of Business and FIU Business can offer Latin American executives a great combination of expertise and experience in a customized International Business and Public Policy executive certificate program.”

Best Summer Internship Tips From Career Advisors At Top Business Schools, QS Top MBA

July 8th, 2019

“Internships are summer-long interviews, so put your best foot forward, and let your manager know your goal is to receive a full-time offer,” said Eric Young, assistant dean of the MBA Career Center at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Remember that you, too, are analyzing the organization for fit and alignment.”

MBA Admissions Brief: Georgetown/McDonough, Clear Admit

June 24th, 2019

In our ongoing new series, MBA Admissions Brief, we catch up with leading business schools to bring you their tips about the admissions process and insights into what to expect from their full-time MBA programs. This week, we hear from Shelly Heinrich of Georgetown / McDonough, where she oversees the admissions team’s operational strategy and marketing as Associate Dean of MBA Admissions and Director of Marketing.

More Business School Deans Share Their Summer Reading Lists 2019

May 23rd, 2019

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. “The MBA is intense, rapid, with too many competing priorities and opportunities,” says Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. “Practicing how to manage your time and priorities is a life-long skill that will prove useful throughout life.”

Creating a Culture of Collaboration at Georgetown University

February 27th, 2019

As the world becomes more interconnected and complex, so do the major issues facing society today. Paul Almeida, dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, explains how the university is creating new collaborations through its colleges and schools to solve local (and global) challenges together.

What’s the Value of Volunteer Experience on Your MBA Application?

June 14th, 2018

Remarks from Shelly Heinrich, interim associate dean of MBA admissions: “Volunteer experiences that are the strongest assets to the application are those where people can tie their volunteer experience into either their future professional goals or their personal passions that have helped shape who they are.”

The Cuban Revolution Ended His College Career At Georgetown. Six Decades Later, He Finally Graduated

May 18th, 2018

Dressed in a black cap and gown with a velvet-trimmed stole and surrounded by family, Carlos Manuel Sera watched the live stream in his son’s house in Houston Friday and waited. First came the valedictorian. Then the salutatorian. And then the senior associate dean for the undergraduate program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business read out Sera’s name. His children and grandchildren cheered. He rose shakily to his feet. At age 81, he was officially a graduate. Subscription required.

Marketing Live – One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Exploring Mar-Com Operations Structures

May 18th, 2018

A podcast with Chris Kormis, associate dean and chief marketing officer: “Higher education now recognizes the importance of an integrated branding and marketing strategy. This episode of Marketing Live will explore centralized and decentralized mar-com operations. We’ll discuss the pros and cons. It doesn’t matter how an institution is configured. Working across the organization is essential. Tune in to hear innovative strategies for collaboration and cooperation.”

Why Georgetown’s Paul Almeida Is Cheering For Amazon’s HQ2

March 22nd, 2018

Paul Almeida is never done learning. It’s his hope that no one else is, either. For more than two decades, Almeida has served on the faculty at Georgetown’s business school, including as deputy dean for executive education, where he worked to develop innovative programs and conducted seminars with the likes of Microsoft, Gucci, Samsung, IBM and more. In 2017, Almeida was named dean of the McDonough School of Business. It’s a step that seems natural for a man who has spent a lifetime in Jesuit schools, focusing on an international view of business and the intersection of business and social change. Subscription required.

Can Universities Thrive Without Business Schools?

March 16th, 2018

A letter from Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley Chair: “At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, we see ourselves as one component of the university’s global ecosystem. We do our part — in collaboration with the other schools and programs — to both ensure that our students receive a well-rounded education founded in the liberal arts and our Jesuit tradition and that our faculty has the resources to produce knowledge that impacts the world.”