Dean Almeida in the News

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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 five percent, but this year the school launched Georgetown Reach, a free program to raise awareness of business schools among ethnic minority teenagers.

Coronavirus Forces Georgetown MBA Program to Start the Fall Fully Online

July 29th, 2020

“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.

The Time is Now

June 5th, 2020

Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair: “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.”

Midol Gets a Much-Needed Makeover to Appeal to a New Generation of Women

April 23rd, 2020

Rebranding is a smart way to introduce a product to consumers just entering the category, according to Prashant Malaviya, professor of marketing and senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. If you can get consumers on board with your brand as it grows into the age category where they’d begin using the product, you have a potentially loyal customer for decades, he said.

How Remote Study is Changing Business School Life

March 25th, 2020

“We do feel the students’ pain, the challenge they are facing, not just moving from face-to-face teaching to a virtual classroom but having to study from home and concerns about the future jobs market,” says Paul Almeida, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

How Business Education Will Change in 2020 and Beyond

February 27th, 2020

“The business of business education is rapidly changing, mostly in response to the fast pace of change in the world,” says Paul Almeida, dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC.

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.

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.

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.”