Dean Almeida in the News

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Paul Almeida

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.”

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.”

The OPT Program Is in Trump’s Crosshairs; B-Schools Weigh Threat

May 14th, 2020

“At Georgetown, we created our STEM-designated management science major in our MBA because it was valuable to all of our students,” [Prashant] Malaviya tells P&Q. “It is a reflection of the future of business, of who we are and the evolution of our curriculum over time — we actually did not add or change any classes to meet the requirements of the STEM designation. In the end, the knowledge taught in our core and elective STEM offerings are valuable to employers around the world, and having this designation on our students’ transcripts will certify to employers that Georgetown MBAs are prepared to lead their workplace into the future.”

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.