Baratta Center for Global Business
Georgetown’s Baratta Center for Global Business seeks to distinguish McDonough as the premier destination for global business education by partnering with other schools and companies in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
A Message from Baratta Center Director Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
Known around the world for its emphasis on international business, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business created the Baratta Center to ensure the school’s global mission is evident throughout all aspects of the student experience. The Baratta Center seeks to make Georgetown McDonough the premier destination for global business education by working to expand the school’s touchstone Global Business Experience and form partnerships with schools, organizations, and companies in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
Georgetown’s Baratta Center’s work is invigorating — and necessary. I like to tell people that business has no borders. In this age of globalization, it’s crucial that Georgetown McDonough educates future business leaders capable of making complex business decisions in a global environment. The Baratta Center exists to make that possible. Thank you for your interest in Baratta Center. I look forward to welcoming you to our robust global business network.
Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations and Baratta Chair in Global Business
The Global Business Fellows is an innovative program open to undergraduate students that combines fundamental principles of business with required coursework in international affairs, economics, and languages. The interdisciplinary curriculum enables students to analyze and solve challenges that impact business and public policy on a global scale.
Summits and Speaker Series
The Baratta Center brings accomplished business leaders to engage the Georgetown McDonough community in dialogue about the challenges of leading global businesses in specific industries.
Leveraging the reach of our Board and Georgetown’s global network the Baratta Center has worked with Estée Lauder, Cartier and Lamborghini to provide our students transformational educational opportunities.
The Baratta Center aims to strengthen the nexus between international organizations and D.C. embassies and the Georgetown McDonough community. We encourage this collaboration through signature events held in our campus or at the host organization’s venue.
As a leader in global business education, Georgetown McDonough seeks to provide all students the opportunity to travel abroad to consult either within an industry or with specific Fortune 500 companies. Working in small teams, students partner with executives from multinational organizations to address complex business challenges.
Through treks, MBA students travel domestically and internationally to network with alumni, learn about specific industries, support local organizations, and engage with different cultures.
Global Business Advisory Board
The Baratta Center has assembled an outstanding team of business professionals from across the world to advise the dean on Georgetown McDonough’s global mission.
Chaired by Maximo J. Blandon (MBA’88), the Global Business Advisory Board leverages resources to improve and expand on the school’s ability to enhance its position as a leader in global business education and research and as a thought leader in the field of global business management.
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Global Alumni Network
All Georgetown University alumni, graduate students, and undergraduate seniors can access Georgetown’s Global Alumni Network, which contains over 20,000 active members worldwide.
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“GBE teaches teamwork, organization, communication, and professionalism in addition to valuable consulting skills. It is a particularly unique and rewarding experience.”Senior Learns Business Around the World
“I knew I wanted to work in different countries and develop an international career. I focused on the financial services industry, and with the help of Georgetown’s strong network, I was able to find a job that suits my career goals and interests.”MBA alumnus working in Sao Paulo’s Citibank Offices
“We were motivated by our experiences at Georgetown University to create value, serve a niche need, and make a positive impact while delivering services. Our values emphasize our commitment to socio-economic development and align with the Jesuit principles of service to society and the community.”EMBA Alumni Launch Global Management Consulting Firm Focused in Africa
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Joseph (B’93) and Abigail (SFS’96) Baratta have made an $11 million gift to the McDonough School of Business, building on the foundation of previous gifts by the Baratta family and the success of the Georgetown McDonough Global Business Initiative.
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