First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar (FYS) courses are offered each fall semester and are designed for the first-year and transfer business students. With a variety of options to select from, students explore unique business topics that range from the patterns of global commerce and the intersection of global leadership and public policy to the anthropology of business, ethics in business, and the impact of individual differences in the workplace affecting performance. 

The small class size allows students to develop a mentoring relationship with their faculty, embrace learning through seminar-based lectures, and engage in discussions with their peers. In addition, this course fulfills Georgetown University’s integrated writing requirement with an emphasis on strengthening students’ academic and business writing skills.   

The FYS Program offers several seminars during fall 2020.

Fall 2020 Semester Seminars:

  • Marketing in a Global and Connected World, Ronald Goodstein, Ph.D.
  • Who Are You? Individual Differences and Workplace Performance, Michael O’Leary, Ph.D.
  • Grand Strategy: Conceptual Foundations in Strategic Thought, Arthur Dong, J.D.
  • Patterns of Global Commerce, Charles J. Skuba, MBA
  • Competing in a Flat World, Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
  • International Trade: The Insiders, Michael Czinkota, Ph.D.
  • Cooking the Books: The Ethics of Financial Reporting, Kirsten Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Entrepreneurship and the Jesuit Tradition: Jeff Reid, MBA
  • Heroes and Villains: Character and Leadership in a Global Context, Robert J. Bies, Ph.D.
  • The Real Estate Game, Matthew Cypher, Ph.D., and Thomas Cooke, J.D.
  • Scarcity and Constraints, Rebecca Hamilton, Ph.D.
  • Bridging the Divide: Leading Across Business, Government, and Society, Nicholas Lovegrove, MBA, MPP
  • Leadership in Sustainable Cities: A Global Imperative, Robin Dillon-Merril, Ph.D.

For additional information about the FYS program and courses, please refer to the program’s brochure or contract Monija Amani, Senior Assistant Dean.