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Favorite MBA Professors Of The Class of 2020

June 17th, 2020

Alas, Allison Koester could give Mish a run for her money there. She is described as the “kindest, most driven professor at Georgetown” by Colin Miller. While Miller will never become an accountant, he does credit Koester for a feat that enhanced his marriage. “After taking Professor Koester’s accounting class, I was finally able to understand what my wife, who is a CPA, was talking about when she told me about her workday.”

How Companies are Becoming Creative with Accounting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28th, 2020

Aside from monitoring new adjusted metrics, investors should also look at whether companies are piling too many negative charges into the pandemic-affected quarters in order to make their reported results look even better once the crisis is over, said Gilles Hilary, an accounting professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Young Voters Could Be Biden’s Achilles’ Heel

April 21st, 2020

If that’s how Mr. Biden’s own supporters feel, we shouldn’t be surprised that many young people who backed his rival, Bernie Sanders, are now keeping their distance. And even Mr. Sanders, whom young Democrats adored, failed to turn out as many younger voters as he had hoped. All of this suggests that Mr. Biden is in major trouble. —Jackson Butler, Georgetown University, finance and accounting.

CEOs are Taking Pay Cuts as Furloughs and Layoffs Mount. Is it Actually Helping?

April 1st, 2020

“But the gesture is often symbolic; executive pay is largely made up of stock options, rather than the salary CEOs pull biweekly. Cutting pay doesn’t always have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line, although it can help if firms are severely cash-constrained. And if the pay cuts are also accompanied by layoffs—like Macy’s nationwide furloughs—any morale-boosting benefits can be “lost in the noise,” according to Jason Schloetzer, an associate professor of accounting at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.” Subscription required.

WeWork Gets Two New CEOs: “This Is Artie. He’s The Adult In The Room”

September 24th, 2019

Artie Minson, according to a person familiar with the company, is a polished executive who represents a “sober choice” for WeWork. Minson studied accounting at Georgetown University and earned his master’s in business administration from Columbia Business School. As an accountant, he worked at Ernst & Young before starting work in the media industry.

Experts Discuss Social Impact Investing in San Francisco

March 1st, 2019

Alumni gathered Feb. 25 in San Francisco to hear a panel of executives in finance and social entrepreneurship discuss impact investing with Bill Novelli, founder of McDonough’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative and distinguished professor of the practice.

A Dream Deferred

October 17th, 2018

Carlos Sera never gave up on his dream to graduate from Georgetown, and Georgetown never gave up on him.

Thirteen Faculty Join McDonough in 2018-2019

September 7th, 2018

Georgetown McDonough welcomed new tenured and tenure-track faculty members, as well as visiting faculty members, teaching professors, lecturers, and faculty fellows, in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Anderson Receives Award for Excellence in Teaching

June 6th, 2018

Kirsten Anderson, teaching professor of accounting, received the 2018 Dorothy Brown Award from Georgetown University — the only teaching prize for which all undergraduate students across campus vote.

#Trending: Tax Day

April 13th, 2018

Tax Day is quickly approaching on April 17. Georgetown McDonough experts discuss what you should keep in mind if you are still working on your return,…