Global Business Initiative (GBI)
The Global Business Initiative seeks to distinguish the McDonough School of Business as the premier destination for global business education by partnering with other schools, organizations, and companies in Washington, D.C., and around the world.
A Message from GBI Director Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
Known around the world for its emphasis on international business, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business created the Global Business Initiative (GBI) to ensure the school’s global mission is evident throughout all aspects of the student experience. GBI 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.
GBI’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 Global Business Initiative exists to make that possible. Thank you for your interest in GBI. 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
Global Business Advisory Board
The Global Business Initiative 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.
Global Alumni Network
As alumni of Georgetown University, you belong to a select group of colleagues, friends, mentors, and leaders who share a lifelong bond to the school. All Georgetown University alumni, graduate students, and undergraduate seniors can access Georgetown's Global Alumni Network, which contains over 20,000 active members worldwide.
This tool allows direct alumni-to-alumni networking and also includes a search option with filters by industry, company, title or position, and work country.