News from the Georgetown McDonough MBA Program

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.”

MBA Prof. Arthur Dong: Warren Buffet Valuations & MBAs

June 15th, 2020

How beneficial is an MBA when you have an undergrad business degree? What does a Warren Buffet valuation look like? Our latest guest is MBA Professor Arthur Dong, a professor of economic, financial, and managerial strategy at Georgetown’s MBA program! And stay tuned till the end when Professor Dong details his harrowing experiences doing business in post-Soviet Russia.

Learning a New Game

June 12th, 2020

My name is Mohit Gupta and I’m 28 years old. And I’m an MBA student at Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business.

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 Best Business Schools for a Real Estate MBA

May 27th, 2020

Georgetown McDonough’s MBA program features a specialization in real estate and the opportunity to work with the Steers Center for Global Estate, which offers “unparalleled access to the real estate industry at a global level” and a “multi-faceted approach that harnesses the best of Georgetown University and the Washington, D.C. real estate market.” The McDonough real estate MBA “boutique program” boasts “relationships in the private sector from around the world” that “engage students in practical, real-world experience. The curriculum includes courses in four different quadrants coupled with up to four modules — a total of eight courses in the subject — with coursework that includes Real Estate Public Equity, Real Estate Private Equity, Real Estate Public Debt, and Real Estate Private Debt, as well as a Real Estate Clinic.

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.”