Guided by the mission of impacting practice and informing debate, Georgetown McDonough faculty and staff regularly lend their thought leadership to the press. Additionally, students often share their advice and experiences to educate others about the McDonough community and how they are making an impact on the world.
“It seems like everybody wants to be your digital financial advisor,” said Georgetown finance professor James Angel. “There are a lot of startups in the space who are trying to do new things. And so when you put them all together it’s very very competitive.”
“One way that I’ve heard this business being viable in the longer term is to get into a market and dominate it,” says Jason Schloetzer, professor of accounting at Georgetown University, who specializes in the gig economy and corporate governance. “Then you’ll have pricing power to raise prices over time as if you were a near monopoly in the city.” …Much of today’s excitement doesn’t surround the company’s future, so much as an opportunity to make a quick buck. “This huge demand is because people are going to make a short-term profit,” says Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown’s business school. Investors of varying skill will also be excited to see how Lyft fares on the market in its early days, as a way to test what lies ahead for the IPO market.
Research developed by Prof. David Walker and his colleagues at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business found that credit unions have exhibited strong performance after acquiring banks and thrifts - even those banks that were in relatively weak financial positions. In numerous cases, the acquisitions broadened the scope of activities and services for the acquiring credit union, he said. The Georgetown analysis found that the acquiring credit unions have larger returns on capital and assets than similar credit unions that have not acquired a bank. And since the acquisitions, the buyers have become less risky and are lending a larger share of their deposits. Subscription required.
Schools also hold a wide variety of diversity-related events. Last year, Diversity Week at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business featured a panel on LGBT rights in the non-Western world and a talk with actress Logan Browning of the Netflix series "Dear White People," which delves into racial stereotyping.
Dr. Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, discusses the book "Markets Without Limits" and its anti-market critics.
While other streaming services have focused on obtaining the rights to franchises, such as “Star Trek” or “The Avengers,” Apple’s strategy has been to go for star actors and producers. That’s in keeping with Apple’s long time approach, said Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. “It’s all about the brand,” he said.
MBA Crystal Ball got in touch with Diana Banks, associate director, MBA Career Center, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business to learn more about how career fairs work at Georgetown McDonough. Here’s what she shared.
Many of the best paying jobs are still with management consulting firms and investment banks, according to Doreen Amorosa, associate dean for career services at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where base salaries rose by four percent last year compared with 2017 to a record-high $116,946. Consulting firms paid the graduates $129,698 on average in 2018, while the figure for financial services firms was $118,430
What did you enjoy most about your business school? The DEANS! The McDonough School of Business has some of the most resourceful, compassionate, and loving deans. I have been able to build genuine relationships with nearly every dean in the McDonough School of Business [Undergraduate Program] not only due to my involvement in multiple programs but also because of our classic “Bagels with Deans” that occur every Thursday morning! The deans have offered more than just academic or career advice. In many ways, I have been able to create friendships with them, friendships that I believe will last a lifetime.
Shavini Fernando went on to compete in Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s second annual Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize “Bark Tank” pitch competition on Nov. 28, 2018, where she won a total of $35,000: $30,000 for first place and $5,000 for the people’s choice award for OxiWear, which was originally named O2Wear. Fernando said she is still working on the communication regulations but, currently, the device can monitor heart rates and oxygen levels.
Hal Singer makes his living as an expert witness in antitrust cases and teaching at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In recent years, he’s also become one of the handful of economists who are trying to shake up the once-staid world of antitrust theory. He’s testified before Congress, participated in a symposium held by the Federal Trade Commission, and made speeches in which he’s offered his own solution for how to reignite competition in the face of the power of Big Tech. Whether you agree with him or not, his ideas are being taken seriously in the halls of Congress, and have helped spark a debate that could have enormous consequences. What follows is a lightly edited and condensed version of a recent conversation we had about his ideas.
What did you enjoy most about your business school? The collaborative environment. The majority of my classes involve group projects and, as a result, I have learned much more by working in those groups and being exposed to so many classmates. I have learned to be a leader and, perhaps more importantly, a listener. It has taught me to be a teammate and to work through challenges as a group.