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Over the past six years, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has seen a steady increase in MBA graduates who receive jobs in technology companies. The percentage of students accepting positions in organizations like Google, Amazon, Verizon, and Tesla has grown from 8% in 2012 to 13% in 2017. “Technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship intersect in exciting ways at Georgetown that pay off for our students,” says Eric Young, assistant dean at the Georgetown McDonough MBA Career Center.
"Retailers are affected both directly and indirectly by higher gas prices because you have to consider how fewer people will be driving to malls [instead of shopping] online," said John Cui, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, who specializes in consumer research.
Stanford Graduate School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business are just three of the most recent leading MBA programs to expand their coursework to include classes on digital currency and blockchain. According to CNBC, if business schools want their students to compete, it’s technology they need to understand. The demand hasn’t just come from current students; venture capital firms are eager to hop on the craze, too.
The U.S. steel, robotics and energy industries should be winners, says Arthur Dong, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He believes the demand for high-strength steel will remain strong as more companies produce electric cars.
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Medical tourism can be traced to 4000 B.C. – when Greek pilgrims would sail abroad to seek the healing power of hot springs and baths. Over the past two decades, the industry encountered dramatic shifts.”
Betsy Page Sigman, professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, said that Zuckerberg went from "a deer in the headlights" to "articulate and knowledgeable" -- though it will be up to senators to follow up on answers Zuckerberg could not provide during the hearing." "He kept saying, 'my team will get back to you,'" Sigman said. "I hope someone's keeping track of all that."
But, when Kelsey met fellow MBA student at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, JP Coakley, who also had his first child during the first year of their degree, they hatched a plan to tackle the crisis…. As a nascent startup, capital reigns supreme. This year they competed in the Bark Tank Competition—another school-wide pitching competition, sponsored by the family of Ted Leonsis, majority owner, chairman, and CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, and an alum of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
An article by Larry Downes, project director, Center for Business and Public Policy: “In May the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect, two years after passage by the European Parliament. This radical new privacy law, which covers any business that processes information about EU residents, will dramatically affect the way data is collected, stored, and used, including for U.S. companies doing business abroad.”
An op-ed by Arthur Dong, teaching professor: “Twenty cities across the country have entered the sweepstakes to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters (HQ2). This is a high-stakes contest that will have significant long-term impact on the region and city chosen.”
John Jacobs, McDonough's executive director [of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy], said Wall Street and consulting firms that recruit out of the D.C. schools are also demanding a new skill set. The former Nasdaq executive said he is "constantly" getting calls from recruiters saying, "You need to train them. We need people to understand how to apply blockchain technology."
Spotify's "listing on an exchange makes their stock liquid. It allows current owners (employees and other investors) of the stock to liquidate and get cash out of their investment," Reena Aggarwal, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, wrote in an email to Mashable.
Global stock markets dipped for the second day in a row, as the world watched and waited for any signs of a trade war between the U.S. and China. Michael Czinkota, a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, discusses with CGTN’s Elaine Reyes.
An article by Liddy Manson, project director, Global Social Enterprise Initiative: “Twenty percent of the U.S. population is now over the age of 65. Ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, stoking the growing wave of older Americans. As our population continues to live as much as 20 to 30 years longer than previous generations, this ‘silver tsunami’ gives rise to a multitude of issues across many fields. To address the complexity affecting so many, Georgetown University’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI), part of the McDonough School of Business, established the AgingWell Hub in 2015 with a grant from Philips.”
"There are some ways we can spot them, and there are some ways we can report them," said Betsy Paige Sigman, a professor at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. She said there's no perfect test to determine if an account belongs to a bot. … We asked whether Americans should be concerned that bots will sway outcomes in 2018. "I'm not too concerned about that," she said, "but as we all know, elections are sometimes decided by just a few hundred votes."