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.
“Unfortunately, we've seen a decline in civility and an uptick in incivility,” said Christine Porath, a Georgetown University professor and author of Mastering Civility, a book on behavior in the workplace.
Jonathan Levi, 29, an MSc in finance student at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington DC, is co-founding a hedge fund with a school alumnus who has pledged $4m, he says. They were inspired after winning an award in the 2018 Peeptrade University Challenge, a trading simulation contest for business school students. Their team turned a $1m portfolio of stocks, options and ETFs into $383bn over eight weeks, which was a global record in paper trading returns.
Nick Bostrom, an Oxford philosopher, argues that democracies are bad at responding to the big risks of the future because voters will tend to wait for proof of a threat before acting. By the time definitive proof arrives, it might be too late. Jason Brennan, a professor of philosophy at Georgetown in Washington and author of Against Democracy, writes that many political questions are simply too complex for voters to understand and has argued for an exam to “screen out citizens who are badly misinformed.”
Remarks from Shelly Heinrich, interim associate dean of MBA admissions: “Volunteer experiences that are the strongest assets to the application are those where people can tie their volunteer experience into either their future professional goals or their personal passions that have helped shape who they are.”
The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University takes their healthcare and business education combo to a new level with the dual MBA and MD program. Within just five years, students will graduate with two degrees; one in medicine and one in business.
The program is broken down with different requirements each year, focused primarily on MD courses at the start, but including at least one MBA core course during the evening each semester. Students will take MBA elective courses throughout the fourth and fifth years, eventually completing the Global Business Experience in the final year. Students interested in the joint MBA/MD program at McDonough must be accepted both by the School of Medicine as well as McDonough before enrolling.
“The political system in China is, of course, much different,” said Pietra Rivoli, who teaches finance and international business at Georgetown. “There isn’t the pressure on the election system, obviously. Chinese policymakers can take a longer view.” Whereas in the United States, Rivoli said older industries struggling in the world receive political attention.
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “We can learn from the performance of body and soul, by understanding what was done before us and by appreciating the changes, which do and will occur. This summer I think about the good soul and its link to core issues of international business and trade. This covers an array of themes, ranging from business strategies to terrorism. I intend to provide the opportunity to climb some pillars, offering a perspective far beyond one’s accustomed circles. I reflect on how international business reaches every corner of our world today and affects the souls of individuals, firms, and societies.”
Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, adds that the government had a poor case throughout the AT&T trial. He says the government was "just wrong from the start" on antitrust law and assumptions on how the media industry is evolving.
The one thing that is certain is that the current one-size-fits-all trading methodology is not working for the US cash equities market and has not worked for any other equities market around the globe, according to James Angel, a professor at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
An op-ed by Rachelle Sampson, visiting professor: “Firms should stop issuing quarterly earnings guidance to avoid encouraging short-term behavior. So argued Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon this past week.”
Washington state, and by extension Seattle, faces an especially difficult situation when it comes to funding constraints. It is one of the few states in the nation with no income tax, which is illegal under state law. Instead it must rely on property taxes, which can only be raised so high, said Tom Cooke, a professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.