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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.

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Georgetown University MSF Summer Clinic

August 6th, 2019

The Georgetown University MSF Summer Clinic is one of the many innovative aspects of a program that has been at the forefront of combining technology and career relevant elements into a world class specialized master’s program. From offering a truly unique and interactive online teaching experience to students, a team building international experience, and a career enhancing Summer Clinic, Georgetown has worked hard to create a master’s in finance degree that is both educational and relevant for students seeking to enhance both their education and careers.

It’s Good To Be Home Again, Sri Lanka Guardian

July 25th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “I have returned from my summer trip to Europe and report that conditions have changed. In England stood out for the views by its educated experts on money and markets. They don’t know and don’t care. New announcements and shifts are just shrugged off or, worse yet, ignored. Refusing to think or getting involved is the equivalent of Socrates’’ poisoned hemlock cup – conditions will not improve by themselves.”

What the FTC’s $5B fine against Facebook means for the broader crackdown on Big Tech, GeekWire

July 24th, 2019

That could change, according to Betsy Page Sigman, a Georgetown University professor specializing in social media and electronic commerce. “Congress is likely to do anything that will put them in a better light these days,” she said. “And I certainly think reining in some unpopular aspects of high tech behavior these days would put Congress in a better light, and give them something that would be perceived as having benefits for their constituents.”

FIU College of Business partners with Georgetown University, The Education Magazine

July 17th, 2019

“In a time of increased government involvement in business and competitiveness issues, it is vital to grasp the dynamic context of the political and economic forces at work in Washington, D.C.,” said Charles Skuba, senior associate dean for custom executive education at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “I am delighted that McDonough School of Business and FIU Business can offer Latin American executives a great combination of expertise and experience in a customized International Business and Public Policy executive certificate program.”

The Diversity Distortion, National Review

July 17th, 2019

For decades, higher education leaders have been caught up in a mania for “diversity.” To prove their dedication to progressivism, they have made it a top priority to hire more and more women and minorities. But to do so, argues Georgetown professor John Hasnas in today’s Martin Center article, they have had to create lots of new positions that appeal almost exclusively to scholars in those groups.

When D.C. Residents Come Home From Prison — And Go To Georgetown, The Kojo Nnamdi Show

July 16th, 2019

A variety of initiatives across the District seek to change that reality, including Georgetown’s Pivot program, a partnership with D.C.’s Department of Employment Services that provides a cohort of 20 recently returned citizens with business and entrepreneurship classes and internships. This summer, the program graduated its first group of fellows. We discuss the program and the reentry experience in D.C. with a Pivot graduate and a local policy expert.

It’s Good To Be Home Again, CEO World

July 15th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “I have returned from my annual summer trip to Europe and report that conditions have changed. In England stood out for the views by its educated experts on money and markets. They don’t know and don’t care. New announcements and shifts are just shrugged off or, worse yet, ignored.”

Jason Brennan Talks About Democracy And Capitalism (English version), Pauta

July 12th, 2019

In this episode, Eduardo Olivares talks with philosopher Jason Brennan about the differences between socialism and capitalism. Brennan also offers his views on alternative ways to the democratic system, Jason Brennan is professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Michael Psaros Receives AHEPA’s Socrates Award, National Herald

July 11th, 2019

[Michael Psaros] received a BS/BA in Finance from Georgetown University and attended Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan and serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Advisors of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy. He and his spouse created The Michael and Robin Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2013.

ExpertVoice partners with Georgetown University on joint research partnership

July 10th, 2019

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of ecommerce sales has doubled in the past 10 years and is expected to continue at that rate in the coming years. As such, online reviews and recommendations are becoming an increasingly important part of the consumer buying journey. The research, conducted by Georgetown’s Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs Prashant Malaviya, Associate Professor Debora Thompson and Assistant Research Professor Chris Hydock, will measure how consumer behavior changes when they’re able to see detailed credentials (place of employment, expertise, etc.) for the individuals who are leaving product recommendations.

Agri-Pulse: Why Rural Areas Need More, Not Less Federal Funding, Evernote

July 10th, 2019

Matt McKenna, the founder of Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative that promotes investment in capital-short rural areas, welcomes Brookings’ research highlighting the need for more effective rural development strategies. But he cautions that the Brookings focus on urbanization and the private sector risks continuing policies that leave rural areas underserved.

(BPRW) National Black MBA Association® Hosts High Achieving High School Students At Leaders Of Tomorrow® Summit At Georgetown University, BusinessWire

July 10th, 2019

More than 130 students from across the country traveled to participate in the 2019 National Black MBA Association® Leaders of Tomorrow® Leadership Summit at Georgetown University for leadership training and academic workshops from June 26th to June 30th. During the LOT® Summit, students participated in engaging breakout sessions with motivational speakers and inspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs, along with college and corporate campus tours including a visit to Google, Howard University School of Business, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture. The event concluded with the 18th Annual National Business Case Competition, designed to bring students together to develop solutions to everyday business challenges, with the top 12 teams competing for a total of 0,000 in scholarships.

Best Summer Internship Tips From Career Advisors At Top Business Schools, QS Top MBA

July 8th, 2019

“Internships are summer-long interviews, so put your best foot forward, and let your manager know your goal is to receive a full-time offer,” said Eric Young, assistant dean of the MBA Career Center at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Remember that you, too, are analyzing the organization for fit and alignment.”

Amazon’s Stock Price On Its 25th Anniversary Shows The Potential Of Investing Early In Game-Changing Companies That Become Consumer Favorites, Business Insider

July 5th, 2019

Leadership is important in assessing the success or failure of a young company. It’s important to look at senior leadership, the plan they present for future growth, and their ability to execute that plan, John Jacobs, executive director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy and the former chief marketing officer of Nasdaq, told Markets Insider.

The Largest IPO Of 2019 Is Coming From A Beer Company, Forbes

July 5th, 2019

“The market valuations in general are high and therefore this is a good time to do an IPO and get good valuations,” says Reena Aggarwal, Professor of Finance at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “For investors looking to invest in IPOs. This company provides diversification in a different industry compared to some other recent large IPOs.”

There’s A Way To Avoid Blood Plasma Shortages: Pay Donors, Globe and Mail

July 4th, 2019

An op-ed by Peter Jaworski, assistant teaching professor: “In May, Canadian Blood Services warned of an imminent shortage of a take-home immune globulin product. Immune globulin is one of the many life-saving medicines made from human blood plasma, and a shortage means many new patients may be unable to access it. Without immune globulin, everything becomes more difficult for patients who need it – from standing up, to walking and even just breathing.”

What’s The Deal With After-Hours Trading, Anyway?, Marketplace

July 3rd, 2019

Georgetown University finance professor James Angel and I connected on Skype at about 5 p.m. Eastern time on a Monday evening — markets had been closed for an hour. We pulled up the Nasdaq website and watched Facebook shares in after-hours trading. For the most part, trades were small — five-share trades, 1,000-share trades, 27-share trades. Angel said those small trades are probably retail investors. But then two huge trades came in for 300,000 Facebook shares a piece. We can’t tell who made those trades, but given their size, Angel said it’s probably an institutional trade — likely a mutual fund or a pension fund. “Somebody was eager to get that trade done today,” Angel said.

2020 Campaigns Spend Heavily On Facebook Ads, Despite Scandals Of 2016, San Antonio Express

July 2nd, 2019

Betsy Page Sigman, a Georgetown University professor who studies social media, said she expects Facebook ads to evolve even more in sophistication by next year, another reason for even more disclosure. “The speed of change is not going to get any slower,” she said. “They’re going to do it quickly, probably before people like you and me know what’s going on.”

H1B Visa Changes Give Priority To MBA And Master’s Students, BusinessBecause

July 2nd, 2019

Like many overseas students at US business schools, securing US work authorization was a top priority for Adrian Dobles, a Latino (pictured). “For a better life sure, but also as a means to settle that heavy student debt,” says the MBA candidate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where tuition fees are 19,400.

Generous And Plentiful MBA Scholarships Are On Offer, While Work Placements Can Offset The Cost Of Business Degree Programs, FIND MBA

July 1st, 2019

Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions at Georgetown McDonough, says the increase in scholarship pots at business schools has been driven by competition for the best and brightest students. “Crafting a competitive class is very important to us,” says Heinrich, since students learn just as much from their classmates as they do from the professors. The strategy appears to be bearing fruit: this year’s full-time MBA class had the highest average GMAT score (693) in the McDonough school’s history.

2019 Best EMBAs, Poets&Quants

July 1st, 2019

Nancy Mehan (EMBA’19) and Nishi Rawat (EMBA’19) were listed among the 2019 Best EMBAs by Poets&Quants.

Coming Off Paris Air Show High, Here’s What Boeing Must Do To Get The 737 MAX (And Its Business) Back In The Air, Fortune

June 28th, 2019

The story consumers are hearing is a combination of “Boeing reporting to us and rumors and speculation,” said Thomas Cooke, distinguished teaching professor of business law at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. For example, there were “rumors” about wing problems. “That’s a problem with the lack of transparency,” Cooke said. “We have become over the years very dependent on the airlines policing themselves. It’s incumbent on Boeing, the FAA, and the airline to assemble a team with a broad group of pilots. I think the American consumers have more confidence in what the pilots say than Boeing.”

This Food Delivery Startup Only Hires Immigrant Chefs, Next City

June 27th, 2019

Foodhini was born during Vang’s time in the MBA program at Georgetown University. While Vang says MBA programs aren’t designed for startups or social enterprises, he found resources like Georgetown’s Summer Launch Program, an incubator for current students, and the Halcyon Incubator, a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs. Vang says the idea for Foodhini grew from his own experience of yearning for his mother’s homemade Hmong food. His parents fled Laos following the Vietnam War and had to work multiple jobs to support their family.

How Verizon-Owned Wireless Service Visible Is Getting More Appealing, Fortune

June 26th, 2019

The usual big players trail in the prepaid market. Verizon had only 6% of the market last year, ranking fifth. The leader was TracPhone, a subsidiary of Mexican carrier América Móvil, with a 29% share, followed by T-Mobile, at 27%. AT&T captured 21% of the market and Sprint had a 16% share, according to a report by Anna-Maria Kovacs, a visiting scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and a former industry analyst. One concern for regulators weighing the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger is whether the resulting consolidation in the prepaid market would reduce competition and lead to higher prices.

8 Ways To Change A Child’s ‘Bad’ Behavior, Washington Post

June 25th, 2019

If parents want to change a behavior, they have to understand its purpose. Otherwise, they will probably come up with an intervention that lacks staying power, said Brendan O’Day, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s business school. He relayed the story of a boy who was playing Fortnite in the middle of the night. “His father tried locking the controllers in his truck, but the kid smashed the windows to get them back.” Instead of relying on that kind of technical solution, address the adaptive challenge, which involves figuring out what’s at stake. “What need is the behavior serving?” O’Day said. “Do they want to feel competent? Do they want to hang out with peers? Are they looking for a way to relax?”

Collaborations, BizEd

June 24th, 2019

The College of Business at Florida International University in Miami and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., have partnered to deliver a five-day program in international business and public policy. Scheduled to run in September, the program will train executives and other professionals to navigate the complexities of U.S. governmental policies, programs, and regulations.

MBA Admissions Brief: Georgetown/McDonough, Clear Admit

June 24th, 2019

In our ongoing new series, MBA Admissions Brief, we catch up with leading business schools to bring you their tips about the admissions process and insights into what to expect from their full-time MBA programs. This week, we hear from Shelly Heinrich of Georgetown / McDonough, where she oversees the admissions team’s operational strategy and marketing as Associate Dean of MBA Admissions and Director of Marketing.

Ann Sarnoff Named Chair And CEO Of Warner Bros., BusinessWire

June 24th, 2019

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey today announced the appointment of Ann Sarnoff as the new Chair and CEO of Warner Bros. Sarnoff, who is currently President, BBC Studios Americas (formerly BBC Worldwide Americas), brings more than thirty years of diversified business and media experience to the role of overseeing worldwide operations at Warner Bros. including the production, marketing and distribution of film, television and interactive entertainment….Sarnoff holds a BS from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She sits on the boards of PayPal Holdings, Inc. and Georgetown University, and is the vice chair of the advisory board of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. She also serves as co-chair of the Digital Task Force for New York Public Radio. She has two adult children, and presently lives in New York City with her husband.

Georgetown McDonough Increases Veterans Graduate Program Scholarships

June 20th, 2019

Starting in fall 2018, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will increase its funding for veterans enrolled in graduate programs as part of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The increase will provide students with 5,000 per year from Georgetown McDonough (up from 0,000 in previous years), resulting in a total of 0,000 annually thanks to a matching gift from the Department of Veterans.

Tesla wants everyone to drive an electric car. Now it risks becoming a niche brand

June 14th, 2019

Tesla is “no longer the nice shiny object and no one else has one like it,” said Rohan G. Williamson, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The competition are experienced auto producers that have already taken care of their overhead and now they can produce cars.”

Support for Working Mothers Strengthens Families, Businesses and the Economy

June 10th, 2019

On the other hand, when companies disregard the needs of new parents it can “cause employees to lose focus, be less engaged and have health problems,” according to Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Professor, Christine Porath. As the race for human capital heats up, companies can create a competitive advantage by making every day Mother’s and Father’s Day.

The Best B-Schools For A Real Estate MBA

June 10th, 2019

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business: Steers Center for Global Real Estate- Georgetown McDonough’s MBA program features a specialization in real estate and the opportunity to work with theSteers 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. Thecurriculum 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.

How Harvard Business School Is Failing In Diversity

June 8th, 2019

For Laura Morgan Roberts, a professor of management at Georgetown University and a former Harvard faculty member, networking and connections were instrumental in helping her get a job at a top b-school, like HBS. Yet, she says, not all African-American academics are as lucky as her. “The data tells me it is brutal,” Morgan Roberts tells the Boston Globe. “It’s still incredibly difficult for an African-American Ph.D. to be hired at one of the top business schools.”

Op-Ed: Let’s Invest in 5G

June 7th, 2019

An op-ed by Anna Maria Kovacs, senior policy scholar, Center for Business and Public Policy: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the results of Auctions 101 and 102, the auctions of spectrum in the 28 GHz and 24 GHz bands respectively. There were 33 winning bidders in the 28 GHz auction and 29 winners in the 24 GHz auction. Including their prior holdings, three national carriers—AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon–now have licenses to cover all urban Americans and nearly all rural Americans with millimeter wave spectrum and many other entities have licenses to cover various portions of the country.”

Mexico and Tariffs

June 6th, 2019

Ricardo Ernst, professor of operations and director, Global Business Initiative discussed recent U.S. policy negotiations with Mexico to impose tariffs on Mexican imports to reduce immigration at the U.S. border.

New government pressure could mean the end of tech mega deals

June 6th, 2019

Still, tech is under pressure from both sides of the political aisle heading into a 2020 presidential election. Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, said mergers are as much a publicity calculus as they are a legal one. “Candidates are always looking for a bad guy and tech has become a convenient target,” said Downes, co-author of “Pivot to the Future: Discovering Value and Creating Growth in a Disrupted World.” “You’ve got candidates that are going to rail against them — I suspect they would weigh that even more heavily than the delay and the cost of doing a big transaction.”

Building Shared Prosperity through the Collaborative Economy,

June 5th, 2019

An article from Melissa Bradley, adjunct professor: “From Uber to Airbnb, peer-to-peer business models are often at the center of discussions about where the future of work may be headed. Their rise has prompted new studies of what it takes for such peer-to-peer arrangements to contribute to shared prosperity.”

Ask the Experts

June 5th, 2019

Sean Blair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University: “I think it depends on how far back you go. In the 70’s and 80’s, American Express was solidly positioned around status, prestige, and high-end benefits (i.e., “membership has its privileges”). Even through the early 2000’s, American Express was still seen by many as the “premium” or “luxury” credit card brand. In the wake of the Great Recession, however, increased competition for affluent customers from issuers like Chase and Citi started to erode Amex’s dominance in the premium-card space. They also recently lost a lucrative partnership with Costco, which certainly hasn’t helped improve their reputation for being the least-accepted credit card. That said, Amex is still a very strong brand, and they’re fighting to keep it that way. According to some figures I’ve seen, Amex spent over .5 billion on marketing last year, which was an increase of almost 25% over their spend in 2017. Part of their challenge going forward will be competing for the affluent and emerging-affluent Millennials, a segment where Chase has made some very strong inroads recently with the launch of their premium Sapphire Reserve card.”

How business schools compete in a disrupted market

June 2nd, 2019

Another way for business schools to fend off the competition from other executive education providers is to form partnerships with bodies that need to train senior officials. One example is the partnership established by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC and the US Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to run the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional programme. This is the first year Georgetown’s McDonough School has been involved, but the programme has been around for nearly 20 years and has an active network of 1,200 alumni. As it is the only such programme for compliance professionals, it attracts people from a range of roles, such as investment advisers, compliance professionals and industry regulators. Although it is focused on US market regulations at the state and federal level, it is also relevant for overseas regulators dealing with that jurisdiction, which in turn adds to the quality of the discussion and depth of knowledge shared in each session, according to the course organisers.

National Bank of Bahrain joins fintech talent programme

May 29th, 2019

The inaugural FinTech Talent Program, which is also supported by the Tamkeen ‘Labor Fund’, focuses on ensuring Bahrainis master the skills and knowledge needed to capitalize on new opportunities being created by fintech disruption. It has been developed in partnership with global experts in finance and technology, including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and international blockchain and artificial intelligence academies.

McDonough School Of Business- Georgetown University

May 29th, 2019

An interview with Shelly Heinrich, Associate Dean, MBA Admissions and Director, Marketing: “Over the last few years, we have taken a strong look at our leadership curriculum and optimized it to be more innovative as we train leaders for the new world of work. This has included adding the Executive Challenge, Leadership Fellows Program, and new Managing the Enterprise Course. This year, we also have rethought orientation. Orientation will now be an immersive leadership class called Leading Teams for Performance and Impact meant to enhance the strong community for which Georgetown’s MBA program is known while also addressing key skills our students need to know to thrive in our program and beyond.”

Why Stock Ticker Symbols Still Matter In The Tech Era

May 26th, 2019

“Having a ticker symbol that is unique, that is consistent with the company’s branding, is important because companies need to market their stock like they market their products,” said James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The Business Schools Taking Teaching Into Prisons

May 23rd, 2019

He is a participant in Pivot, a program launched this year by the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown in Washington DC — part of a growing trend to train people who are in prison or have been recently released with specific business skills to help them find work or create their own companies.

Former Inmates In United States Join Entrepreneurship Program

May 23rd, 2019

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Out of every 100,000 people in America, 655 are behind bars. Those who are released struggle to establish new lives and careers because of their criminal records. But now a top business school, [Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business], is helping prisoners to become entrepreneurs. From Washington, Daniel Ryntjes reports.

More Business School Deans Share Their Summer Reading Lists 2019

May 23rd, 2019

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen. “The MBA is intense, rapid, with too many competing priorities and opportunities,” says Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. “Practicing how to manage your time and priorities is a life-long skill that will prove useful throughout life.”

Can Huawei Fight Back Against Its Trade Ban?

May 22nd, 2019

Charles Skuba, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says there’s little precedent for such a broad order. Usually, if the US sees a potential national security threat in a transaction, it takes a more targeted, narrow approach: he points to actions under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which is used to examine transactions and is more focused than the powers the executive order gives. If the US was worried about specific technology being sold to Huawei, it could have used the CFIUS process, as the Obama administration did several times in cases of Chinese investment.

Social Issues Raised By Amazon Investors Aren’t Going Away

May 22nd, 2019

“This is just the beginning of these types of shareholder proposals that we will see targeting companies that are involved in developing some sort of artificial intelligence tool,” says Jason Schloetzer, a professor at Georgetown Business School.

So Your Workplace Is Toxic: How Can You Fix It?

May 21st, 2019

“Start with little actions. Be a role model,” says Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace. “We find that civility spreads in social networks at work.”

Polish Your Professional Image With Better Self-Awareness

May 21st, 2019

Possessing external self-awareness means understanding how other people view you. Self-awareness is essential to presenting a ” positive professional image,” says Laura Morgan Roberts, teaching professor of management at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Anger at Work: How Negative Emotions Cloud Judgment

May 20th, 2019

Jeremy Yip: “Perspective-taking is a cognitive process that involves recognizing differences and making inferences about how others view a situation. When people engage in perspective-taking, they often form mental representations of a particular situation for themselves and for others. That overlap enables people to be able to bridge differences of perceptions, interests and backgrounds.”

Services: Performance Of The Future

May 19th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “Services have outperformed the economic leverage of manufacturing. The growth not only changes the structure and composition of economic activities in both the United States and the world but also leads to a more integrated future. Both legislators and negotiators must pay more attention to the service components of international exchanges if they are to achieve long-term change.”

Blackstone Exec Addresses McDonough Grads

May 17th, 2019

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business alum Joseph Patrick Barratta II, (B ’93) will deliver the commencement address on May 17, 2019. Barratta is a Senior Managing Director and the Global Head of Private Equity at Blackstone. After joining the firm in 1998, Barratta advanced quickly to help establish its European corporate private equity business in London. Over his two decades with Blackstone, he has been responsible for many of its most significant private equity transactions.

Tell Us Something We Don’t Know About QQQ

May 16th, 2019

Listen here to a podcast with John Jacobs, executive director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, and former executive of Nasdaq, who contributed to building the original QQQ index and the ETF as well as tracked its changes over the years.

U.S. Farmers Will Feel China’s Wrath As Trade War Deepens,

May 14th, 2019

An op-ed by Arthur Dong, distinguished teaching professor: “As the 11th round of trade talks between the United States and China concluded last week, markets eagerly anticipated an announcement that an accord was in its final stages and that soon both Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump would soon set a date for a signing ceremony.”

Opinion: Uber And Lyft IPOs Mean The Cheap Rides Are Coming To An End

May 13th, 2019

“Right now they are both in the mode of ‘let’s capture market share,’ and the bottom line is less important than capturing revenue and market-share growth, but once you become a public company and you have to release your earnings every quarter, people will be very closely monitoring your earnings,” said Reena Aggarwal, a professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “There is going to be a lot of focus on that. They will have to raise prices, because of the pressures.”

2019 MBAs To Watch: Andrés Romero, Georgetown University (McDonough)

May 12th, 2019

After a short experience as a City Council member of my hometown, I realized the public and private sectors have a lot to learn from each other and that when they work together for good, the impact to the society is not only more efficient but faster. I chose Georgetown for two main reasons. First, I wanted to be in a place in which I could find that intersection of business and politics. Could you imagine a better one than Washington D.C.? Second, I wanted to make my MBA not only a further step in my career, but also a useful tool to help to transform the society positively. I found echo for this dream, in the values of the university and in the fantastic group of people that I have met at McDonough.

2019 MBAs To Watch: Summi Sinha, Georgetown University (McDonough)

May 12th, 2019

Georgetown McDonough excels in all three metrics that were critical for me in choosing a business school: strong community and values, well-rounded business education, and good quality of life. The school is renowned for its commitment to principled leadership and the student body truly embodies this value as I found out first in my interactions with alumni during my research and then as a current student. The school provides amazing opportunities for holistic learning.

China Could Target Wisconsin With

May 10th, 2019

Georgetown University’s Charles Skuba, a former international trade official under President George W. Bush, says President Trump is playing hardball with China, and Skuba says China has not played by the rules. He expects China will hit back, and said people across the U.S. will feel the backlash. Skuba said, “The collateral damage in this case will either be felt through the immediate increased costs, increased prices of tariffs on certain manufactured goods. Or it could be felt through retaliatory actions by the Chinese.”

Being A Mother At Business School

May 9th, 2019

Georgetown McDonough has created a Mother’s room for nursing mothers and has a range of family friendly events including their annual Sippy Cup, an event that brings together faculty, staff, and students with children. Kerry Pace, associate dean of MBA programs, is a mother to a young child herself. “I’ve seen caretakers bring young babies to their mom at McDonough to feed while in class. I also have participated in baby showers thrown for an expectant mother or father by their cohort. Never once have I heard another student complain that they had to accommodate a new parent’s schedule,” she says.

Top Business Schools For Public Sector Management/Government 2018

May 9th, 2019

Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business: Although the school does not offer a concentration in government, it does offer a dual-degree MBA/MPP as well as a joint Master of Science in Foreign Service. In recent years, the FBI has been a top recruiter of MBAs at the school. In 2016, Georgetown announced that it would begin offering an MA in International Business and Policy.

Top Business Schools For Nonprofit Management 2019

May 9th, 2019

Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business: McDonough’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative is a nexus for research and events relevant to the nonprofit sector. Besides the school’s MBA program, Georgetown also offers a nonprofit management program called “New Strategies” aimed to help senior nonprofit managers excel in their roles. Some eight percent of the MBA class of 2018 went into the nonprofit sector, one of the highest percentages of all schools surveyed by FIND MBA.

7 Must Read Articles For Entrepreneurs Who Want To Be More Than Just A Businessman

May 6th, 2019

Why You Hate Work – Published five years ago in The New York Times “Why You Hate Work,” still holds great relevance. Journalist and author Tony Schwartz and researcher Christine Porath highlight what modern employees need in your workplace to stay happy and delighted. So in case you are looking for ways to work for the welfare of your employees, this is the best insight anyone can offer you. The article goes on to state what inspires and motivates people and what makes them turn away from the company. Also, in case you are not happy if your job, try giving this a read and grasp a grip of your career.

The School Of Hospitality Of Seville And Georgetown University In Washington, DC United In Innovation

May 5th, 2019

In its great internationalization project, the Lezama Group, to which the Escuela Superior de Hostelería of Seville proudly belongs, signs an international consulting project for three months with the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University in Washington, to develop and create strategies focused on the successful insertion in the market of new lines of business of the Lezama Group….The proposal developed by the McDonough School of Business, will be presented in Seville in the month of July to the leaders of Grupo Lezama, later in Washington DC the recommendations and final diagnosis.

Can Any Company Be A Tech Company? Inside The Unlikely Journey Of Cult Salad Brand Sweetgreen, Inc.

May 1st, 2019

When they were still undergrads at Georgetown University, Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet, and Nathaniel Ru weren’t yet superfriends. They knew one another because Ru sat behind Neman in Accounting 101, and Jammet’s freshman dorm room was next to Neman’s. But after they graduated, in 2007, they decided to try opening a 560-square-foot salad and frozen-yogurt shop: Sweetgreen. Their friendship grew with the business. By the time the company had 20 locations, from D.C. to Philadelphia, and they were raising money for a national expansion, the three had become so chummy that it made their potential investors nervous. Were these brothers-in-salad for real?

As Payless Wades Through Bankruptcy Again, Creditors Say Hedge Fund May Be To Blame

April 29th, 2019

Alden’s strategy of cutting costs and selling assets falls in line with a customary hedge fund strategy of serving as a de facto “liquidator” of financially distressed businesses, said James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who specializes in global financial markets. “If you look at their history, they’re going to be very conscious of cost and try to cut corners wherever they can,” Angel said. “The question to ask is, are they tunneling resources out and just leaving the bankrupt shell behind? That’s the real issue.”

2019 Best And Brightest MBAs: Susi Eckelmann, Georgetown University (McDonough)

April 28th, 2019

Applying to graduate school, I knew I wanted to advance my career at the intersection of public policy, social impact, and the private sector. Georgetown’s location right here in D.C. (and its historic roots in public service) made it the perfect place to take the next step. In addition to the incredible global business opportunities available to students, the program allowed me to take classes across the university, including at the prestigious School of Foreign Service. All of these features combined to make Georgetown the perfect place for a globally-minded, mission-driven MBA experience.

2019 Best And Brightest MBAs: Ximena Gonzalez Rojas, Georgetown University (McDonough)

April 28th, 2019

The biggest myth is that the MBA process is an individual experience. There are countless channels of support for any of your pursuits or passions. The community at Georgetown has provided me with tutors for challenging classes, student organizations for my career goals, and life-long friends. If you are ever in need, just ask.

Pivot Program Creates Opportunities For Returning Citizens

April 26th, 2019

The Pivot Program is a non-credit-bearing certificate in business and entrepreneurship which assists 20 D.C.-area residents who have been released from prison in the past two years with their reentry into society. The program is a collaboration between Georgetown’s Prisons and Justice Initiative (PJI), the McDonough School of Business (MSB), and the Georgetown College. It is housed in the Georgetown Venture Lab at WeWork’s G Street location. Fellows take business courses focused on entrepreneurship, as well as liberal arts courses to broaden their thinking. They also participate in internships with local businesses.

Comcast Chief Brian Roberts Gets Pay Bump, NBCU’s Steve Burke Sees Decline In 2018

April 26th, 2019

“Activism has had an impact on CEO pay but more along the lines of how CEOs are compensated — the performance measures used, the performance measures selected — rather than the level of compensation per se,” said Jason Schloetzer, associate professor of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “This could change as activists might begin to scrutinize the level of CEO pay as a litmus test of governance quality.”

Sweetgreen Comes To Georgetown

April 26th, 2019

The founders of fast casual salad chain Sweetgreen visited their alma mater, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, to discuss the evolution of their company. The event, which took place on April 16, 2019, was part of McDonough’s Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series.

Good Souls Bring Curative Marketing

April 25th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “A good soul promotes quality of humility, empathy and reflections for human developments at a time when society often perceives business as soulless. Today, concern over the lack of soul in business life creates a fine layer of transparent filigree which negatively shadows and biases public impressions. Eventual fossilization may turn out to be very costly since it influences society’s willingness to allocate, spend, play and nudge.”

5 Member Schools In The Consortium That Are Located In Cool Cities

April 25th, 2019

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business – Washington, D.C.: For people looking for equal parts education and experience, Georgetown University is your school. GU has many options for getting an MBA, including full-time and flex plans as well as executive MBA programs. Located in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers students ample things to do while in D.C., from visiting museums and monuments to more laid-back pastimes such as exploring the popular bar scene on U Street.

Meet The 7 Witnesses Lining Up To Testify Against CVS-Aetna Next Month

April 22nd, 2019

Hal Singer, Ph.D., is a manging director at Econ One Research Inc., a senior fellow at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, and an adjuct professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Singer is expected to testify on the effect of increased vertical integration and barriers to entry or expansion that may be caused by the CVS-Aetna deal, according to AHF’s filing.

Buffett’s 2018 Shareholder Letter: Fees Matter When You’re Investing ‘Forever,’

April 22nd, 2019

However, a recent study authored by Professors Sandeep Dahiya of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and David Yermack of New York University’s Stern School of Business analyzed the returns of 28,296 nonprofit endowments from 2009–2016. They found the median return for the eight-year period across 28,000-plus organizations to be 3.75%, while a 60% domestic equity/40% Treasury bond construction delivered 9.28%. After a decade of lagging results nationwide, it is time for a sea change in how monies designated for perpetual charitable support are invested.

Region’s First National FinTech Talent Program Officially Kicks Off With Its First Cohort, Bahrain This Week

April 17th, 2019

In parallel to their internships, candidates are enrolled in a 3-month a professional development course in FinTech delivered by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. The semi-annual program is delivered in a combination of live and online modules and is certified by Georgetown. The certification comprises of seven modules and four case-studies led by Professor Jim Angel, a prominent figure within the FinTech landscape, and co-inventor of 12 FinTech patents. Additionally, the course will be hosting local and international guest speakers, the entrepreneurial community, and thought leaders from the financial services industry.

Stereotypes Are Deepening Gender Divisions at Work. How Can We Stop This?

April 15th, 2019

An article by Cathy Tinsley, Raffini Family Professor of Management and director, Georgetown Women’s Leadership Institute and Emily Amanatullah, senior policy scholar: “Though general participation in the U.S. workforce has achieved gender equality in terms of men and women (women are exactly 50 percent of the non-farm U.S. workforce as of January 2019), we are far from parity within actual jobs.”

Commonality Builds A Bridge

April 12th, 2019

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “International business complexity calls for commonality. The need for and acceptance of the soul builds up a common path and provides a joint perspective underpinned by a broadly supported objective.”

Uber’s Blockbuster IPO Reveals Surging Revenue—And Big Spending To Come

April 11th, 2019

“The stock is trading below the IPO price, if we use that as a proxy for one type of success, and that doesn’t bode well for other IPOs and certainly Uber’s IPO,” said Reena Aggarwal, a professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “People saw it was oversubscribed and people have learned from past experiences that these sometimes these things can come falling down.”

How To Earn Respect From Employees

April 10th, 2019

Don’t show favoritism. According to the study by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, more than 90% of business executives have noticed favoritism in promotions. Managers and supervisors practice favoritism (intentionally or unintentionally). By showing favoritism you are not treating your employees equally damaging team unity and demotivating your staff. It is really easy to fall into this trap because it is in our human nature. If you are serious about earning respect of your employees then you have to make sure you don’t show anyone special treatment.

10 Best Business Schools For An International MBA

April 9th, 2019

Georgetown’s MBA program includes an international consulting project, where students collaborate for several months to find solutions to a problem faced by a company with business operations outside the U.S. The students subsequently take a weeklong international trip to their client’s country, where they present their findings and recommendations.

Ask The Experts

April 9th, 2019

Christie Nordhielm, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor of Marketing, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business…These pricing models just reflect different approaches – the no fee approach depends on consumers staying with the card for longer so the company can make revenue from a percent from each purchase. The fee approach generates at least some guaranteed revenue regardless of whether or not the consumer uses the card.

Boeing To Fix Deadly 737 Max Software, But Is That Enough For Passengers?

April 9th, 2019

Consumers’ sour feelings toward the 737 Max may fade soon enough, though, Thomas Cooke, a professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, who has expertise in business law, said on a call this week. Consumer sentiment is hard to predict here, but once the appropriate agencies say the planes are fly-worthy again (as the Max series was labeled before the crashes), “the issue will be short-lived,” he said.