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Georgetown McDonough received high marks across the board in a new analysis of recruiter responses to the annual Bloomberg Businessweek MBA employer survey, scoring first in the world for having the best-trained graduates in addition to being listed in the top seven of all six categories.
An op-ed by Anna Maria Kovacs, visiting policy scholar, Center for Business and Public Policy: “Right now, privacy in the U.S. consists of a patchwork of state and federal laws that make it extremely difficult for an American to know his or her rights. Federal laws cover some specific aspects of privacy today. States may or may not have laws that apply to privacy, and even if they do they tend to define protected data differently and apply it to different entities in various ways. It is, therefore, very encouraging to see Members of Congress from both parties in recent privacy hearings support the idea of comprehensive national privacy legislation.”
Nearly 3,700 recruiters were asked to score 30 top business schools on reputation, creativity of graduates, and other measures for Bloomberg Businessweek's "Best B-Schools" ranking. [Georgetown McDonough was ranked in several categories].
CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and Wang Guan, CGTN Correspondent, about what has come out so far from the Two Sessions 2019.
“People are willing to go the extra mile of suffering because they expect change, and not just political change,” said Ricardo Ernst, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Subscription required.
An op-ed by Paul Almeida, dean and William R. Berkley Chair: “As the world becomes more interconnected and complex, so do the major issues facing society today: healthcare, climate change, global migration, artificial intelligence, to name a few. Academia exists, in part, to create and disseminate the knowledge that can help us better understand and solve these global challenges. Yet higher education may not be ready to take on these issues, not for a lack of expertise but, rather, because academia is caught up in its centuries-old tradition of conducting research and teaching within narrow siloed areas of expertise. Higher education has an opportunity to move beyond these historical ways of thinking and acting by collaborating across schools, departments and functional areas to reach our potential and better fulfill our mission.”
Stern, along with Indiana University Assistant Professor George P. Ball and Georgetown University Professor Jeffrey T. Macher, set out to quantify the innovation risks and opportunities that recalls pose in one of the most R&D-intensive industries, medical technology. Product failures in medtech, where the cost to bring a device to the market can top $90 million, can not only hobble a firm, but cause catastrophic harm to patients.
As the world becomes more interconnected and complex, so do the major issues facing society today. Paul Almeida, dean of Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, explains how the university is creating new collaborations through its colleges and schools to solve local (and global) challenges together.
The FINRA Institute at Georgetown Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) Program is designed to give careers a shot in the arm, whether you are a compliance professional, investment advisor, regulator or just someone in the financial services space. The two-week program is the premier professional development program for compliance professionals, providing not just a comprehensive look at current securities laws and regulations, but also an understanding of the regulatory trajectory and where things are going. On this episode of FINRA Unscripted, Jim Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and FINRA’s Patricia Albrecht join us to tell us what makes the CRCP program a can’t-miss opportunity.
Travel, deadlines, globalization—today’s careers are changing and fewer people are willing to take a break from full-time work to pursue an MBA. “The nine-to-five working day is no longer the norm,” says Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and designer of the Flex MBA, a revamped part-time MBA program the school is launching in fall 2019.
Courtesy and civility, unfortunately, are all too often in short supply in today's workplace. Christine Porath, a Georgetown professor who has studied this issue extensively, has also noted, significantly, that there's a connection between being treated rudely and performing worse on routine tasks. "How we treat each other at work matters," she has written. "Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people's health, performance and souls."
"The short-sighted view is they won this battle," said Thomas Cooke, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Amazon was in line for generous incentive packages, but Cooke said that those would have been small compared to the tax income from the company. "Amazon would have paid back far more than it was taking," Cooke said
Business accelerators are popular across many sectors. According to Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, an accelerator is an intensive, short-term gauntlet to help a startup get from one stage to the next. Entrepreneurs are typically grouped into cohorts and perks can include cash, support from peers and accelerator staff, opportunities to pitch investors, education based on real experience, and mentorship. Reid says accelerators typically take a percentage of equity for these services and benefit when there’s an exit event, such as a sale.
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “There is broad historic agreement that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been one the most successful international institutions; its membership accounts for more than 98 percent of world trade. However, today’s global economic landscape is changing rapidly, coupled with retrenchment and distancing from multilateral agreements. Combined, these factors impact the discernible value and role of the WTO going forward.”
As far as gambits go, affixing a website to the same era that the movie it promotes takes place seems like a safe bet. “Nostalgia is generally hugely effective,” says Marlene Towns, a professor of marketing at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. “It seems like no matter what the generation, no matter what the time period, people are always longing for some previous era that was a kinder, gentler time.”