Georgetown McDonough Recognized by AACSB as a Leader in Entrepreneurial Education
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) recognized the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative for its commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is one of 35 business schools around the globe to earn this distinction.
“We are proud that AACSB recognizes Georgetown McDonough as a leader in fostering entrepreneurship in meaningful, creative, and inspiring ways,” said Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative. “We are pleased to see AACSB recognize and celebrate the unique and powerful ways that the discipline of entrepreneurship is impacting business education.”
In its inaugural year, AACSB’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge highlights AACSB-accredited schools that deliver innovative and creative best practices through a range of distinctive entrepreneurship programs or through a variety of impactful center formats. Accredited schools were invited to submit one example of how they demonstrate a unique commitment to student learning, while providing opportunities for students to gain the skills required to be successful in business—whether it’s in a startup or within a world-renowned corporation. Central to the challenge was uncovering schools’ unique approaches to engaging the business community, expanding the reach of education beyond the classroom, and positively impacting society.
As part of the selection process, the nominations were reviewed by a panel of corporate leaders from a variety of disciplines, including venture capital, consulting, and accounting. A total of 120 nominations were submitted by AACSB-accredited schools across 34 countries, all of which highlighted unique approaches to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in undergraduate and graduate students.