Four Georgetown McDonough MBA students took home first place, and the accompanying $12,000 prize, at the annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce MBA Case Competition. The team placed first out of 74 total teams from 41 business schools.
The Financial Times ranks Georgetown’s Full-time MBA program 17th in the United States and 29th in the world, thanks to high marks in alumni success metrics, its global focus, and incorporation of corporate social responsibility themes in core courses.
Penny Pennington, recently named managing partner of investment firm Edward Jones, reflected on her career, lessons she has learned about leadership, and the values that make Edward Jones a success in a Nov. 29 event for MBA students at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
One Georgetown student’s efforts to save lives through vital monitoring and emergency alert wearable devices received a significant boost Nov. 28, thanks to Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15), Zach Leonsis (MBA’15), and a team of expert entrepreneurs at Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s second annual “Bark Tank” pitch competition at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Georgetown Entrepreneurship, serving all of Georgetown University from the McDonough School of Business, was recognized by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) with the Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership award.
With an average salary of $116,946 and 98 percent of employment-seeking students receiving a job offer within three months of graduation, the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Class of 2018 set new career placement records.
Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Program has a new formal partnership with Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), an association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer MBA students, that will allow the program to name two ROMBA fellows in the next academic year.
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is hosting its first class of National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) fellows this academic year, after formalizing its relationship with the association last year.
Georgetown University ranked sixth this year in CoinDesk’s list of blockchain universities, which measured institutions’ investments in curriculum about the technology. The McDonough School of Business contributes to the university’s rankings through programming and the strong presence of blockchain technology in the school’s curriculum.
Nine Full-time and Evening MBA students took part in a new hands-on leadership experience, the Rocky Mountain Leadership Trek, this August. The eight-day, 40-mile journey through Wyoming’s Wind River mountain range was run through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to develop resilient, confident leaders who can excel on teams.