Media Mentions

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 To Offer 10-Month Finance Master’s Option

May 18th, 2022

Georgetown McDonough School of Business knows you’re in a hurry. So the B-school in the heart of the nation’s capital has announced a new fast-track finance master’s option that gets you the degree in less than half the time.

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2022 Best & Brightest MBA: Derek Cunningham, Georgetown University (McDonough)

May 1st, 2022

Deciding to apply for an MBA, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business felt unique and different from my other school interactions. I knew that I wanted a school that offered a smaller cohort size, which was taking active steps towards inclusivity and focused on a global mindset. I found all of those and more at McDonough. What really stood out more than that was this palpable feeling that each and every member of our community truly cared for the success and well-being of one another.

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2022 Best & Brightest MBA: Richard Williamson, Georgetown University (McDonough)

May 1st, 2022

“Georgetown University immediately caught my attention! After I learned about the Georgetown Pivot Program and the Global Business Experience, McDonough became my top choice for business school admission,” said Williamson. “I have always been passionate about serving marginalized communities, mostly at-risk youth, through extracurricular teaching and mentorship. Therefore, I was truly thrilled to see one of the top MBA programs in the world driving positive change within the marginalized community of formerly incarcerated individuals.”

Georgetown University MSF 2021 Career Report

April 19th, 2022

MSF reported The Georgetown University MSF program class of 2021 placing at countless top firms. For younger graduates, who are earlier in their career and typically using the masters as a way to break into their desired career, 100% were employed within six months of graduation. For experienced graduates, 78.9% of them utilized the MSF degree to earn a promotion at their current firm or to change jobs. The average base salary for all graduates is $112,139 and the median was $100,000.

Data Analytics Gains Prominence in MBA Programs

April 11th, 2022

Sudipta Dasmohapatra, professor of practice at Georgetown McDonough School of Business in Washington DC, agrees that demand for this understanding and ability is high and is growing. “Today, technology has made it possible for organizations to collect and store extremely large datasets,” she says. “These are being recognized as valuable assets with the capability to drive strategic business decision-making and propel business growth.”

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Flex or Full-Time, Round 3 is the Time to Apply to Georgetown McDonough

April 5th, 2022

Round 3 presents a golden opportunity for Flex and Full-time MBA applicants to Georgetown McDonough. Shelly Heinrich, Associate Dean of MBA and MS-ESM Admissions at the leading business school, sat down with Clear Admit to discuss everything you need to know about applying to their Full-time and Flex MBA programs.

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2022 Best & Brightest Business Major: Aaryn Taft, Georgetown University (McDonough)

March 26th, 2022

It is not just her leadership that makes Aaryn such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2022, it is also her service to others. Whether it is in the classroom or in the hallways of the McDonough School of Business, Aaryn is always listening to people’s concerns and worries and then providing advice on how to move forward. Students who have been mentored by Aaryn are so grateful for her support and care and she was always willing to help them through the difficult challenges they were facing. Taking on the mentor role is time consuming, but Aaryn’s motivation to help others is one of her distinctive qualities as student leader—and as a person.

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2021 Best Undergraduate Professors: Lizhi Liu, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

March 26th, 2022

Lizhi Liu, 34, is Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she’s worked since 2018. She has a PhD in Political Science, an MS in Statistics, and an MA in International Policy Studies from Stanford University. She also has a BA in International Political Economy from Renmin University of China. She currently teaches Advanced International Business, an undergraduate core course; and China: Econ, Politics & Business at the graduate level.

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Real Humans of BCG: Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA’ 2019, Project Leader

March 3rd, 2022

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)—one of the Big Three of the top consulting firms known as MBB—has offices in 50 countries, and therefore no shortage of opportunities to pursue a diverse and lively profession. In this Real Humans – Alumni, we meet Steve Neumann, Georgetown McDonough MBA ’19, who talks about setting his sights on joining BCG and how McDonough empowered him to do so.

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10 Undergraduate Business Schools To Watch In 2022

February 26th, 2022

Don’t look now: Wharton has a new rival on its heels. And they’re just three hours down I-95 from them. In 2018, the McDonough School had ranked 16th in P&Q’s annual undergraduate business school ranking. A year ago, they had climbed all the way to 5th. Now, they’ve taken an even bigger step, reaching 2nd thanks to ranking as the top undergraduate program for alumni experience — and among the four-best for career outcomes and admissions measures.

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Georgetown’s Flex MBA Is Helping Students Future-Proof Their Careers

February 21st, 2022

Flexible MBA programs like Georgetown’s, that allow students to combine studying part-time with full-time work, are helping professionals future-proof their careers in times of uncertainty. In 2021, 50% of Georgetown Flex MBA students reported a change in function since they started the program, and 45% reported an increase in seniority.

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Real Humans of MBA Students: Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2023

January 26th, 2022

We head to Washington, D.C., for this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students to meet some new members of the Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2023. Get to know about the McDonough MBA program, the admissions process and more from new students in the following pages.

Should Teams Rethink What ‘Presence’ Really Means In A Hybrid Work World?

January 19th, 2022

“As our ability to pay attention in a world of distractions vanishes, it’s no wonder that our ability to be heard and understood—to convey our messages—is also threatened,” explains Turner. “Whether working with our teams and customers or communicating with our families and friends, it is increasingly difficult to break through the digital devices that get in the way of communication.”

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10 Business Schools To Watch In 2022

January 17th, 2022

Climate change? That’s not really a business issue. That’s more for scientists and government officials to figure out, right? These days, you need to be proactive. Storms and floods mean disrupted supply chains and jacked up insurance premiums, greater uncertainty and higher costs — more vulnerability to disruption too. In many ways, climate change has emerged as the top business challenge of our era. At the McDonough School, they have picked up the mantel, launching a Master of Science In Environment and Sustainability Management last fall.

Letter: Purpose before profit can give brands an edge

January 17th, 2022

“A big reason that “purpose” may be important for individual brands, as well as the corporate house, is the motivation of some consumers to align themselves with brands that authentically embrace a greater mission than pure profit. For some, mostly younger audience segments, mission or purpose is the primary motivation to choose between competitive brands. So, while my household has Hellmann’s in the fridge because it makes our sandwiches and salads delicious, others may want a brand that plays an authentic role in societal issues,” said Charles Skuba, professor or the practice at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

Hedge funds oppose SEC’s reform plans after GameStop debacle

January 16th, 2022

“Speculators are not the only ones harmed when a bubble collapses. There is collateral damage to innocent bystanders including buy-and-hold retirement investors in index funds,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough business school.

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Why are MBA salaries so high?

January 10th, 2022

Georgetown MBA graduates are among those who manage to bag high paying MBA jobs and their alumni have played a key role in the process. So we reached out to the business school’s careers team to request for some tips that MBA Crystal Ball readers could use.

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Business School To Boardroom: How An MBA Helped These Women Make The C-Suite

December 16th, 2021

An MBA from Georgetown University helped INAP CFO Lisa Mayr and Everlane CMO Sophie Bambuck break the glass ceilings of the corporate world and enter the C-suite. With a record number of women enrolling in MBA programs in 2021, BusinessBecause caught up with them to find out how an MBA helped them grow into their leadership roles.

Georgetown McDonough Dispels Common Myths for Women Pursuing an MBA

December 3rd, 2021

Women belong in business and the Georgetown McDonough School of Business supports women every step of the way through their MBA programs. In this piece, Georgetown McDonough MBA students dispel the myths that may hold women back from pursuing their b-school dreams.

Georgetown McDonough MBA Class of 2023 Profile: More Diverse and More Selective

November 22nd, 2021

Georgetown McDonough has released its fall 2021 incoming MBA class profile, and once again, it is the most diverse and high-achieving class of students the school has admitted. McDonough has increased its enrollment benchmarks for diversity, historically underrepresented minorities, and international enrollment.

Paul McCulley says the infrastructure bill advances both capitalism and social justice

November 10th, 2021

Pursuit of a more perfect union between the equity imperative of democracy and the profit imperative of capitalism should not, and need not, always be a partisan spitting contest. America welcomes bipartisan sensibility — robust, but civil, debate in the public square, that gets good things done. The bill you will soon sign does exactly that: gets good things done. Public investment is the living infrastructure of America’s dual embrace of democracy and capitalism.

Facebook’s New Name Draws Critics, But at Least It’s Not Tronc

October 28th, 2021

Luc Wathieu, a professor of marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said Facebook’s new name might help it create some psychological distance from its problems with consumers, though he was skeptical of that strategy’s effectiveness, or whether that was even the point.

As 2021 World Series starts, MLB stares down a possible lockout

October 26th, 2021

“It’s a little bit of a WWE effect,” said Conway, now a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “You got to have some drama and characters, and I think that lends to some of the opportunities they are going to have with tune-ins.”

Why experts are worried about the Trump SPAC

October 26th, 2021

James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University, notes that the limited number of available shares in the days after the merger was announced meant that it wasn’t easy for investors to borrow shares to short Digital World’s stock, which can help cap a runaway stock price.

iFit Delays Its Debut As Wobbly Stocks Send A Chill Through The IPO Market

October 10th, 2021

I spoke this week with Reena Aggarwal, who researches markets and IPOs in her work as the director of the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy. She was quick to point out that this year’s IPO spike isn’t some isolated phenomenon. It’s inseparable from the broader surges in both valuations and deal activity that have occurred during the pandemic across public and private equities.

The Great Disconnect: Many More Employers Than Workers Want To Return To Offices

October 5th, 2021

“Studies show that many executives are holding on to the remnants of the past and failing to see this as an inflection point in the workforce,” said Ella Washington, an organizational psychologist and professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and the founder of Ellavate Solutions.

Experiential Learning gets MBA Students out of Their Comfort Zones

September 24th, 2021

In recent years, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC, has added numerous other experiential opportunities, including through its Venture Fellows Program, where students engage in a year-long apprenticeship at a local venture capital firm.

Online MBA Programs in Real Estate Proliferate

September 23rd, 2021

“Employment has never been more robust than it has been coming out of the pandemic,” says Matthew Cypher, director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC.

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Georgetown McDonough Launches MS in Environment & Sustainability Management

August 31st, 2021

As business schools are starting to resume in-person classes for the fall, many students are looking forward to returning to campus and connecting with fellow classmates & professors. This year, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business made an announcement that made the return to campus even more memorable…

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Viewpoint Diversity About DEI? The Business Schools Weigh In

August 24th, 2021

The connection between philanthropy and higher education is perhaps obvious: Foundations and individual donors provide generous support to universities to help make teaching and scholarship possible across all disciplines and approaches.

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Revealed: The 40 Under 40 Class of 2021

June 14th, 2021

The Washington Business Journal is pleased to announce the honorees for our 2021 40 Under 40. This annual list of business owners, CEOs, nonprofit executives, attorneys and other corporate leaders shines a light on names you should get to know.

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Women in Business: One School’s Story

June 3rd, 2021

In 1956, Rita (Zekas) Sielicki applied to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to study accounting. Four years later, she was the first woman to graduate from what would become the McDonough School of Business.

Top 10 MBA Programs That Waive the GMAT

April 16th, 2021

Georgetown McDonough will offer prospective MBA students a waiver if they are having issues accessing the online exam, with testing capacity limited in some countries.

Redefining Leadership in the Age of the New Normal

April 15th, 2021

Christine Porath, a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says, “When you build a relationship on trust, then the majority of people are OK with tough love.”

Are we in a SPAC Investment Bubble Now?

March 31st, 2021

“Investors should always do their homework and not get caught-up in the hype or fad of any particular financial product,” said Reena Aggarwal, director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

Digital Gender Diversity Impact Report Released

March 22nd, 2021

World Woman Foundation released the Digital Gender Diversity Impact Report in partnership with Hootsuite, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, and VMLY&RCommerce.

A Very Hoya Engagement

March 12th, 2021

Ms. Singleton arrived that day thinking she was going to talk with the senior associate dean of the M.B.A. program.

Be Wary of Celebrity SPAC Endorsements, SEC Warns

March 11th, 2021

James Angel, associate professor of finance, told ThinkAdvisor on Thursday in an email that SPACs “provide a quick way for companies to go public with less restrictions than a typical IPO.”

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March 11th, 2021

“The most important component is to get Americans back working,” professor of finance Rohan Williamson said.