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.

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.


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.”

Daily Update

March 11th, 2021

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

My Story: Bardia Kamrad

February 19th, 2021

An article by Bardia Kamrad, senior associate dean for executive degree programs and professor of operations.

We Owe it to Our Grandchildren: 2 Ways to Make a Difference

February 17th, 2021

In his new book, “Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World,” former AARP CEO Bill Novelli writes about how we can make a difference in the lives of others and make significant contributions to solving the world’s major social problems. The excerpt below has advice from Novelli — a grandfather of seven — on ways we can make a better world for our grandchildren.

My Journey to an MBA at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business

February 17th, 2021

After working in various marketing roles in the travel and hospitality industry, Alina Rosenthal (MBA‘22) decided to pursue an MBA to broaden her career opportunities, and ultimately decided to enroll at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. During this interview, Alina spoke about her journey to deciding to pursue an MBA, why she chose Georgetown, and her advice to prospective MBA applicants.

Small Business Strikes Back: The Numbers Behind the Next 1000

February 16th, 2021

“In spite of all the trials and tribulations that small businesses face, Covid-19 has actually provided an opportunity for them to level up due to their nimbleness, creating a competitive advantage against many larger companies struggling to be flexible,” says Melissa Bradley, managing partner at 1863 Ventures as well as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

How to Make More of Your Meetings and More Tips For Store Owners

February 16th, 2021

If your staff tends to be rather taciturn when it comes to greeting customers or even each other, Christine Porath, a management prof at Georgetown University, suggests adopting the 10-5 rule: if someone is within 10 feet of a customer or another employee, acknowledge the person, make eye contact and smile; if you’re within 5 feet, say hello. It’s an idea she witnessed at a healthcare company, which soon after adopting the rule found improvements in referral rates, patient satisfaction scores, and overall effectiveness. “It makes people feel respected, valued and that they belong,” she says in her book Mastering Civility: A Manifesto For The Workplace.

Jane Fraser has to Fix Citigroup. It will be a Tough Job.

February 10th, 2021

Catherine Tinsley, a professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said researchers had found that corporate boards were more likely to appoint women to positions of power — as leaders or to positions on boards — if their companies were struggling.

Marketers Play it Safe as Pandemic’s Effects Linger

February 10th, 2021

Major retailers are catching up on that front — mostly out of necessity, said Ronald Goodstein, associate professor of marketing at Georgetown University. “The expectation that all the customers are going to return to the stores is not reasonable. I think that they are training customers that you can shop and do everything you needed to do [online],” he said. He added that “the big danger for all these stores going online is, what are you doing to continue to build your brand?”

Episode #86: What MBA Applicants Need to Know About the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

February 8th, 2021

Shelly Heinrich is the Associate Dean, MBA Admissions, and Director of Marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, as well as a McDonough MBA Alum. During our conversation, Shelly spoke about what makes McDonough unique, and some of the programs that McDonough students can take advantage of as MBA students. She also spoke about what she and her staff look for in MBA applications, what they have seen so far in admissions, and her advice to prospective MBA applicants.

Making Digital MBA Learning Add Up

February 7th, 2021

Many schools say that in future, students might master asynchronous content (learning in their own time) online before coming to class for group debate and to put theory into practice. “Lectures do not work online, because it is more difficult to retain [students’] attention. There are more distractions,” says Paul Almeida, dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

Why New Survey That Shows Low Public Confidence In States To Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine Is A Wake-Up Call For Business Leaders

February 4th, 2021

Bob Bies is a professor of management a Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He works with executives on building trust with their employees and customers and clients. The following steps he said states can take to build public confidence in their ability to distribute the vaccine may provide insights and inspiration to business executives on how to restore public trust in their companies during and after a crisis.

Apply to These MBA Programs to Get the Highest Starting Salary

February 4th, 2021

Doreen Amorosa adds the following additional qualifiers, apart from median salary and sign-on bonuses, for what really sets an MBA program finished at Georgetown McDonough apart from competing programs. “Dean Paul Almeida asked our McDonough Alumni to support MBA students still seeking jobs and internships. In the following weeks, over 200 of them stepped up with job and internship postings, virtual consulting projects, assistance with technical training and mentorship. Second, 75 percent of our graduates went into industries where they either had an opportunity to convert their summer internships or accept a new full-time offer before the pandemic began.

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5 Challenges Awaiting Amazon’s New CEO

February 3rd, 2021

Tensions can arise when a CEO moves to the board and still has a hand in the business, said Jason Schloetzer, a business professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The new CEO may want to end some of Bezos’ initiatives that Bezos doesn’t agree with. Or other executives may keep reporting to Bezos, leaving Jassy out of the loop.

Your New Hires Are Not Doing As Well As You Think.

January 31st, 2021

Among the many surprising findings from Dr. Brooks Holtom, Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Dr. Elora Voyles Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and David Niu, Founder and CEO of TINYpulse who commissioned the work, is the conclusion that new hires are saying they’re fine, but their behavior suggests they’re not.

$3.2M Gift to Create New ESG Group at Georgetown McDonough

January 30th, 2021

“Issues of ESG are vitally important today and will only gain strength overtime across the business landscape,” Robert Steers said in a news release. “We believe that the ESG Solutions Group will bring an unbiased, research-first approach to developing knowledge for the commercial real estate industry.”

Wall Street’s Cops Weren’t Ready for GameStop. They’re Paying Attention Now

January 29th, 2021

James Angel, a professor at Georgetown University who specializes in market structure, said that while short sellers are often vilified — some rightfully so — they serve an important function in markets. “You want the stock price to reflect reality, and that means the bad news as well as the good,” he said.

Lawmakers Demand Action on GameStop Saga, Robinhood Ban

January 29th, 2021

“The rollercoaster is a very enjoyable ride on the way up, but there’s always a ride down,” said Tom Cooke, professor of business law at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. “The saddest thing we’re going to find is that young, unsophisticated investors will jump on this bandwagon based on the volatility and the upside, and they will in many cases come out as losers in a very big way.”

Winners and Losers in the GameStop Stock Tug of War

January 28th, 2021

If the price did fall, those funds would make money, said John Jacobs, director at Georgetown’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy. “A group of investors — hedge funds and other investors, traders — that believe GameStop is overvalued because it is a brick-and-mortar chain.”

Do Well By Doing Good

January 26th, 2021

An article by Bill Novelli, founder, Business for Impact: “When I began my career at Unilever some fifty years ago, the idea of doing social good as a corporation or as a businessperson was an afterthought — something to pursue after succeeding at making money. But what I discovered, and have proven over my fifty-year career, is that you can make a positive social difference. Whether you are in business, government, or civil society; whether you are just starting out as a newly minted graduate, at midcareer, or in an encore period of your life, you can make a dent in the universe. In other words, you can do well (creating economic and financial success for yourself and your company or organization) by doing good (helping to solve the world’s and society’s major problems).”

Chinese Stocks: Gauging Risks Under Biden

January 25th, 2021

“I do believe the overall tenor in terms of friction between the U.S. and China will continue, and that’s been made very clear by the incoming U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken,” says Arthur Dong, professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Is the Regulatory Crusade Against Big Tech Over? What Experts Expect Under Biden Administration

January 22nd, 2021

“I suspect we’re going to be in a more quiet phase of antitrust prosecution of the Big Tech sector for a while now,” said John Mayo, an economics professor at Georgetown University specializing in antitrust policy and regulation. “But just the fact that it is quiet doesn’t mean that it isn’t percolating. In due course we’re going to find out where the agencies are, whether they really have the goods or not on big tech companies.”