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.

Vaccine Distribution Will be an ‘Enormous Logistical Problem’: David Rubenstein

November 16th, 2020

David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group, joins CNBC’s “Squawk Box” team to discuss how the market is anticipating vaccine distribution and if he thinks there will be disappointments along the way of the economic recovery. [He spoke of these topics at the Financial Markets Quality conference hosted by the Center for Financial Markets and Policy later that day].

SEC Chairman Clayton to Step Down

November 16th, 2020

James Angel, associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told ThinkAdvisor Monday in an email that he doubts “the lame duck Trump administration will try to ram through his [Clayton’s] nomination” to the Southern District of New York post.

Biden to Talk More Softly Toward China, but Keep Trump’s Big Tariff ‘Stick’

November 11th, 2020

“I think it would be impractical for Biden to do any tariff reductions immediately. I don’t think he has the latitude to remove them right away,” said Charles Skuba, a professor at Georgetown and former senior official at the U.S. International Trade Administration . “He also has some chips to play. You could consider the tariffs as a gift to Biden.”

How has COVID-19 Changed the Way MBA Admissions Officers are Reading Your Application?

November 10th, 2020

At Georgetown, the pandemic has reinforced the belief that everyone has a story, according to Associate Dean of MBA Admissions Shelly Heinrich. “One thing that became apparent this summer is that everyone had a story. We would have phone calls with people who would cry over the phone,” Heinrich said. “Even if it takes time, you have to listen to everyone’s story.”

Georgetown University MSF 2020 Class Profile

November 4th, 2020

“We started building MSF as Georgetown McDonough’s first technology-intensive program nearly a decade ago with the goal to develop and deliver a premium online program that has an on-campus feel,” said Allan Eberhart, senior associate dean for the MSF program and professor of finance. “We are proud that our MSF program attracts outstanding students from across the globe who need the flexibility to work outside of the Washington, D.C., area and who want to be part of a close-knit community committed to academic excellence, principled leadership, and career advancement.”

Yes, Virtual Presenting Is Weird

November 4th, 2020

An article by Sarah Gershman, adjunct professor: Recently, I worked with a CEO who told me that she dreads giving virtual presentations. “I used to enjoy getting up in front of an audience,” she explained. “I loved working the room. Now, I feel like I’m speaking into a black hole.”

Real Humans of Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Class of 2022

November 4th, 2020

This edition of Real Humans: MBA Students takes us to Georgetown McDonough in Washington, D.C. The McDonough MBA boasts an emphasis on global business and a focus on principled leadership, all while supporting the school’s Jesuit heritage and values. As you’ll see in the following pages, these hallmarks are just a few of the reasons new students chose the leading business school for their MBAs.

Analysis: Retail Traders Position for Volatility After U.S. Election

November 3rd, 2020

The surge of new retail investors benefits the market in many ways, such as promoting financial literacy and bringing more attention to a wider variety of companies than institutional investors tend to focus on, said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University.

Syrian Refugee’s Joy at Georgetown Admission Goes Viral

November 2nd, 2020

A Syrian refugee tortured at the hands of the Assad regime is going viral after sharing a video of his elated reaction to being accepted into a prestigious US university. Omar Alshogre’s 9-second video on Twitter has been viewed roughly 140,000 times. “I made it into Georgetown!” he exclaims in disbelief.

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Happy Birthday Dear Bitcoin: Crypto’s First White Paper Turns 12

October 31st, 2020

James Angel, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, told Coin Telegraph: “It has set in motion a revolution in finance with the rise of DeFi apps, smart contracts, and coin offerings, in addition to a payment revolution that is leading to central bank digital currencies.”

Ted Leonsis Boosts Investment in Georgetown Entrepreneurs After Bark Tank Tie

October 30th, 2020

“We have seen on the campus of Georgetown that creating your own business is a positive career choice. Also, we see this triple-bottom-line ethos, for which Georgetown McDonough is becoming known,” Leonsis, an alum of the D.C. institution, said at the event. “Activating this entrepreneurial spirit across Georgetown can make this university one of the most important universities in the world located in one of the most important cities in the world.”

How COVID-19 May Affect Spectator Sports in the Coming Years

October 28th, 2020

Covid-19’s impact on spectator sports this year has been obvious. Marty Conway, a longtime sports executive who teaches sports management and marketing at Georgetown University explains what the impact will be as the pandemic continues, and whether the impact will last when the pandemic ends.

What are the Career Prospects for the MBA Class of 2021?

October 28th, 2020

Looking ahead to the 2021 recruitment season, Doreen Amorosa, associate dean for career services at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is optimistic. “Engagement by our MBA employers has remained strong,” she says. “We are hosting all events virtually at the request of companies. This has allowed us to engage a broader range of employers than we could on campus.”

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Hedge Funds’ Shot at Stock Secrecy Fades as SEC Drops Revamp

October 27th, 2020

“This shows the value of the public comment process,” said James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University who wrote a letter to the SEC opposing the rule change. “More people should monitor what our regulators are proposing and submit comments. The SEC is a political agency, and they do pay attention to public opinion.”

Executive MBA Ranking 2020

October 25th, 2020

Georgetown McDonough’s Executive MBA is listed 1st in the Washington region and 5th in the United States in the latest ranking by the Financial Times.

QLC To Launch Virtual Graduation Tomorrow

October 25th, 2020

It will welcome all virtual visitors to congratulate the 147 Qataris who have completed their studies in the National Leadership Programs (Rising, Government, and Executive Leaders Programs) and the Executive Master’s in Leadership – Qatar, offered by Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Widening Racial Gap Evident In Jobs Confidence, Economic Optimism

October 16th, 2020

“Historically, during recessions and downturns, inequality increases,” said Rohan Williamson, a finance professor at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. During the pandemic, the jobs most impacted have been service jobs, he explained—and those jobs are more likely to be held by non-white workers.

Athletics Retailers Advertise Diversity, But Does Their Leadership Reflect It?

October 12th, 2020

“If you don’t really understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it, more importantly, then when times get tough, of course those are going to be the first initiatives that go out the window, even if you believe in it,” Ella Washington, CEO of diversity and inclusion strategy firm Ellavate Solutions, and a professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, said of companies that jumped on the D&I “bandwagon” after the protests.

Why There is No Ethical Reason Not to Vote (Unless You Come Down with COVID-19 on Election Day)

October 8th, 2020

According to a recent study by the 100 Million Project, nonvoters are twice as likely as active voters to say they do not feel they have enough information about candidates and issues to decide how to vote. This group of nonvoters might believe that it is unethical to vote because they are uninformed. In The Ethics of Voting, political philosopher Jason Brennan argues that uninformed citizens have an ethical obligation not to cast votes, because their uninformed votes can produce results that damage our political system.

Big MBA App Boost At Georgetown — And Even More Apps For The Next Class

October 7th, 2020

MBA applications were up for the coronavirus admissions cycle at most of the leading business schools — in some cases, way up. Georgetown University McDonough School of Business didn’t miss the rebound train, with a 9% jump in applications for the class that enrolled this fall.

Applicants Flock to Elite Business Schools to Ride Out the Coronavirus Pandemic

September 29th, 2020

At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, applications for this fall were initially down until Covid-19 hit. “Starting in April through our July deadline, our applications soared,” said Shelly Heinrich, the school’s associate dean of M.B.A. admissions. “We started receiving a lot of applications from people who had been furloughed, laid off, who are looking for their next step.”

How Can Business Schools Tackle Racial Inequality?

September 27th, 2020

At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, there are only three black professors. The proportion of black MiM students is 5 per cent, but this year the school launched Georgetown Reach, a free program to raise awareness of business schools among ethnic minority teenagers. They will spend a week later this year in Washington DC learning how to prepare for university through seminars on topics such as financial aid and high school class selection. “We want to change the perception of business schools: we want to be the ideal home for underprivileged kids and their way out of disadvantage,” says Paul Almeida, dean at McDonough.

Meet DC Inno’s 25 Under 25 Class of 2020

September 24th, 2020

Both seniors at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Brittany Malcolm and Aluwet Deng came up with the idea for their natural skin care company in April 2019. They’re now more than a year in, developing and hand-making products derived from their heritages: Malcolm, from the Bahamas, and Deng, originally from South Sudan before growing up in the U.S., were both “on a natural skin care journey,” they said, “looking for products that are gentle on our skin and help us feel confident in enhancing our natural beauty.”

How The Turmoil With TikTok Could Change The Course Of Big Tech

September 18th, 2020

While TikTok’s announcement is a big story, Betsy Sigman, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, points out that it’s far from a done deal. Partnering with Oracle makes some sense, since Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is one of the only Silicon Valley tech leaders to vocally support Trump. “This could also help position Oracle well for the ongoing period of trade wars between China and the US, and expand into cloud operations and advertising,” Betsy adds.

Georgetown Sees 396% Jump In Master’s In Management Apps

September 15th, 2020

In its second year, the Master of Science in Management program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business saw a 396% increase in applications. After receiving 92 applications for its first cohort entering in the fall of 2019, the one-year program saw applications surge to 364 for entry this fall.

Rude Work Emails Are Bad for Your Health and on the Rise – Here’s What You Need To Know

September 14th, 2020

In 1998, one-fourth of employees polled said they were treated rudely at least once a week. By 2016 that figure had risen to 62%. Indeed, 98% have reported uncivil behavior of some sort. A number of factors are to blame, says Christine Porath, a leading academic in the field of workplace incivility. These include an increasing sense of isolation, as well as poor communications.

Howard University Jumps 24 Spots in U.S. News College Rankings

September 14th, 2020

Georgetown University is once again the highest-ranked institution of higher learning in Greater Washington, according to the latest annual U.S. News ranking of best colleges. The private university moved one spot to No. 23 on the new 2021 rankings, scoring just above the University of Michigan and just below the University of California-Berkeley.

China and U.S. Relations

September 13th, 2020

In January, Chinese and American officials signed a trade pact that keeps commerce between the world’s two largest economies flowing. The agreement came despite the bilateral relationship deteriorating in other areas. Mike Walter talks with Georgetown University business professor, Arthur Dong, about the future of Chinese and U.S. relations.

Former Deutsche Bank Traders to Stand Trial in Test of Spoofing Crackdown

September 11th, 2020

Some critics have questioned whether spoofing should be prosecuted as a crime, instead of a civil regulatory violation handled by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Deutsche Bank paid $30 million in 2018 to settle CFTC claims tied to the traders’ spoofing. Other experts say the Justice Department’s attention is warranted because manipulation affects commodity prices as well as correlated assets, such as stocks. “It is basically lying to people about their willingness to trade and lying about the liquidity in the market,” said James Angel, a finance professor and regulatory expert at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Xbox Series S vs PS5: Does the Cheapest Console Always Win?

September 11th, 2020

This means the Xbox Series S will be a “no brainer” purchase for those in the market for a new games console, according to Luc Wathieu, professor of marketing from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The Xbox Series S’s price is what I have called in my research a ‘no-brainer price’ – a price so low that it suppresses buyer’s incentives to think deeply about differences in features,” he tells WIRED. “This price will kill most people’s appetite to actively compare the Xbox Series S with other more expensive, feature-rich alternatives, particularly Sony’s upcoming PS5.”

The MBA Reboot

September 4th, 2020

While Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business enrollment has climbed in the last decade, it was largely because of a surge of undergraduate students. Since 2017, the MBA program has experienced a dip, said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean of MBA programs at Georgetown. But that changed in the last six months, partly due to the pandemic, he said. Now is the time for working professionals to consider making a pivot in their careers. “We’ve seen a surge,” Malaviya said. “An over 20% increase in applications recently.”

MBA Demand Recovers as Prospective Students Shelter from the Economic Storm

September 4th, 2020

“MBA programs had been experiencing a downturn in applications over the last few years because the economy was doing so well,” says Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “With economic uncertainty now, people want to go back to an MBA to ride out an economic recovery and increase their marketability.”

Orchestrating Diversity: Bias vs. Blind

September 3rd, 2020

As companies look to diversify, the question becomes: Should we actively bias our hiring process? What does that look like? Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean of strategy, finance, and organization at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business joins the SandHill Road podcast to tell us more.

Would Postal Banking Save the Post Office?

September 2nd, 2020

“Roughly 6% of the population is unbanked,” meaning they manage their money outside of traditional banks and credit unions, explains James Angel, a professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. If the USPS revived postal banking, it could provide “a lifeline” to people who live in banking deserts where banks have closed branches or never opened them at all, he says.

When Your Boss Doesn’t Respect Your Family Commitments

September 1st, 2020

When you work for a manager who doesn’t recognize your family obligations, your strategy must be multifaceted, says Ella F. Washington, professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a consultant and coach at Ellavate Solutions. You need to figure out how to productively navigate the situation with your boss, while also collaborating with your colleagues and family to create a schedule and “set boundaries” that work for everyone. The goal is to “try to get your boss to meet you halfway,” she says.

Are These the Best Colleges for Undergraduate Accounting Degrees?

September 1st, 2020

If you’re looking at potential earnings alone, Georgetown University is the school for you. That’s according to a new study published Best Accounting Software, a platform that rates and reviews financial software. And the 67 accounting graduates of Georgetown earned a median $83,100 — far higher than any other school and the overall average of all 598 schools to be included of $46,528.

Meet The MBA Class of 2022: The COVID Cohorts

August 31st, 2020

Thanks to their hardships, you won’t find the Class of 2022 taking each other for granted, either. “In some ways, starting virtually has made us have to be more intentional about getting to know our classmates,” explains Georgetown University’s Adam Kuebler. “Everyone is passionate, engaged, and willing to help and support one another.”

Meet the MBA Class of 2022: Lucas Turner-Owens, Georgetown University (McDonough)

August 30th, 2020

Lucas Turner-Owens (MBA’22) tells Poets&Quants he is “Passionate about racial justice and systems change – channeling impact investments to support BIPOC social entrepreneurs and workers.” As someone who was interested in pursuing a career in venture capital and impact investing, Turner-Owens said Georgetown offered a unique on-ramp to venture capital and a certificate in sustainable business that attracted him to the program.

Five Myths About Manufacturing

August 28th, 2020

An op-ed by Kasra Ferdows, Heisley Family Chair and professor of global manufacturing: Despite the much-touted rise of the service industry, manufacturing remains central to the world economy: It generated $13.8 trillion in economic value worldwide in 2019, according to the World Bank, representing 15 percent of the world’s gross domestic product. Its distribution across the globe is a source of never-ending political debate. … Yet myths about this sector persist — and they can lead to expensive subsidies, friction between nations and higher prices for consumers.

Fed Pledges To Look at if the Economy is Working for Lower-Income Communities When Setting Policy

August 27th, 2020

The Federal Reserve changed its inflation policy from a set 2% target, to a more flexible policy that would be based on an average inflation target, allowing for higher inflation temporarily. On Wall Street, stocks moved higher last week, as traders bet the new inflation policy means the Federal Reserve’s zero interest rate policy will be in place even longer. “The big issue is that the Federal Reserve really wants to nurture a strong recovery for Main Street and is putting in place the apparatus for Wall Street to understand that,” said Paul McCulley, adjunct professor at the McDonough School of Business.

As International Students Look Beyond U.S., The D.C. Region Could See an Economic Hit

August 26th, 2020

Prashant Malaviya, a senior associate dean of MBA programs and a professor of marketing, tells WAMU that international students bring an invaluable social and cultural understanding to U.S. campuses. He says their MBA program promises students a “global education” and having an international classroom is one way to do that.

Howard County Cancer Survivor Launches Nonprofit to Deliver Support Kits to Those Going Through Treatment

August 26th, 2020

After receiving an unexpected care package from a cancer survivor, Sonia Su (SFS’20) decided to return the favor by founding the nonprofit Kits to Heart, delivering care packages to cancer patients in area hospitals. During her spring semester at Georgetown University this year, working toward a master’s degree in Asian studies, Su took three entrepreneurship classes and then participated in the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge. Jeff Reid, a professor and founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Challenge, said the program is the largest offered for aspiring entrepreneurs at Georgetown.

The ‘Warping Effects’ of Philanthropy

August 25th, 2020

Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact speaks with The Chronicle of Philanthropy to discuss the rapid change in social movements and philanthropy. “Seeding and growing vast networks of millions of passionate individuals organized around a common cause is infinitely more powerful than any single organization or association, no matter how well-resourced…” said Crutchfield.

How These Morgan Stanley Partners are Changing the Diversity Narrative in Wealth Management

August 25th, 2020

Dominique Jordan is a member of the Undergraduate Program Class of 2013: “I recently caught up with Isaac Richard III, 27 and Dominique Jordan, 29, two successful financial advisors at Morgan Stanley MS +1.3% to ask their views around diversity, equity and inclusion. As two of Morgan Stanley’s youngest ever Black partners, Isaac and Dominique have reached a level of success that has been no easy feat.”

Here’s Why More Companies are Filing Confidential IPO Paperwork

August 25th, 2020

With Airbnb filing paperwork for an initial public offering last week, it became the latest of many companies to pursue a confidential IPO, which experts say allows for more flexibility and can be more advantageous than the traditional route of filing an S-1 months ahead of time. Companies like Uber and Lyft are the “two posterchildren for using this strategy,” as well as others like Spotify, Slack and Palantir, says Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Minority Entrepreneurs at a Tipping Point as Black-Owned Banks Dwindle in the U.S.

August 25th, 2020

“The lack of access to capital is the single highest driver for business failure, and Black founders are less likely to gain it,” said Melissa Bradley, Georgetown McDonough School of Business professor. Black and brown business owners have faced a disproportionate share of Covid-19 failures: from February to April of this year, there was a 41% decline in Black-owned businesses and a 32% drop in Latinx business owners.

45 MBA Programs That Train Well-Paid Consultants

August 19th, 2020

Many MBA graduates flock to the consulting sector after graduation and jobs in this field offer a variety of roles and the ability to work in different industries and locations. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business was among 45 schools with recent grads who earned the most in consulting, with an average base salary of around $132,600.

Poets&Quants’ 10 Best MBA Startups Of The Decade

August 18th, 2020

Bishop and his coffee company, Café Mulé, doesn’t have the same customer reach or impact as the other startups on this list. But the Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA has created a fun venture that many outdoor enthusiasts in Boise look forward to. It also takes some creativity, skills, and hard work to create and sustain a coffee shop in a mountain town, where the competition can be intense.

This is how Americans Actually Used Their First Stimulus Checks

August 17th, 2020

The reluctance to spend is unique to the ongoing pandemic, said Rohan Williamson, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The ability to spend [your payment] to regenerate the economy is limited,” he said, acknowledging the lack of in-person shopping and entertainment options when much of the country was under quarantine this spring.

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Do You Have a Respect Problem?

August 17th, 2020

A specialist in the area of civility is Christine Porath, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She believes that rudeness and disrespect are rampant at work and is, in spite of an age of heightened political awareness, actually on the rise. She has polled thousands of workers about how they are treated on the job and says that few organizations recognize the issue and take action to curtail it.

Dining Out: July Marks 3rd Month of Recovery for U.S. Restaurants

August 14th, 2020

Sales and employment at U.S. restaurants posted another month of improvement in July, but at rates below previous months as the industry remains challenged by the pandemic and economic crisis. “It’s trending in the right direction,” said Arthur Dong, professor of the practice at Georgetown McDonough. “Are they out of the woods yet? By no stretch of the imagination.”

With Value Approach, Off the Chain Capital is Changing the Bitcoin Investment Narrative

August 11th, 2020

“In order for Bitcoin to go mainstream, we have to find ways to bridge the crypto world with the rest of the world,” said Perianne Boring, distinguished fellow at the Center for Financial Markets and Policy and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Boring tells Bitcoin Magazine the value approach to investing in crypto assets and the new story behind these crypto investments.

CPAs Accuse Banks of Pocketing Finder’s Fees on PPP Loans

August 10th, 2020

In dozens of lawsuits that have been filed over the last three months, accounting firms are seeking a slice of PPP pie through agent fees. Thomas Cooke, distinguished teaching professor, tells Bloomberg Tax this legal fight could last for years and Congress could intervene.

Hong Kong’s Richest Family Loses US $8B in a Single Year

August 6th, 2020

Shares of the Kwoks’ Sun Hung Kai Properties are now trading at less than half the value of the company’s net assets. “The long-term value of these assets is tied to Hong Kong and the integration of Hong Kong into China. Growth in the future will not be as high as in the past,” said Gilles Hilary, chaired professor of accounting, referring to the city’s developers as a group.

How Much Money is in Nonprofit Endowments in America?

August 5th, 2020

The endowment assets of the country’s nonprivate-foundation nonprofits totaled over $690 billion dollars in 2017, according to their Form 990s analyzed by Sandeep Dahiya, associate professor of finance at Georgetown McDonough.

Next Steps for Companies That Pledged to Do Better on Diversity

August 4th, 2020

Meeting diversity goals will take much more than training sessions on topics such as implicit bias. “Training can be helpful and start a conversation, but only if it’s part of a larger strategy,” says Ella Washington, a professor of practice at the McDonough School of Business.

Favorite MBA Professors of the Class of 2020

August 3rd, 2020

Described as the “kindest, most driven professor at Georgetown,” Allison Koester, associate professor at Georgetown McDonough was named to Poets&Quants Favorite MBA Professors of 2020.

Big Tech CEO Hearing: Showdown or Show Trial?

July 31st, 2020

The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google all faced tough questions from the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel. Betsy Sigman, a distinguished professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says that finding counterfeit sellers is a herculean task for many companies, but it is still crucial to work towards better regulation. Learn about the key takeaways from the panel.

Coronavirus Forces Georgetown MBA Program to Start the Fall Fully Online

July 29th, 2020

Coronavirus is drastically affecting international students as the start of the school year quickly approaches. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has a robust international student population that remains steady year-to-year. “I am proud of how our community has come together to care for one another, and I’m confident that our faculty, staff, and students will continue to keep the spirit of our community alive throughout the fall and beyond,” said Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown McDonough.

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Trump is Wrong Again: U.S. Manufacturing is Not Recovering

July 28th, 2020

An op-ed by Robert Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown McDonough: The headline from the Commerce Department’s new report on the economy is that new shipments and new orders of durable goods by U.S. manufacturers increased at healthy rates in June – by 15 percent and 7 percent respectively. Larry Kudlow almost certainly will herald the numbers as proof that American manufacturing is back, and good times are just around the corner.

Apple, Microsoft, and Other Tech Giants Top Forbes’ 2020 Most Valuable Brands List

July 27th, 2020

When it comes to brand value, it is hard to topple Big Tech. On Forbes’ 2020 list of the 100 most valuable brands, the top five are the same as last year: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook. Christie Norhielm, associate teaching professor of marketing explains the “stickiness” of brand value and how brands are modernizing their delivery to compete.

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Personal Services are Getting Creative to Stay in Business During Pandemic

July 25th, 2020

While grocery stores and other essential businesses stay open but take health and safety precautions, other businesses have to get creative. “I think if you’re not using this time to think about strategic alternatives to reinvent at least part of your business offerings, then you’ll get passed by,” said Jason Schloetzer, William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

July 24th, 2020

“The goal in Chapter 11 is to carve out the productive part of the company and get rid of the parts that are losing money,” said James Angel, associate professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business.

Leslie Crutchfield: “Break from Business as Usual”

July 22nd, 2020

“All great leaders share one common trait: they’re ‘leaderfull,’ meaning they give power away, rather than hoard it,” says Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Crutchfield sits down with Ben Ari from Thrive Global to have a discussion on the importance of social movements and leadership.

4 Ways to Spot A Potentially Toxic Hire Over Video Interview

July 18th, 2020

“There’s a pattern of de-energizing, frustrating, or putting down teammates. It’s not just that Joe is rude; the whole team suffers because of it,” said Christine Porath, associate professor at the McDonough School of Business. She provides insight for employees looking to avoid a potentially bad hire via Zoom interviews.

Georgetown Program Gives Returning Citizens a Second Chance

July 17th, 2020

Gerorgetown’s McDonough School of Business created the Pivot Program to help previously incarcerated individuals make a turn in their lives through mentorship and expert guidance from faculty. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald speaks with program director, Pietra Rivoli, about how the initiative gives people a second shot at a productive life.

Georgetown University Masters in Business Analytics

July 14th, 2020

While the primary focus on this site is the MSF degree, I have expanded the coverage to other specialized masters that students would have interest in and compare with a masters in finance or other specialized degree. Because of this, I was excited to hear that the Georgetown University Masters in Business Analytics was being launched. The school has done an incredible job with their masters in finance program and I am sure they will do the same with this one. Business Analytics is a growing area of study and I think this will interest anyone who wants a business education, but would like to focus more on the quantitative and analytical side of things.

Can China and the U.S. Uphold the Phase One Trade Deal Amid COVID-19?

July 14th, 2020

The looming election may also serve to accelerate, rather than pause the trade pact between China and the U.S. Arthur Dong, teaching professor at the McDonough School of Business says Trump’s election prospects hinge on China acting upon commitments of the phase one deal.

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Washington’s NFL Team Drops ‘Redskins’ Name After 87 Years

July 13th, 2020

Marty Conway, a Georgetown University adjunct professor of sports marketing and business, said that while the NFL and team could pay tens of millions of dollars to buy back old merchandise, the long-term benefits are more lucrative with a new stadium naming rights deal and other corporate sponsorships. “It’s a huge opportunity, certainly long overdue in terms of the time frame,” Conway said. “But I think there’s sort of an immediate opportunity, which we’re seeing play out every day, which is to reposition the franchise and in a step-by-step way away from the roots of its past and consistent with the change in time and social climate.”

Why I’ll Be on Campus This Fall

July 13th, 2020

An op-ed by John Hasnas, professor of ethics: “Georgetown University has given all its faculty, including me, the option to teach in the classroom or remotely via computer during the fall semester. Even though my age places me in the high-risk category, I’ve elected to teach in person. I feel I have an obligation to do so.”

Greedy or Needy: Why More Than a Thousand Financial Advisors Took PPP Loans

July 13th, 2020

James Angel, a professor of finance at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, is not at all surprised that the RIAs to jump after these loans. “We want RIAs to be financially sophisticated, to be following the details of current financial legislation so the fact that they jumped on the free money basically shows that they are on top of their game,” he says, likening advisors actions to taking advantage of tax loopholes.

Sweetgreen Brings Transparency and Local Ingredients to Two New Denver Locations

July 13th, 2020

Three friends and former Georgetown graduates opened the first Sweetgreen restaurant in 2007 — three months after graduating. Sweetgreen is now known for its fresh salads, clean proteins, and warm bowls, made with local and organic ingredients at affordable prices. There are now over 100 locations across the country. As more locations open up throughout the country, Sweetgreen continues to adapt to the changing environment and aims to make each location a local staple.