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.

How Companies are Becoming Creative with Accounting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28th, 2020

Aside from monitoring new adjusted metrics, investors should also look at whether companies are piling too many negative charges into the pandemic-affected quarters in order to make their reported results look even better once the crisis is over, said Gilles Hilary, an accounting professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

The Best Business Schools for a Real Estate MBA

May 27th, 2020

Georgetown McDonough’s MBA program features a specialization in real estate and the opportunity to work with the Steers Center for Global Estate, which offers “unparalleled access to the real estate industry at a global level” and a “multi-faceted approach that harnesses the best of Georgetown University and the Washington, D.C. real estate market.” The McDonough real estate MBA “boutique program” boasts “relationships in the private sector from around the world” that “engage students in practical, real-world experience. The curriculum includes courses in four different quadrants coupled with up to four modules — a total of eight courses in the subject — with coursework that includes Real Estate Public Equity, Real Estate Private Equity, Real Estate Public Debt, and Real Estate Private Debt, as well as a Real Estate Clinic.

New York Stock Exchange Floor Reopens, but not as you Know it

May 26th, 2020

The New York Stock Exchange trading floor reopens on Tuesday with strict new rules. WSJ’s Mark Garrison explains what’s at stake for traders as they return to work at one of the world’s last remaining trading floors during the coronavirus pandemic. [Watch an interview with Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance and director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy].

Coronavirus is Forcing Uber to Return to its Start-up Roots

May 26th, 2020

“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, a professor of business administration at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “Everybody is trying to think about … ‘How do we need to adopt or evolve?’ because the way that we used to do things may not be applicable to the next six months or 18 months.”

Dealing with Disruptive Dislocations

May 22nd, 2020

An op-ed by Michal Czinkota, associate professor of international business: “The global uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disruption intensifies. Questions of human safety and business continuity reach far beyond the assessment of lock-down orders. In light of a pandemic, transmission expectations are sufficiently likely for an ongoing viral world exposure. What can be done to manage the unexpected? Which analogue situations can be of help, recourse and guidance? This commentary is based on some well-developed theories of international business, which might be usefully applied to the human condition when affected by COVID-19 transmissions.”

1 Clear Winner of the Processed Meat Shortage

May 22nd, 2020

Ricardo Ernst, director of Georgetown University’s Global Business Initiative, thinks that fast-food chains might end up raising prices on individual burgers, though a more likely tactic would be to first stop discounting burgers and have more specials on chicken.

The Heat: President Xi Supports COVID-19 Review

May 19th, 2020

With more than 4.7 million cases globally and some 300,000 deaths, Chinese President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s annual assembly he supports a comprehensive review of the coronavirus pandemic. To discuss all of this, tonight’s panel includes Qinduo Xu, a senior fellow with the Pangoal Institution and the host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend; Arthur Dong, a professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University; John Sitilides, a geopolitical strategist and consultant to the U.S. State Department and Nathan King, CGTN’s White House correspondent.

9 Influential Entrepreneurs to Follow in 2020

May 15th, 2020

At only 25, Justin Schuble is a powerful social media influencer and entrepreneur. While studying finance and marketing at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University as an undergrad, Schuble started a side hustle posting food photos through his Instagram accont. This eventually spiraled into a powerful media empire, and he has since amassed a following of over half a million on Instagram alone.

The OPT Program Is in Trump’s Crosshairs; B-Schools Weigh Threat

May 14th, 2020

“At Georgetown, we created our STEM-designated management science major in our MBA because it was valuable to all of our students,” [Prashant] Malaviya tells P&Q. “It is a reflection of the future of business, of who we are and the evolution of our curriculum over time — we actually did not add or change any classes to meet the requirements of the STEM designation. In the end, the knowledge taught in our core and elective STEM offerings are valuable to employers around the world, and having this designation on our students’ transcripts will certify to employers that Georgetown MBAs are prepared to lead their workplace into the future.”

The Pandemic Helped Topple Two Retailers. So Did Private Equity

May 14th, 2020

Clothing is an almost entirely discretionary purchase, dependent not just on cycles within the economy but on consumer taste and the images of the brands themselves. Private equity funds often find themselves “seduced a little by the hypified names,” said Sandeep Dahiya, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University.

Are More Airline Bankruptcies Looming in Latin America?

May 12th, 2020

After learning that the Colombian airline Avianca is the first to declare bankruptcy due to the paralysis caused by the pandemic, Xavier Serbiá talks with José Guerrero Cusumano, professor at the Georgetown University Business School, about other airlines that have problems and if more bankruptcies are approaching (translated from Spanish).

Favorite Business Professors of The Class of 2020

May 12th, 2020

Since the first day of class freshman year, Professor Ronald Goodstein has been an invaluable mentor to me and every student who walks through his door. His passion for marketing is palpable – he often spends hours analyzing promotional displays at grocery stores and can recall (almost) every ad he’s ever seen.

Do Bank Branches Have a Future? Pandemic Reveals Ultimate ‘A/B Test’

May 6th, 2020

That in-person interaction between a small-business owner and a banker can be hard to replicate digitally, said James Angel, professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “One of the big things with small-business credit is the relationship with the banker, where they really understand the person in a way that is much harder to digitize than a generic consumer,” he told Banking Dive.

The Heat: U.S. Approves Drug to Treat COVID-19

May 5th, 2020

China and the United States are beginning to slowly reopen while continuing to deal with the devastating impact of the virus. But there’s some promising news about a potential treatment for COVID-19. The U.S. has approved the use of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to treat certain coronavirus patients….Arthur Dong is a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Are CMOs Failing Brands or Are Brands Failing CMOs?

May 5th, 2020

And we may soon be adding “crisis management” to the list of skills CMOs are expected to have, thanks to the disruption the pandemic has caused throughout retail, said Karthik Easwar, associate teaching professor of marketing at Georgetown.

Can It. Amazon Is Not Your Typical Grocery Store

May 4th, 2020

An op-ed by Hal Singer, adjunct professor: “The coronavirus has rendered brick-and-mortar retailers even less capable at restraining Amazon’s market power. As the antitrust and regulatory spotlight shines bright on Amazon’s abuses during the pandemic, a report from The Wall Street Journal revealed last week that Amazon employees accessed data from individual marketplace sellers when developing products the company would create and sell under its own brand names.”

Stop Zoning Out In Zoom Meetings

May 4th, 2020

An article by Sarah Gershman, adjunct professor: “You join a video conference call. You’re one of nine faces on the screen. About 10 minutes into the call, your mind starts to wander and you realize you have no idea what the last person just said. You pretend to keep listening while also checking your inbox. By the end of the meeting, you’ve caught up on some email but ultimately feel like it was another waste of time. For many of us right now, this scenario sounds all too familiar.”

2020 Best & Brightest MBAs: Nina Vann, Georgetown University (McDonough)

May 2nd, 2020

“A core aspect of attending a Jesuit institution like Georgetown is that it is very socially minded. In fact, we’re encouraged to live up to that creed by becoming “men and women for others.” So, as a busy first-year student, I consulted as part of a team to a leading DC non-profit for Net Impact Organization. Our objective was to help them understand their core competencies compared to peer organizations and to develop a replicating framework/product that they could sell.”

Forget Automated Fulfilments, Asian Grocers Handle Online Surge With Just WhatsApp

May 2nd, 2020

Adrian Hertel from Georgetown University devised a coding script that specifically alerts users when Whole Foods and Amazon have opened up a delivery slot. Meanwhile, University of Texas students Rithwik Pattikonda and Darshan Bhatta have also created InStok, a system that aggregates near real-time inventory levels of items from big-box stores such as Target and CVS.

How Coronavirus May Affect Future of American Jobs

April 30th, 2020

Todd Gareiss, who received an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a Bachelor of Economics from Drew University, is a marketing expert who uses the same strategies and techniques used by leading advertising and PR firms for branding job seekers in the new market.

2020 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Vishal Agrawal, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

April 29th, 2020

Years ago caring for the planet and environment were not likely to be a focus in a business school. But climate change, a fragile atmosphere, and a new generation of business students more concerned about triple bottom lines and care for the planet have changed that. At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Vishal Agrawal has been on the forefront of that change. The 36-year-old, who is the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor and the Lapeyre Family Associate Professor is also the Academic Director of Georgetown McDonough’s new Sustainable Business Certificate.

2020 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Victor Jose, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

April 29th, 2020

Victor Jose strikes the exact balance of strong researcher and impactful teacher we set out to identify and recognize when creating this list of young talent at business schools around the world. With more than 500 Google Scholar citations and many research awards, Jose’s work in decision and risk analysis and forecasting is impressive. What’s more, Jose received many nominations citing his classroom and teaching prowess. The 39-year-old’s teaching has also received numerous awards including the 2017-2018 MBA Teaching in Excellence award for Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business — where he is the William and Karen Sonneborn Associate Professor.

Oil Bankruptcies Are Coming: EnergyNet, the eBay of Oilfields, is Ready to Profit

April 28th, 2020

The big banks are now standing up teams to deal with assets — essentially in-house oil companies. Some specialize in it, like BOK Financial, controlled by Oklahoma oil billionaire George Kaiser. But it’s generally not something they want to do, says Georgetown University Prof. Reena Aggarwal. Oil adds a lot of risk to banks balance sheets, especially assets that weren’t good enough to keep companies out of bankruptcy in the first place. Banks want oilfields off their books, but don’t want to crystallize losses. So they hold, and wait.

Two Georgetown Startups Launched a COVID-19 Testing Locator Website

April 27th, 2020

Two startups in the Georgetown University Venture Lab teamed up to launch a website that shows nearby COVID-19 testing locations. The COVID-19 Testing Locator was created by The Social App and Basil Labs teams. The Social App, which is still under development, is a messaging platform that will allow users to communicate online without an active internet connection. Basil Labs uses AI to help organizations craft stronger marketing campaigns.

Nonprofits and COVID-19: No Money – No Mission

April 27th, 2020

An op-ed by Leslie Crutchfield, executive director, Business for Impact and Ernest “Chico” Rosemond, program director, New Strategies program: “With more than 12.5 million employees and over 1.3 million organizations, the nonprofit sector is the third largest private-sector employer in the United States, after retail and manufacturing. Nonprofits touch the lives of one in five Americans, helping to feed, heal, shelter, educate, nurture, and inspire them.”

CSL’s ESG Conundrum Could Mean Greater Cost of Growth

April 26th, 2020

There is another way to frame the risk of exploitative participation, according to Peter Jaworski, a Georgetown academic. “While I’m not a medical doctor, I am an ethics doctor. And on this score I fairly strongly disagree with the descriptions of paid plasma as ‘exploitative.’ Being paid to donate plasma seems, in general, to be a benefit to, rather than a cost, borne by donors,” he says.

How Much Risk Are We Willing to Take?

April 24th, 2020

“It’s you who has to make the risk trade-off,” says [Robin] Dillon-Merrill, who teaches business at Georgetown. “What are the benefits, what are the risks, what is the likelihood, what are the consequences? How bad could this be?”

Whole Foods Secretly Upgrades Tech to Target and Squash Unionizing Efforts

April 24th, 2020

Artificial intelligence has also been used to predict important employee actions. In a Harvard Business Review article last year, management professors Brooks Holtom of Georgetown University and David Allen of Texas Christian University reported their research findings that big data and machine learning algorithms are effective tools to determine when an employee is about to quit.

Convalescent Plasma Treatment for Coronavirus

April 23rd, 2020

Peter Jaworski, ethics professor at Georgetown University, discusses possible convalescent plasma treatments for Coronavirus on TVN24’s Wstajesz i Wiesz (in Polish).

Midol Gets a Much-Needed Makeover to Appeal to a New Generation of Women

April 23rd, 2020

Rebranding is a smart way to introduce a product to consumers just entering the category, according to Prashant Malaviya, professor of marketing and senior associate dean for MBA programs at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. If you can get consumers on board with your brand as it grows into the age category where they’d begin using the product, you have a potentially loyal customer for decades, he said.

Preparing for Post-Quarantine Ministry, Outreach Magazine

April 23rd, 2020

In 2009, I graduated from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, with an Executive Master’s in Leadership degree. That first day on campus I remember milling around with my new cohort, getting to know each other. After disclosing my clergy credentials to a classmate, the expected question came without pause, “So, why is a preacher in business school?” To me, the answer was obvious. Though my focus was on the kingdom of God, I realized I still needed to do business well in order to achieve my ministry goals.

There Will Be More ‘Zoonotic’ Viruses Where COVID Came From

April 22nd, 2020

But against this backdrop, more urgent “first-response non-profits,” are attracting the attention and money of many, says Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University. This often comes at the expense of environmental causes.

Getting Decisions Right in a Crisis

April 22nd, 2020

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor of international business and marketing: “A useful analysis requires the understanding of data and a belief both in the data and their issuer. Companies, organisations and scholars vary widely in their interpretation and use. International comparisons often differ substantially in data collection and quality control.”

Young Voters Could Be Biden’s Achilles’ Heel

April 21st, 2020

If that’s how Mr. Biden’s own supporters feel, we shouldn’t be surprised that many young people who backed his rival, Bernie Sanders, are now keeping their distance. And even Mr. Sanders, whom young Democrats adored, failed to turn out as many younger voters as he had hoped. All of this suggests that Mr. Biden is in major trouble. —Jackson Butler, Georgetown University, finance and accounting.

Qatar Leadership Centre Students Complete Georgetown University Residency Online

April 19th, 2020

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business faculty connected students with political leaders, including the US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, who answered QLC students’ questions and offered insights forged from his experience as a senior government official. The School also facilitated a meeting with Jim Moran, former US congressman and current senior policy advisor at Nelson Mullins, who shared his perspectives on legislative priorities for the current U.S. Congress.

Should You Apply to B-School During COVID-19?

April 19th, 2020

B-schools across the US have already begun making changes to the upcoming semester. At Georgetown’s McDonough School, for example, officials announced plans to delay the fall semester for MBAs to September from July. Subscription required.

The Heat: Economic Impact of COVID-19

April 18th, 2020

China faces the worst economic losses since 1979, after shutting down the country to fight COVID-19. [Watch] Arthur Dong, [who] is a teaching professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

The Blood and Misery on Trump’s Hands

April 17th, 2020

The administration’s dithering also did enormous damage to the economy. An analysis by Robert J. Shapiro—a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who served in the Clinton administration’s Commerce Department—comparing the U.S. to Germany and South Korea argues that at least 40 percent of the carnage can be traced back to Trump’s inaction.

Highlights from Center for Financial Markets Webinar on COVID-19 Volatility

April 16th, 2020

The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business quickly assembled a group of panelists well-equipped to provide their views on the securities markets during the midst of the market turmoil caused by COVID-19. The Center hosted the webinar on Thursday, March 26, which produced lively discussions and important insights. ETF BILD’s co-founders attended the webinar safely from their homes, including John Jacobs, who is the Center’s Executive Director. Key topics that were explored include reduced trading hours, circuit breakers and limit up/limit down, short sales ban and electronic trading.

Online Investment Tools See a Boost Amid Economic Uncertainty

April 16th, 2020

“Millennials have been hit,” said Simon Blanchard, an assistant professor of marketing at Georgetown University and a consumer marketing and personal finance expert. “Financial security and general planning is really top of mind. They’ve been burned twice at times when there are big changes in their lives.”

Supply Chain Management is a Vital Weapon in the War Against the Coronavirus

April 15th, 2020

An op-ed by Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business and director, Global Business Initiative: “The great French-Algerian philosopher Albert Camus observed in his classic novel ‘The Plague’ that ‘…always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.’ What does not take people by surprise is the naming and blaming and politicization (especially in an election year) that immediately come front and center when a national catastrophe takes place.”

How the Government Pulls Coronavirus Relief Money Out of Thin Air

April 15th, 2020

Even so, the growing comfort with the Treasury Department’s relying on the Fed to buy its bonds — and help finance large deficits — is an important shift in the conventional thinking of politicians and policymakers, said Mr. McCulley, who retired from Pimco in 2015 and now teaches at Georgetown University.

3 Steps to Optimize Intern Onboarding and Training

April 14th, 2020

“MBA internships are often used as a ‘bridge’ to pivot from one industry or function to another,” Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of career services at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, told HR Dive. “Successful internships allow MBA students to demonstrate newly acquired academic skills which enable those career transitions,” she said.

Amazon: Coronavirus Tests so Hard to Get We’re Building Our Own Lab

April 10th, 2020

“Kudos to Amazon for developing its own antigen testing for the virus to create a safer environment for its workers,” says Georgetown university professor Hal Singer. “But there’s no reason why the costs of testing should fall on private companies, or be exclusive to the richest companies in America.”

U.K. Government Rescues Cripled Charities Sector

April 9th, 2020

“I think you will see contraction in the non-profit sector just like we’re seeing in the commercial economy,” says Leslie Crutchfield, executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University.

Civil Liberties Under Attack During COVID-19

April 8th, 2020

Georgetown philosopher Jason Brennan offers a succinct summary of the problem: “[T]he biggest intellectual lesson we can learn from this is that, when a crisis hits, the powers that be violate everything we know about data collection, giving us non-random and unrepresentative samples from which — as we all learned in week two of methods — you cannot draw good conclusions.”

A Student Created a Computer Program That Tells You When an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Delivery Slot Opens Up

April 8th, 2020

So Adrian Hertel, a computer science minor [and operations major] at Georgetown University, created a simple computer program that automatically notifies you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up, letting you place your order. It works on Macs in the Safari web browser. Hertel told me he built it because he was worried about his parents, both of whom have immune deficiencies.

With Stock-exchange Floor Closed, Traders and Investors Grapple With Uncertainty

April 8th, 2020

“Most of the traders are just tending to computers, and they can do that from anywhere,” said James Angel, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business who has extensively studied markets and financial exchanges. “Honestly, the biggest impact will be on the media showcase, which can help a premiere stock exchange.”

9 TED Talks for Leaders Managing Remote Teams

April 8th, 2020

The lack of face-to-face interaction when working digitally can court bad behavior: rudeness, disrespect, dismissiveness, teasing. Management professor Christine Porath studies the cost of incivility.

PwC’s Speedy Move to an Online Summer Internship

April 8th, 2020

Talia Schatz, the director of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Center says she’s been advising students to prepare for “unexpected changes” as they likely pop up over the coming weeks and months.

9 Ways to Know If You Have a Great Business Idea

April 7th, 2020

“Since starting a business requires an inordinate amount of time, energy and patience, ideally, the idea will be one that you are passionate about as well as one that you have skills or experience [in],” said Melissa Bradley, managing director of Project 500 and an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

How to Make the Most of Your MBA Alumni Network

April 7th, 2020

The chance to craft a large and varied professional network is a big draw for would-be MBA students looking to advance their career, says Gopika Spaenle, associate director at the MBA Career Center at Georgetown McDonough. Classmates, faculty and alumni are an invaluable source of advice, guidance, and can facilitate introductions to employers.

We’re at War and Need Wartime Institutions to Keep Our Economy Producing What’s Necessary

April 4th, 2020

An op-ed by Robert Hockett, visiting professor of finance: “There can be no question about the nation’s current predicament. We are at war. We are faced with a public health crisis, yes, but the virus now ravaging our communities is a lethal invader taking American lives, threatening our way of life and destroying our productive capacity and economic health.”

How Coronavirus Affects Upcoming IPOs in 2020

April 3rd, 2020

As investors have seen their portfolios plummet, their focus has been on trying to maintain the value of what they own rather than taking on the new risk that investing in IPOs would entail, says Reena Aggarwal, professor of finance at Georgetown University.

How to Mitigate the Potentially Damaging Psychological Consequences of Being an Entrepreneur

April 2nd, 2020

An article by Fiona Macaulay, entrepreneur-in-residence: “Jessica Carson, the Director of Innovation at a major mental health organization, and Expert-in-Residence at Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, says that this data “actually reflects an incredible and invaluable strength in the entrepreneur — without this wiring that is predisposed to extremes, they would not be all of the things that we celebrate them for.” She studies entrepreneurs and high-IQ individuals and finds that ultimately these particular psychological profiles allow them to excel, but only if they are aware of their unique wiring and are able to harness it successfully.

What the New Virtual MBA Classroom is Like

April 2nd, 2020

Matthew Cypher, who is the Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate and director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business welcomes full-time MBAs to his Real Estate Clinic course at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on the first day of April. It’s a similar greeting he’d be giving to students rushing into his classroom in Washington D.C. But on this early April afternoon, he’s greeting virtual heads popping up onto a computer screen. This is the new reality of residential full-time MBA programs across the country and globe. Once sitting next to one another, the students are spread to who knows where.

T-Mobile Joins the Ranks of Major Carriers as Sprint Acquisition Closes

April 1st, 2020

“I always thought it made a lot of sense,” said Larry Downes, project director for the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. “Sprint was not a viable competitor,” Downes added. “My view was that it takes us from two to three viable competitors.”

Why a Flexible MBA Program is Essential for Working Professionals

April 1st, 2020

You have to be flexible, your employer must be flexible, and, perhaps most importantly, your MBA needs to be flexible. And that’s exactly why the Georgetown McDonough Flex MBA program was launched. It provides a greater degree of flexibility for students than ever before, including the ability to change the duration of your degree and how you take your classes.

CEOs are Taking Pay Cuts as Furloughs and Layoffs Mount. Is it Actually Helping?

April 1st, 2020

“But the gesture is often symbolic; executive pay is largely made up of stock options, rather than the salary CEOs pull biweekly. Cutting pay doesn’t always have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line, although it can help if firms are severely cash-constrained. And if the pay cuts are also accompanied by layoffs—like Macy’s nationwide furloughs—any morale-boosting benefits can be “lost in the noise,” according to Jason Schloetzer, an associate professor of accounting at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.” Subscription required.

How Adopting a Humble Mindset Can Make You a Better Leader

March 31st, 2020

A survey of more than 19,000 people by Harvard Business Review last year revealed that respondents reported feeling a lack of respect from their leaders. “No other leader behavior had a bigger effect on employees across the outcomes we measured,” wrote the survey’s co-author, Christine Porath.

Conditions for Companies That Get Virus Aid: Room for Abuse?

March 30th, 2020

“On paper, it looks like we learned the lessons,” said James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “But the devil is in the details. … There’s a lot of room around the edges.”

Why Risk of Contracting Coronavirus isn’t Enough to Keep People Apart

March 26th, 2020

“The ways in which we process information about risk make it difficult for us to understand how risky it is to be in contact with others,” professor Catherine Tinsley of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business told Fox News. “There is something called a ‘near miss’ bias, which is: when people engage in an activity that they know has some risk but then nothing bad happens to them, they tend to ignore that the good outcome was partly due to luck.”

How the NBA is Planning to Save its Season After the Coronavirus Forced a Suspension

March 26th, 2020

“It certainly would be the first place to think about,” said Marty Conway, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “The NBA also has a solid history of not only playing Summer League, but also the commercial opportunities that they’ve built around the Summer League and everything that goes with it.”

2020 Minority Business Leader Awards

March 26th, 2020

The best advice Jennifer Han received from her parents was simple: Be sincere. It’s advice that helped inspire Han to focus her career on groups she was passionate about helping: nonprofit organizations. When Han started in the accounting field, she worked with a variety of industries to gain public accounting experience, from the worlds of finance to communications to technology. But she found the most satisfaction when working with nonprofits.

2020 Minority Business Leader Awards

March 26th, 2020

For Melissa Bradley, work is not something contained to 9-to-5, or even Monday through Friday. It’s easy to see why her schedule is packed. Bradley is founder and managing partner of D.C. business accelerator 1863 Ventures. She’s co-founder of professional training firm Ureeka and managing director of investment advisory firm Sidecar Social Finance. She teaches at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. And then there’s the homefront.

How Remote Study is Changing Business School Life

March 25th, 2020

“We do feel the students’ pain, the challenge they are facing, not just moving from face-to-face teaching to a virtual classroom but having to study from home and concerns about the future jobs market,” says Paul Almeida, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC.

Tokyo Olympics Postponement Will Have Devastating Impact on Sports TV Revenue, Experts Say

March 25th, 2020

Thomas Cooke, a professor of business law at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, says NBC and other media companies will likely have to consider 2020 a lost year. “(The advertisers) bought time for an event that’s not going to take place,” he said in a phone call. “They should be covered by contractual law to not be held liable for paying for ads that an event that’s not going to take place. That’s a no-brainer. Now we have media that’s stuck with empty advertising time. Who’s going to fill that time? And before we get too excited with filling that time, let’s consider in this environment we’re not traveling, we’re not substantially shopping, so that’s going to cut back on who would be interested in advertising. There’s no way you recoup that in 2021. You wind up with a lost year.”

The LA Rams Reveal New Look—Amid Pandemic—to Mixed Reviews

March 24th, 2020

But there might be a deeper issue with the new logo, according to Georgetown University marketing professor Christie Nordhielm. Logos, she noted, are meant to capture and invoke a brand’s value—not create it. “It’s supposed to be a familiar reminder, a repository of brand value,” Nordhielm said. Rather than ensuring that the logo continues to communicate the brand’s established identity, she said, the team seems to have approached the redesign as a new advertising campaign. “It’s a strategic error,” she added. “A misunderstanding of what a logo is.”

A Day in the Life of Bill Novelli and Diane Ty

March 24th, 2020

One of the co-founders of the global PR agency Porter Novelli, Bill Novelli is a recognized leader in social marketing and social change. He is a professor of practice in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and teaches courses in Corporate Social Responsibility, Principled Leadership for Business and Society, and Leadership and Management of Non-profit Organizations. Diane Ty is Senior Partner leading the Portion Balance Coalition and AgingWell Hub at Business for Impact – an initiative founded by Bill Novelli at McDonough; its mission is to help solve the world’s most pressing issues by delivering world-class education and impactful student experience, and through direct action with global companies, nonprofits and government leaders.

Battling the Virus Strengthens Education

March 20th, 2020

We give you here an article written by two Michael Czinkotas dealing with the same issue: one is Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, the other is the nephew, a student with most experience gathered in Germany.

Five Myths About Antitrust Law

March 20th, 2020

An article by John Mayo, Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair of Business Administration, professor of economics, business and public policy and executive director, Center for Business and Public Policy: “After years of relative quiet, antitrust law and policy are back in the public eye. The Trump administration has targeted large technology-based firms for antitrust scrutiny. When she was running for president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposed a plan to break up big tech companies and regulate them as utilities; other Democratic candidates echoed her sentiments, if not her specificity. Discussions of antitrust policy are clouded, however, by common myths about this century-old but widely misunderstood area of the law.”

How Recruiters Rank Business Schools

March 19th, 2020

This year’s results also include two fewer categories, as BW removed Best-Trained MBAs and Entrepreneurship Training from the mix. That said, a key measure –Innovative and Creative Graduates – remains intact. That was good news for Georgetown McDonough, which climbed from 3rd to 1st in this category. Washington Foster jumped from 8th to 2nd, while Georgia Tech claimed 3rd – after being unranked the year before.

Progress On Campus Free Speech?

March 19th, 2020

For example, Downs describes Georgetown business and law professor John Hasnas as an “internal entrepreneur” working quietly to build a strong campus consensus on free speech and due process.

Episode 91: A Flex MBA Could Be Your Perfect Fit

March 19th, 2020

In this podcast episode, we explore a particular format for management education, rising in popularity: The Flex MBA. Traditionally, a full-time MBA program is residential, takes place over two years and has an established academic calendar. So, when it comes to a Flex MBA, is it part-time, full-time, online, in-class? Special guest, Shelly Heinrich, associate dean of MBA Admissions and director of marketing at the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, joins Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond for a discussion about the format and fit of a Flex MBA program.

Lesser-Known B-Schools Catapult to Top in MBA Recruiter Survey

March 17th, 2020

If creativity and innovation lead your list, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business tops recruiters’ in our survey. Foster, Brigham Young’s Marriott School of Business, Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, and Virginia’s Darden School of Business round out the top five.

Already Stretched Universities Now Face Huge Endowment Losses From Market Meltdown

March 13th, 2020

Even before the market volatility, university and college endowments were realizing lower returns than endowments that support nonprofit organizations in the arts, human services, health care and religion, according to a study by business professors Sandeep Dahiya and David Yermack of Georgetown and New York universities, respectively.

Coronavirus Grinds the Sports World to a Halt: Here’s What’s Canceled

March 13th, 2020

Marty Conway, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, called the past two days of reckoning throughout sports “unprecedented.” Conway, who spent time at AOL and served as a special advisor to former MLB Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, said the coronavirus’ impact on sports is “like a combination of 9/11 and when Magic Johnson was diagnosed with HIV.”

Boeing Korea’s New Engineering Center Achieves Gender-Balanced Workforce

March 11th, 2020

In 2017, John and the employee-led business resource group Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership Korea, partnered with a Georgetown University MBA student team to develop best practices for creating a more gender-balanced workforce and to encourage more women to join the STEM field in Korea.

Pressure Mounts for U.S. Government to Enact Stimulus Plan

March 11th, 2020

The Trump administration and Congress are facing mounting pressure to assist impacted workers and industries as the spread of the coronavirus intensifies. Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Professor Thomas Cooke joins Yahoo Finance’s Zack Guzman & Sibile Marcellus, along with Personal Finance Expert & “Debt Free Degree” Author Anthony ONeal on YFi PM to discuss.