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.

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.

So You Want to be a Professor? Here are Some Inconvenient Truths

July 10th, 2020

Jason Brennan, the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, is one of the most productive scholars I know. He earned his Ph.D. in 2007, and since then he has written nineteen books that are either published or forthcoming as well as 46 journal articles. On top of that, he’s a guitar aficionado who plays in two bands.

5 Tips for Communicating with Employees During a Crisis

July 9th, 2020

An article by Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean and professor of management: “Every leader knows that communication during a crisis is critical. When leaders communicate with urgency, transparency, and empathy, it helps people adjust to the constantly changing conditions crises bring.”

What CEOs can do to Advance Racial Justice

July 8th, 2020

An op-ed with Damien Dwin (B’97), Alyssa Lovegrove, academic director of the Pivot Program, and Pietra Rivoli, professor and executive director of the Pivot Program: “As many in the United States are rightly questioning the relationship between the Black community and the criminal justice system, the time is right to ask what happens later, when justice-involved individuals are released into a world where discrimination against citizens with criminal records is the norm.”

America, Germany, and Hungary: A New Relationship

July 6th, 2020

An article by Michael Czinkota, associate professor of international business and marketing: “Interesting times bring continuous changes which in turn affect national linkages and alliances. A pre-eminent example is a relationship between the U.S., Germany, and Hungary.”

Prominent DTC Brands, Including Casper, Glossier, Harry’s, and Smile Direct Club are Continuing to Pump Money into Facebook and Instagram Despite the Ad Boycott

July 6th, 2020

“For the bigger legacy brands, there’s not so much of a cost to them coming off Facebook,” said Christie Nordhielm, associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “For the smaller DTC brands, it’s a question of money versus morality, and morality can be a luxury in business sometimes.”

Chinese Markets Surge on Recovery Hopes

July 6th, 2020

Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous speak with Georgetown Professor Arthur Dong about the recent surge in Chinese markets, and President Trump’s recent tweets about China.

Amid Boycott Pressure, Facebook Agrees to Brand Safety Audit

July 1st, 2020

“The rule with Facebook right now is all of their moves are reluctant, incremental and ultimately inconsequential,” said Christie Nordhielm, an associate teaching professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “And this is just another example of that.” Subscription required.

Anger Management for an Angry Time

June 30th, 2020

“Anger narrows our perspective,” says Jeremy Yip, assistant professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, who studies how emotions affect judgment. “This is dangerous because it diminishes our ability to think strategically and broadly.”

Annual Delaware Non-Profits Conference Goes Virtual

June 30th, 2020

Opening keynote speaker Leslie Crutchfield has written numerous books on social change and nonprofits. She is also the executive director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School for Business. She has authored “Forces for Good: The Six Practices for High-Impact Nonprofits,” “Do More than Give” and her latest, “How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t.”

Georgetown to Launch New Business Analytics Degree In 2021

June 26th, 2020

As part of a broader initiative to prepare students for AI and the future of work, Georgetown McDonough this month announced the launch of a new online MS in Business Analytics, the latest foray in the school’s search for “future business leaders interested in learning how to understand and use data to create, share, and sustain value.” The new program will begin in January 2021 and applications are open through mid-December.

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US Sent $1.4B Dollars in Relief Checks to Deceased

June 25th, 2020

More than a million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a new government watchdog study reports. Watch an interview with James Angel, associate professor of finance.

3 Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Gap Year and Boost Your College and Career Prospects

June 25th, 2020

There’s a difference between a gap year and deferring admission, said Patricia Grant, senior associate dean for the Undergraduate Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, DC. A gap year is spent on enriching yourself, whereas a deferment is spent caring for a sick loved one or waiting out a pandemic.

Flour Power: How Manufacturers Helped Baking Become the Hottest New Trend

June 25th, 2020

Rebecca Hamilton, a professor at Georgetown University who teaches classes on consumer behavior, told Food Dive that with all of the uncertainty and fear surrounding the pandemic, it makes sense that consumers have gone back to their kitchens. “That’s going to increase consumers’ interest in doing things that make them feel safe and comforted, and absolutely baking is one of those activities,” Hamilton said.

MBAs Jobs Prospects Strong Despite Coronavirus, Says Top Careers Director

June 25th, 2020

With class of 2020 graduation dates just passed, business school students may be worried about the impact of coronavirus on MBA jobs prospects. But according to Doreen Amorosa, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’ career center associate dean and managing director, MBA grads are still in a good position to bolster their careers.

The Heat: China-EU Relations

June 24th, 2020

The EU is hoping to get investment talks with China back on track, in its first virtual summit with Beijing under new European leadership. While the Chinese side is focused on finding common ground, Brussels says sharp differences remain. Toni Waterman explains. To discuss: Klaus Larres is a distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Remi Piet is Senior Director for Americas Market Intelligence. Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs Commentator. Arthur Dong is a Professor with the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Tobashi Schemes

June 23rd, 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.

Report: U.S. Networks Outperform Europe’s During COVID-19 Pandemic

June 22nd, 2020

The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business released a paper detailing how broadband networks held up under the bandwidth surge prompted by COVID-19 lockdowns….“Three factors that may account for that are the high level of investment in telecommunications by U.S. carriers, the prevalence of high-speed fixed-broadband networks in the United States, and a light-touch regulatory environment,” said Anna-Maria Kovacs, visiting senior policy scholar, Center for Business and Public Policy and author of the paper, in a statement.

QLC Graduates Adapt Swiftly to Online Learning for Executive Program

June 20th, 2020

Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) participants in the Georgetown University Executive Master’s in Leadership – Qatar (EML-Q) program have presented their final capstone projects, using online digital tools, to McDonough School of Business faculty members and guests from the QLC management, both attending remotely.

Workforce Logiq Files for Three New Patents

June 18th, 2020

“The best data science delivers simple insights to complex questions. Location-based hiring decisions will increasingly be a key value driver in today’s volatile labor market, impacting cost, culture, and organizational performance,” said Dr. Brooks Holtom, senior associate dean, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. “Workforce Logiq’s new location optimization tool will provide data-driven clarity, real-time guidance, and a competitive edge to hiring managers as they scale their teams post-pandemic.”

Black Lives Matter: From Protests to Lasting Change

June 18th, 2020

An article by Leslie Crutchfield, executive director, Business for Impact: “Black Lives Matter was committed to being a ‘leaderfull’ movement — leading from the grassroots up by allowing victims, survivors, and people with personal experience to speak out and stand at the front of protest marches. This was a smart decision.”

Favorite MBA Professors Of The Class of 2020

June 17th, 2020

Alas, Allison Koester could give Mish a run for her money there. She is described as the “kindest, most driven professor at Georgetown” by Colin Miller. While Miller will never become an accountant, he does credit Koester for a feat that enhanced his marriage. “After taking Professor Koester’s accounting class, I was finally able to understand what my wife, who is a CPA, was talking about when she told me about her workday.”

MBA Prof. Arthur Dong: Warren Buffet Valuations & MBAs

June 15th, 2020

How beneficial is an MBA when you have an undergrad business degree? What does a Warren Buffet valuation look like? Our latest guest is MBA Professor Arthur Dong, a professor of economic, financial, and managerial strategy at Georgetown’s MBA program! And stay tuned till the end when Professor Dong details his harrowing experiences doing business in post-Soviet Russia.

It’s Time to Think Seriously About Paying Blood Donors

June 15th, 2020

This week, the Adam Smith Institute [ASI] in the United Kingdom released Professor Peter Jaworski’s Bloody Well Pay Them: The case for Voluntary Remunerated Plasma Collections. The report shows that, whatever the moral, ethical, or health case for prohibiting the compensation of New Zealand donors, New Zealand’s health system nevertheless relies on plasma provided by compensated plasma donors.

Learning a New Game

June 12th, 2020

My name is Mohit Gupta and I’m 28 years old. And I’m an MBA student at Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business.

You Can Pay Off Credit Card Debt Faster With This Strategy

June 11th, 2020

“Your minimum payments are roughly around 2% of your balances, and missing these will hurt your credit score,” says Simon Blanchard, an associate professor of marketing at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

From Income Share Agreements to the ‘Bank of Mom and Dad,’ Funding Pressure has Forced Students and Startups to Find Creative Solutions to Finance MBA Degrees

June 11th, 2020

Most students combine multiple sources of funding to pay for an MBA, according to Shelly Heinrich, associate dean of MBA admissions at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She adds that paid internships during the two-year program can be financially worthwhile: the average internship at Georgetown pays $7,668 a month. Some students are fortunate enough to have their employer foot the MBA bill. Heinrich adds that while the MBA is a big outlay, the payoff can be much greater: the average post-MBA salary at her institution is $124,119. “It may pay dividends for life and allow you to pivot careers and advance quicker than peers.”

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Commentary: Systemic Racism, Lay It To Rest

June 10th, 2020

“At the end of the day, a social movement is only as effective as its leaders, and the most effective leaders are those willing to share power and lead from behind,” wrote Leslie Crutchfield, author of “How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t.”

How to Have More Productive Conversations About Race in the Workplace

June 10th, 2020

Whatever the goal, the discussion should explicitly center on racial-justice issues within the company, according to Ella Washington, a professor of practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the founder of executive coaching and training organization Ellavate Solutions.

Why Were the Unemployment Numbers So Messed Up?

June 8th, 2020

“There is good reason to be skeptical of [the Trump] administration’s latest report,” said Robert J. Shapiro, chair of the consultancy Sonecon and a fellow at Georgetown University, in a blog post Friday for Washington Monthly.

The Time is Now

June 5th, 2020

Paul Almeida, Dean and William R. Berkley Chair: “This is a troubling time in our country and in our hearts. Like many of you, in recent weeks, I have seen images and heard names I will never forget: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor. These names only add to a long list of others — and each of them was someone’s child, or someone’s parent, someone’s friend.”

How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

June 5th, 2020

Bernard Boudreaux is the deputy director of Georgetown’s Business for Impact program, and he worked for Target Corporation for over 30 years in various corporate responsibility roles. He says asking the following questions (in a safe, maybe anonymous survey format) will offer valuable insight to companies trying to understand their own workplace cultures.

Georgetown University MSF Career Bootcamp

June 4th, 2020

The Georgetown University MSF program has worked hard to incorporate a number of different aspects to their career training for enrolled students. The goal with all of this to ensure that students are prepared for their eventual job search. The university does an amazing job academically, providing a world class education, and the professional preparation continues to be top notch.

Don’t Enroll in a Ph.D. Program Until You’ve Read this Book

June 3rd, 2020

Jason Brennan is a philosophy professor at Georgetown who has written some superb books on political-economy topics, particularly the dubious ethics of our higher-education system. One aspect of that is the way we lure lots of college grads into Ph.D. programs. In his new book Good Work If You Can Get It, he focuses on the realities of grad school and the academic marketplace. It’s a very cold shower.

The 7 Most Bought ETFs Since the Market Bottomed

June 3rd, 2020

“Lenders who have made too many loans in the troubled sectors will suffer losses, and it is not yet clear who those lenders are,” said James Angel, associate professor of finance, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. “There is a big question as to how many of the shutdowns will be covered by business interruption insurance, which could hit some insurers extremely hard.”

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Dealing With Disruptive Dislocations

June 3rd, 2020

An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor of marketing and 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.”

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.”