One Georgetown student’s efforts to save lives through vital monitoring and emergency alert wearable devices received a significant boost Nov. 28, thanks to Ted Leonsis (C’77, P’14, P’15), Zach Leonsis (MBA’15), and a team of expert entrepreneurs at Georgetown Entrepreneurship’s second annual “Bark Tank” pitch competition at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Through the Imagination and Creativity course, undergraduates develop their creativity and apply it to produce innovative solutions in hands-on projects. This semester, students worked with Campus Ministry and AARP.
Nathan Miller, associate professor of strategy and economics, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research on collusion in the beer and tuna industries. The $57,000 grant will support a graduate student in economics to help analyze the ways in which companies cooperate to distort pricing.
Georgetown University has launched a program to transform the lives of a highly select group of District residents released from local correctional facilities who show strong potential to become successful leaders and role models in their communities.
According to College Factual the Undergraduate Program at the McDonough School of Business ranked fifth overall among business schools and third for finance programs. In addition, the university ranked 23rd programs for non-traditional students, which College Factual defines as students who are not first-time, full-time students under 25.
Georgetown Entrepreneurship, serving all of Georgetown University from the McDonough School of Business, was recognized by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) with the Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership award.
The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at Georgetown McDonough has been ranked first among online MSF programs by OnlineMasters.com. The program also was lauded as having the best overall curriculum.
With an average salary of $116,946 and 98 percent of employment-seeking students receiving a job offer within three months of graduation, the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Class of 2018 set new career placement records.
Georgetown McDonough’s MBA Program has a new formal partnership with Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), an association for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer MBA students, that will allow the program to name two ROMBA fellows in the next academic year.
Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is hosting its first class of National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) fellows this academic year, after formalizing its relationship with the association last year.
Jose Luis Guerrero Cusumano, associate professor of operations and information management, received the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2018 Distinguished Educator Award for his research, education, and dedication to the field.
Georgetown University ranked sixth this year in CoinDesk’s list of blockchain universities, which measured institutions’ investments in curriculum about the technology. The McDonough School of Business contributes to the university’s rankings through programming and the strong presence of blockchain technology in the school’s curriculum.
Nine Full-time and Evening MBA students took part in a new hands-on leadership experience, the Rocky Mountain Leadership Trek, this August. The eight-day, 40-mile journey through Wyoming’s Wind River mountain range was run through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to develop resilient, confident leaders who can excel on teams.
Michael Piwowar, former commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as a distinguished policy fellow.