LEARN MORE ABOUT A GEORGETOWN MBA

Georgetown McDonough students frequently partner with organizations to consult on a business problem and provide recommendations. The results often are shared with senior leadership, but a new program launched this summer with the International Finance Corporation gave students the opportunity to share their research with the entire World Bank.

For six weeks, nine MBA students conducted market intelligence research on focus countries for the IFC’s EDGE Green Buildings Market Transformation Program. Countries of focus were located in various regions, including Latin America, South Asia, and Africa. The IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank and invests in for-profit and commercial projects for poverty reduction and promoting development.

At the end of the program, the students conducted webinars that summarized their research, with World Bank employees from around the world tuning in. In exchange for their work, the students received class credit upon delivering a short report and slide deck summarizing their findings.

Karen Kouagou, an associate director and career coach in the MBA Career Center, believes the program had a positive effect on both the MBA students and the IFC. “The students got a really substantive experience,” Kouagou said, “and the clients got great talent.”

For Albert Cruz (MBA’18), the project connected to values emphasized frequently in the classroom.

“I got to see where global business truly intersects with Jesuit values,” Cruz said. “By democratizing green building markets in the world’s poorest and fastest urbanizing countries, economic value is created for investors, and the most vulnerable communities are affected less from climate change.”

This is not the first time that Georgetown McDonough has collaborated with the IFC. In the past, MBA students have conducted research for the IFC under independent study programs, with topics including higher education in developing nations, the interdependence of global trade in products and services, and the Maldives Entrepreneurship and Jobs Project. 

  • Joseph Baratta (center) receives the Dean's Medal from Pietra Rivoli and Paul Almeida
    Baratta to Graduates: Embrace the “Georgetown Factor”

    Twenty-six years ago, Joseph Baratta (B’93) walked across the Georgetown University commencement stage to receive his diploma and was prepared to begin his career at Morgan Stanley. He never imagined that he would find himself once again on the Healy Lawn stage, this time to address the McDonough School of Business Class of 2019.

  • Joseph Baratta will deliver the 2019 Commencement address for the McDonough School of Business.
    Blackstone Executive to Address Georgetown McDonough Graduates, May 17

    Joseph Patrick Baratta II (B’93), global head of private equity and senior managing director at Blackstone, will address the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Class of 2019 on Friday, May 17, at 3 p.m. on Healy Lawn.

  • Singapore Merlion (lion) statue at night
    Q&A: Global Business Experience in the MiM Program

    The Georgetown Master's in Management program incorporates the school's signature Global Business Experience into the curriculum. Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business and director of the Global Business Initiative, gives details on this international consulting project and reveals where MiM students will travel in 2020.

  • SICC
    Undergraduates Win International Case Competition

    A Georgetown undergraduate case competition team brought home the McDonough School of Business’ first gold medal since 2011 at the Scotiabank International Case Competition in March.

  • Brooks Holtom in Antarctica
    Holtom’s Antarctica Trip Marks Research on All Seven Continents

    With a recent consulting trip to Antarctica, Brooks Holtom, professor of management and senior associate dean for strategy, finance, and organization, has now conducted research on all seven continents — and this time, he got to see penguins, sea lions, calving glaciers, and enjoy the 28-degree Antarctic summer during his 10-day expedition to the continent last December.

  • Wang's Georgetown Pennant
    Georgetown Soars Into Space Through MBA Student’s Internship

    Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business made its first foray into outer space in late January, when Hall Wang (MBA/MBB'19) sent a Georgetown pennant onboard a New Shepard rocket launch 66 miles above Earth.

  • Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein speaks at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business
    Do What You Love: Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein Gives Career, Philanthropic Advice

    Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein visited Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business on March 27 for a discussion ranging from changes in private equity, to career advice, to reflections on Rubenstein’s life and upbringing.

  • Washington, D.C., Metro map
    Metro Access: MBAs Consult for WMATA

    How do you convince Washington, D.C., area residents to make Metro their preferred transit provider when safety and service reliability issues regularly dominate the news? And how do you convince them that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority should be their employer of choice, too? That was the challenge facing all second-year MBA students this year.

  • Georgetown McDonough's Full-time MBA is 24th and Evening MBA is 12th in the latest U.S. News ranking.
    U.S. News Ranks Georgetown MBA Top-10 for International Business, Nonprofit Careers

    U.S. News & World Report lists the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA 24th and the part-time MBA 12th in its latest rankings. The school also is 5th for international business and 9th for careers in nonprofits.

  • Georgetown MBA students on the winning regional VCIC team pose with the award check
    MBA and Undergraduate Venture Capital Teams Advance to Global Finals

    Georgetown McDonough's graduate and undergraduate VCIC teams won their respective Mid-Atlantic regional rounds and will advance to finals this spring.