Press Release Archive

  • Then and Now: Graduation 2013

    Please follow our Facebook feed in the coming days for the reflections of several of our soon-to-be graduates of the McDonough Business School. Here is John Balkam's reflection on his time here:

  • MBAs Win Washington Post/IBM Technology Case Competition

    The team of Joshua Caust-Ellenbogen, Kim Garnett, Ian Wing, and Geoffrey Wellington from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA Evening Program won the top prize at the 2013 Technology Case Competition, held on April 26. The event was organized by the Georgetown Technology, Innovation, and Design Graduate Association (TIDGA) in partnership with The Washington Post and IBM Global Business Services.

  • Economists Conclude Limiting Participation in FCC Spectrum Incentive Auctions Could Decrease Revenues by 40%, Increase U.S. Spectrum Deficit

    Washington, D.C. – The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business released a new study today on the potential impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) spectrum incentive auction rules if the Commission bans or limits participation of qualified auction bidders.

  • Free the Girls Bra Drive Surpasses Expectations

    Six Georgetown McDonough undergraduates organized a successful university-wide bra drive for the Free the Girls Project in early April. With a goal of collecting 100 bras, student expectations were exceeded with 157 bras collected and $60 raised. The students reported an overwhelming response from alumni, with more than 20 percent of the bras coming from mailed-in donations.

  • Is Foreign Investment Good for America?

    The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present “Foreign Investment: Is it Good for America?” as part of its Georgetown on the Hill series, which brings the center’s work to Capitol Hill for tutorials on issues of public policy.

  • The Results are In! Winners of the Spring 2013 Global Experience Photo Contest

    Diego Ruiz Brizuela's "Ocean" was voted Best Georgetown Pride for the 2013 Spring Global Business Experience Photo Contest.


    Mario Garcia's "Cistern" in Istanbul won Best Moving.


  • Investigation Momentum: Less is More When it Comes to Unreliable Screening Tests

    While the debate continues surrounding the reliability and effectiveness of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening tests, a recent study, conducted by Sunita Sah, assistant professor of business ethics at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business,  investigates another downside of unreliable screening tests – the effect of receiving inconclusive results.

  • Georgetown McDonough Alumna Receives CPA Exam Award

    Ning Zhu (B’12) recently was presented with the Elijah Watt Sells Award for her outstanding performance on the CPA Exam by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The award is given to individuals who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the test. Examinees also must pass all four sections on their first attempt. Zhu is one of the 39 individuals who received the award out of 92,000 candidates who took the examinations in 2012.

    Zhu took the CPA Exam in Texas and is currently employed with PwC in Houston.

  • Young Leaders Complete Executive Education Program

    Selected participants from the Ibero-American Region recently completed the 2013 Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) Program, a 12-week scholarship program run in partnership between Georgetown Executive Education and The Latin American Board.

  • MBA Venture Capital Team Wins Top Prize at International Competition

    The Georgetown McDonough team composed of MBA students Neal Foley, Sherief Khalil, Ryan Hill, Sara Zulkosky, and Selman Altun, placed first at the 2013 Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) international finals held April 11-13.

  • Georgetown McDonough Faculty Presents Research Showcase, April 22

    Georgetown McDonough faculty will present the 2013 Faculty Research Showcase on April 22, at Fisher Colloquium from 4-6pm. The annual showcase will give attendees the opportunity to meet faculty and discuss research over wine and cheese.

  • Both Buyer and Seller Should Beware of Overconfidence

    Salespeople, doctors and government leaders rely on displays of confidence to help persuade others to follow their recommendations.  But a new study from professors at the University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business cautions that overconfidence can hurt credibility.

  • Porath Discusses Thriving in the Workplace at Global HR Conference

    Christine Porath, associate professor of management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, presented “Creating Sustainable Performance – Thriving in the Workplace” at the HR People and Strategy Global conference, one of the largest HR and Strategy professional organizations, on April 15.

  • MBA Students Partner with The Washington Post to Host Case Competition on Mobile Apps, April 26

    The Technology, Innovation, and Design Graduate Association (TIDGA) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has partnered with The Washington Post in hosting a regional case competition on gamification in mobile apps on April 26. The winning team will receive a $1,500 prize.

  • MBAs Meet and Mentor Undergrads at Undergrad-MBA Connection

    The Georgetown McDonough undergraduate community hosted MBAs for a speed networking event at the McDonough School of Business on April 9.

     “There aren’t many opportunities for undergrads to interact with MBA students,” said junior Lauren McDonald, one of the events coordinators. “We wanted to create an event where undergrads could connect with professionals, learn from their experiences, and bring both programs together.”

  • Real Estate Luminaries Series to Feature Global Head of KKR Real Estate, Apr. 10

    The Real Estate Finance Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present a conversation with Ralph F. Rosenberg, global head of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), who will be interviewed by Marty Cicco of Evercore Partners, as part of its Real Estate Luminaries Series.

  • Georgetown McDonough Sophomore Service Project

    While many college students spend their spring break vacations sunning themselves on far-away beaches or visiting family and friends around the country, a group of 12 Georgetown McDonough students spent their spring break volunteering in a Philadelphia high school as part of the inaugural Georgetown McDonough Sophomore Service Project.

  • Georgetown McDonough Students Participate in International Relations Club

    This February, 15 Georgetown McDonough undergraduates joined a staff of Georgetown University students in hosting more than 3,000 international high school students for NAIMUN, a 4-day Model United Nations conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is run by NAIMUN in conjunction with the Georgetown International Relations Association’s National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC). Its aim is to give undergraduate students the opportunity to develop and conduct in-depth simulations focused on international affairs and crisis management.

  • McDonough Faculty Awarded Vicennial Medals for Service to Georgetown University

    Three Georgetown McDonough School of Business faculty members recently received gold Vicennial Medals for their two decades of service to the university during this year’s Spring Faculty Convocation held March 19.

    Alan Andreasen, professor of marketing; Lamar Reinsch, professor of management; and Elaine Romanelli, senior associate dean for MBA programs and associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship were among more than 30 professors andacademic and administrative professionals honored during the event.

  • Conference to Address Leadership Role of Gulf Cooperation Council in Global Economy

    The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Financial Times will host a timely conference on the leadership role of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the global economy at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The program will address the development of the region’s financial sector and its global competitiveness, as well as the function of financial markets and financial institutions in the GCC countries’ economic growth and development.

    Confirmed speakers include: