First Year Seminar

The First Year Seminar (FYS) courses are offered each fall semester and are designed for first year business students. With a variety of options to select from, students explore unique business topics that range from the patterns of global commerce and the intersection of global leadership and public policy to the ethics in business, and the impact of individual differences in the workplace affecting performance. 

The small class size allows students to develop a mentoring relationship with their faculty, embrace learning through seminar-based lectures, and engage in discussions with their peers. In addition, this course fulfills Georgetown University’s integrated writing requirement with an emphasis on strengthening students’ academic and business writing skills.   

The FYS Program offers several seminars during fall 2021:

Fall 2021 Semester Seminars:

  • Bridging the Divide: Leading Across Business, Government, and Society, Nicholas Lovegrove, MBA, MPP
  • Competing in a Flat World, Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
  • Cooking the Books: The Ethics of Financial Reporting, Kirsten Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Does Finance Benefit Society?, Fr. Quentin Dupont, S.J.
  • Entrepreneurship and the Jesuit Tradition: Jeff Reid, MBA
  • Grand Strategy: Conceptual Foundations in Strategic Thought, Arthur Dong, J.D.
  • Heroes and Villains: Character and Leadership in a Global Context, Robert J. Bies, Ph.D.
  • Jerks, Freeloaders, and Liars: Dealing with the Dark Side of Human Nature in Business and Beyond, Jason Brennan, Ph.D.
  • Leadership in Sustainable Cities: A Global Imperative, Robin Dillon-Merril, Ph.D.
  • Marketing in a Global and Connected World, Ronald Goodstein, Ph.D.
  • Patterns of Global Commerce, Charles J. Skuba, MBA
  • Scarcity and Constraints, Rebecca Hamilton, Ph.D.
  • The Real Estate Game, Matthew Cypher, Ph.D., and Thomas Cooke, J.D.
  • Who Are You? Individual Differences and Workplace Performance, Michael O’Leary, Ph.D.

For additional information about the program and courses, please refer to the First Year Seminar brochure or contract Monija Amani, Senior Assistant Dean.