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 2022:

Fall 2022 Semester Seminars:

  • Cooking the Books: The Ethics of Financial Reporting, Kirsten Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Heroes and Villains: Character and Leadership in a Global Context, Robert J. Bies, Ph.D.
  • Managing Flawed People, Jason Brennan, Ph.D.
  • The Real Estate Game, Matthew Cypher, Ph.D., and Thomas Cooke, J.D.
  • Infrastructure and Sustainability, Arthur Dong, Ph.D.
  • Competing in a Flat World, Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
  • Marketing in a Global and Connected World, Ronald Goodstein, Ph.D.
  • Scarcity and Constraints, Rebecca Hamilton, Ph.D.
  • Bridging the Divide: Leading Across Business, Government, and Society, Nicholas Lovegrove, MBA, MPP
  • Who Are You? Individual Differences and Workplace Performance, Michael O’Leary, Ph.D.
  • Does Finance Benefit Society? Fr. Quentin Dupont, S.J.
  • Entrepreneurship and the Jesuit Tradition, Jeff Reid, MBA
  • Patterns of Global Commerce, Charles J. Skuba, MBA

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