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 2023:
Fall 2023 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.
- The Real Estate Game, Matthew Cypher, Ph.D., and Thomas Cooke, J.D.
- Grand Strategy: Conceptual Foundations in Strategic Thought, Arthur Dong, Ph.D.
- Does Finance Benefit Society? Fr. Quentin Dupont, S.J.
- Competing in a Flat World, Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
- Marketing in a Global and Connected World, Ronald Goodstein, Ph.D.
- Framing and Solving Hard Problems, Renée Rinehart Kathawalla, Ph.D.
- Psychology of Big Data, Jennifer Logg, Ph.D.
- Bridging the Divide: Leading Across Business, Government, and Society, Nicholas Lovegrove, MBA, MPP
- Psychology at Work: Individual Differences, Teamwork & Workplace Outcomes, Michael O’Leary, Ph.D.
- Entrepreneurship and the Jesuit Tradition, Jeff Reid, MBA
- The Future of Work, Eliot Sherman, Ph.D.