Board of Advisors Member Handbook
This Member Handbook for the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors contains information to guide you during your term on the board. Please refer to the Table of Contents to locate topics of specific interest about guidelines and expectations that may affect you.
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Table of Contents About
Board of Advisors Overview
Centers, Initiatives, and Institutes
School Placement Profile and Undergraduate Class Profile
MBA Class Profiles
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About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Vision
To support the campus-wide mission of Georgetown University by providing curricular and cocurricular programs that educate lifelong learners and emphasize academic excellence, integrity, and civic and community outreach.
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. The school’s faculty comprises close to 100 full-time and 70 part-time professors with teaching, research, and business experience.
Mission Located at the intersection of business, government, and international relations, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is developing principled leaders with a global mindset to be in service to business and society. Guided by that purpose, we are a business school that produces knowledge and educates leaders to address the most significant challenges and opportunities facing business and society today.
Strategic Themes 1. Provide a transformational educational experience. 2. Invest in programs that prepare our students to be in service to business and society. 3. Embrace a global approach in all we do. 4. Conduct research that will impact practice. 5. Create a community of philanthropic leadership to support the work of the school. 2| Board of Advisors Member Handbook 2013
The school was founded in 1957 by faculty in the School of Foreign Service who believed that an understanding of commercial markets was essential to worldwide political stability. The school is named for Robert Emmett McDonough, a 1949 graduate of the School of Foreign Service, the founder of Remedy Temp staffing services, and a four-term member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors, who also held numerous other advisory and alumni board positions. His first gift of $5 established a pattern of giving that would last a lifetime. In 1998, he made a $30 million gift to name the school — the largest gift to Georgetown University at that time.
Jesuit Tradition The Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, has been an integral part of Georgetown University throughout its history, united in the common spirit of learning and faith that characterizes the Jesuit educational tradition of curiosity, inquiry, and reason. With a strong moral and ethical grounding, Georgetownâ€™s McDonough School of Business continues this tradition by preparing disciplined and discerning business professionals with a clear sense of purposeful leadership. Georgetown University began with the vision of John Carroll, an American-born, European-educated Jesuit priest who returned to the United States in 1773 to establish a preeminent institution of higher learning based in the Jesuit tradition. In 1789, Bishop Carroll acquired land overlooking the Potomac River outside the village of GeorgeTown and founded the Academy at George-Town, later Georgetown University. As the oldest Catholic
university in America, the school is rooted in the long tradition of Jesuit education, as well as the American ideals of openmindedness and inclusivity of diverse perspectives.
Global Reputation The vision of John Carroll continues to be realized today in a distinctive educational institution committed to methodical academic inquiry, engagement in the public sphere, and a global understanding of religious and cultural pluralism. With more than 220 years of excellence in education, Georgetown University is known for its academic rigor, global mindset, commitment to public service, and integration with the Washington, D.C., community. Combining a long history of dedicated scholarship and a reputation of professional achievement, students and alumni frequently report on the instant and positive recognition Georgetown enjoys throughout the world.
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Our Campus As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is home to government agencies, international bodies, global business leaders, and non-governmental organizations. The concentration of power, influence, and opportunities in Washington, D.C., is unmatched in other cities and the position of Georgetown McDonough within this environment distinguishes it from other business schools. Building on its global business focus, Georgetownâ€™s McDonough School of Business has established strong connections with the federal government and the international community.
Noteworthy Facilities Today, the McDonough School of Business resides in the 179,000-square-foot Rafik B. Hariri Building. Blending the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality, the LEEDÂŽ Silver-certified building features 15 classrooms, 34 breakout rooms, 15 conference rooms,
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11 interview rooms, a 400-seat auditorium, two large student lounges, and 120 faculty offices. The building is named in the memory of Rafik B. Hariri, twotime prime minister of Lebanon, noted philanthropist, and ardent advocate of education.
Distinguished Faculty The faculty members at the McDonough School of Business are world-class scholars engaged in pioneering research; professionals who have corporate, nonprofit, and government leadership experience; and entrepreneurs who mentor students in starting businesses. As academic and industry leaders, they incorporate scholarship and expertise into their teaching practices, inspiring students to become stewards in business and serve society. Distinguished by an emphasis on global business and an immersive approach to practical learning, Georgetown McDonough develops ethical global leaders who can build a better world for themselves and others.
Board of Advisors Overview Mission The Board of Advisors’ mission is to assist the Dean in developing Georgetown McDonough into a pre-eminent global business school in the context of Georgetown University’s larger educational and societal mission.
Purpose The Board of Advisors aims: • To provide a forum for communication between the school and its key constituencies: undergraduate alumni and parents, graduate school alumni, corporations who hire employees or send employees to executive education programs; and/or corporations with which the McDonough School of Business wishes to have a relationship. • To advise the faculty and administration on its competitive plans, programs, and research activities. • To provide intellectual capital as the school refines its competitive academic program strategies
by anticipating demographic, societal, technological, and corporate changes that will impact the business school. • To assist the Dean in developing the financial resources to ensure the future development and academic strength of the school.
Appointment of Board Members Members will be asked to serve three-year terms, with possible renewals by mutual agreement. Service as a member of the Board of Advisors shall begin with an official notification of appointment. Notice may only be given by the Dean of the McDonough School of Business. No member shall begin the term of their membership until they have completed all necessary paperwork and met all financial obligations. Invitations are accepted with the understanding that members serve at the sole discretion of the Dean of the McDonough School of Business.
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Member Duties and Responsibilities The duties of the Board of Advisors are to: • Provide advice and counsel on the strategic direction of the McDonough School of Business and its undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs. • Establish closer links between the business community and Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Specifically, Board members provide exposure to corporate leaders, student internships and ultimate career directions, and opportunities for our faculty to enhance their teaching and research through direct involvement with Board members and their business organizations. • Support commensurate with their capabilities. Philanthropic support of the school has become a part of our Board’s culture of support and is actively encouraged by Board members themselves. Board members will be asked to participate with a commitment of $25,000 each year of their term, designated to the McDonough School of Business Dean’s Leadership Fund.
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In addition, each member will be asked to consider a capital campaign pledge, payable over five years, to support one of the school’s priorities.
Board Structure The Board of Advisors comprises approximately 60 active alumni, parents, corporate leaders, and friends of Georgetown McDonough. Board members will have the opportunity to serve on various committees such as the Committee on Alumni and External Relations, Committee on Branding and Marketing, Committee on Capital Campaigns, and those special committees and task forces that may be appointed by the Dean.
Committee Assignments Each member of the board will be encouraged to serve on at least one committee and to assist individually in a number of areas of ongoing board activities such as mentoring, outreach, career advising, or hosting events in support of activities of the various committees.
Committee Staffing The Special Advisor to the Dean will coordinate staffing for the executive committee, as well as facilitate the efforts of the associate deans who will have primary responsibility for setting the agenda and staffing their respective committee meetings.
Executive Committee The mission of the Executive Committee is to facilitate and coordinate the activities of the Board as represented by the volunteer chairs and other board members who may be appointed by the Dean. Membership is limited to 15 at the invitation of the Dean and is for a renewable term of one year. Membership carries an expectation of an annual contribution of $50,000 to the Dean’s Leadership Fund and openness to other philanthropic opportunities. Members of the Executive board will meet quarterly to ratify membership and discuss advocacy and fundraising activity.
Chair of the Board The Chair of the Board of Advisors is the senior volunteer among the University’s volunteer leadership. The Chair works in partnership with the Dean in identifying and advancing Georgetown McDonough’s key strategic issues
with the Board of Advisors and administrative leadership. The Chair presides at two Executive Committee meetings per year and attends two full board meetings per year.
Vice Chair(s) of the Board The Vice Chair(s) supports the Chair in advancing the mission and priorities of the Board of Advisors. The Vice Chair(s) presides over the Sub-Committee on Board Development and assists in identifying candidates for board membership and leadership of its committees.
Committee on Alumni and External Relations The mission of the Committee on Alumni and External Relations is to provide advice on matters pertaining to alumni relations, community relations, corporate partnerships, and public affairs.
Committee on Branding and Marketing The Committee on Branding and Marketing contributes ideas and expertise to promote the school’s strengths that are most important to its target audiences.
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Committee on Capital Campaigns The Committee on Capital Campaigns helps to lead the campaign for the McDonough School of Business in its $100 million fundraising goal. Members will advise on campaign strategies, fundraising prospects, and the refinement of goals for the school.
Sub-Committee on Board Development A subunit of the Executive Committee, the Sub-Committee on Board Development advances the board recruitment plan that is executed annually. Specific activities of the committee include collaboration with the Dean on determining the appropriate composition of the board; setting and articulating standards of member performance; and assisting the Dean in the identification and recruitment of a slate of qualified candidates each year. The Vice Chair(s) presides over the SubCommittee on Board Development.
Meetings The Board of Advisors will meet twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, either on campus in Washington, D.C., or at some other convenient location. The committees will meet as often as needed.
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An open, candid interchange between the administration of the school and the Board is encouraged.
Board Management Unit The productive involvement of Board members requires a planned and organized effort. The function of the Board Management Unit is to provide a central coordinating point for the effective management of Board meetings and records, development strategy, and engagement techniques. Comprising McDonough School of Business senior staff, the Board Management Unit bears primary responsibility for assisting the Dean in identifying productive and creative roles for members, for supporting efforts to recruit new members, and for tracking and evaluating the contributions of members to the McDonough School of Business. In addition, the Board Management Unit shall communicate with other volunteer boards based in the McDonough School of Business and throughout the broader Georgetown community.
Academic Programs Undergraduate Program Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business educates students in the Jesuit tradition, emphasizing superior teaching skills for distinguished professional performance, encouraging the continued pursuit of knowledge, and fostering a commitment to the service of others. Combining a comprehensive liberal arts education with instruction in core business disciplines, the curriculum at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business prepares students for professional achievement in the business world, as well as for advanced graduate studies. Recognizing the importance of preparing students to lead in the global marketplace, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business builds greater international awareness through each of its course offerings and study abroad programs. Faculty and the Undergraduate Program staff are committed to collaborating to develop and provide curricular and co-curricular programs that foster academic excellence, create community among students, and encourage students to view an undergraduate business education as broad-based academic preparation for a future as a global leader in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Director: Norean R. Sharpe, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Programs
MBA Programs Full-time MBA The Full-time MBA Program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business delivers an advanced business education characterized by a collaborative approach and global mindset. By living and studying in the heart of Washington, D.C., students are immersed in a rigorous learning environment with strong connections to the global business market. Over two years, Georgetown’s Full-time MBA Program yields a global management degree that provides students with the functional knowledge and intellectual skills to manage and lead an organization with insight and success. Building on a foundation of core business subjects, Georgetown’s MBA curriculum allows students to select career tracks and elective classes tailored to meet their interests and goals. Director: Elaine Romanelli, Senior Associate Dean for MBA Programs
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MBA Evening Program Georgetown McDonough’s accredited, rigorous, three-year MBA Evening Program is specifically designed to support working professionals by providing the opportunity to earn a graduate business degree on a part-time basis while accelerating their careers. The Georgetown MBA Evening Program features the same curriculum and faculty and confers the same degree received by graduates of Georgetown’s Full-time MBA Program. Multidisciplinary and immersive, Georgetown’s MBA Evening Program prepares professionals to make an impact in the global marketplace. The team-centered approach of the cohort system further deepens the diverse nature of this educational experience. Students work with and learn from fellow professionals representing a wide array of sectors including consulting, government contracting, federal government, military, defense, nonprofit, housing, real estate, construction, and other corporate entities. They also gain unparalleled access to leaders in corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies, including the business executives and policymakers who visit Georgetown University and speak in our classrooms. With a convenient class schedule that meets on campus two evenings per week, students experience hands-on learning in a close-knit, collaborative environment that strengthens their professional and personal networks. They graduate transformed with the knowledge and ability to advance their careers and change the world. Director: Elaine Romanelli, Senior Associate Dean for MBA Programs
Executive Education Programs Executive MBA Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business offers a world-class Executive MBA (EMBA) characterized by two international and two domestic residencies, classes taught in cohorts designed to strengthen interpersonal relationships and sharpen business acumen, and a format that accommodates the busy schedule of today’s fast-paced executive.
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Classes are led by experienced faculty who offer practical and applicable knowledge and who are equally committed to students as mentors beyond the classroom. Students span a wide range of industries and functional areas. Global in nature, the curriculum integrates all functional business areas and incorporates two international consulting projects. It also capitalizes on Georgetown’s location by providing a world view that can only be derived from access to the key institutions and leaders in Washington, D.C. – the epicenter of global business and policy. The dynamic curriculum for Georgetown’s EMBA continually evolves to keep the students challenged and engaged. Executive development resources enhance the curricular offerings to provide a transformational personal and professional experience for students. Director: Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs
Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA In partnership with Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and the acclaimed ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, the GeorgetownESADE Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) is a dynamic program carefully designed for highly accomplished executives. This unique and powerful partnership includes a broad view of geopolitics, policy, and regulation to bring a greater richness to the program. GEMBA goes beyond traditional models to deliver an MBA that capitalizes on global learning for executives. Students are educated in the essentials of a world-class MBA degree provided in an innovative format through six two-week modules at locations around the world. Each module is progressively built upon previous modules and is interwoven with opportunities to interact with authors, business leaders, researchers, CEOs, and policy makers. The 14-month program begins each June. GEMBA students participate in six international modules that take place in nine cities, including Bangalore, Barcelona, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, New York, São Paulo, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. – each deemed relevant to the future of globalization to offer the students a competitive advantage in an ever-evolving business world. Director: Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs
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Executive Master’s In Leadership Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business offers a distinctive Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) Program designed for executives aiming to advance their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of management strategy. The EML program integrates practical management skills and advanced leadership theory throughout a full year of coursework to enable students to effect change within their organizations. The 12-month program begins in March. EML students represent a variety of industries and include corporate and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, military officers, doctors, and engineers who have accrued an average of 17 years of professional experience. Distinguished Georgetown faculty create a rich experience to achieve conceptual understanding of leadership purpose and strategies. With a focus on organizational leadership, the EML program analyzes the following interrelated aspects of leadership: 1. Anticipating how the future is likely to unfold; 2. Identifying an organization’s desired position in that future; 3. Implementing steps to place an organization at the forefront; and 4. Influencing others to join leaders in advancing toward successful outcomes. Director: Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs
Executive Certificates Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business offers a variety of open enrollment courses for business and government executives to broaden their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and advance their institutions and careers. • The Executive Certificate Programs are intensive three-tofive-day courses focused on specific topics and held on the Georgetown campus. Programs are designed to advance knowledge, enabling participants to build skills, expand networks, and deepen business and leadership acumen. With topic areas that range from global business to change management, finance, and marketing, these courses will sharpen understanding of a variety of areas and help achieve ever-evolving career goals. 12| Board of Advisors Member Handbook 2013
• The Leading Change in Government Program is an intensive three-day program designed exclusively for government executives. The program draws on the latest research to equip executives with the specific skills and tools needed to develop a comprehensive change strategy and the confidence to apply it in complex organizations. Through the program, executives gain a theoretical foundation and pragmatic implementation techniques, as well as learn from executives who apply the tools daily. • The Global Advanced Management Program (GAMP) features three week-long class modules spread over six months with classes and experiential learning activities in the United States, Spain, and Dubai. GAMP combines within a multinational context the interdisciplinary teaching strengths of Georgetown´s McDonough School of Business in globalization and international business with those of ESADE Business School in executive leadership. Georgetown connects program participants to a concentrated community of government, business, technology, and innovation leaders, both U.S. and international, in one of the most dynamic and advanced economies in the world. Classes are taught by Georgetown’s faculty, known worldwide for their business experience and research expertise. Participants network with peers from diverse backgrounds and organizations as they deepen their knowledge of advanced theories and practices, apply them to real-world challenges, and achieve measurable results. Return on investment – for individuals: Executives can broaden their knowledge, strengthen their resumes, and advance their careers with courses that fit their needs and work/life schedules. Courses are geared toward practical applications, allowing executives to demonstrate results immediately. Return on investment – for organizations: Companies and other organizations may wish to elevate the performance and impact of their executives and managers with courses that expand their range of business acumen – or address specific goals and objectives of the organization. Georgetown’s open enrollment course schedules are designed to fit the demands of organizations and executives today. Director: Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs
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Executive Custom Programs Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business works with U.S. and global companies and organizations to custom-build executive education programs that are tailored to advance their goals, objectives, management and leadership skills, and results. Georgetown offers a variety of methods for customizing the delivery of the curriculum to meet each client’s individual needs, including lectures, classroom discussions, case-study role playing, teamwork, problem solving, simulation, idea sharing, and focused brainstorming. Off-site experiences include field visits to relevant businesses and organizations and programs are delivered at the Georgetown University campus or at any learning center around the world. The Executive Custom Programs specialize in a multitude of areas, drawing upon the expertise of our faculty, the real-world experience of guest lecturers, and the varied locations around the globe where Georgetown has business connections. Past programs have covered a spectrum of topics, including: • • • • • • • • • •
Change management Market strategy and non-market strategy Global leadership and global operations Corporate responsibility Communicating effectively Project management Finance Management of professional service organizations Government leadership Issues facing associations
For convenience and enjoyment: hotel accommodations are available on campus or nearby locations. The location in Washington, D.C., also offers a unique cultural experience with easy access to some of the world’s finest museums as well as a variety of theater and entertainment venues, landmarks, architecture, and events. Director: Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs
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Centers, Initiatives, and Institutes Georgetown Center For Business and Public Policy The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, nonpartisan research center with a mission to engage scholars, business people, and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic, and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. The foundation of the center is a set of Senior Policy Scholars whose research interests focus on two vital economic issues that affect virtually every economy: competition and innovation. Specific areas of research include: antitrust, energy and the environment, telecommunications, fiscal and monetary policies, globalization, industrial organization, international trade, regulation and deregulation, and technology and innovation. The centerâ€™s research and rigorous economic and econometric framework have been utilized in the creation of public policy. Executive Director: John W. Mayo, Professor of Economics, Business, and Public Policy Director: Jeffrey T. Macher, Associate Professor of Strategy
Georgetown Center For Financial Markets and Policy The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy provides innovative thought leadership for global financial markets. The center hosts dialogues, conferences, and events involving leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers; provides a nonpartisan forum for informed discussion; sponsors relevant and impactful research on key global market issues; and engages students interested in finance. Center-sponsored research offers valuable guidance to regulators and market participants. Recent research has addressed important issues such as capital formation and job growth, systemic risk and economic downturns, financial market regulation and economic growth, the role of regulation and institutional investors in corporate governance and firm performance, corporate cash holdings and firm decisions, and corporate disclosure and earnings quality. Findings are communicated through publications, working paper series, media interviews, and events organized by the center. Executive Director: Reena Aggrawal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance
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Georgetown Real Estate Finance Initiative The Real Estate Finance Initiative elevates Georgetownâ€™s role in real estate finance by developing future business leaders interested in careers in the industry. In addition, the initiative aims to make Georgetown a forum where industry leaders gather to discuss changing industry trends and share their knowledge. Specifically, the Real Estate Finance Initiative supports a community of interest through events in both Washington and New York, including conferences, panels, and guest speakers with leading professionals and organizations in real estate finance. The initiative enhances the McDonough School of Business curriculum and expands experiential learning through consulting projects, Argus training, case competitions, site visits, industry conferences, mentor programs, and student club activities, ultimately providing professional opportunities with leading real estate organizations. Alumni are integral to the initiativeâ€™s success, offering real-world experience, expertise, and advice. Director: Matthew Cypher, Professor of the Practice in Real Estate Finance
Georgetown Institute For Consumer Research Sponsored By KPMG The Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research focuses on developing innovative, ground-breaking consumer research to illuminate the challenges and opportunities of understanding and marketing to technologically empowered consumers. Sponsored by KPMG, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, the institute also serves as a forum for global business executives and leading academics to share knowledge and perspectives on the constantly changing habits of consumers and to help consumers make better purchasing decisions. The institute supports two to three targeted, high-quality research projects each year by bringing together Georgetown marketing scholars and students, KPMG internal talent, the wider business community, and other key stakeholders. A series of interactive dialogues presents new knowledge about consumer research and solutions to consumer issues. Executive Director: Robert Thomas, Professor of Marketing Research Director: Kurt Carlson, Associate Professor of Marketing
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Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative seeks to inspire students by encouraging entrepreneurial thinking and activity; teach valuable lessons learned from current and past entrepreneurs; connect a variety of entrepreneurial people and organizations; and create new ventures and new knowledge. The initiative hosts a robust suite of curricular and extracurricular offerings for students in the McDonough School of Business and across Georgetown University, including the campus-wide business pitch competition, Hoya Challenge. Events, such as the annual Georgetown Entrepreneurship Day, bring notable alumni entrepreneurs to campus, while the summertime Startup Hoyas incubator provides work space, mentoring, and inspiration for students starting businesses. Students can engage further through the undergraduate Entrepreneurial Fellows Program and numerous student-driven entrepreneurship organizations. Director: Jeff Reid, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative The Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative (GUWLI) promotes the development and advancement of women leaders. The program contributes to the social and economic progression of women by addressing their intellectual and practical needs. The uniqueness of this program stems from the focus on research aimed at understanding and promoting women’s advancement. The research ultimately helps deliver awareness and skill building to allow women to become better and more effective leaders. GUWLI promotes dialogue, knowledge creation and dissemination, and skill building for the women leaders of today and tomorrow. Executive Director: Catherine H. Tinsley, Professor of Management
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Georgetown Institute For The Study Of Markets and Ethics The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics (GISME) rethinks and re-creates the way ethics is taught and, perhaps even more important, practiced. By bringing together the finest scholars and best teachers from different fields, the institute advances understanding of the ethical issues inherent in the functioning of the market society. The institute produces high-quality research on the ethics of markets and the ethical challenges individuals encounter in the market environment; develops courses and pedagogical tools of professional ethics and the exploration of the moral foundations of the market society; and creates externally oriented programs designed to both educate the broader, non-academic community about ethical issues related to the functioning of markets and bring ethical considerations to bear on policy decisions regarding the regulation of markets. Director: John Hasnas, Associate Professor of Business Ethics and Law
Global Social Enterprise Initiative The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) aims to prepare current and future leaders to make responsible management decisions that create both economic and social value. The initiative engages corporate, nonprofit, government leaders, and other stakeholders to advance the understanding and application of social enterprise. GSEI encourages shared value-focused thinking, learning, and activity through the development of comprehensive curriculum and experiential programs; engages in partnerships with corporations, nonprofit organizations, government, and multilateral agencies to tackle largescale challenges in key areas; hosts executives-in-residence to bring direct practitioner knowledge and offer career guidance, networks, and mentoring to students and faculty; and convenes thought leaders to share best practices and key learnings from the field. Leveraging the universityâ€™s best assets, the initiative focuses on five key issues, including global health and well-being, impact investing, economic growth and financial security, clean-tech, energy and environment, and international development. Founder: William Novelli, Distinguished Professor of the Practice Executive Director: Ladan Manteghi 18| Board of Advisors Member Handbook 2013
Global Business Initiative The Global Business Initiative enhances the schoolâ€™s global focus through curriculum and research activities, alliances with international universities and organizations, and coordination of existing efforts spread across various research centers with the goal of becoming the premiere destination for global business education. As one of its first undertakings, the Global Business Initiative is expanding the Global Business Experience program to complement the revised MBA curriculum announced in spring 2012. Georgetown McDonough pioneered these international consulting projects in 1995 for all graduate students at the school. By moving from a geographic emphasis in assigning residency projects to a thematic one, the Global Experience gives students a comprehensive understanding of a particular industry at both regional and global dimensions while including strategic topics such as supply chain management or social innovation. Director: Ricardo Ernst, Professor of Operations and Global Logistics
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School Placement Profile Undergraduate Program Businessweek – 16th (2013) U.S. News & World Report – 17th, 4th for International Business (2012)
Full-time MBA America Economia – 19th in the Global Ranking (2012) Businessweek – 30th, 5th for International Business (2012) Economist – 35th globally, 24th in the United States (2012) Financial Times – 40th globally, 18th in the United States (2012) U.S. News & World Report – 25th, 12th for International Business (2013)
MBA Evening Program Businessweek – 26th overall, 6th in the Mid-Atlantic Region (2011) U.S. News & World Report – 11th (2013)
Executive MBA Businessweek – 24th (2011) Financial Times – 35th globally, 7th in the United States (non-joint degree programs) (2012)
Georgetown-ESADE Global Executive MBA Financial Times – 19th globally (2012)
Undergraduate Class Profile SAT
Mean Middle 50%
Mean Middle 50%
1280 - 1470 31 28 - 33
Early Action (EA)
Applicants Admission Rate (% accepted)
All Applications (EA and Regular Decision)
Applicants Admission Rate (% accepted)
*Does not include students with dual citizenship (U.S. and one other) or students living abroad (expats).
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MBA Class Profiles Full-time MBA
Applications Received Enrolled GMAT
620 - 710
6 - 8 years
3 - 5 years
< 3 years
Mid-80% Range (years)
Consumer Products & Retail
Prior Industry Experience
Mean (Years) More than 8 years
Professional Work Experience
Non-Native Language Proficiency
Non-Native Business and Academic Residency Experience
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Georgetown Universityâ€™s McDonough School of Business Staff to the Board Chris Kormis Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer 202-687-5321 email@example.com Matthew Lewis Chief of Staff 202-687-3462 firstname.lastname@example.org Justine Schaffner Assistant Dean for Alumni & External Relations 202-687-3745 email@example.com
Advancement Staff Matilda (Tilly) Carpenter Senior Director for Development 202-802-7120 firstname.lastname@example.org Tabitha Powell Executive Assistant for Development 202-687-3531 email@example.com