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Georgetown University, one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, is guided by the Jesuit principles of equality, respect, and education of the whole person. At the McDonough School of Business you will learn in an environment that values diversity and emerge as a leader prepared to make a difference. ExPERIENCE OUR TRADITION OF ExCELLENCE
“From the application through completion, the degree set me up for a promotion in my organization.” Peter HaHn (MBa ’10), vice President, national engageMent, United Way WorldWide
Georgetown University was founded in 1789, the same year the U.S. Constitution took effect, and is the nation’s oldest Jesuit university. What began as a small gathering of 12 students and a handful of professors has grown into a major international research university that includes four undergraduate schools and respected law, medical, business, foreign service, and public policy graduate programs. Georgetown University embodies its founding principles in the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness, and our international character.
UNCOVER YOUR POTENTIAL Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business stands at the heart of one of the world’s great universities in one of the world’s great cities, Washington, D.C. For more than 200 years, Georgetown has trained top leaders and drawn outstanding faculty from around the globe. Each year, more than 250 full-time students and more than 130 part-time students join this powerful community of scholars and professionals. Whether pursuing a degree in the Full-time or Evening MBA program, these students are united by their desire to be part of the renowned, tightly knit, collaborative community, and to join the global network mcdonough school of business | 3
DISCOVER GEORGETOWN of more than 165,000 alumni. The experience transforms them into global leaders, committed to serving business and society.
BECOME A PRINCIPLED GLOBAL LEADER
It is great to see the students learn and develop as they apply
Georgetown McDonough prepares you to succeed in a rapidly transforming global marketplace. Our international focus grew out of the trade and diplomacy studies instituted by Georgetownâ€™s esteemed Walsh School of Foreign Service more than 30 years ago. We strengthened our commitment to preparing global business leaders when the MBA
in the classroom to diverse challenges
Pietra rivoli, Professor of finance and international BUsiness
Global Experience, Shanghai, China
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program pioneered an international consulting project as a part of the core curriculum. Today, your global business education will begin right away with an intensive three-week course designed to introduce you to the complexities of leading in a global environment. Through coursework, frequent exposure to key leaders, and many opportunities to lead clubs and organizations, you will understand how to establish a clear vision and motivate others. Georgetownâ€™s global management degree includes the required Global Business Experience, providing you with the opportunity to work on
an international consulting project. Through this capstone experience you will demonstrate the core competencies, cultural awareness, and global mindset needed to succeed in business. You will not only master effective project management, you will inspire those around you.
LEARN FROM RENOWNED SCHOLARS As a Georgetown McDonough MBA student, you will have access to faculty research centers, initiatives, and kets and policy, business and public policy, consumer research, ethics, entrepreneurship, and global social enterprise. For example, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy sponsors original research and provides a nonpartisan forum for informed discussion involving leading scholars, practitioners, and policy-
Hands-on GloBal BusInEss ExpErIEncE
T present recommendations to senior leadership. recent student teams
issues. Reena Aggarwal, center director, helps students understand how society at large. She says, “Finance is more than the bottom line and personal net worth, it’s about Main Street, poverty reduction, education, and health care.”
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coffee company exploring expansion in china.
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full-time positions in consulting, consumer goods and retail, energy
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Georgetown McDonough’s location in the nation’s capital—the heart of business, policy, and international affairs—provides unparalleled access to government organizations, prominent lawmakers, and business and thought leaders from around the world. John Mayo, executive director of Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy, regularly brings scholars, business executives, and policymakers together to discuss key business and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses. “Georgetown is uniquely positioned to engage these groups in debates,” he says. “Clearly, the events of the last few years have highlighted what is an inevitable intersection of business and politics.” Jeff Reid, the director of Georgetown’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, says that being the nexus of business and government has helped lead to the area’s development as a great entrepreneurial ecosystem. “There are so many smart people who live here; it’s a magnet for young people who want to change the world.”
ExPAND YOUR GLOBAL NETWORk Georgetown’s alumni network, comprising 165,000 graduates worldwide, is invested in your future and serious about your success. In keeping with Georgetown’s inclusive spirit of “Men and Women for Others,” our alumni provide powerful career-building support and work closely with the
MBA Career Center. Alumni regularly return to campus to hire MBAs for summer internships and post-MBA positions, prepare students for challenging MBA interviews, and provide industry insight to those making career switches. As a member of the Georgetown community, you will have access to a world of possibilities and a global network to get you there.
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can successfully manage teams and clients.” Maria Hackley (BsBa ’83) Managing director, gloBal financial institUtions groUP at citi
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At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business you will gain the knowlsurrounded by a talented and motivated community that will inspire you to work hard, and you will graduate with the concrete skills and professional network to achieve success.
has exceeded all expectations. My decision to attend has paid every minute.” aBner sHao (MBa ’13) l’oreal’s lUxe division
After working for six years in various human capital development and retail roles, Abner Shao (MBA ’13) was ready to make his next career move. He wanted to transition into a strategy and brand development role within a luxury brand and knew pursuing a graduate business education would help with this career switch. After talking with current students and alumni, Abner was convinced that Georgetown McDonough would provide the rigorous general management education, the tailored elective coursework, and the strong sense of community he desired. Once on campus, Abner connected with second-year students returning from their summer internships and
alumni at top luxury brand companies. He credits their support, along with his participation in the Graduate Marketing Association, in positioning himself as a strong candidate for a career in brand development. His hard work and networking paid off, and Abner spent the summer interning in L’Oreal’s Luxe division and has begun full-time employment with L’Oreal. Bridgit Antwi (MBA/MPP ’11) experienced a more gradual transformation. She initially applied to Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute, seeking a way to transition into the private sector from her work at a Los was challenged to explore her interests and decided that studying business mcdonough school of business | 9
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE administration would complement her public policy studies and help her achieve her career goals. She was excited to be able to engage both the policy and business communities while studying in Washington, D.C. “Policy affects every industry,” says Bridgit, who completed a three-year dualdegree program at the McDonough School of Business and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. She believes her combined studies give her a valuable perspective and a unique skill set to apply in her new career as an investment banker with Citi.
apply my leadership and local contexts. My favorite part of the
helped an international form development.” teri delgado (MBa ’14)
consulting, Omar khader (MBA ’13), a Fulbright Scholar from Jordan, wanted a challenging career that required hands-on analytical experience, client-facing roles, and steep learning curves. He chose to attend Georgetown McDonough because of the “top-notch faculty and small class
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size, which allows for more interaction between students and professors.” By leveraging the support of the MBA Career Center, Omar landed an internship as a summer associate at Deloitte Consulting, working in the commercial consulting division, a position that required him to put his ing client problems and delivering bottom-line impact. As a journalist and news anchor in Venezuela, Andres Mendoza (MBA ’12) wanted to understand how executive decisions were made. When the government shut down his TV station, he
Andres Mendoza (MBA ’12), pictured above
recognized the perfect opportunity to reposition himself as an executive decision maker. Without a traditional business background, he was concerned that he would be behind his classmates; instead he found that his peers were instrumental in helping him quickly come up to speed. At Georgetown McDonough, Andres says he has “learned to think about the bottom line, shareholders, and how the resources I’m using represent a cost for someone else. This opened my mind to a whole new dimension that I had not considered before.” In his business development job at Univision, the largest Hispanic television network in the United States, Andres is “excited to be working in the industry I love, doing exactly what I wanted to do— make executive decisions.” Rhonda Lee koh (MBA/MSFS ’10) and kai Beard (MBA ’07) shared a strong commitment to empowering people around the world and wanted to do more. Rhonda, who worked for the Peace Corps in kyrgyzstan, realized the value of business skills when an ostrich farmer asked her for help writing a business plan. “I knew that if I wanted to do international development in the private sector,
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a Georgetown MBA would help because of its strong global focus.” She also completed a master’s degree in foreign service at Georgetown as a dual-degree student. For kai, the decision to pursue an MBA grew out of a practical assessment of how she could best combine her 10 years of banking experience with ing her MBA studies, she enrolled in classes at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and actively networked in Washington’s international development community. kai parlayed the connections she made on campus into a number of assignments, including an internship with
learning opportunities such as participation in the Graduate Invest-
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in Uganda and a job after graduation with MBA Enterprise Corps in Ghana. She currently serves as the U.S. Agency for International Development in Sri Lanka. Natalie Nowak (MBA ’13) is advancing in an exciting indusness school, Natalie was tentative about leaving a successful career in consulting. She made a calculated decision to accept the admissions offer to the Full-time MBA Program
at Georgetown McDonough, determined to pursue her dream of workNatalie worked with her certiCenter and found that her professional strengths and passions aligned well with her career interests. To bolster her transition, Natalie served as president of the Finance Club, where she collaborated with the MBA Career Center to host networking opportunities with industry alumni and second-year students who had successfully navigated sum-
took advantage of events hosted by Georgetown’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy and attended the Wall Street Trek, one of Georgetown’s career treks, which promote engagement with alumni and other important leaders within the busiand international locations. She credits her own success in securing an internship with Wells Fargo to the support she received from her career coach, Georgetown’s active alumni network, and her fellow classmates. “Ultimately,”she says, “I can say with dence that attending Georgetown is the reason why I have a banking job in New York.” These students came to Georgetown McDonough from very different backgrounds and brought diverse experiences and accomplishments, yet shared the common desire to transform their lives.
sTudy aBroad opporTunITIEs
international universities to
opportunities. during the fall of your second year, you can
school in Buenos aires, argentina; Fudan university in shanghai, china; london Business school in England; HEc paris in France; or EsadE Business school in Barcelona, spain. you also can study in England at oxford university
The oxford program is and oxford faculty and incorporates cultural activities to help you fully experience local traditions.
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IMPACT THE WORLD Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business fosters an environment where you will be challenged to become a leader in service to business and society. Throughout your global business education you will learn to make decisions that will impact both shareholders and stakeholders, as well as
The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown McDonough is devoted to experiential learning opportunities in economic and social value creation. Bill Novelli, the founder and faculty director of GSEI, emphasizes that “as social enterprise
appreciate the overlap and that you can maintive social impact.” anooP aggarWal (MBa ’12) intl finance corP.
of core business strategies, it is essential to study best practices, develop new research, and collaborate across sectors to prepare leaders to implement large-scale, sustainable change.” Liz Chacko (MBA ’11) appreciates the emphasis that Georgetown McDonough places on creating social returns. She notes that one of the most valuable lessons from her MBA education was the reminder that
“cookie-cutter solutions are not an option when operating with global clients, and it is critical to do local research.” Liz now works in India for LGT Venture Philanthropy, a global impact investor with a startup social enterprise. She recognizes the complex connection between business and social change and values the instruction she received in learning to ask into issues. She says, “It is this training that I rely on when evaluating opportunities that can support growth in developing economies through market-based solutions.” The Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative was founded to support students seeking to launch their own mcdonough school of business | 15
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Kita McCord, pictured left, and classmates who helped to launch Give Social
ventures. Logan Soya (MBA ’13) and kita McCord (MBA ’12) are two such students who seek to improve environmental and community issues through their innovative startups. Logan had an idea to develop an affordable way to track energy use after learning about the staggering amount of resources companies ity usage. He chose the McDonough
Mcdonough school of Business professor cathy Tinsley directs the George-
intellectual and practical needs. Though many organizations have strong have a foundation grounded in research.
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School of Business because he wanted to strengthen his business acumen, as well as grow his professional network. “At Georgetown,” Logan says, “you are welcomed into a network that makes things happen. Everyone you meet, from investors to industry experts to the really smart classmate sitting next to you, is willing to help.” Through coursework and extracurricular activities, including joining the Net Impact club and Hoya Challenge and serving as the president of the Entrepreneurship Club, he gained launch his startup, Aquicore. kita, who originally planned to work in community development after business school, was inspired to follow an entrepreneurial path after attending a talk by Georgetown alumnus Tim O’Shaughnessy (BSBA ’04), founder of LivingSocial. kita founded Give Social, an businesses, and individuals around high-impact, neighborhood-based projects. With the help of classmates, kita found resources on campus, including the Summer Startup Program, and received valuable feedback from faculty, entrepreneurs, and
venture capitalists, which allowed her to turn her idea into a reality. kita says, “At Georgetown, you are encouraged to discover where your business skills can be applied to make the most positive impact.” Marcus Johnson (MBA/JD ’97) knew he wanted to be in the business of making people’s lives better. The jazz musician studied consumer behavior and entrepreneurship at Georgetown McDonough and translated his vision into a lifestyle enhancement brand that includes success in the recording and wine industries. Marcus says he received, “a worldclass MBA that helped develop my leadership, management, analytical, and entrepreneurial skills.” He adds that it also helped him become a thoughtful leader who understands and cares about his impact in the community. Liz, Logan, kita, and Marcus have varied interests and passions, but they all share a common understanding that business and society are inextricably linked, and they have sought to create positive change in their communities. This is the Georgetown difference.
MakInG a GloBal IMpacT THrouGH
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David A. Thomas, dean of the McDonough School of Business, meets with students.
INSPIRE OTHERS At Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, your leadership skills will be called upon from the moment you enter the program. You will join a distinguished group of students committed to the practice of principled, ethical leadership and devoted to making the right decision, no
Hannah Liu (MBA ’12) says her role as president of the Student Government Association was both rewarding and challenging. “This leadership opportunity helped me to develop in terms of diplomacy, peer motivation, and organization. I learned how to lead a board of
Mcdonough culture is support one another in and in life.” sHerief kHalil (MBa ’13) citi, gloBal consUMer Marketing internet office
and example.” She credits her MBA coursework for framing her leadership experiences in a larger, global context, noting, “One of the most inspirational aspects of the curriculum is the intentional, thoughtprovoking discussion around leading across cultures.” She says it can be easy to forget the differences between work cultures in Asia, the
Middle East, and Latin America, and she appreciated that the program stressed the importance of adapting your style and being cognizant of those differences when leading. Hannah, who interned and accepted a full-time position with Boston Consulting Group, realized this foundation is what makes Georgetown students exceptional leaders. One of her proudest moments was when her employer said, “Georgetown students are the ones you always want on your team.” Bob Mayo (MBA ’13) looked for an MBA program with a collaborative environment as he transitioned out of the military. He liked that Georgetown McDonough valued students mcdonough school of business | 19
INSPIRE OTHERS with military experience, evidenced by the university’s role as an MBA Military Partner School and Yellow Ribbon participant. He decided to apply after speaking with several Bono
chairman, Federal Reserve
❯ Bono, U2 lead singer and founder of ONE Campaign and (RED) ❯ richard Branson, founder and chairman, Virgin Group ❯ kathleen casey, former commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ❯ Bill clinton, former President of the United States ❯ Hillary clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State ❯ Geena davis, Academy Award-winning actor and founder, See Jane ❯
CEO, Estée Lauder
❯ sean Hagan, general counsel, International Monetary Fund ❯ ❯
co-founder and editor-in-chief, chairman and CEO, BET Networks
❯ Ted leonsis, CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment ❯ ❯
CEO, LivingSocial President of the United States
CEO and chairman, Under Armour
global CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.
chairman, Telefonica Internacional USA
chairman, International Airlines Group (Iberia and British Airways)
❯ Muhammad yunus, Nobel laureate and founder of Grameen Bank
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year, he was an active member of the McDonough Military Association (MMA), which assists members with career placement through employer outreach, interview preparation, and various networking opportunities. He says, “Georgetown does an amazing job welcoming veterans to campus and helping with career transitions. While I don’t have a traditional business background, I do feel appreciated for the leadership skills I have as a veteran.” Working with the Career Center and MMA, Bob learned how to translate his military accomplishments to prospective employers and leveraged Georgetown’s strong employer relationships and alumni network to secure several interviews. Bob accepted an internship with the Navy Federal Credit Union and helped incoming full-time students from military backgrounds achieve similar success. Jen Tindle (MBA ’12) saw Georgetown McDonough as a place where she would have the opportunity
to become a leader, but she did not realize she would learn just as much about how to follow. Jen served in leadership roles on the boards of Net Impact, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and the Black MBA Association, but she also found the team assignments to be equally valuable in teaching her that leadership is not one-dimensional. “Leadership and followership abilities are actually both essential qualities to have as a leader,” Jen says. She incorporates these lessons every day in planning and analysis for knowledge Is Power Program (kIPP) NYC, a pioneering organization that prepares youth from underserved communities for success in life.
Mishary Alibraheem (MBA ’12) came to Georgetown McDonough looking for a quality education, a close-knit community, and a globally recognized alumni network. He knew he had made the right decision within days of arriving on campus. Motivated by what he calls a “truly collaborative culture,” Mishary was inspired to partner with the Middle East Graduate Alliance and the MBA Career Center to coordinate a career trek to Dubai in and senior business executives in Dubai provided him with valuable, hands-on leadership experience. Today, Mishary works in Saudi Arabia for BCG. In addition to the Dubai trek, MBA students have traveled to London, Hong kong, and Madrid. Hannah, Bob, Jen, and Mishary came to Georgetown McDonough with varying professional and leadership experiences. In a collaborative environment, they gained the knowledge, network, and global business experience required to lead and inspire others.
challenging, and student-oriented culture.
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