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U.S. News Ranks MBA Evening Program #1 in Region, #11 in Nation; Full-time MBA #23

The Full-time MBA program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business advanced two places – from 25 to 23 – in this year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate business programs. The MBA Evening Program continues to be ranked 1st in the Washington, D.C., region and 11th in the country among part-time programs.Georgetown McDonough also was listed 12th for schools known for international business. [READ MORE]

Upcoming Events

  • March 20, 2014
    TransPacific Partnership Event

  • March 24, 2014
    Conversation on The Hedge Fund Business with Dan Och

  • March 25, 2014
    Best Companies for Leadership Come to McDonough

  • April 23, 2014
    Real Estate Luminaries with Barry Sternlicht and Panel

Dan Och. Allison Koester. Startup Hoyas.
Conversation on the Hedge Fund Business with Dan Och Allison Koester Explains the Role of Managers in Tax Planning Social Innovation Competition Celebrates Social Entrepreneurs

The Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series will host Dan Och, founder and CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, on Monday, March 24 in the Rafik Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium. He will discuss “The Hedge Fund Business: Where It’s Been and Where It’s Headed."

The majority of public companies in the United States pay 20 to 40 percent of pretax income to the government in the form of income taxes. Since every dollar paid to Uncle Sam is a dollar that cannot be reinvested within an organization, paying taxes could be considered an inefficient utilization of resources.

Entrepreneurship, as a whole, is booming at Georgetown University. Now, many entrepreneurially minded students are creating business ideas that also have a positive social impact. This impact can focus on the Georgetown community or can extend further to have a global effect.

Cyber Security Image. Women's Leadership. Undergrads with check.
Output Report Released for Cybersecurity Roundtable Women’s Leadership on Stage with Georgetown in Miami Undergrads Place 1st at Venture Capital Investment Competition
The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy, in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton, released an output report “A Discussion on the 2013 Cybersecurity Executive Order,” which examined progress made since Executive Order (EO) 13636 was released in February 2013. “When women succeed, America succeeds,” said Nancy Pelosi, minority leader, U.S. House of Representatives, during her remarks to open a discussion on “Women and Leadership: The Courage to Dream Big” February 21 in Miami Beach, Fla., for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

A team of undergraduate students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business placed first at the annual national undergraduate Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This win marks three wins in a row for Georgetown, including last year's undergraduate national championship.

Georgetown McDonough Graduate Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014 — Oct. 3 & 4 
We are looking for class volunteers to help plan Georgetown McDonough's 2014 Graduate Alumni Reunion from the classes celebrating their milestone graduation anniversary: MBA: 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009; MBA-EP: 2009; EMBA: 1999, 2004, 2009; GEMBA: 2009; and EML: 2009. It is a great way to be in service to your alma mater and have an active voice in the type of programming you would like to see and take part in during reunion.
To volunteer, please contact Justine Schaffner, assistant dean of alumni and external relations, at or Emily Rector, program manager of alumni and external relations, at

Undergraduate Reunion Weekend 2014 is coming up!
On Saturday, May 31, the McDonough School of Business will host an alumni reception from 5-7 p.m. on the Hariri Building's PwC Plaza. For a full schedule of events and registration, please visit

Inaugural Business Briefcase Breakfast Series Launch in Washington, D.C.
The Office of Alumni and External Relations and the McDonough School of Business D.C. alumni ambassadors will host a conversation with Neil Bradley (C ’98), policy director for Rep. Eric Cantor’s office, at the office of Cushman & Wakefield in Washington, D.C., on March 27.

Topic: Policy and the D.C. Business Environment: A conversation about how D.C. businesses will continue to be affected by federal economic policy from the other Hilltop
When: Thursday, March 27, 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Where: Cushman & Wakefield, 2001 K Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006
Program: 7:30 - 8 a.m. Breakfast and Networking, 8 - 9 a.m. Program featuring Neil Bradley (C ’98), policy director, Rep. Eric Cantor’s office

The Georgetown McDonough D.C. Briefcase Breakfast series provides an opportunity for alumni to hear from industry leaders about current issues and business challenges while networking with other professionals in our region. The McDonough School of Business D.C. alumni ambassadors are working hard to identify and secure business leaders in our community to speak at the four Briefcase Breakfasts scheduled during the next 12 months.

If you or your company are interested in hosting one of these programmatic business networking opportunities, or if you would like to share a topic you think would resonate with our alumni in the D.C. area, please contact Justine Schaffner at

Spring 2014 Hoyas Helping Hoyas Succeed Campaign
Join fellow Georgetown MBA alumni and current MBA and Executive MBA students for an evening of informal career networking. Whether you’re looking for “top talent” for your organization or seeking to make a change, this career event will provide you with a unique opportunity to exchange business cards and network with your fellow MBA Hoyas.

Date: Thursday, March 27
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Iron Horse

2014 Georgetown McDonough School of Business Golf Outing
Date: Sunday, April 6
Time: Shotgun start at 12 p.m.
Location: Renditions Golf Course
Address: 1380 West Central Avenue (Hwy 214) Davidsonville, Md. 21035
Price: $110 (Includes round of golf and BBQ afterwards)

The format of play will be a four-person scramble, so please let the golf club know if you would like to create a team with certain golfers. Prizes will be given to the first place team and Georgetown McDonough golf merchandise will be available for sale.

RSVP to the golf club at

Upcoming Alumni Webinars
Start-Up Law 101: Keys to Success and Avoiding Legal Mistakes
April 2, 2014
BET: The Remaking of a Brand
April 29, 2014

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May 29 – June 1, 2014
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March 24, 2014
The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of Religious Freedom

June 2 – 4, 2014
Demystifying Finance: Basics for Non-Financial Managers

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