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Financial Times Ranks Executive Custom Programs #3 in the U.S., #17 in the World

The Executive Education Customized Programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business advanced to #3 in the United States and #17 in the world, up from #11 and #34 respectively, in the latest ranking by the Financial Times, published Monday, May 12.

Upcoming Events
Graduation. Jason Brennan. Hill Forum.
2014 Commencement Schedule and Webcast Information Why Not Capitalism? Book by Jason Brennan Hill Forum Sheds Light on Complicated Trade Economics Surrounding Russia, Ukraine

Commencement activities for undergraduate students will begin Thursday, May 15, with Senior Convocation at 2 p.m., followed Tropaia on Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m., and graduation on Saturday, May 17 at 6 p.m. MBA, Executive MBA, and Executive Master's in Leadership students will graduate on Friday, May 16, at 12:30 p.m.

In his new book titled Why Not Capitalism?, Jason Brennan, assistant professor of strategy, ethics, economics, and public policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, responds to claims that the financial crisis showed a fundamental moral dilemma in capitalism.

On April 23, the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy (CBPP) hosted a Georgetown on the Hill event titled “Russia, Ukraine, and Trade” in the Rayburn House Office Building [watch the video]. The panel was introduced by Professor J. Bradford Jensen, CBPP senior policy scholar, and led by CBPP Senior Industry Fellow Bob Vastine.

Marketing Colloquium. Financial Markets. Biz Ed.
Georgetown McDonough Hosts 65 Marketing Researchers Georgetown Selected to Host 2014 Finance Cavalcade Georgetown Undergraduate Program Featured in Biz Ed
On May 8–9, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business hosted the 4th annual Marketing Research Colloquium featuring faculty research presentations and doctoral student poster presentations. Georgetown has been selected to host the 2014 Society for Financial Studies Cavalcade, one of the most prestigious academic conferences in finance sponsored by three top journals. This year, the Cavalcade received 653 paper submissions, a 42 percent increase over the number of submissions last year.

At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C., we recently revitalized the undergraduate curriculum with three key goals: We wanted to foster a global perspective in our students, give them greater exposure to ethics and social enterprise, and provide more opportunities for them to develop critical thinking skills. (See p. 40.)

New York Briefcase Breakfast—The State of FinTech
Featuring Michael Taormina, co-founder and CFO at CommonBond; Ketan Bhalla, head of business management and chief of staff at J. P. Morgan Alternative Investments Group; and Travis Skelly, director of investments at Fintech Collective, Inc. It will be moderated by Devon George, COO at Prolific Interactive.

Date: Wednesday, May 14
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Cooley LLP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, 46th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Transitioning Your Career in 2014 Breakfast Panel
Join your fellow Hoyas for the first Transitioning Your Career in 2014 Breakfast Panel with Christopher Cole, principal at Orion Advisors, LLC; Beverly Daniel, founder at CareerGrowth Group; Patrick Gray, partner, Eastern Region at NorthWind Partners; and moderated by Glenn Fischer, financial adviser at Morgan Stanley. All attendees should email a copy of their resume to with the subject "Resume.”

Date: Tuesday, May 20
Time: 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Location: Morgan Stanley, 31 West 52nd St, 23rd Floor, New York, NY

D.C. Briefcase Breakfast
Featuring Mark Del Rosso, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Audi of America

Date: Thursday, June 5
Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Location: Audi of America Headquarters, 2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive, Herndon, VA 20171

Undergraduate Reunion Weekend 2014
Join Georgetown McDonough for an intimate reception to catch up with friends and former classmates during Reunion Weekend 2014. Norean R. Sharpe, senior associate dean and director of the undergraduate program, will provide a few updates about the Undergraduate Program and what is on the horizon for the business school. The event is free to attend, and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Date: Saturday, May 31
Time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Location: PwC Plaza, Rafik B. Hariri Building

Save the Date for Georgetown McDonough Graduate Alumni Reunion 2014 
Please save the date for the Georgetown McDonough Graduate Reunion 2014 on October 17–18, 2014, to reconnect and celebrate. Please note the change of date and keep an eye out for an official “Save the Date” magnet to come in the mail soon. If you have any questions, please contact Justine Schaffner, assistant dean of alumni and external relations, at or Emily Rector, program manager of alumni and external relations, at We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hilltop!

John Carroll Weekend 2015 
Please save the date for John Carroll Weekend on April 16–19, 2015, in Los Angeles. More details to come soon!

Upcoming Alumni Webinars
Rethinking Legal Careers in the 21st Century
Thursday, May 15
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Communicating Prolifically as a Female Professional
Tuesday, May 20
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Career Transitions: Find Work You Love
Thursday, May 22
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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May 29 – June 1, 2014
Undergraduate Reunion Weekend

October 17–18, 2014
Graduate Alumni Reunion Weekend
Faculty In The News
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Faculty Research Papers
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June 2–4, 2014
Demystifying Finance: Basics for Non-Financial Managers

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