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Businessweek Ranks Georgetown MBA Programs Among Nation’s Best
 Service Leadership
According to the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek MBA rankings, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business is home to the best ranked MBA programs in the Washington, D.C., area. The MBA Evening Program is ranked 4th in the nation, advancing 34 positions from last year. The Full-time MBA Program is ranked 26th.

“We are pleased to see the Georgetown MBA recognized as Washington’s leading part-time and full-time MBA program, as well as one of the nation’s best, in the Businessweek ranking,” said Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs. “As we continue toward our goal of becoming the premier destination for global business education, our continued top rankings demonstrate the value of our mission to educate principled leaders with a global mindset who are in service to business and society.”
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Reena Aggarwal
Startups That Matter
At first it might seem like an unlikely match – a senior theology student in an MBA class on entrepreneurship. But, for Samuel Holley (C ’16), it’s a perfect fit.

Holley is one of 23 students in “Starting a Startup That Matters,” co-taught by Jeff Reid, founding director of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative, and Donna Harris and Evan Burfield, co-founders of 1776, a global startup incubator and seed fund headquartered in Washington, D.C. The seven-week course includes undergraduate and graduate students from across Georgetown University, including from the McDonough School of Business, Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Law Center, McCourt School of Public Policy, and Georgetown College.
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Congressional Testimony
MBA Launches Certificate in Nonmarket Strategy
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is launching an MBA Certificate in Nonmarket Strategy, open to both full-time and evening MBA students. This certificate program offers students the opportunity to explore the nexus of business, economics, and public policy, connecting the strengths of the school’s faculty and the MBA curriculum to the rich resources of Washington, D.C.
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Red Cross CEO Shares Leadership Advice
BBC Executive Shares Media Trends, Leadership Advice
Ann Sarnoff, president of BBC Worldwide North America, discussed the state of television and the media and shared her leadership philosophy on Nov. 5 at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. The talk was part of the Stanton Distinguished Leaders Series and was in conjunction with the re-launch of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute. Catherine Tinsley, executive director of the institute, moderated the conversation.
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Global Business
Secretary of Energy Calls For Clean Energy Innovation
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has called for innovation in multiple dimensions and across sectors, including in technology, policy, regulation, and finance.

“Innovation will be central for meeting not just our near-term goals, but for continuing the progress that we will need to make in the future,” said Moniz, speaking at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Oct. 21.
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Former Secretary of Labor
U.S. Airlines Learning from Accident Close Calls, But They Can Try Harder, Study Finds
Travel via large U.S. commercial airlines is among the world’s safest transportation modes, but airlines may be lulled into a false confidence when they interpret averted collisions and other near-misses as proof that their safety systems are satisfactory, according to a team of expert risk analysts.

Risk analysts Peter Madsen of Brigham Young University and Robin L. Dillon and Catherine H. Tinsley of Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, present their data and analysis in a new paper, “Airline Safety Improvement through Experience with Near-Misses: A Cautionary Tale,” published in the online version of Risk Analysis, a publication of the Society for Risk Analysis.
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BA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Holds Court at McDonough
Industry Leaders and Academics Share Thoughts on Gender Equity in the Workplace
More than two dozen high-level industry professionals and academics gathered at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business for an open and honest dialog on gender equity in the workplace on Oct. 23. The intimate, invitation-only gathering, sponsored by the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute, enabled participants from across sectors and industries to discuss how research can impact the real-world problems they are facing in their organizations.
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Walt Mossberg Talks Tech Trends
Walt Mossberg Talks Tech Trends
The futuristic Star Trek computer of the 1960s television show is closer to reality than we might think, according to tech expert Walt Mossberg. Mossberg, longtime technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal and co-founder of Re/code, who addressed students, faculty, and community members at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business on Oct. 15 at an event hosted by the school's Global Business Initiative.
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Finance Summit Examines Investments to Address Global Issues
Finance Summit Examines Investments to Address Global Issues
A large group of alumni, students, and industry professionals gathered for the “Investing in Global Innovation: The Role of Alternative Investments” conference in New York City on Oct. 22, co-sponsored by the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and the Financial Times.
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Upcoming Events

The Ethics of Nudging: Evaluating Libertarian Paternalism, Nov 20

A Conversation with Bobby Turner, Principal and CEO of Turner Impact Capital, Dec. 2

A Conversation with Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International, Dec. 3


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