McDonough School of Business ranks 6th for international business program

The undergraduate program of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has moved up to No. 15 in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s annual business schools ranking. It also ranked 6th for international business.

The ranking is based on a survey of business school deans and senior faculty accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Participants were asked to rate the quality of all programs they were familiar with on a scale from 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished). U.S. News also asked the same group to nominate their list of 10 best programs in specialty areas such as marketing, finance, and international business.

As for the graduate school, the full-time MBA program of the McDonough School of Business ranked No. 23 in U.S. News while its part-time MBA program ranked No. 11.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has over 1,400 undergraduates and 1,000 MBA students. The school aims to prepare students to become principled leaders with a global mindset and to be in service to business and society. Professors Michael Czinkota and Charles Skuba teach international business at the school.

See more of the rankings at: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/georgetown-university-mcdonough-01042

The Cartagena Incident: Affirming U.S. success

by Michael R. Czinkota and Ireene Leoncio *

During the past days emotions have been running high about the U.S. Secret Service alliance with ladies of the night in Colombia. An ‘incident’ has mushroomed into a self-inflicted ‘policy debacle’. Some policy makers, in describing this apparent scurge of mankind, appeared to recommend firing everyone who ever had lust in their hearts. The Senate majority leader’s solution is to hire many more women for the Service. Others suggest that protocols and training for protective details need to be tightened; even the possible use of the ‘honey trap’ strategy is suggested by some. A merchant seaman with great experience writes in an editorial that the lesson learned should be to ‘always pay your bill’! President Obama, who was the object of all the protection, used the annual White House correspondents dinner to crack jokes about the affair. I find all the public anxiety vastly misplaced, and the event’s effect on the U.S. reputation misinterpreted […]

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Professor Michael R. Czinkota teaches International Business at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He can be reached at michaelczinkota.com. Ireene Leoncio is a graduate student from the Philippines at Georgetown University and serves as President of the Graduate International Student Association.

Ethics in International Business

Watch Professor Czinkota and Professor Skuba’s thoughts on “Ethics in International Business”

“What matters is context and we have learned that business is not the end of it all; it’s not the only pot at the end of the rainbow. Business is one component of societal development…” – Professor Michael Czinkota, Georgetown University