When queried at a 1909 business meeting about the choice of colors available for his automobiles, Henry Ford replied that customers could have any color they wanted as long as it is black. Fast forward to the late 20th and early 21st centuries and consumers today are now in the driver’s seat (no pun intended). Publications such as Consumer Reports, CNET, and a myriad of other independent professional and consumer reviews of goods and services empower buyers, dictating to producers the style, features, and price ranges that consumers seek.
2016 MBA class in University of Iceland celebrated their graduation party on June 18th with single malt whisky from Copper Fox Distillery (http://www.copperfox.biz), an international market entry case study discussed during the groups’ visit to Washington D.C.
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.
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