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MBA Rankings Rise in 2014

MBA Rankings Rise in 2014

Rankings of Georgetown’s MBA program rose six spots in a recent Businessweek report, from 30th in the country in 2012 to 24th. “These rankings are a result of the incredibly hard work that we have been working on for a few years now,” Elaine Romanelli, a senior associate dean in[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Moore Chosen for Mayoral Team

Moore Chosen for Mayoral Team

James P. Moore Jr., the managing director of the Business, Society, and Public Policy Initiative at the McDonough School of Business, has been appointed to the Economic Development and Jobs Committee of D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser’s mayoral transition team. Moore has taught international business, corporate ethics and leadership at Georgetown[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Rent the Runway Opens in Georgetown

Rent the Runway Opens in Georgetown

Luxury clothing rental company Rent the Runway will continue to expand its brick-and-mortar presence and open a new storefront in Georgetown on Nov. 25. Located just off M Street within Cady’s Alley, the 4,354-square-foot store will be the company’s second, and largest, freestanding store to date. Since its 2009 establishment[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

Research Shows Costs Behind Free Shipping

Imagine that you need to buy a new textbook for class. You find it on the publisher’s website for $49.95 plus $4.95 shipping. You do a quick Amazon.com search and find it there for the price of $54.90 with free shipping. From which site would you prefer to purchase the[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Alum’s Rehab Facility Struggles

Alum’s Rehab Facility Struggles

After overcoming paralysis despite doctors predicting recovery to be impossible, Janne Kouri (GSB ’97), celebrated ex-Georgetown football defensive tackle, not only triumphed over his affliction but is now working to help others with his nonprofit progressive rehab center, NextStep. Offering services to anyone with paralysis as well as victims of[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
DANIEL SMITH/THE HOYA
Alice and Olivia, an upscale retail chain, recently opened in Georgetown. The store is located in Qdoba’s former space.

Luxury Chain Opens Its Doors

The luxury women’s retailer Alice + Olivia opened in Georgetown this week as the newest addition to downtown’s bustling shopping scene. Located on M Street, the 2,400-square-foot boutique replaces the closed Qdoba. Since its 2002 debut at Barneys New York, Alice + Olivia evolved into a worldwide name in the fashion industry[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 2 comments Business, Business - Top
DAVID BROWN/THE HOYA
Top: Dog Tag Bakery hosted networking, speeches and a “Shark Tank” screening. Bottom, from left: Father Rick Curry, S.J., Kathy Roth and Maria Catreras.

Bakery Prepares for Launch

Dog Tag Bakery previewed its upcoming grand opening — doors will be officially open in December — with an open house and a special screening of the veteran edition of the popular TV show ABC’s “Shark Tank” last Friday. The bakery, located just off the intersection of M Street and[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
COURTESY JOHN KLINE
Alta Gracia workers stand outside their factory in the Dominican Republic. John Kline (top), a professor in the School of Foreign Service, and Ed Soule, an associate professor in the McDonough School of Business, announced that Alta Gracia broke even on profits this September.

Business Promotes Living Wage Model

Founded in 2010, Alta Gracia now produces apparel for over 800 university bookstores, including Georgetown’s. Praised for its workers’ rights-focused model, this Dominican Republic-based clothing factory is the only one in the developing world that pays employees a living wage equivalent to more than three times the minimum wage, placing[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top

SULLIVAN: Oil Prices Depict Global Fiscal Trends

At the time of this column’s writing, the price of a barrel of Brent crude oil — the international benchmark for the commodity’s global price — stands at $79.74. This price point is down from a high of approximately $127 in 2011. Common intuition would suggest that lower prices would[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top
ISABEL BINAMIRA FOR THE HOYA
Originally set to open this weekend, The Hilltoss (left) and Bulldog Tavern will now be opening in the next few weeks due to issues with licensing and permits. Both restaurants are located in the Healey Family Student Center and will offer a variety of food options.

Hilltoss, Pub Face Delayed Openings

While The Hilltoss and Bulldog Tavern were scheduled to open this Saturday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Oct. 31, respectively, in the Healey Family Student Center, both openings have been delayed due to scheduling conflicts for restaurant clearance with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Building permits, certificates of occupancy,[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Business, Business - Top