McDonough Dean Paul Almeida Delivers State of the School Address

McDonough Dean Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida addressed faculty and staff at the annual State of the School event earlier this month. The newest dean of the McDonough School of Business discussed his vision for the school, as well as the future of business education, and commitment to interdisciplinary solutions.

“This journey to distinctiveness will be characterized by continuous exploration and innovation,” he said.

While he acknowledged that the business of business education is changing, he believes will be exciting for McDonough. According to a press release, Almeida said the school’s Innovation Initiative are working to “implement recommendations from task forces on organizational excellence, further embedding Jesuit values into the student experience, technology-enhanced learning and programs, and leveraging the school’s D.C. location.”

He also announced that McDonough will increasingly collaborate with Georgetown’s other highly schools and colleges to create more interdisciplinary initiatives.

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“Many big issues of our time, including globalization, privacy, cybersecurity, and healthcare are discussed, developed, and executed in this city,” he said. “The problems are often those of management and leadership, and many of their solutions lie at the intersection of business, policy, international relations, and law – areas where Georgetown has well-placed schools.”

Since being named dean, Almeida has created new programs like the Global Executive MBA, which offers four of its six modules outside of the United States, and the Master of Science in Finance. While formally new, Almeida is no stranger to McDonough: He has been a professor and administrator at the school for more than two decades.

According to his bio page, Almeida received a Ph.D. in international business and strategy and an M.A. in applied economics and managerial science from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a PGDM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Poona, India.

“As long as we are guided by what’s best for our students and scholarship,” he said, “we will build a stronger school, and I believe, have fun doing it.”

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