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What’s new in Washington DC’s business school scene lately? Let’s take a look in this week’s edition of our DC news roundup.


McDonough Announces Partnership for Global Fintech Innovation and EducationMcDonough News

The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University has partnered with the Fintech Consortium (FinCon) and announced a collaborative effort on a number of initiatives related to innovation and education in the rapidly growing field.

“Everything from technological advances like fintech or the impacts of globalization is changing the way business operates. Jobs are going to look different than they have in the past,” said Paul Almeida, dean of the McDonough School of Business. “This is why it is important for schools like Georgetown McDonough to ensure our students and alumni gain the right skills, mindsets, and relationships to be successful. This is why our faculty need to be at the forefront of producing thought leadership about these changes. And, this is why we must be innovative in our approaches to changing how and what we teach.”

According to the school, upcoming projects include the development of fintech certificate and degree programs, joint innovation labs, joint research and publication, and the exchange of fintech ecosystem data. FinCon will also invite McDonough faculty and students to take advantage of its global hubs in Singapore and Bahrain for the purposes of research and academic residencies.

You can learn more about this exciting fintech news here.

Anuj Mehrotra Named Dean of GWSBGW News & Events

Anuj Mehrotra, a longtime administrator, researcher and faculty member at the University of Miami, will join the George Washington University School of Business this summer as the school’s new dean.

“‘I look forward to working with the school’s world-class faculty, professional staff, alumni, board members and other supporters as we continue to strengthen the school’s programs by anticipating and adapting to the shifting needs of students and the business community,’ Mehrotra said.”

Mehrotra has a track record of innovating MBA programs. At Miami, he led the development and launch of more than 10 new programs, including an online MBA and the Miami Executive MBA for the Americas, among others. He also taught various MBA and EMBA classes at Miami and Carnegie Mellon University.

Anuj Mehrotra

Read more about Mehrotra and his plans for GWSB here.

Alumnus and Podcaster Oscar Zeballos Talks Leveraging Unfair Advantages on BootstrappingNews at Smith

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business produces its own podcast, Bootstrapped. Hosted by Elana Fine, Executive Director of the Dingman Center, and Joe Bailey, associate research professor at UMD Smith, each episode features interviews with founders, investors, and serial entrepreneurs.

The newest episode of the podcast gets a little meta, as UMD alumnus Oscar Zeballos EMBA 16, co-founder of Podcast Village and executive producer of Bootstrapped, joins the show to discuss the business model behind his podcast company and the future of podcasting.

To listen to the podcast, subscribe to Dingman Bootstrapped on iTunes or download the episodes on the Dingman Center website.

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