Georgetown Launches New Business Economics Courses for Executives

Apr 4, 2017

Georgetown University, in collaboration with Qatar Foundation, has launched its Executive Education courses in Business Economics for Spring 2017 in Doha. Digital marketing strategy, international finance, big data analytics, and public finance are just some of the exciting topics offered by Georgetown. Intended for aspiring leaders and mid-level executives, the courses provide participants with new tools, theoretical foundation, and key insights they can apply immediately to their challenges at work, while contributing to the overall strength of their organizations, and transforming complex global business challenges into opportunities.

The two day courses will be offered in English or Arabic, and are carefully selected and expertly designed. Participants can gain a solid understanding of how global market inter-dependencies and big data are shaping business and the economy, and develop the technical framework and intuition needed to enhance decision making, marketing, and strategic planning in the short to medium-term.

“We are excited to be able to bring the quality of our programs and expertise to the business community in Doha through our Executive Education courses. This is a fantastic menu of courses that will help executives further develop their skills and become leaders within their organization as they tackle the challenges of today’s business environment,” said Associate Professor and Director of International Economics, Dr. Alexis Antoniades.

The six courses will be offered between April 23 and 27, with an early bird offer available for participants who register before April 6. The courses on offer are: Family Business: Preserving the Legacy, Digital Marketing Strategy in the Global Economy, International Finance, Applied Econometrics: Panel Data, Big Data Analytics. For Arabic speakers, “Introduction to Public Finance,” a step-by-step guide to the key fundamentals of public and government budget preparation, will be taught entirely in Arabic.

Dr. Antoniades will be the instructor of the International Finance and co-instructor of the Family Business courses. He is a Fulbright scholar who holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. He has previously worked as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and was awarded the Niehaus Fellowship by Princeton University in 2012 – a fellowship given to the most talented scholar on issues of globalization and governance. He spent the 2012-2013 academic year at Princeton, where he became a member of the European Union Program at the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs.

Interested participants can find out more about the courses on the GU-Q website:

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