Students who arrived early to an afternoon panel on capital markets and job creation rang cowbells to remotely close the New York Stock Exchange yesterday.
According to the Washington Business Journal, “hundreds of students and local business leaders,” crammed into the Hariri building to participate in the ceremonial closing of the trading day. It was not a first, however; MSB students who visited the stock exchange three years ago also rang the closing bell.
The students who arrived earliest also received commemorative cowbells.
The panel that followed, which was co-hosted by the Financial Times, featured Under Armor Founder and CEO Kevin Plank, Rosetta Stone CEO Tom Adams, Professor Reena Aggarwal, NYSE Euronext COO Lawrence Leibowitz, and Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Kevin Warsh.
After the jump, we’ve got a clip of the cowbell-filled closing.
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Last week, the Financial Times published its list of the world’s best Global MBA Programs (PDF), where it ranked Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Full-time MBA Program 38th. Up two spots from the 2009 list (PDF), Georgetown’s program snagged a job placement effectiveness ranking of 32nd, a faculty research ranking of 55th, and the “value for the money” ranking of 83rd.
The school’s weighted alumni salary fell only slightly this year, to $121,402, from $121,786. More strikingly, the number of Georgetown MBA students who found employment within three months of graduation dropped drastically from 98 percent in 2009 to 78 percent in 2010.
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