Business Undergraduates Invested in Leadership Development (BUILD)

August 19-24, 2018


Undergraduate Programs Office - McDonough School of Business

Tel: (202) 687-3851

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First-Years: This pre-orientation program welcomes new students in the McDonough School of Business into a community of that prizes the attributes of effective communication, principled leadership, and integrated business knowledge. Students in this program will receive instruction from faculty in key business principles in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and international business. Alumni and current students will play a role as mentors for students in the program.

The McDonough School of Business’ Business Undergraduates Invested in Leadership and Development (BUILD) program offers an intensive academic and leadership development opportunity for incoming business students who have not previously studied calculus, statistics or economics.  BUILD’s mission is to integrate students into the undergraduate business community, academically, professionally, and socially, and to provide you with a foundation for success in business. Before classes formally begin, BUILD participants engage in interactive instructional experiences in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing and international business. Throughout the week, we are providing students with the building blocks for success as they become ethical leaders, and learn what business is all about. Students also meet executives and alumni leaders in local, top-tier corporations and engage in meaningful interactions with Georgetown McDonough faculty. Alumni and upperclassmen mentor BUILD students in order to provide an important, accessible source of support during their first year of business school and beyond.


There is no fee for BUILD; meals and housing will be provided.


The 2018 Pre-Orientation Application will open on May 1, and applications will be due by June 12. Students will be notified of their application decision by June 28. We encourage students to wait until a decision has been communicated before making final travel arrangements.

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