George Mason University School of Business to be named in Honor of Donald G. Costello

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Costello College of Business News

Costello College of Business News

  • July 16, 2024
    If you’re nervous about negotiating a starting salary, that’s because your mind is playing not one, but two tricks on you. A George Mason management prof explains how to undo the mental spell.
  • July 5, 2024
    Ajay Vinzé, dean of the Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University, sat down with Susan Riel, president and CEO of EagleBank, for a fireside chat on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 10.
  • July 1, 2024
    Rachel Absolu, a senior studying accounting at the Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University, was awarded the Kearney and Company Scholarship in Accounting for the academic year of 2023–2024. Accounting alumnus Jae Hoon Jeong, who graduated in December 2023, received the Accounting Excellence Scholarship and James R. Beers Endowed Scholarship during his final academic year.
  • June 28, 2024
    Katie Kacher, the 2023-24 master’s in business analytics Student of the Year is proof that hard work, motivation, and organization are the key ingredients to success in graduate business school. Kacher chose the Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University for her graduate degree, primarily due to George Mason’s reputation for high caliber coursework and student outcomes.
  • June 26, 2024
    Many students graduate from the Costello College of Business at George Mason University with bold plans to start their own companies. Bethany Rivera and Alex Tugbang, both undergraduate marketing students and classmates in Jiyeon Hong’s marketing course, had already launched their respective businesses Rivera’s Photography and Photuggraphy prior to enrolling.
  • June 25, 2024
    The Donald G. Costello College of Business at George Mason University celebrated 1,204 graduates—the first spring graduates of the newly named Costello College of Business. Students were recognized at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at EagleBank Arena. These new graduates join a Costello College of Business network of more than 38,750 alumni, 70% of whom live in the Northern Virginia region.
  • June 17, 2024
    George Mason senior associate dean and associate professor of accounting, JK Aier's prizewinning paper shows how firms can benefit from executive roles that strategically bridge the board and management.
  • June 12, 2024
    George Mason University and the AFCENT Battle Lab welcomed over 200 individuals from the National Security and Defense communities to an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) “Thunder Drone” event, outside of Leesburg, Virginia on May 21 and 22, 2024. Thunder Drone was a premier government, academic, and industry UAS sandbox that focused on demonstration, integration, and transitioning emerging capabilities related to drone and sensor technology.  
  • June 11, 2024
    New Maximus Corporate Partner Professorship Supporting Eminent Scholars in Data Analytics, Information Systems, and Operations Management.
  • June 10, 2024
    Maya Didier, originally from Burgandy, France, took a gap year to travel and improve her English when Covid hit and her plans were derailed. Through the INTO Mason program, Didier gradually integrated into George Mason, joining the MS in Accounting program at the Donald G. Costello College of Business. Didier, now a Student Ambassador for the master’s in accounting (MSA) program, chats about her journey, and why she chose George Mason’s MS in accounting program. 
  • June 4, 2024
    The controversy about biased policing seems to draw endless fuel from race-based differences in public perception. Simply put, the vast majority of White citizens in the United States believe the police are doing a good job, including on issues of racial equality, while a similar percentage of Black citizens hold the opposite opinion. Brad Greenwood, professor of information systems and operations management, researches how digital technologies are bringing unprecedented transparency to police practices.
  • May 30, 2024
    The Greg and Camille Baroni Center for Government Contracting is working with the federal government to reform the military’s Cold War-era processes for tech development.