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Black Friday 2021: Supply Chain Issues Affecting Consumers Holiday Shopping Experience

As consumers are gearing up for the holiday season, retailers are experiencing unprecedented supply chain issues. Congested ports, lack of truck drivers, long lead times and increased consumer demand are causing many of these supply chain setbacks. In addition to…

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Jamie Lyn Perry: New Management Professor Explores How Diverse Teams Can Create Better Organizational Outcomes

From her days of participating in team sports to her new position as an assistant professor of management at Syracuse University’s Whitman School, Jamie Lyn Perry has always been interested in how people work together in teams. Her research focuses…

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Tianyue Zhao ’13 M.S. Returns to Share Her Professional Experiences with Current Whitman Students

Tianyue Zhao ’13 M.S. made a positive impression on the faculty of Syracuse University’s Whitman School while working on her master’s degree in finance. Almost a decade later, that reputation stuck with her as she was hired this fall as…

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Rachael Goodwin: Management Professor Focuses on Obstacles Facing Women on the Path to Leadership

While working in New York City 15 years ago, Rachael Goodwin fell in love with Central New York while on a weekend trip. When she heard about an opening at the Whitman School for an assistant professor of management earlier…

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Accounting Student Finishes Her Master’s Degree While Preparing to “Break into the Stratosphere”

When Emily Woodilla ’20, ’21 M.S. was a little girl, her mother bought her a calculator because she just wanted to push the buttons. Since then, Woodilla pushed all the right buttons, it seems, as she works towards a master’s…

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First in his Family to Graduate, Whitman Accounting Major is on the Fast Track to Success

As Joseph Colon graduated with the Syracuse University Class of 2021, he not only celebrated earning two bachelor’s degrees and landing a great job at a New York City accounting firm, but he had the honor of being the first…

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Lihong Liang: Study on FASB Reporting Suggests Investors Have Different Perspective Than Standard-Setters

The United States differ significantly from the rest of the world in how investment properties are valued in financial statements. Investors, however, appear to favor the international standards, according to “Market Perceptions of Fair Value Reporting for Tangible Assets” by…

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Accounting Stars Program Introduces Students to the “Language of Business”

Accounting Stars Program Introduces Students to the “Language of Business” When Professor of Accounting Practice MaryAnn Monforte ’95 MBA, asks students in her Introduction to Financial Accounting class what majors they are considering, too few answered “accounting.” She set out…

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Arielle Newman: New Addition to EEE Faculty Focuses Research on Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream

Arielle Newman: New Addition to EEE Faculty Focuses Research on Entrepreneurs Outside the Mainstream Most entrepreneurs worldwide are far from the image of the prosperous young White male many Americans may have when they think of entrepreneurship. In fact, approximately…

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Whitman Partners with Two Global Organizations, Providing New Opportunities

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recently announced partnerships with the Global Business School Network (GBSN) and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Through these global networks, the Whitman School continues to enhance its global initiatives consistent with its…

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Whitman Accounting Majors Honored to be Selected as 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars

Whitman Accounting Majors Honored to be Selected as 2021-22 Remembrance Scholars Jack Ramza ’22 Though he is about to enter his senior year at the Whitman School at Syracuse University, Jack Ramza’s connection to the Remembrance Scholar program began when he was…

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Willie D. Reddic ’13 Ph.D.: Back on Campus to Share a New Perspective on Accounting

After nearly a decade, Willie D. Reddic G’12 (MAX), ’13 Ph.D. is happy to be back on campus at the Whitman School and eager to show the next generation of students all the possibilities that accounting has to offer. After…

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Fireside Chat with John C. Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Please join us! Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York invite faculty, staff, students and City of Syracuse business leaders, anchor institutions, community-based organizations and other stakeholders to join us for A Fireside Chat…

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Whitman Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

Whitman Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021 In honor of Women’s History Month 2021, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University celebrates women at Whitman. Highlighted are Whitman community members celebrated for their contributions to history, culture and society. Students Whitman NYC…

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Does Machine Learning Pose a Risk to the Benefits of Sentient Human Decision Making in Organizations?

It is well accepted that machine learning benefits organizations in terms of speed and the volume of information that can be processed. Businesses, hospitals, schools and countless other organizations have come to rely on machine learning algorithms to make decisions…

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IES Postdoctoral Researcher Works to Shows Data-driven, Localized Solutions Bring Innovation Forward

“Serendipitous.” That’s what Zachary Rodriguez, Ph.D., calls the opportunity to join the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management as a postdoctoral researcher. And, while that’s probably the last word most would use…

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Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Wimer Draws Out the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Students

Adrianna Kocak ’19 was, by her own admission, the “smart kid” at her Syracuse high school, and she thrived on that. But, when she chose to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, she quickly realized that there…

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Assistant Professor Cristiano Bellavitis Sees Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Cristiano Bellavitis, Ph.D., has been around the world and back, living in and visiting a variety of places from his native Italy to New Zealand. When he joined the faculty at the Martin J. Whitman School…

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Bang, Mueller Serve as Class of 2021 Senior Whitman Class Marshals

Last semester, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University selected Ruth Bang and Scott Mueller as the 2021 Whitman Class Marshals to represent the senior class throughout the academic year.  As marshals, Bang and Mueller serve as…

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The Teacher Becomes the Student: Adjunct, Entrepreneur Uses Skills to Pivot His Own Business

Over the past few months, individuals and businesses alike have had to adapt to the ever-changing conditions brought on by COVID-19. Though entrepreneurs and newer businesses might have been more immediately vulnerable to the economic uncertainty, established business have turned…

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Whitman School Appoints New Director of Marketing and Communications

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University announces the appointment of Dawn S. McWilliams to the position of director of marketing and communications, effective Feb. 15. McWilliams brings 30 years of higher education experience from various colleges…

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Riley 3+2 Dual Degree Program Helps Student Land Job That Combines Interests in Business and Engineering

Patrick Riolo ’20 (ECS), ’21 MBA, had always had an interest in healthcare, as well as a desire to create things that “would give value to people.” This led him to pursue a degree in bioengineering at Syracuse University’s College of…

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Virtual Business Exploration at Unilever Introduces Whitman Students to Career Options, Alumni

Experiential learning and networking with alumni are among the great advantages of a Syracuse University education. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s Career Center typically organizes site visits to alumni workplaces in New York City each January in order…

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Entrepreneurial Professor’s New Book Uses Whitman Research and His Own ADHD Diagnosis to Help Entrepreneurs Harness Their Super Powers

Most people think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a negative, but Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice John M. Torrens G’93 (A&S), Ph.D. has a different take, showing that many aspects of the disorder can be turned into a positive.…

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Assistant Professor of Marketing Shares Her Fascination With Data-Driven Marketing

Number-driven data has always been fascinating to Hyoryung Nam, Ph.D., who joined the faculty at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of marketing in August 2020.  “Data matters. Data is the basic building block…

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Assistant Professor Drawn to Whitman’s Niche Appreciation of Quantitative Marketing, Cross Section of University Researchers

Assistant Professor of Marketing Meheli Basu, Ph.D., was drawn to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management because she knew that many of her peers were involved in exactly the type of work she, too, was interested in. “Quantitative…

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Professor Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Named to Poets and Quants Top 50 List

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor of finance at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was honored as one of the 2020 Top 50 undergraduate business professors in the world by Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a higher…

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#WhitmanWatch: Ze Zeng ’23

Ze Zeng ’23 has a passion for people and a desire to change the world similarly to his role model, Elon Musk. Although Zeng admires many people, he explains, “I think that the ideas that Musk has are for the greater good. Tesla and SpaceX are a couple of the companies that he runs. They are for humanity’s future. He wants to do things for the greater good, the entire population. I may not achieve something like that, but if I have a chance, I hope to be a person like him.”

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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s. His love of entrepreneurship came…

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Fall 2020 Capstone Competition: Meet the Winners

As the Fall 2020 semester comes to an end, seniors at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management completed a three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “Capstone.” This course is designed to inspire graduating students’…

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Whitman Promotes Diversity and Equity Through Inclusion Student Leader Internship

Whitman Promotes Diversity and Equity Through Inclusion Student Leader Internship Syracuse University aspires to be a pre-eminent and inclusive student-focused institution, preparing engaged citizens and leaders for participation in a changing global society by promoting a culture of innovation and…

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Business: An Essential Part of the Technology Industry

What comes to mind when thinking of the ever-growing technology industry? Many times, topics include coding, computer science, software engineering, information technology (IT) and other traditionally “techy” areas. However, what may go unnoticed is that every successful, innovative tech firm…

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Whitman Supply Chain Professor Elected VP of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society

Burak Kazaz, Ph.D., was elected vice president of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society, one of the largest societies within the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). The position not only recognizes Kazaz’s contributions but also…

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Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?”

Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?” This webinar is the second in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in honor of the Global Supply Chain Professional. The presentation explored…

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$42,000 Awarded in Annual Orange Tank 2020 Business Pitch Competition

$42,000 Awarded in Annual Orange Tank 2020 Business Pitch Competition On Oct. 22, 2020, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the sixth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition virtually. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a…

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Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship

Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship The undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, is a hidden gem that presents perspectives on entrepreneurship not often studied. “Readings, assignments and guest speakers cover practical and…

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Recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts Reflect School’s Commitment

Recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts Reflect School’s Commitment Throughout the summer and fall semester, the Martin J. Whitman School School of Management has not only continued to prioritize its commitment to critical issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion…

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Whitman School Makes Firm Commitment to Lead Business Schools in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Whitman School Makes Firm Commitment to Lead Business Schools in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts 2020 is certain to stand out as a year when issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion consumed the country – and the Syracuse University Campus…

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Whitman Team Named Regional Winner of Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management team of five accounting students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition designed to help students gain real-world business experience. Nearly 55 teams representing more…