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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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Podcast: Syracuse University Talks Business

Podcast: Syracuse University Talks Business A collaborative podcast about the innovations, challenges and opportunities in the modern business world and their impact on other industries. Syracuse University Talks Business is produced by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.…

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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 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 panel of accomplished judges in hopes of receiving valuable feedback…

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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…

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Internship Experience: Ishan Gajra, Summer Intern at Acropolis Realty Group

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Ishan GajraGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Finance / Management…

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Internship Experience: Joshua Cohen, Events Intern at The Brand Guild

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Joshua CohenGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Marketing / ManagementHometown:…

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Office Coordinator Looks Back on Why She Stayed at Whitman for 33 Years

Following her graduation from Alfred University, Sue Dean ’01 MBA, (or Sue B., as she’s known by the Whitman community) recalls, “I came out of school and had no idea what I wanted to do.” She was a temporary worker at SUNY Upstate…

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Internship Experience: Alison Panacek, Enterprise Finance Intern at Wells Fargo

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Alison PanacekGraduation Year: 2021Major: Finance / MarketingHometown:…

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Internship Experience: Daniel Adediran, Financial Analytics and Sales Intern at Bloomberg

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Daniel AdediranGraduation Year: 2021Major: FinanceMinors: Economics /…

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#WhitmanWatch: Gizelle Jayne Ortiz Vidal ’22

Gizelle Jayne Ortiz Vidal ’22 (WHIT/iSchool) is an individual who works with a ‘pay it forward’ attitude, which they demonstrate in their involvement at Syracuse University and the greater Syracuse area. Vidal, from Yonkers, New York, is a dual major studying finance at the Martin J. Whitman…

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Internship Experience: Olivia Moeller, Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Intern at Citi

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Olivia MoellerGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Finance / AdvertisingHometown:…

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Webinar: “Moving from Supply Chains to Demand Chains: Next Gen Technology for New Era Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail”

Webinar: “Moving from Supply Chains to Demand Chains: Next Gen Technology for New Era Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail” This webinar is the first in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in…

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Internship Experience: Matthew Kikel, Technology Consulting Intern at EY

In this “Internship Experience” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of our students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as they return from summer internships. Name: Matthew KikelGraduation Year: 2021Majors: Finance / Information…