Whitman Voices

The Latest Stories from the Whitman School

The Corporate finance class

By Renyi Pan | March 14, 2012

“Corporate finance is the most helpful course I’ve taken, and it works especially well in my internship”,  a second-year MBA told me last semester. Indeed, it covers quite a lot financial principles in the practical world, and also includes several cases; one group project and one simulation that help students to have a better command of the fundamental knowledge of corporate finance.

The online homework seems a little bit tough at the beginning, and I got many poor scores at first. This discouraged me a lot, to be honest. However, I do understand the ideas better through completing these assignments.

The group project topic we chose was “IPO analysis—Energy Industry in China”, which aimed to find the best time for a company to have its initial public offering in this specific industry.

Whitman Experience Day

By Allison Chapman | March 6, 2012
We (current students, staff, alumni, and administration) had such a great day getting to know a handful of our admitted students this past Saturday at the Whitman Experience Day. We had a full line-up of…

MSE Social – Emily Bolton ’12 MSE

By Emily Bolton | March 6, 2012
Last week the MS Entrepreneurship faculty threw a social for the MSE students at Chuck’s – a local University bar.  It was so much fun to interact with our professors in a casual atmosphere!  It’s really…

KeyBank Case Competition – Davis Hull ’13 MBA

By Jim Hull II | March 6, 2012

Can you say pressure to perform on a big stage?  This was our feeling leading up to the Key Bank Case Competition in Cleveland, OH on 2/24 – 2/25.  This was the first case competition that myself and the other members of our team had participated in. While we had done dozens of case analysis and presented plenty of times in class, this was different.

While we did not place in the competition, we learned so much.  We sat in on competitors presentations and saw different ways to convey our message.  We talked to the judges afterwards and found out exactly what they liked and did not like about all the different school presentations.   This feedback was useful as it helps us get better for the future.

WGSO- Emily Bolton ’12 MSE

By Emily Bolton | February 27, 2012
At Whitman, we have a great resource for students- the WGSO, Whitman Graduate Student Organization!  This is essentially the student government that helps bring together MBA, M.S. Finance, M.S. Accounting and M.S. Entrepreneurship students socially,…

Internship Season – Davis Hull ’13 MBA

By Jim Hull II | February 27, 2012
Class in the morning, group projects in the afternoon and filling out internship applications/calling contacts in the evening, sleep, shower, and repeat. This has been my life since late December when I started applying for…

Student Stories

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Big Tech Employee Takes On Not One But Two Online Graduate Degree Programs at Whitman

By Caroline Reff | September 14, 2022
For Matthew Stockhaus ‘22 MBA, ’22 M.S., one graduate degree and a full-time career were not enough. So, instead, the senior business program manager at Microsoft in Virginia decided to pursue an online MBA, an…
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Chanel Webb ’23 MBA Is Pursuing Her Online Degree and Getting a Seat at the Table

By Caroline Reff | September 6, 2022
When Chanel Webb ’23 MBA was determined to find an online MBA program, she wanted one that would help her differentiate herself from others in her field. She found it at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management,…
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Jordan Jackson ’24 MBA Has Learned to Foster a Sense of Community While Earning Her Degree Online

By Caroline Reff | September 6, 2022
For years, Jordan Jackson had thought about continuing her education, but the timing never seemed right. A graduate of Andrew’s University with a degree in journalism and communications, she finally made the leap in January…

Focus on Faculty: Faculty Profiles and Research

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In the News and Trending: The Shopping Mall Crisis: What Will It Take for Them to Recover? Is There any Hope?

By Olivia Hall | June 3, 2022
In the News and Trending: The Shopping Mall Crisis: What Will It Take for Them to Recover? Is There any Hope? Ray Wimer is a professor of retail practice leading courses on retail, buying and planning,…
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Whitman Professor Firmly Grounded in Syracuse University and the Community

By Olivia Hall | June 3, 2022
Whitman Professor Firmly Grounded in Syracuse University and the Community John Petosa L’95 jokes that he is “a kind of Swiss army knife” of teaching at the Whitman School. Indeed, since 2003 the professor of…
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Supply Chain Disruptions Through a Marketing Lens

By Olivia Hall | June 1, 2022
Supply Chain Disruptions Through a Marketing Lens During the pandemic, shoppers in many places have reached for a product, only to find an empty shelf. COVID-19, however, is only the latest among a number of…

Alumni and Friends

Class Notes

September 2022 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | September 9, 2022
We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email…
Class Notes

August 2022 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | August 5, 2022
We welcome announcements of new jobs, promotions, board positions, marriages and family additions. Please visit our online submission form to share your news. You can also use this form to request your copy of the Whitman biannual magazine via email…
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Kyle Trusch ’22 M.S.: Online EEE Grad Student Follows His Passion Towards a Teaching Career 

By Caroline Reff | July 22, 2022
“When my life is ideal, I am ________.” That open-ended phrase, from the book “The Passion Test” was the impetus for Kyle Trusch ‘22 M.S. to make a change. His answer? “When my life is…

Thought Leadership

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Webinar: “Successfully Navigating a Multi-Country and Multi-Cultural World”

By Dawn McWilliams | March 11, 2022
The Kiebach Center for International Business Studies at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and the Central New York International Business Alliance presented: “Successfully Navigating a Multi-Country and Multi-Cultural World“ Our panelists discussed: the multi-market…
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Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics

By Caroline Reff | December 7, 2021
Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics Burak Kazaz has been an exceptional member of the Whitman School faculty since 2007. Much of his research…

Business in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

By Dawn McWilliams | October 28, 2021
Held Nov. 17, 2021 The Whitman School of Management hosted its popular Syracuse University Talks Business webinar series on Business in Asia. The panel featured experts who discussed many topics including: The implications of the…
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Inspiration from Personal Success Stories

By Greg Tully | June 29, 2022
During our week spent in Kenya, there were many moments on the trip that impacted me greatly. These moments will stay with me for the rest of my life, as they were not only learning…
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How Can You Spread Sunshine?

By Justin Soto | June 29, 2022
What is happiness? This question consistently went through my mind as we traveled the country of Kenya. People who have learned to appreciate what they have instead of complaining about what they could. This is…
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Inspired by the Children of Africa

By Devyn Digrande | June 29, 2022
On Thursday, May 19, the Kenya team had the opportunity to visit Mwangaza College and The Child Discovery Centre (CDC). The CDC serves street and very poor children in Nakuru, Kenya. They enroll the children…

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