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Meet April’s Featured Alumni Entrepreneurs

By Alison Kessler | April 3, 2016

This month, we are pleased to introduce you to two Whitman alumni entrepreneurs: Kyle Barrett ’12 of Big Horn Apparel, a manufacturer of high-quality lifestyle clothing committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its production process Nate Contanch ’12 and Ivan Thevaranjan ’12 of Zia Green Chile Company, a venture that brings roasted, peeled and diced green chile from the once annual harvest in Southern New Mexico to…

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This Month’s Alumni of the Week

By Alison Kessler | April 3, 2016

Our Alumni of the Week for April include a corporate/securities attorney, a merchandise planning business analyst, a sales development manager and as financial analyst. Please meet: David Cykiert ’05 of Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck P.C. Sha Goode ’13 of Target Corporation Zachary Gorman ’10 of AdMore Jingyun Zhu ’15 of Estee Lauder Companies

Faculty Profile: EEE Chair and Associate Professor Alex McKelvie

By Alison Kessler | April 3, 2016

Alex McKelvie isn’t a real private detective. But he plays one in Whitman’s Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises (EEE). “One of the things that always interested me as a kid was being a detective and solving problems and mysteries. As I got older, I discovered it’s very similar to what academics do on the research side. They solve problems…

Orange Family Legacy: Two Generations of Posts and Counting

By The Post Family | April 3, 2016

Syracuse University has always held a special place in the heart of the Post Family. When Syracuse played, the family watched together. When Syracuse played close to home, the Post Family was there to cheer on the Orange. Ben Z. Post ‘72 was the first of the family to attend Syracuse, arriving on campus in the Fall of 1968. He…

Follow the Money: The Marketing of March Madness

By Meghan Rimol | April 1, 2016

With both the men’s and women’s basketball teams dancing to the Final Four, Syracuse is making history this spring in the NCAA March Madness tournament. In the business world, the real madness is happening behind the scenes—with marketing opportunities abounding from the televised games, fan merchandise, bracket challenges and more. Since the first March Madness tournament in 1939, the event…

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Alumni of the Week: Zachary Gorman ’10

By Zachary Gorman | March 31, 2016

The first time I was ever on Syracuse’s campus was for the 2005 NCAA men’s division I basketball tournament during the Eastern regional. One of the earliest memories I have of the campus is walking into the Dome for the first time. I remember being overwhelmed and incredibly excited about how big the Dome was. Being the sports fan I…

MBA Reflections: Nikita Jain, MBA ’16

By Amal Mehic | March 30, 2016

In this “MBA Reflections” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of a select few Whitman MBA students graduating in May 2016. Episode 4: Nikita Jain Background: B.A. in Business Administration in Finance from SUNY Buffalo LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/njjain Why an MBA? Although I had analytical skills, a bachelor’s degree in business and some work experience,…

#WhitmanWatch: Hariharan Padmanabhan

By Meghan Rimol | March 30, 2016

MBA Class of 2016 Concentration: Supply Chain Management Hometown: Hyderabad, India LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hariharanpadmanabhan Blog: http://scmpro.blogspot.com/ In just two years at Whitman, Hariharan Padmanabhan has made a lasting impact on the school and community through his work in the field of supply chain management. After graduating from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India with a degree in computer science and engineering,…

Research Shows Positive Side to Pricing Below Cost

By Kerri Howell | March 29, 2016

Researchers at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management have found a new reason for firms to price below cost and it’s not to undercut the competition. Turns out exchange rates and currency fluctuations may actually cause a corporation to price below cost to ensure consistent profit margins across a global supply chain. The study, “Technical Note: Pricing below…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Kyle Barrett ’12

By Kyle Barrett | March 28, 2016

Upon graduation, Kyle Barrett went right into commercial real estate brokerage. While working exclusively on industrial deals, he had great exposure to manufacturing businesses. Around this time, he started studying various manufacturing sectors and learning more and more about how harmful so many of these businesses are for both people and the planet.   Never far from mind was the dream…


Whitman School Hosts Spring Campus Visit and Information Programs

By Kerri Howell | March 28, 2016

Prospective and admitted students and their families have many options to choose from this spring as the Whitman School is hosting several campus visit and information programs. Prospective students and their families are cordially invited to visit the Syracuse University campus for our Spring Campus Day. As part of the daylong program, Whitman will hold an information session in the…

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Alumni of the Week: Sha Goode ’13

By Sha Goode | March 26, 2016

I often laugh at the fact that I’ve lived in pretty much every region of the United States at this point. I was born and raised in Southern California and, at a young age, knew that having a great education was something that I valued. Prior to college, I attended boarding school in a small town down south and, by…

Central Network of Entrepreneurial Collegiate Teams Collaboration

By Ethan Waltersdorf | March 25, 2016

The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department at the Martin j. Whitman School of Management in collaboration with Stanford University’s Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), Columbia University’s Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE), Harvard University’s Harvard College Ventures, Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship + Innovation and University of Southern California’s Spark SC launched the Central Network of Entrepreneurial…

The Cost of a Bad Credit Score

By Corey McKeon | March 24, 2016

By Syracuse Staff Some of life’s biggest moments are also some the most expensive. The average cost of a home in the U.S. is more than $300,000. A college degree can easily top $100,000. Even the price of new car can exceed $30,000. The average person can save thousands throughout their lifetime by maintaining a good credit score. It can knock…

Celebrate National Orange Day

By Andrea Parisi | March 24, 2016

In celebration of National Orange Day and Syracuse University’s 146th birthday, the Whitman School is encouraging everyone to get in touch with their inner orange lover by exploring orange supply chain with Whitman Supply Chain Professor Burak Kazaz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9v9uLj1L08

MBA Reflections: Kyle Coleman ’16

By Amal Mehic | March 23, 2016

In this “MBA Reflections” blog post series, we will be featuring the profile and thoughts of a select few Whitman MBA students graduating in May 2016. Episode 3: Kyle Coleman Major: Dual Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Administration Background: B.A. in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Information Technology LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kylebcoleman Why an MBA? After getting my bachelor’s degree…

Networking Your Way to an Internship

By Varun Yajaman Jagadish | March 22, 2016

The first year of an MBA program can be exciting for a number of reasons. There is so much happening with respect to academics, club activities and professional development. Before you realize it you are almost at the end of your first semester and it is time for your internship search. This can sometimes overwhelm students. However, attending Whitman networking…

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management Adds Business Analytics Specialization to its MBA Program

By Kerri Howell | March 21, 2016

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is now offering a specialization in business analytics to its MBA program, both on-campus and online through MBA@Syracuse. This brings the number of concentrations to seven; the other six include accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing management, real estate and supply chain management. The business analytics specialization prepares students for an analytical career in…

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#WhitmanWatch: Looking Back on Memory Day

By Meghan Rimol | March 21, 2016

With today being Memory Day, we’re looking back on a year of #WhitmanWatch students and picking out some of the top posts to celebrate this special day. Joseph Howard Class of 2016 Major: Marketing Management Minor: EEE Hometown: Pulaski, NY LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joseph-howard/81/25/5a7   Morgan Dreyer Class of 2016 Majors: Finance, Applied Mathematics Hometown: San Jose, California LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/dreyermorgan   Eric Klein Class of 2016…

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Syracuse University selects its ACC InVenture Prize Competition Team

By Lindsay Wickham | March 18, 2016

PowerSpike will represent Syracuse University at the inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize Competition Apr. 5 – 6 at Georgia Institute of Technology. A “Shark Tank” style pitch competition where a team of undergraduates representing each ACC university pitches inventions or businesses before a live audience and panel of judges, the InVenture competition carries with it prizes worth $30,000.…