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Whitman School of Management Announces STEM-Designation for MBA

By Dawn McWilliams | January 20, 2022

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University announced today that its MBA program will be classified as STEM-designated for students who successfully complete concentrations in accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing and supply…

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Get Ready to See the World Again! Whitman Study Abroad Opportunities for 2022 Focus on Asia

By Caroline Reff | January 12, 2022

Get Ready to See the World Again! Whitman Study Abroad Opportunities for 2022 Focus on Asia Recent Whitman graduate Tyler Newman ’20, now employed in a sales and client relationship leadership program at Synchrony in…

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Two Degrees in Four Years, Student Able to Accelerate Professional Goals

By Mallory Carlson | January 11, 2022

Though she is only in her third year at Syracuse University, Haley Francois ’22 will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting this spring. However, she will return next fall – but this time…

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Haynie Taps Into Entrepreneurial Background to Manage COVID-19 on Campus

By Caroline Reff | January 5, 2022

Haynie Taps Into Entrepreneurial Background to Manage COVID-19 on Campus Mike Haynie holds many titles at Syracuse University: Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, executive director of the Institute of Veterans and Military…

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Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) Update

By Caroline Reff | January 5, 2022

Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) Update The Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES) produces both academic research and broader influence through policy analysis and public outreach. IES scholars offer entrepreneurial solutions to complex social…

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Whitman School, Institute for Veterans and Military Families Release First Data-Driven Research on Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Military

By Caroline Reff | January 5, 2022

Whitman School, Institute for Veterans and Military Families Release First Data-Driven Research on Barriers to Entrepreneurship for Military Military skills like self-discipline, leadership, management skills, mental toughness and perseverance are highly transferable to entrepreneurship. However,…

Student Stories

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Two Degrees in Four Years, Student Able to Accelerate Professional Goals

By Mallory Carlson | January 11, 2022

Though she is only in her third year at Syracuse University, Haley Francois ’22 will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in accounting this spring. However, she will return next fall – but this time…

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Student Finds Passion for Entrepreneurship, Education in Cryptocurrency

By Mallory Carlson | November 16, 2021

Sophie Waldman ’22 starts every day by reading the news and checking the markets. As a finance and entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises (EEE) double major, staying on top of current events is a must, but…

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

By Caroline Reff | October 19, 2021

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…

Focus on Faculty: Faculty Profiles and Research

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Retail Influencer Shelley E. Kohan Shares Her Expertise at Whitman

By Caroline Reff | April 30, 2021

Shelley E. Kohan has been long recognized as a “retail expert,” but over the past five years, she has also become an established “retail influencer,” as she shares her vast experience in the retail industry…

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Management Professor Emphasizes Diversity in all Aspects of Campus Involvement

By George S. Bain | April 30, 2021

Growing up in the largest city in India taught Ravi Dharwadkar about diversity. In the former Bombay (now Mumbai, which has swelled to nearly 20 million people today), everyone was a minority “in some way,”…

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

By Caroline Reff | February 15, 2021

“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…

Alumni and Friends

Class Notes

January 2022 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | January 10, 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

December 2021 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | December 7, 2021

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

November 2021 Class Notes

By Liz Holloway | November 8, 2021

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…

Thought Leadership

The Post-Pandemic Real Estate Market: Emerging Trends 2022

By Dawn McWilliams | December 8, 2021

Syracuse University Talks Business Webinar: Jan. 21, 2022, from 1 – 2 p.m. Join us for an interactive discussion with our Whitman alumni and faculty host about the many facets of real estate after the…

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Burak Kazaz Elected President-Elect of MSOM and Continues Sharing his Research on COVID-19 Vaccines and Wine Analytics

By Olivia Hall | 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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