Omnichannel Supply Chain Method Reinvents Retail Distribution Centers

Rong Li, associate professor of supply chain management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has published research on reinventing retail supply chain and the Ship-from-Store-to-Store (SFSTS) practice.  This practice has emerged as retailers have become equipped to deliver…

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Finance Major’s Journey Pairs Passion with Opportunities

Opportunities have been abounding for Jack Benedict ’20, finance major, from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. He believes his relationships with professors, hands-on work experience and extracurricular activities have helped him excel. Benedict says that he always knew he was going to come to Syracuse…

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Course Engages Students to Challenge Assumptions about Entrepreneurship

A hidden gem in the Whitman School’s entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises department, the undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, provides a bird’s eye view of entrepreneurship not usually studied. Offered at…

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Syracuse University Launches Online Master of Supply Chain Management in Partnership with 2U, Inc.

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management today announced it will offer an online Master of Supply Chain Management in partnership with 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology.

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WISE Women’s Business Center and Southside Innovation Center Awarded Grants to Help Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Two entrepreneurship programs run by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently received funding to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The WISE–Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship–Women’s Business Center and Southside Innovation Center both will use acquired funding to offer more resources and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award Recipients Announced in Virtual Ceremony

Forty-six top students from eight leading undergraduate Supply Chain Management and Engineering programs across the U.S. and Mexico were presented with MIT fellowship awards in a virtual ceremony held May 4, 2020. Six of the students were supply chain management…

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Accounting Students Network Virtually with Professionals at EY

As Syracuse University students, faculty and staff have moved to online learning and remote work, many have found ways to use virtual tools to their advantage. With the help of technology and the importance of networking opportunities at the Martin J. Whitman School…

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Supply Chain Professors Offer Thought Leadership and Expertise During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Whitman School’s supply chain management faculty are thought leaders in their space, frequently interviewed by top tier national media outlets. Below are recent placements secured for Julie Niederhoff, associate professor of supply chain management, Patrick Penfield, professor of supply…

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Spring 2020 Capstone Competition: Global Pandemic Edition

Each semester, graduating students at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management complete their undergraduate degrees with the three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “capstone.” Students form teams of four or five students to turn an original…

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Why Should You Earn a Graduate Degree in Business Today?

Uncertainty is a lingering feeling that many people are experiencing right now given the current events surrounding COVID-19. This feeling is especially prevalent for individuals considering whether to apply and commit to a graduate program.  Recent graduates, full-time workers trying…

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Winners Announced for Entrepreneur Student Competitions

Winners of the School of Information Studies’ (iSchool) Raymond von Dran (RvD) Fund for Student Entrepreneurship competition, the Hunter Brooks Watson Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, and the Compete CNY regional qualifier for the New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) were announced on April 14,…

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Whitman Seniors Highlighted on Poets & Quants for Undergrads List of Best & Brightest

Two Martin J. Whitman School of Management seniors, Ryan Houck and Kristen Wong, were selected by Poets & Quants for Undergrads to be highlighted in its annual “best & brightest undergraduate business majors” feature. Each year the publication seeks to honor…

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Real Estate Students Prepared with ARGUS Training and Certification

What sets Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management real estate management students apart? Many students will graduate with training in ARGUS Enterprise.  Through the James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center, students are able to sign up for a…

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Matthew Shumer, Wins Syracuse University campus wide InVenture Prize

Matthew Shumer ’22, founder of Visos, the first virtual reality (VR) headset specifically designed for healthcare applications, won Syracuse University’s campus qualifier competition, sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University Libraries, on February 21. He received a…

Brick-and-Mortar Retail: A Physical Advantage in a Digital World

Back in September, the popular fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy. The company, which sells mostly women’s and teen girl’s clothing, has been struggling ever since. On Monday, Feb. 10, Forever 21 agreed to sell all of the brand’s…

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Among Boards of Directors Abusive Accounting Policies Can Be Contagious

A study published in Review of Accounting Studies finds that it’s possible for manipulative accounting policies to be transmitted between firms. The common denominator is found within the Audit Committee of a company’s board of directors.  “We find that members…

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Syracuse University Startup CLLCTVE Selected for LaunchPad Lift Cohort Program

Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), G’20 (Whitman School) and CLLCTVE, a team of student entrepreneurs from Syracuse University, have been selected to participate in the spring 2020 cohort of LaunchPad Lift. The program takes 10 college student business ventures from the…

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Internship Experience: Kylie Maher, Merchandising Intern at Saks Fifth Avenue

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: Kylie MaherGraduation Year: May 2020Major(s): Finance / Marketing Management Hometown: Charlotte,…

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Matt Shumer ’22 Selected to Showcase His Innovations in Several National Events

Matt Shumer ’22 (Martin J. Whitman School of Management), founder of Visos, has been selected to showcase his innovative enterprise virtual reality system in several national events this spring. He is a Rubin Family Innovation Mentor at the Blackstone LaunchPad powered…

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Fall 2019 Capstone Business Plan Competition Winners

Every student’s business education at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is concluded by what is known as “Capstone.” This three-credit course is designed to inspire graduating students’ entrepreneurial spirits and teach tangible skills. The final product of this…

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LaunchPad Student Teams Sweep Award Competitions, Winning Nearly $80,000 in Fall 2019

Numerous student startup teams from the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars in Bird Library (LaunchPad) have won business competitions and prizes totaling $79,500 this past fall 2019. The LaunchPad is Syracuse University’s innovation hub, connecting the entire University’s resource-rich ecosystem with…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Appoints Meghan Florkowski Director of the WISE Women’s Business Center

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently announced the appointment of Meghan Florkowski to the position of director of the WISE (Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) Women’s Business Center, effective Nov. 11.

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Student Spotlight: Brian Sotnick ’20

HomeWhitman100Whitman BriefingsStudent SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Student Spotlight: Brian Sotnick ’20 Hometown: Palo Alto, California Major: Marketing Management Minors: Information Management Technology and Psychology Brian Sotnick ’20 describes himself as someone “raised by an East Coast family on the…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Named A Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The Princeton Review, known for its many categories…

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Whitman Students Learn About Entrepreneurship from Alumni in the Big Apple

Thirteen students explored New York City during this year’s inaugural Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise career exploration trip. This year’s trip allowed students to visit companies such as NewLab, WeWork, Harry’s Razors and RTS Inc. The Martin J. Whitman School of…

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Fifth Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition Presents $40,000 to Promising New Ventures

On Oct. 24, 2019, Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the fifth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of accomplished judges in hopes of receiving valuable feedback…

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70th Annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Honors Three for Supply Chain Excellence

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management hosted its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Oct. 17, at the Whitman School’s Helaine and Marvin Lender Auditorium.
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Junior Management Faculty Tackling Workplace Issues and Technology Strategy

Three management faculty are examining everything from creativity and leader/employee relationships to strategies associated with emerging technologies and how companies can remain competitive. Ongoing Research Examines Factors Affecting Creativity in the Workplace Teamwork is a frequent topic for management researchers…

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Whitman School’s Master in Marketing Program Offers Analytical Approach and Real-World Experiences

The STEM-designated master’s degree in marketing program (MSM) at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is one of its newest master’s level offerings but students are already experiencing the strength of the program, which takes a decidedly analytical approach…