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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Announces a Major in Business Analytics

A distinctive characteristic of conducting business in the 21st century is collecting and utilizing vast amounts of data in decision making. Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has launched a new undergraduate major in Business Analytics to train…

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#WhitmanWatch: Vincenzo Suarez ’23

Vincenzo Suarez ’23, from Weston Florida, is one of ten Posse Foundation scholars in his class on the Syracuse University campus. The Posse Foundation is a program that partners with universities across the country to provide full-tuition scholarships and mentorship to diverse students who show strong leadership potential.

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Experts Explore Changes in Retail in the Wake of COVID-19

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted a virtual panel concerning the retail industry in June. The webinar, Perspectives on Retail in the Wake of COVID-19, covered various aspects of retail, including how the industry has been affected by…

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#WhitmanWatch: Louisa “Lulu” Williams ’21

Louisa Williams ’21, better known to friends as Lulu, has let her African roots, spirituality and perseverance guide her success at Syracuse University. William’s hometown is Delran, New Jersey. She is a dual major in supply chain management at the Whitman School of Management,…

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Whitman Professor Unveils Wine Futures Report Calling 2019 Bordeaux an Excellent Investment Option

Researchers at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s (RPI) Lally School of Management are out with their yearly assessment of wine futures and have determined the 2019 Bordeaux vintage to be an excellent investment option. “Futures came out below their…

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Entrepreneurship Professor Improves SAGE Business Journal’s Impact Factor

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management recognizes Johan Wiklund, Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, for his role in significantly improving the SAGE Journal Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice’s (ETP) 2019 Impact Factor published by Clarivate (part of the Journal Citation Reports…

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Gartner Gives Top 25 Ranking for Whitman’s Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Program

Gartner, Inc. announced that the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 25 in the country for its supply chain management (SCM) program, granting a #23 ranking to the undergraduate program. Gartner’s biennial North American Supply Chain University Program…

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.