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

“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 last word most would use…

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Assistant Teaching Professor Elizabeth Wimer Draws Out the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Her Students

Adrianna Kocak ’19 was, by her own admission, the “smart kid” at her Syracuse high school, and she thrived on that. But, when she chose to attend Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, she quickly realized that there…

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Assistant Professor Cristiano Bellavitis Sees Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Cristiano Bellavitis, Ph.D., has been around the world and back, living in and visiting a variety of places from his native Italy to New Zealand. When he joined the faculty at the Martin J. Whitman School…

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Whitman Team Places Third in National Deloitte FanTAXtic Case Study Competition

In January, a team of five students from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management placed third in the 20th national FanTAXtic case study competition presented by Deloitte. This year’s case challenged teams to advise a new business venture on the best way to acquire the…

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Entrepreneurial Professor’s New Book Uses Whitman Research and His Own ADHD Diagnosis to Help Entrepreneurs Harness Their Super Powers

Most people think of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a negative, but Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice John M. Torrens G’93 (A&S), Ph.D. has a different take, showing that many aspects of the disorder can be turned into a positive.…

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Assistant Professor of Marketing Shares Her Fascination With Data-Driven Marketing

Number-driven data has always been fascinating to Hyoryung Nam, Ph.D., who joined the faculty at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management as an assistant professor of marketing in August 2020.  “Data matters. Data is the basic building block…

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Assistant Professor Drawn to Whitman’s Niche Appreciation of Quantitative Marketing, Cross Section of University Researchers

Assistant Professor of Marketing Meheli Basu, Ph.D., was drawn to Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management because she knew that many of her peers were involved in exactly the type of work she, too, was interested in. “Quantitative…

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Professor Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Named to Poets and Quants Top 50 List

Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management was honored as one of the 2020 Top 50 undergraduate business professors in the world by Poets and Quants for Undergrads, a higher education…

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Professor Emeritus Mohamed Onsi Remembered for Leading Broader Approach to Business Studies, Expanding Graduate Programs

The Syracuse University community mourns the loss of the Whitman School’s Professor Emeritus Mohamed “Mo” Onsi, who passed away in November. As a member of the faculty, he made a significant impact over his 42 years at the school, widening…

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Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Hospital CEO Never Imagined Leading Through a Pandemic

Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA: Hospital CEO Never Imagined Leading Through a Pandemic When Kimberly Boynton ’13 MBA was studying at the Whitman School, she never imagined that a few years later she would be using some of the skills she…

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Dominique Visser ’20 MBA: Online MBA Program Was “Business as Usual” During Belgian Lockdown

Dominique Visser ’20 MBA: Online MBA Program Was “Business as Usual” During Belgian Lockdown Completing the online MBA program in Belgium while COVID-19 had the country locked down was “business as usual for me,” says Dominique Visser ’20 MBA. “I…

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Whitman at Work: Entrepreneur Makes Anything But Beer Nothing But Successful

Whitman at Work: Entrepreneur Makes Anything But Beer Nothing But Successful One month after completing his master’s degree in entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, Logan Bonney ’17 M.S. was already putting his education into practice by incorporating Anything But Beer…

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#WhitmanWatch: Ze Zeng ’23

Ze Zeng ’23 has a passion for people and a desire to change the world similarly to his role model, Elon Musk. Although Zeng admires many people, he explains, “I think that the ideas that Musk has are for the greater good. Tesla and SpaceX are a couple of the companies that he runs. They are for humanity’s future. He wants to do things for the greater good, the entire population. I may not achieve something like that, but if I have a chance, I hope to be a person like him.”

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In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think

In the News and Trending: Are You Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago? It May Be More Complicated Than You Think Politics and the Perception of Economic Well-being So, are you better off today? It’s a quintessential question that…

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Post-Doc’s Appreciation for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Shapes Career Path

Mirza Tihic’s ’03 (A&S), ’04 (ECS), ’06 MBA, G’19 (SoE) interest in helping military veterans and their families stems from the peace the U.S. military helped to bring to his native Bosnia in the mid-1990s. His love of entrepreneurship came…

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Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats

Faculty Stay Connected to Whitman Community by Sharing Expertise, Collaborating Through Virtual Formats When the 2020 spring semester transitioned online, the School began bringing instruction online but also wanted to find ways to ensure that faculty, students, alumni, staff and…

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Fall 2020 Capstone Competition: Meet the Winners

As the Fall 2020 semester comes to an end, seniors at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management completed a three-credit Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management course, more commonly known as “Capstone.” This course is designed to inspire graduating students’…

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Student Profile: Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21

Student Spotlight: Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21 Hometown: Miami, Flordia Degree: Online M.S. in Professional Accounting Marie-Jose Michel Sanchez ’21 M.S. is an individual who exemplifies the term “life-long learner.” Earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1993 from the University…

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Student Profile: Manpreet Singh Saini ’21

Student Spotlight: Manpreet Singh Saini ’21 Hometown: Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Degree: MBA Specializations: Finance and Business Analytics Manpreet Singh Saini ’21 MBA earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology in 2015 from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in…

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Student Profile: Salvatore Pepe ’22

Student Spotlight: Salvatore Pepe ’22 Hometown: Yorktown Heights, New York Major: Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises and Supply Chain Management (WHIT); Information Management & Technology (iSchool) Minor: Environment & Society (A&S) Salvatore Pepe’s ’22 (WHIT/iSchool) initial introduction to Syracuse University was…

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Wise Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Help Small Businesses

Meghan Florkowski (left) and Carolyn Tucker. Please note, this image was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and does not reflect current public health guidelines. Wise Women’s Business Center and South Side Innovation Center Help Small Businesses Two entrepreneurship programs,…

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Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?”

Webinar: “NAFTA to USMCA: What’s New? What’s Changed?” This webinar is the second in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in honor of the Global Supply Chain Professional. The presentation explored…

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$42,000 Awarded in Annual Orange Tank Business Pitch Competition

On Oct. 22, 2020, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosted the sixth annual Orange Tank business pitch competition virtually. Student and alumni entrepreneurs pitched their ventures to a panel of accomplished judges in hopes of receiving valuable feedback…

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Women Business Leaders Share “Infinitely Useable” Information

Tracy Barash and Amy McHale Women Business Leaders Share “Infinitely Useable” Information While many of the summer residency programs focused on issues related to the pandemic, a more universally relevant track, Women as Business Leaders, proved to be extremely popular.…

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Whitman Team Named Regional Winner of Deloitte FanTAXtic Tax Case Competition

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management team of five accounting students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition designed to help students gain real-world business experience. Nearly 55 teams representing more…

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#WhitmanWatch: Gizelle Jayne Ortiz Vidal ’22

Gizelle Jayne Ortiz Vidal ’22 (WHIT/iSchool) is an individual who works with a ‘pay it forward’ attitude, which they demonstrate in their involvement at Syracuse University and the greater Syracuse area. Vidal, from Yonkers, New York, is a dual major studying finance at the Martin J. Whitman…

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Webinar: “Moving from Supply Chains to Demand Chains: Next Gen Technology for New Era Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail”

Webinar: “Moving from Supply Chains to Demand Chains: Next Gen Technology for New Era Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail” This webinar is the first in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in…

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Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) Annual Report 2019-20

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Annual Report 2019-20 The 2019-2020 academic year was an auspicious one for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. We kicked off our centennial year in September remembering our history. The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE)…

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Syracuse University 2020 Panasci Business Plan Competition Winners

Syracuse University 2020 Panasci Business Plan Competition Winners Each year, the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management hosts the campus-wide Panasci Business Plan Competition. This event encourages students to think entrepreneurially and…

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Alumna Leverages Opportunities to Expand Business, Gain Knowledge in Graduate EEE Program

As a young alumna, Kelsey Davis ’19 (NEW), ’20 M.S. is taking on Los Angeles with her startup and 10 team members. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Davis saw an opportunity at Syracuse University to explore her creativity and found the…

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Cristiano Bellavitis: New Entrepreneurship Faculty, Passion for Global Entrepreneurship

From growing up in Italy and starting multiple businesses before beginning college to living and working in places like Russia and New Zealand, Cristiano Bellavitis is no stranger to new experiences. His latest adventure, however, will be moving from Auckland,…