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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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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…

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Online Programs Lead to More Entrepreneurs

Syracuse University has long been known for its entrepreneurship program and overall entrepreneurial spirit. So, it’s no surprise that the Whitman School’s online programs are increasingly turning out new entrepreneurs. Since fall 2017, there have been 174 MBA@Syracuse graduates certified…

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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management to Host 70th Annual Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, will host its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program Oct. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Marvin and Helaine…

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Whitman Women Participate in Mentorship and Networking Trip to NYC

In May, 20 undergraduate students in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University traveled to New York City for the Whitman Women in NYC career exploration trip. This experiential learning opportunity allowed students to learn about careers in…

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Fran Tucker Seeks to Teach Students that Learning is an Iterative Process, not a Memorize and Repeat Game

Fran Tucker, associate professor of marketing and supply chain and co-chair of the Salzberg Memorial Program at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, spent her childhood moving every three years with father’s job at General Electric. “Pittsfield, Cleveland,…

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Fatma Sonmez-Leopold Seeks to Inspire a Belief that Knowledge is Power

Throughout her academic and professional career, Fatma Sonmez-Leopold, assistant teaching professor of finance in Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, has displayed an aptitude and passion for education. Sonmez-Leopold is of Turkish origin and lived in Canada for…

Recreational Cannabis Legalization A Substitute for Alcohol, Not Tobacco

A new study forthcoming in Marketing Science indicates although recreational cannabis legalization (RCL) significantly increases cannabis online search volume, the increase comes from adults only, not the younger demographic. RCL also influences the alcohol and tobacco industries asymmetrically: it reduces…

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Annual Beta Alpha Psi Banquet Recognizes Students’ Academic Achievements

The Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting was pleased to recognize these students at its annual spring banquet in April. Student Recognition Institute of Internal Auditors Award Lauren Dishman ’18, ’19 M.S. NY State Society of CPAs Career Preparation Award…

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Research Speakers Offer Insights and Share Findings

The Whitman School’s EEE department hosted an impressive list of outstanding guest speakers who presented their recent ongoing studies. Jeff McMullen, editor-in-chief of Journal of Business Venturing and professor of entrepreneurship at Kelley School of Business, Indiana University – Bloomington…

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Syracuse University Entrepreneurship Thought Leaders Appointed to CNBC Disruptor 50 Advisory Council for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row Michael Haynie, Syracuse University’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation, and Alexander McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education, and professor and chair of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s…