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New Service Engagement Initiatives Reach Out to Assist Syracuse City Communities

New Service Engagement Initiatives Reach Out to Assist Syracuse City Communities While Whitman School of Management students are required to complete 50 hours of community engagement to complete their degrees, they have many ways to do so. However, Diane Crawford,…
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Full-Time Graduate Student Spotlight: Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA

Full-Time Graduate Student Spotlight: Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA Hometown: Thane, India Degree: MBA Concentrations: Marketing and Supply Chain Management Anushree Jagdish ’23 MBA came to the Whitman School after working in advertising in her home country of India for a…
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Sharing Her Expertise and Showing Her Generosity to Benefit the Whitman School 

Sharing Her Expertise and Showing Her Generosity to Benefit the Whitman School Deb Leone ’86, ’87 MBA didn’t think twice about attending Syracuse University. Following in her older sister’s footsteps, the Long Island native loved the school from the first…
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Whitman at Work: Dual Degree Program Helps Recent Grad Carve Out Career Opportunities Combining Business, Engineering

Whitman at Work: Dual Degree Program Helps Recent Grad Carve Out Career Opportunities Combining Business, Engineering Patrick Riolo ’20 (ECS), ’21 MBA always had an interest in health care, and a desire to create things that “would give value to people.”…
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Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Rehan “Reh” Balsara ’23

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Rehan “Reh” Balsara ’23 Hometown: Mumbai, India Majors: Accounting, Business Analytics and Finance Minor: Psychology Rehan “Reh” Balsara ’23 was initially drawn to the Whitman School’s finance program and its emphasis on experiential learning. He says, “During…
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Engaged Syracuse: Whitman Interdisciplinary Programs Offer Students the Opportunity to Combine Business with Medicine or Law Degrees and Much More!

Engaged Syracuse: Whitman Interdisciplinary Programs Offer Students the Opportunity to Combine Business with Medicine or Law Degrees and Much More! One of the goals of the Whitman School is to continue to be a leader in providing undergraduate and graduate…
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Orange Tank 2021 Awards $41,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs

Orange Tank 2021 Awards $41,000 to Student and Alumni Entrepreneurs A true entrepreneurial spirit was in the air as the Whitman School held its seventh annual Orange Tank business pitch competition on Nov. 4, 2021. The event brought Whitman students and alumni entrepreneurs together…
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In the News and Trending: The Shopping Mall Crisis: What Will It Take for Them to Recover? Is There any Hope?

In the News and Trending: The Shopping Mall Crisis: What Will It Take for Them to Recover? Is There any Hope? Ray Wimer is a professor of retail practice leading courses on retail, buying and planning, marketing, sales and business foundations.…
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Whitman Professor Firmly Grounded in Syracuse University and the Community

Whitman Professor Firmly Grounded in Syracuse University and the Community John Petosa L’95 jokes that he is “a kind of Swiss army knife” of teaching at the Whitman School. Indeed, since 2003 the professor of practice has led classes in…
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The Case of Havana’s Paladares, Creating Legitimacy in the Eyes of Stakeholders

The Case of Havana’s Paladares, Creating Legitimacy in the Eyes of Stakeholders What if you start a business under one set of rules, and then the rules keep changing—sometimes drastically. This is the regulatory environment in which owners of paladares,…
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Evaluating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Holistically: How Businesses Grow, Develop, Exit or Survive

Evaluating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Holistically: How Businesses Grow, Develop, Exit or Survive How does a diverse set of actors—such as investors, business incubators, governments and universities—interact to boost entrepreneurial activity and help new companies thrive? This entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) perspective,…
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Goodman IMPRESS Program Builds Future Business Leaders

Goodman IMPRESS Program Builds Future Business Leaders From guest lectures by industry leaders to small group one-on-one networking opportunities, the Whitman School’s Goodman IMPRESS Program provides students co-curricular programs to build the next generation of business leaders. The IMPRESS program…
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Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship

Challenging Assumptions About Entrepreneurship The undergraduate and master’s level elective course, Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity, is a hidden gem that presents perspectives on entrepreneurship not often studied. “Readings, assignments and guest speakers cover practical and…
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Recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts Reflect School’s Commitment

Recent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts Reflect School’s Commitment Throughout the summer and fall semester, the Martin J. Whitman School School of Management has not only continued to prioritize its commitment to critical issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion…
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Whitman School Makes Firm Commitment to Lead Business Schools in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Whitman School Makes Firm Commitment to Lead Business Schools in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts 2020 is certain to stand out as a year when issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion consumed the country – and the Syracuse University Campus…
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Student Profile: James Coleman ’16, ’21 MBA

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Student Profile: James Coleman ’16, ’21 MBA Hometown: Southington, Connecticut Degree: MBA Concentrations: Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics James Coleman graduated from Syracuse University in 2016 from the College…
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California Alumnus Aims to Connect Whitman Entrepreneurs to West Coast Resources

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty California Alumnus Aims to Connect Whitman Entrepreneurs to West Coast Resources Jim Keene ’79 was born in Connecticut and spent his college years in Upstate New York, but he’s lived…
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New NYC Abroad Program Offers Unique Mix of Work Experience, Study

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty New NYC Abroad Program Offers Unique Mix of Work Experience, Study This spring was the inaugural semester of the Whitman School’s Study Abroad in NYC program. Three students intended to…
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Trustee Lisa Fontenelli Makes $1 Million Gift Focused on Experiential Learning Opportunities in NYC

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Trustee Lisa Fontenelli Makes $1 Million Gift Focused on Experiential Learning Opportunities in NYC Elisabeth “Lisa” Fontenelli ’86 well remembers a summer internship with a media company that introduced her…
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Trailblazing Students Take on Newly Established NYC Abroad Program

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Trailblazing Students Take on Newly Established NYC Abroad Program JULIA DANAN ’21 originally planned to study abroad in a more traditional sense this spring by going somewhere in Europe, but…
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Funded Research on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Management

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Funded Research on Diversity and Inclusion in Business and Management Several research projects focused on diversity and inclusion in business and management are supported by an internal grant program sponsored…
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Former Football Player and Wife Give $1 Million to Establish Undergraduate Scholarship

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Former Football Player and Wife Give $1 Million to Establish Undergraduate Scholarship A $1 million gift has established a four-year scholarship at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management for…
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Whitman History with Veterans to be Furthered with NVRC

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Whitman History with Veterans to be Furthered with NVRC Entrepreneurship envelops the relationship between the Whitman School and the new National Veterans Resource Center, which opened this year on the…
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Junior Faculty Contribute Groundbreaking Ideas to Position Whitman For the Future

HomeOur Second CenturyClass of 2020Student SpotlightsAlumni & FriendsFocus on Faculty Junior Faculty Contribute Groundbreaking Ideas to Position Whitman For the Future As the Martin J. Whitman School of Management continues to celebrate its first 100 years, it is also positioning…