Introduction

Revised MBA curriculum introduced.

Revised MBA curriculum introduced.

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Revised MBA curriculum introduced.

Five members of the Master's board

In 1992, the faculty introduced an innovative new MBA curriculum integrating newly developed “theme” courses with the “core” courses for which the School had been noted. Cutting across the traditional disciplines, the themes reflected the central issues of management at the time – globalization, cultural diversity, total quality management, ethics and the environment. Integrated with the functional courses, the themes ensure relevance, broaden the context and sharpen the focus at the same time.

The new curriculum also incorporated a broader emphasis on people and communication skills, redressing a longstanding imbalance between technical skills, on the one hand, and leadership skills on the other. The overriding objective of the program was to prepare managers to successfully manage and compete in a global market and a changing society.

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.