The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s online MBA (iMBA) program has been ranked #9 in the Financial Times’ 2014 ranking of all online MBA programs worldwide. This year marks the first time Financial Times has ranked online MBA programs. The iMBA is Whitman's premier distance-learning, part-time program for professionals and executives. Launched in 1977, the program has grown to more than 200 current students and 900 alumni worldwide. Students attend five-day residencies on the SU campus each semester and complete their coursework online.
In an era of tech gardens, start-ups and non-traditional career routes, it can be difficult for enterprising young entrepreneurs to navigate and identify the opportunities and dead ends. The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is changing all of that with its Couri Hatchery, a student-centered business incubator that focuses on streamlining and supporting innovative emerging student ventures. “It’s a great environment to work in,” says Hana Fagut ’15, founder of SyrCa, a Syracuse cuisine delivery service that will bring high-end food from restaurants in Syracuse’s Armory Square to students around campus. “There’ll be twenty kids [in the Hatchery] on a Wednesday at midnight. It’s a fun setting to be in. People have common life goals to you.”
Read more about the Couri Hatchery and the successes it brings to student-run businesses like Fagut’s.
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management has been ranked #6 by Military Times in its 2014 list of Best for Vets: Business Schools.
The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on culture and curriculum that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the second annual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, a highly respected, nearly 80-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.
“Our more than 60-year collaboration with the Department of Defense in the delivery of financial management education to military and DOD civilians has been a privilege, and we look forward to many more years of partnership in preparing our future leaders,” says Irma P. Finocchiaro, director of executive education and defense programs at the Whitman School.
There are a number of reasons to choose Whitman. The first is experience. That’s because an undergraduate education at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management is about far more than traditional academic preparation. It’s about experiencing integrated learning through innovative curriculum that focuses on business fundamentals from day one. It’s about having opportunities to double major, dual major, minor, participate in multiple internships, apply knowledge outside the classroom and gain global experiences through studying abroad.
All told, a Whitman education offers the perspective and resources you need to prepare for the global business world. So, it’s no surprise that our students continually say their education helps open doors and gives them a competitive edge.
Learn more about the Whitman Undergraduate Experience and why it’s the right fit for you.
As Hurricane Sandy made landfall just northeast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, on the evening of October 29, 2012, it was downgraded from hurricane status to a post-tropical cyclone, but that fact was of little consolation to Whitman alumnus, Michael Tauber.
Tauber’s company, Avanti Linens, founded in 1969 by his parents, Arthur and Sandy, occupied large office space in a warehouse building directly in the storm’s destructive grasp. And, after an 11-foot storm surge pushed the Hackensack River over its banks and flooded the town, Tauber and his father made it to the building two days later to find their business under five feet (2.4 million gallons) of water. More than 700,000 pieces of inventory were ruined. But, instead of throwing in the towel, the Tauber’s decided to rally as a company and literally dig through the mess.
Read more about how the Tauber’s and Avanti Linens banded together to meet their goals and begin shipping orders within three weeks.