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Leadership and Vision



Common Purpose
We inspire students for a world of accelerating change.

We aspire to be a pre-eminent and inclusive school of management that:

  • Prepares students for professional success, engaged citizenship, and lifelong learning;
  • Produces high-impact research that advances business and society.

Syracuse Whitman’s mission is to develop analytic, globally-minded, innovative and entrepreneurial leaders and professionals through the power of:

  • Transformative learning experiences;
  • Innovative ideas and high-impact research insights;
  • Collaborative networks of lifelong learning and discovery.

We strive to achieve our mission by:

  • Leveraging the breadth and richness of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges;
  • Focusing on domains that benefit student learning and in which we can excel;
  • Engaging with our academic, alumni, and industry partners.

Whitman’s Core Values:
INTEGRITY – We are an ethical community that values transparency, accountability, responsibility, respect and professionalism.
INCLUSION – We strive to be a student-centered community that is supportive of all. We are open-minded. We engage and encourage diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
COLLABORATION – We believe the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We value teamwork as the most successful way to reach our goals.
INNOVATION – We are forward-thinking with a global mindset, always exploring new and creative ideas that can bring positive changes to the world.
EXCELLENCE – We persevere, always challenging ourselves and each other to improve in pursuit of outstanding quality in processes and outcomes, leading to overall success.

Strategic Goals:

Syracuse Whitman’s goals are grouped into three categories: Pursuing ExcellenceAchieving Relevance and Becoming Exemplary. Learn more about our Roadmap to Whitman's Second Century.