Students Learn Practical Business Skills in Course Presented by Financial Training Experts
Close to 100 students participated in a financial training seminar May 27-30, presented by Adkins Matchett & Toy (AMT), global experts in training analysts and investment bankers at leading financial companies, hedge funds and corporate law firms.
“Several members of the YU Board of Trustees encouraged the school to enhance our analytic offerings in finance, and we are exploring ways to incorporate these vital real-world skills into the curriculum at Sy Syms,” said Michael Strauss, associate dean of Sy Syms, explaining the impetus behind the course. “We believe that all students should take this fundamentals of finance course before they enter the business world.” Read the rest of this entry…
Business School Honors Students and Faculty at Annual Awards Dinner
Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business celebrated its 27th anniversary and the graduating class of 2014 with a gala awards dinner on April 30 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The evening honored students and faculty who excelled academically and professionally, demonstrated exceptional character and exemplify the significant strengthening of Sy Syms.
The accomplishments of the past three years, as noted by Associate Dean Michael Strauss in his opening remarks, include Syms receiving AACSB accreditation in March 2013, one of only 672 out of 10,000 business schools to be so accredited; the creation of the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program, now welcoming its third cohort; an increase in enrollment from 412 to 575 students; four new tenure track positions; and new courses like “Managing a Growing Business,” which gives students the unique opportunity to work as a consulting team together with a faculty adviser to develop solutions for a business client on a chosen project. Read the rest of this entry…
Sy Syms Students Gain Consulting Experience at Annual Seforim Sale
A select group of students at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business are enjoying a real-life entrepreneurial experience this semester, thanks to a new course called “Growing a Managing Business.”
Sy Syms Assistant Professor Leonard Fuld (center) at the Seforim Sale with students in his “Managing a Growing Business” class
The class is open to students on both the Beren and Wilf campuses and aims to give them the unique opportunity to work as a consulting team together with a faculty member to advise and develop solutions for a business client on a chosen project. This year, that client is YU’s annual Seforim Sale, North America’s largest Jewish book sale, which is operated by YU students—from ordering merchandise to setting up the premises, marketing, accounting and all the technology the project entails.
“The students have now spent a number of months studying the Seforim Sale and trying to determine what are the critical issues that need to be addressed,” said Leonard Fuld, clinical assistant professor of accounting, who is teaching the class. “Similar to PricewaterhouseCoopers or any outside firm, the idea was for them to look at the Sale and determine what needed the most attention… to give them the hands-on experience you don’t get in the classroom.” Read the rest of this entry…
Serial Entrepreneur Adam Moisa Finds Mentors and Associates at Sy Syms School of Business
Adam Moisa was impressed by his first phone conversation with Michael Strauss, associate dean and entrepreneur-in-residence at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business.
Associate Dean Michael Strauss, left, with Adam Moisa
Strauss called Moisa while he was studying at Yeshivat HaKotel in Israel to ask if he had thought of any business ideas lately. As it happened, Moisa had. He wanted to create an aggregate cloud storage program that would allow people to access all their online content stored on various cloud storage services—whether on Google, Dropbox, Box or other sites—through one simple, easy-to-use platform. Moisa knew it was a great idea, but he wasn’t sure exactly where to go from there.
Alumni Offer Insight into Israeli Entrepreneurial Success at Sy Syms Event
On October 9, Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business hosted its second event in its annual “Leading with Meaning” initiative, which seeks to provide business ethics and entrepreneurial education programming to students and alumni. Called “The Silicon Valley of the Middle East: Understanding Israeli Entrepreneurial Success,” the evening featured presentations from two YU alumni who made the move to Israel—and made it big—that offered advice from their own professional and personal journeys about how to get involved in Israel’s business landscape.
Yeshiva College graduate Michael Eisenberg is a partner at the $140 million Israeli venture capital fund Aleph.
“Our connection to Israel is usually spiritual or political, but there’s another side to Israel, a side that is making the greatest investors in the world get on a plane and invest billions in this country,” said Charlie Harary, clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at Sy Syms and director of the Leading with Meaning initiative. “There are people in Israel making a difference by changing the economics of the country and the world, and those people are our people.” Read the rest of this entry…
NYC’s Republican Mayoral Candidate Meets with President Joel, Speaks to Students
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota paid a visit to Yeshiva University’s Israel Henry Beren Campus, where he was greeted by YU President Richard M. Joel and Andrew Lauer, vice president for legal affairs, secretary and general counsel.
Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota toured the Beren Campus and met with President Richard Joel.
After touring the campus, Lhota spoke to students in President Joel’s Leadership in the Non-Profit World class about his experiences as a leader in both the public and private sectors. Read the rest of this entry…
Alumni to Share Insight into Israeli Entrepreneurship at Sy Syms “Leading with Meaning” Event
Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business will kick-off its annual Leading with Meaning business ethics and entrepreneurial education programming with an event titled “The Silicon Valley of the Middle East: Understanding Israeli Entrepreneurial Success” on Wednesday, October 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Belfer Hall at YU’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, NY.
Run in conjunction with the Sy Syms Student Council and YU’s Israel Business Club, the event will feature keynote presentations from Michael Eisenberg, a partner at the $140 million early stage venture capital fund Aleph, and Jeremy Lustman, a partner at DLA Piper’s Corporate and Securities group—both Yeshiva University graduates who have achieved entrepreneurial success in Israel. Read the rest of this entry…
In New Role, Dr. Scott Goldberg to Advance Teaching and Learning Throughout University
Dr. Morton Lowengrub, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Yeshiva University, has appointed Dr. Scott J. Goldberg as vice provost for teaching and learning at YU.
Dr. Scott Goldberg has been appointed vice provost for teaching and learning.
“Dr. Goldberg’s commitment to academic rigor and research blended with a passion for entrepreneurship and creativity make him the ideal person to help guide YU’s education for the next generation,” said Lowengrub.
Goldberg’s new role is to advance the teaching and learning at YU’s undergraduate and graduate schools through 21st century methods and media, including online and blended learning. He will also work to develop new educational programs locally and globally. Read the rest of this entry…
The highly competitive program was established by President Richard M. Joel in 2004, shortly after his arrival at YU, with the goal of transforming the University into a leadership incubator for the Jewish people. Under the supervision of YU Senior Vice President Rabbi Josh Joseph, the Fellowship places accomplished top-level YU graduates in key departments and schools throughout the institution, where they develop and oversee thoughtful and innovative projects to improve the University. They also receive close mentorship from senior University staff and cultivate a broad knowledge base and skill set to engage with the larger Jewish community.
Inspired by CJF Mission to Nicaragua, YU Students Make a Difference in Kenya
Ever since she was in ninth grade, Avital Levine, a biology major at Stern College for Women, dreamed of traveling to Africa. “I got hooked after watching a documentary about HIV/AIDS and from then on, I was determined to go there.”
Chanie Shalmoni, left, and Avital Levine, right, spent the summer volunteering in a Nairobi medical clinic.
This summer, Levine’s dream came true, when she spent five weeks in Nairobi, Kenya with fellow student Chanie Shalmoni, a business major at Sy Syms School of Business.
Interning through the Advance Africa program, the pair enjoyed a unique opportunity to volunteer in a medical clinic and orphanage, caring for underprivileged children and gaining hands-on medical experience. The women also had a chance to go on a safari and explore the local sites, in addition to connecting with the small Jewish community nearby, including an African family who had recently converted to Judaism. Read the rest of this entry…