Sy Syms School of Business further expands the scope of its education beyond undergraduate programming this fall when it launches the Center for Executive and Professional Education. The center will offer post-graduate education and professional development to meet the needs of business professionals, especially in the Jewish community.
“Since its establishment in 1987, the business school and its curriculum have been constantly evolving,” said Dr. Fred Palumbo, professor and area chair of marketing and management at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB). Addressing an audience of students, proud parents, and captains of industry gathered at the 2009 Dr. William Schwartz Business Plan Competition, Dr. Palumbo provided a brief history of one of the northeast’s top undergraduate business programs. He went on to explain that recently he has noticed a dramatic shift towards the field of entrepreneurship.
A group of 85 top international entrepreneurs who attended an industry conference in April heard from sales and marketing gurus, management consultants, the founder of a major Internet company, work-balance coaches—and one rabbi. For the first time ever, a member of the clergy—Rabbi Benjamin Blech, assistant professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University—addressed executives at the annual Gathering of the Titans conference at MIT Endicott House in Dedham, MA.