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SY SYMS

SCHOOL OF
BUSINESS
The Association to
Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business
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ABOUT SY SYMS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
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THE SY SYMS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, founded in 1987, was established through
a generous gift from entrepreneur and businessman Sy Syms. From its inception,
the schoolwhich emphasizes quality teaching and researchhas aspired to be a
leading business school appropriate to Yeshiva University, with its unique mission of
Torah Umadda.
Sy Syms provides a comprehensive education in business fundamentals and
practice with concentrations in accounting (CPA), nance, management, information
systems and marketing, awarding the Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master
of Science in accounting and an Executive MBA degree. Our graduates, now numbering
more than 3,000, go to work in prominent positions throughout business and industry.
The Sy Syms School of Business is a unique learning community. The Ira Rennert
Entrepreneurial Institute assists Sy Syms students in starting and running their own
businesses. The Doris and Dr. Ira Kukin Entrepreneurial Lecture Series provides
opportunities to interact with top corporate executives and CEOs. The Dr. William
and Bernice Schwartz Business Plan Competition awards substantial cash prizes
for outstanding business plan. Making the most of our New York City location, all
students are encouraged to participate in our internship programs.
The Business Honors and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at the Sy Syms
School of Business strives to enhance the educational experience of high achieving
business students. The program focuses on providing honor students with enhanced
leadership opportunities, signicant interaction with senior faculty in business, liberal
arts and sciences, and career-changing contacts with global business leaders and senior
executives. Sy Syms honors courses are designed to challenge students in various areas
of business, to encourage imagination and creativity and to prepare students for
exceptional career opportunities.
Under the leadership team of Dr. Moses Pava (Dean), Professor Michael Strauss
(Associate Dean) and Dr. Avi Giloni (Associate Dean), the Sy Syms School of Business
has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
(AACSB), the worlds leading management education association. The schools focus
is on integrating ethics in every course, celebrating the spirit of Jewish entrepreneurship
across the curriculum, and emphasizing experienced-based learning. While maintain-
ing its commitment to excellence in research, the school prides itself on meeting the
demands and ever-changing needs of current and future students.
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MAJORS OF STUDY
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ACCOUNTING
Accounting is the language of business.
The major in accounting at the Sy Syms School of Business prepares students
for many different careers. The usual career path is to join the professional staff of
a public accounting rm, where audit, taxation and consulting services are provided
to a wide range of clients, and then to become a certied public accountant. One
may enter into a private practice as a public accountant to offer these services as
an integral part of the companys management.
The accounting department offers numerous courses in accounting, taxation
and business law. Required courses vary for students who follow the CPA track or
the non-CPA track.
Department Chair: Dr. Moses Pava
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/ug/accounting/courses
FINANCE
The nance program at Sy Syms develops an understanding of the domestic
and international nancial environments by studying shareholder value creation,
corporate decisions, nancial structures, capital markets and instruments, derivative
markets, strategies in risk management, and the nature of risk and reward in long
term investment planning and entrepreneurship.
Sy Syms students with a nance concentration gain expertise in all areas of
nance, including asset management, investment and commercial banking; nancial
management, the nancial aspects of venture capital, mergers and acquisition; and
management consulting. Additionally, a nance concentration will help prepare
students for future careers in government and law.
Students who major in nance will take courses such as corporate nance,
investment analysis, portfolio management and advanced corporate nance.
Department Chair: Dr. S. Abraham Ravid
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/ug/nance/courses
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INFORMATION AND DECISION SCIENCES
The information and decision sciences (IDS) department at Sy Syms gives students
an understanding of why and how information systems and technology are driving
changes in markets and business. Many of the strategic and routine decisions that
rms face involve the study of big data, which includes analyzing large datasets
through the use of information systems and information technology. Through knowl-
edge of operations management and related statistical and quantitative methods,
rms are able to gain a competitive advantage by creating cost leadership and
providing exible response to customer needs.
The IDS department offers courses in information systems that include topics
such as business intelligence, decision models and database management. Our
major in Business Intelligence and Marketing Analytics focuses on the intersection
of business intelligence approaches and marketing. This interdisciplinary approach
uses data and marketing knowledge to show how companies can get closer to
their consumers, develop a better understanding of the relationship between their
consumers and the brand, and help marketers create better marketing plans and
innovative products.
Department Chair: Dr. Avi Giloni
For more information, visit
www.yu.edu/syms/ug/information-decision-sciences/courses
MANAGEMENT
Business and management are the rigorous and critical study of the ways in which
individuals and groups interact in a dynamic business environment. It is an aca-
demic discipline that examines how business decisions are made and the impact
of these decisions on internal and external environments. With todays advanced
technology and globalization of the business world, the role of a manager is more
crucial than ever. With the experienced background of our management faculty, an
academic program has been developed that prepares our graduates for careers in
management with a special focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in the global
marketplace, with a growing emphasis on sustainability.
The management department offers courses in organizational behavior,
leadership and business in the global environment.
Department Chair: Dr. Tamar Avnet
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/ug/management/courses
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MARKETING
Marketing at Syms is a dynamic community of faculty members, students and
alumni. We research, teach, study and connect at Syms. Syms Marketing Program
develops creative and analytical marketers armed with the skills, network and
experience to succeed. Located in New York City, we are surrounded by the latest
innovations from leading marketing practitioners, as well as the cutting-edge
research conducted by our faculty. This is the home of Madison Avenue, Times
Square, the Fashion District, and thought leaders in marketing and branding
strategy, as well as leading companies in media, retail, nancial services, consumer
products, pharmaceuticals and other industries. The marketing department offers
courses in social media, digital media, consumer behavior and decision making,
marketing research and advertising management.
Department Chair: Dr. Tamar Avnet
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/ug/marketing/courses
THE BUSINESS HONORS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Business Honors and Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Sy Syms strives
to enhance the educational experience of its high-achieving business students.
The program stresses a culture of academic excellence, coupled with a com-
mitment to Jewish values across the curriculum. The program is focused on provid-
ing honors students with enhanced leadership opportunities, signicant interaction
with senior faculty in business, the liberal arts and sciences and career-changing
contacts with global business leaders and senior executives.
Specically, the program offers high-level business courses, immersion to the
liberal arts and sciences, along with signicant entrepreneurship and internship
opportunities.
Sy Syms honors courses are designed to challenge students in various areas
of business, to encourage imagination and creativity and to prepare students for
exceptional career opportunities.
Director: Dr. Avi Giloni
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/honors
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SY SYMS offers numerous clubs and extracurricular activities to the student body.
The Sy Syms School of Business Student Council facilitates student involvement in
workshops/clubs, speakers, networking opportunities and site visits. Some student
ran clubs include accounting, entrepreneurship and marketing.
THE DORIS AND DR. IRA KUKIN ENTREPRENEURIAL AND EXECUTIVE
LECTURE SERIES
Students have the opportunity to hear from and dialogue with todays most
inuential business and leadership minds, groundbreakers who represent the
most successful organizations in the world. Eminent business leaders and
entrepreneurs share their insights about current issues and challenges in
business, entrepreneurship, leadership, their industry and their organization.
THE INGEBORG AND IRA LEON RENNERT ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTE
The primary purpose of the Rennert Entrepreneurship Institute is to 1) be a
gateway to the real world of entrepreneurial business for Sy Syms students;
and 2) supplement traditional classroom teaching by providing a variety of
practical experiences, including seminars, workshops, coaching, mentoring
programs, internships and consulting engagements within and outside of the
classroom setting.
ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE
The Entrepreneur-in-Residence program provides students a opportunity to
work one-on-one with a successful entrepreneur to help rene their career
aspirations, to develop or to launch successful entrepreneurial businesses,
and to provide immediate access to practical, real world experience and
perspectives. The program helps more than 100 students each semester.
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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
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CAREERS
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YESHIVA UNIVERSITYS CAREER CENTER TEAM provides career planning and job
search preparation and resources to students in all majors of study. The staff facilitates
students securing practical opportunities to implement their studies, gain-real world
experience and transition to their careers. Internships are a top priority for students at
Sy Syms, with 86 percent of recent graduates having one or more internships during
their time at YU. The Career Center holds career fairs, networking events and employer
panels to connect students with potential internships and offers YU CareerLink, an
online database of hundreds of internships as well as part-time and full-time positions.
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/career-center
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OUR ALUMNI ARE EMPLOYED AT
n ACCOUNTING
Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG, PwC (Audit Associates and Tax Associates);
UBS, Citigroup, and Huron Consulting Group
n FINANCE
JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and Standard & Poors (Analyst)
n INFORMATION DECISION SCIENCES
Goldman Sachs (Data Analyst), Lockheed Martin (Systems Administrator)
and the Orthodox Union (Systems Support Manager)
n MANAGEMENT
Goldman Sachs, Ann Inc. (Analyst), and the United States Department
of Defense
n MARKETING
Fidelity Investments (Financial Representative), Ogilvy & Mather (Search Planner)
and Ralph Lauren (Production Associate)
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM
The Sy Syms School of Business Executive MBA Program includes a curriculum
that is challenging and relevant to your current and future professional goals.
Whether you are a corporate marketing director who wants to conquer
global markets or an entrepreneur who wants to understand local ones, our
general management Executive MBA is designed to help you learn how core
analytical skills and management tools t together, enabling you to become
more effective in your current career.
Our students share wide-ranging professional experience in nance, market-
ing, non-prot, sales and technology, and benet from small personalized classes,
outstanding faculty and an extensive alumni network. The international business
course takes the students abroad to gain rst-hand experience in emerging eco-
nomic countries. The program is over two years, three Sundays each month and
one night a week at our midtown campus.
For more information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/emba
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING
Designed to help students meet the New York State 150-credit educational
requirement for CPA licensure, the Master of Science in Accounting degree is a
30-credit program intended for recent undergraduate accounting majors or those
with degrees in other business disciplines.
The program assists in the transitions from the undergraduate accounting
program to the CPA exam and professional practice by offering courses that
combine both the theory and practical knowledge of advanced accounting topics
and important related elds. The MS in Accounting is staffed with instructors who
have strong backgrounds and understand the importance of developing pro-
fessional knowledge and skills. This program emphasizes building research and
communication skills and, in keeping with the Sy Syms tradition, it also focuses
on business ethics and how they relate to a students professional choices.
For information, visit www.yu.edu/syms/grad/accounting
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS,
PLEASE CONTACT:
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY
SY SYMS SCHOOL
OF BUSINESS
WILF CAMPUS
500 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033
212.960.0845
ISRAEL HENRY
BEREN CAMPUS
215 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
917.326.4839
EMAIL
syms@yu.edu
WEB
www.yu.edu/syms
yu.edu/syms