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Le Moyne College Launches School of Business

Drawing on the College’s Jesuit heritage, School will feature four centers of excellence

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) …
In a move that will fundamentally change the approach to business education at Le Moyne, the College has announced the formation of a School of Business.
Previously business education at Le Moyne – which is comprised of six majors and an MBA Program – was housed under the Division of Management.

“As Le Moyne looks to the future of business education, we are committed to capitalizing on our historic disciplinary strengths, while also responding to the needs of the current and future world with discerning and ethical judgment, innovation, and adaptability,” said President Fred Pestello. “The School will seek to build on its strong network of alumni and the College’s connections with the Central New York region, in addition to further developing partnerships with a global network of Jesuit schools.”

According to Dr. Wally Elmer, dean of the new School, “The new structure will utilize four centers of excellence that will serve to complement our core values and provide the essential contexts and resources for Le Moyne’s business students to become leaders for the 21st century.”

The four centers are:
1. Center for Applied Business Research and Analysis
2. Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity
3. Center for the Study of Global Business Practices
4. Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership.

Business education at Le Moyne can be traced the College’s founding in 1946, which included a significant academic focus on industrial relations. “Business education has been at the core of our mission since the beginning,” said Elmer. “Building on this legacy, and strengthened by our AACSB accreditation, this new structure integrates the tenets of the College’s Catholic, Jesuit heritage into a comprehensive business education experience. The development of these four centers will ensure that our students are committed to meeting economic, social, and environmental challenges with integrity as competent and conscientious leaders.”

Included in future plans for the School are the development of dedicated facilities on the Le Moyne campus, including a trading floor and other cutting edge technological elements. Academically, there are a number of new programs that are being considered, including health care leadership and health care information systems, government systems, sports marketing and human resource management.

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posted on: 10/21/2011