Rajib Sanyal

Willumstad wings it with virtual biz-plan competition

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s innovation squared at the Willumstad School of Business, where a business-plan competition rewarding inventiveness has performed a pandemic pivot. Student entrepreneurs from across the multifaceted Adelphi University campus will still have a chance to strut their stuff in the Willumstad School’s annual “Shark Tank”-like competition, but with the Garden City campus closed by the coronavirus, the final round of the 2020 contest will be virtual – a Zoom-hosted pitch-a-thon slated…


Seven degrees of separation for new Master CPAs

By GREGORY ZELLER // Adelphi University has added up its first class of master accountants. The Garden City-based university has graduated the first students to complete its Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting program, designed to be a passport to today’s rapidly globalizing economy. The graduate-degree program – which includes hands-on professional experience and career networking and covers various principles included in Master CPA exams – totals 30 credits. A total of 150 credits is required…


Adelphi adds neuroscience, supply-chain degrees

By GREGORY ZELLER // Two new Adelphi University degree programs will offer very specific, increasingly important foundations for future professionals. The Garden City school has launched a bachelor’s degree program in neuroscience and a master’s degree program in supply-chain management. Both programs are open for immediate enrollment and will begin offering classes when the spring semester commences this month. The neuroscience degree is designed to prepare students for medical school and other graduate-level studies, opening…


Teaching to the truth: Nowadays, we’re all in sales

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s a big world getting smaller – one of several critical lessons in the modern marketing classroom. As social media and other online avenues regularly smudge international borders, the way humans market their products and services is being constantly redefined – regardless of what’s being marketed or where. And make no mistake, noted Rajib Sanyal, dean of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Garden City’s Adelphi University, “everyone out…


DEBRIEF: Rajib Sanyal, incoming business dean, Adelphi University

Rajib Sanyal will take over as dean of Adelphi University’s Robert. B. Willumstad School of Business on July 1, succeeding Anthony Libertella, who’s retiring after 11 years in the dean’s office. An oft-published veteran of university administration, Sanyal has served as dean of the Walker L. Cisler College of Business at Northern Michigan University and currently heads the Miller College of Business at Indiana’s Ball State University – two schools and regions, he told Innovate…