September 07, 2023
Any successful business will use numerous approaches and skills to adapt to these changes and foster a positive work environment. This article explores business strategies that you can implement to help your organization overcome challenges and foster a strong culture.
August 09, 2023
Today, new fintech tools such as peer-to-peer payment apps and robo-advisors allow consumers to manage their finances independently and digitally. Let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest innovations in fintech and how they will change business for the better in the future.
According to WFH Research, the percentage of workers with hybrid or remote work arrangements increased from 4.7% to 27.2% between 2019 and 2023.1 Remote teams enjoy many advantages, but it also poses unique challenges for leaders and managers.
August 02, 2023
As consumers look for businesses' actions to align with evolving social ethics, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has emerged as a pivotal force in shaping the future of the business landscape.
July 20, 2023
Both state and federal government agencies are involved in regulating the professional conduct of accountants, and accounting industry regulations have evolved as changes in the business environment have created new ethical conflicts.
July 13, 2023
Weighing the pros and cons of both debt financing and equity financing can help determine when one method is more appropriate than the other. Participants in graduate work should be prepared to evaluate these options in their professional roles, backed by an academic understanding of both financing options.
July 11, 2023
Starting a new business can be risky, but the numerous benefits of entrepreneurship make this career path appealing to many people. Business founders become their own bosses and can achieve new levels of personal and professional freedom.
February 27, 2023
When you hear the word "forensic", you might think of crime scene investigations or historical artifacts—finance and accounting are likely far off the list. But within corporations and government agencies, both big and small, forensic accountants are working hard to follow money trails and calculate costs to find the truth behind numbers.
January 30, 2023
The operations of residential and commercial real estate have many similarities, but there are some key differences, as well. Residential real estate deals with structures in which people live (e.g., your house or apartment). Commercial real estate deals with the buildings where people work and transact business (e.g., a coffee shop or office).
January 30, 2023
Real estate has long been considered a good investment because of its potential for appreciation and its ability to generate a steady stream of passive income. For decades, people from all around the world have benefited from this valuable asset class by using it to build wealth and achieve financial security.
January 30, 2023
Even during an economic downturn, investing in real estate is a smart financial decision. Especially for buyers who plan to own the property for five years or more, purchasing a home is good protection against inflation.
January 24, 2023
In the business world, who you know is as important as what you know. References and recommendations can boost your spot among the competition, especially when you’re looking for a new job—having the right connection can mean the difference between securing the interview or getting buried in a sea of resumes.
January 16, 2023
For a business owner, lender or investor, a balance sheet provides a clear view into the financial health of a company. It’s a snapshot of the organization’s assets, liabilities and equity on a specific date—typically at the end of a month, quarter or year—which can be used to evaluate the business.
At first glance, the terms property management and property assets management look very similar—and in many ways, they are! However, a careful examination of real estate asset management vs. property management reveals substantial differences in the type and scope of responsibilities for real estate specialists who are looking to explore these important roles.
December 08, 2022
After several years of low inflation, consumers in the U.S. and around the world have seen their purchasing power pummelled by spiking inflation rates in 2021 and 2022. The Internal Revenue Service has offered some comfort for strapped U.S. taxpayers. In October, the agency released information on the annual inflation adjustments for the tax year 2023 with several adjustments around 7%. Learn more about the adjustments here.
December 05, 2022
Imagine that you’re at a conference looking to explore business opportunities and secure a job interview. You get into an elevator on the ground floor of the hotel you’re staying in, and, when the doors open, you see the CEO of your dream company standing inside. You’re both staying on the 12th floor, so you have a finite amount of time during this elevator ride to introduce yourself, express your interest in their company, and potentially, hopefully, secure a time to continue the conversation further.
December 02, 2022
When it comes to professional networking, LinkedIn continues to be the go-to platform for companies and individuals around the world. With accounts for over 875 million members, 57 million businesses, and 120,000 schools, the site has grown exponentially since its creation in 2003. Read our tips on how to network on LinkedIn and leverage its power to your advantage, grow your connections, and cultivate a strong professional network with significant benefits.
December 01, 2022
If you’re considering an advanced degree to help progress your business career, you’ve probably heard about some of the quantifiable benefits of an MBA. What is discussed far less often, however, are some of the more subtle benefits of an MBA. There are ways in which the degree and the work of pursuing it can help you in your personal life as well as your professional life, and it’ll continue to pay off well beyond graduation.
September 14, 2022
Real estate data analytics has transformed the industry, giving real estate investors an important tool for examining large data sets so they can understand what the data means and respond faster to market trends. Learn how investors can use real estate data analytics to gain market insights for a competitive advantage.
September 07, 2022
If you’re starting a business, one of the most important early decisions you will need to make is how to get your funding. That critical startup financing, and where you get that capital, will affect how you structure and operate your new company.
September 01, 2022
Discover seven important tips on how you can be an ethical landlord. Propel your career with an online master’s degree in real estate from Yeshiva University.
September 01, 2022
Accounting data visualization software has come a long way since the mid-1980s when the first inklings of it began to appear. At that time, Microsoft Excel was considered a sophisticated program and was used by many accountants to gather and present data. However, a lot of today’s financial applications have data visualization built in, with a much smoother and more streamlined experience.
August 30, 2022
Recent innovations in the realm of Web3 and blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, open banking, and other technologies are a guarantee that the role of the CPA, and the technical skills required, will be vastly different than they were ten, or even five, years ago
August 26, 2022
Commercial real estate trends post-COVID mirror trends in the residential market, but there are added considerations because you must also consider the changing needs of tenants. Here's what aspiring real estate investors need to know.
There are many advantages to seeking advice from known leaders with proven track records. Entrepreneurs are naturally self-motivated individuals with driven, decisive personalities, motivated by the pursuit of success even in risky, unfamiliar areas.
May 31, 2022
Professor Mark Finkel shares how the optional residency program, offered in New York City and Tel Aviv, Israel, is a valuable MBA networking opportunity for online MBA students.
Creating a successful business takes more than a soaring vision and superhero chutzpah in the face of risk. For this reason, young entrepreneurs often find empowerment by following in the footsteps of successful business leaders. Jewish entrepreneurs likewise seek greater business growth through the examples and mentorship of market mavens who view success through a shared lens of faith and passion for Jewish principles.
Professor Mark Finkel has over 25 years of experience under his belt, working with early-stage entrepreneurial enterprises in Silicon Valley and around the world. See what he brings to his students at Syms.
February 16, 2022
Property managers and their businesses oversee the accounting, rent collection, maintenance and tenant placement of real estate. Everything from apartment blocks to government buildings use property managers to keep things running smoothly, and almost all of the day-to-day operations are on their shoulders.
February 06, 2022
A lot of terms tend to get thrown around in business without a specific explanation, especially when talking about finances; net revenue, operating income, and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), for example. As a modern accounting professional, you’re expected to recognize, understand and utilize these terms and concepts when the need arises, even if you don’t necessarily use them on a day-to-day basis.
February 04, 2022
Earning your Master of Business Administration (MBA) is all-but-essential if you plan on ascending to a leadership position in today's competitive business world. Specifically designed for teaching management skills and business principles, an MBA degree also opens up networking possibilities and exposes students to job opportunities they wouldn't necessarily experience without participating in a graduate-level business program.
February 02, 2022
Retained earnings help show the true worth of a company and are an important factor in a business’s accounting. After paying dividends to shareholders, the remaining money is held in reserve called the retained earnings. These earnings can fund business expansion, the acquisition of additional assets, or a variety of ventures.
January 27, 2022
There’s no way around it: workplace relationships can be complicated. Sometimes, coworkers become close friends with whom you find yourself spending a lot of time outside of the office. Other times, you and a colleague might not be able to get along no matter how hard you try. When you begin to manage people, these situations can be especially tricky as you try to navigate different emotions and descriptions of how events have unfolded.
January 27, 2022
Real estate is an appealing industry for many reasons: low barriers of entry, a flexible schedule, and enormous sales potential. However, if you want to move up in the industry (and increase your salary along with it), you’ll need to pursue the higher-level education and expertise that top-tier companies and business partners demand in today’s dynamic markets. For several positions, that means earning your Master of Science in Real Estate.
January 20, 2022
Every year, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) reviews hundreds of universities and schools to examine several aspects of their philosophy, approach, and success in education. AACSB accreditation is reserved for the most prestigious business schools, with fewer than 5 percent of business schools holding this distinction worldwide. The Yeshiva University and the Sy Syms School of Business are honored to join their ranks.
January 20, 2022
To understand where a company is going, you have to understand where it came from and its current state. If someone needs to determine the profitability and growth potential of a business, the first place to begin is with its financial documents. Perhaps one of the most important of those documents, an income statement shows all of a company’s revenues and expenses and is a key indicator of what’s to come.
January 13, 2022
It’s true what they say: Time is money. Whether you regularly encounter time crunches because of multiple projects with the same due date, or you find yourself struggling to fit last-minute meetings and project requests into your normal workload, improving time management techniques at your company can pay off in big ways for everyone involved. Not only does it help you produce better work, but it also makes you a happier, healthier person.
January 09, 2022
Knowing the net income (NI) of your business is important since it’s a straightforward measure of your company’s profitability. Specifically, it’s important to calculate net income for a company that sells goods or services. A positive NI indicates a successful business (“in the black”), whereas a negative NI means that your expenses are greater than your profits (“in the red”). These expressions are part of accounting history, and they refer to a company’s profitability.
January 04, 2022
Business across all industries and sectors in the 21st century is driven by sophisticated software, and real estate is no exception. Professionals working in real estate use software to assess risk, strategize investments, monitor key financial data, maintain client relationships, and otherwise plan for success. If you’re considering a career in real estate investment, software proficiency is an essential skill set you should strive to develop.
December 13, 2021
No matter how large or small a corporation is, the effects of a data breach can be felt in almost every facet of the business. Not only does it deplete your customer’s trust and damage your reputation, but, according to a recent study from Dr. Henry Huang, program director and associate professor of accounting at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, you’ll be met with financial penalties that can stall your company’s ability to grow in the future.
December 13, 2021
Mentorship calls for a certain kind of talented business veteran who understands that sharing the lessons they’ve learned is deeply important to the growth and success of the next generation of managers and leaders. But how do you identify the right person to fill this crucial role in your professional life? And how do you establish a strong mentor-mentee relationship with them?
October 27, 2021
Owning a business requires constantly monitoring a variety of assets. Some assets wear out over the years and begin losing their value; for example, computers, tools, equipment, vehicles and buildings can depreciate over time and must be repaired or replaced. In order for a business to accurately write off these expenses and file their taxes correctly, you need to calculate their amount of deprecation.
August 12, 2021
There’s much more to accounting than what meets the eye—after all, it’s the #13 best business job for a reason. Keep reading to find out some of the most frequently asked questions about accounting degrees, including common career paths and how to determine if accounting is right for you.
August 03, 2021
Pursuing a career as a real estate agent comes with a lot of perks: a flexible schedule, hand-picked client list, and unlimited income potential, to name a few. But making your first deal is one thing; sustaining your business and building a reputable brand is another job within itself.
August 03, 2021
CPA, MBA, MSA, MSBA. In a world of various degrees and credentials, you may find yourself wondering which one is worth your time. For those in business and finance, the master’s in business administration (MBA) and certified public accounting (CPA) designations frequently come up as options to further your education and advance your career.
August 03, 2021
With the Mitzner MSRE Advisory Board, we’re breaking down the typical barriers between up-and-coming real estate professionals and C-suite executives to help our students share ideas, establish relationships, and receive valuable expert feedback.