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Michael
Strauss

Interim Dean, Sy Syms School of Business, Assistant to the Provost
CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF STRATEGY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE
MBA, Baruch, 1967
Michael Strauss is the interim dean of the Sy Syms School of Business well as assistant to the provost, with additional responsibilities for the Career Center. Between 2011 and 2017 he served as the associate dean at the Sy Syms School of Business. Before joining Yeshiva University, Dean Strauss was chairman of Sherwood Consulting Group, Inc., a management advisory firm dedicated to steering emerging growth companies. In addition, he served as CEO of multiple companies, delivering expertise in turn-around management. Dean Strauss’ industry expertise was forged during his twelve years at American Express which he departed as the executive vice president of the Travel Related Services Division. His other experience includes serving in several financial and management capacities at American Airlines, the Bank of New York and CitiGroup. He has a BBA from The City College of New York and an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York. Dean Strauss was born and raised in Israel and is fluent in both Hebrew and German.
Dean Strauss has taught several undergraduate courses, including Principles of Management, Organizational Behavior, and Turn Around Business Strategy, a course that he created. He also teaches a course on Entrepreneurship in the Sy Syms EMBA program. His teaching interests include entrepreneurship, business leadership, and employee career development.
Dean Strauss is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Museum of Science and Technology and of Cristo Rey Academy, a Catholic college preparatory high school that exclusively serves the inner city at risk youth. He also served on the Long Island High Technology Incubator and the Dean’s Council at the SUNY—Stony Brook College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is a founding member of the Long Island Software and Technology Network and a founding member and Chairman of ExecuLeaders Forum for Marketing and Sales. He also serves as the President of the Board of Estates Association, where he lives.
mstraus1@yu.edu
212-960-0844 x844
Wilf campus - Belfer Hall
Room#416
Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave
Room#319
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Spring 2017
Entrepreneurship
MAN 7770
Spring 2016
Entrepreneurship
MAN 7770
Spring 2015
Entrepreneurship
MAN 7770
Spring 2015
Turnaround Business Strategy
MAN 2510
Fall 2014
Managing a Growing Business
MAN 3790
Spring 2014
Entrepreneurship
MAN 7770
Spring 2014
Turnaround Business Strategy
ENT 2510
Fall 2013
Business Communication
FYSM 1012
Fall 2013
Independent Study
ENT 4901
Fall 2013
Principles of Entrepreneurship
ENT 3780