In a ceremony held on the Syracuse University campus, officials from Le Moyne College's Madden School of Business and Syracuse University's School of Information Studies announced a new academic partnership between the two institutions. Media coverage of the event appeared on Spectrum News, WSYR-TV and WRVO Radio.
This partnership will enable students enrolled in masters programs at both Le Moyne and Syracuse University to take courses at their sister institution - Madden School students will study data science and information security management at SU, while iSchool students can benefit from Le Moyne's expertise in health information systems and enterprise systems.
Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, the partnership is open to iSchool students in the MS in Information Management and MS in Library and Information Science programs, and Madden School of Business students in the MS in Information Systems program. Students will receive certificates in one of these four concentrations.
"We are pleased to strengthen Le Moyne College's relationship with Syracuse University, which has grown substantially over the past few years," said Le Moyne President Linda LeMura. "This is a win-win situation for our students enrolled in this curriculum, enabling them to complete a masters in IS from Le Moyne while also taking courses at one of the most well-respected information studies schools in the country. And we look forward to welcoming iSchool masters students to our campus."
“Syracuse University and Le Moyne College have a long history of building on our shared values and unique strengths for the benefit of our students,” said Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. “This collaboration continues that legacy in ways that will enhance the academic experience for students pursuing studies in one of the fastest growing fields in academia and industry today.”
In addition to Chancellor Syverud and President LeMura, others speaking at the event are: Le Moyne Provost Joe Marina, S.J.; Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly of Syracuse University, Madden School of Business Dean Jim Joseph and iSchool Dean Elizabeth Liddy.
The agreement is the latest in a long line of academic partnerships between SU and Le Moyne. Past agreements include:
- Early admission for Le Moyne students to the Syracuse College of Law; this 3+3 agreement will allow Le Moyne undergrads to complete both their undergrad and juris doctor degrees in six years.
- A Fast Track program between the iSchool and Le Moyne that allows students to earn an accelerated master’s degree – in information management or library and information science – by beginning their graduate coursework their senior year.
- A 4+1 forensic sciences program between Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences and Le Moyne College, allowing Le Moyne students to begin their graduate coursework in forensic sciences while still completing their undergraduate degree.
- Integrated study abroad programs that support travel abroad opportunities for both Syracuse and Le Moyne students.
- A partnership between Syracuse’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Le Moyne College that enables Le Moyne College to offer pre-engineering programs to their math and science domestic undergraduates.