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Unique interdisciplinary minor in Global Enterprise Technologies (GET) developed through Syracuse University/JPMorgan Chase Collaboration

February 11, 2009

Kelly Homan Rodoski
(315) 443-3784

Kelly Homan Rodoski

Information systems are vital to companies in every industry around the globe-from banking to retail to medicine. Beginning this semester, Syracuse University students in any major can increase their marketability through a unique, interdisciplinary minor in global enterprise technologies (GET).

The minor was developed by SU faculty with support from JPMorgan Chase senior leaders through the Syracuse University/JPMorgan Chase Collaboration.

Enrollment is currently under way for the 18-credit minor, which consists of nine credits worth of required courses-"Enterprise Technologies" (IST 439), "Effective Collaboration in a Globally Distributed Enterprise" (GET 234) and "Business Value of IT" (MIS/IST 365)-which focus on how large-scale information systems are built and managed. An additional nine credits worth of electives can be chosen from several new and enhanced courses.

Students will also have opportunities to participate in internships, multiple work experiences and research projects through the SU/JPMorgan Chase Collaboration. JPMorgan Chase senior leaders will be engaged with students through classroom lectures and internships.

"The GET minor is unique for a number of reasons, but there are two that are especially important to us," says Robert Heckman, senior associate dean in SU's School of Information Studies (iSchool). "First, it deeply integrates the classroom and the world of practice in a way that would be impossible without the close collaboration of a corporate partner like JPMorgan Chase.

"Second, the GET minor is designed to complement majors in the liberal arts and sciences. Students can combine the benefits of practice-based professional experience with the communication and critical thinking skills they develop in an arts and sciences education," Heckman says.

For more information on the GET minor, contact Elaine Morgan, director of academic advising and counseling in the iSchool, at 443-1830 or

About the Syracuse University/JPMorgan Chase Collaboration

In June 2007, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and SU established a unique corporate- university collaboration and joint venture. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of financial services information technology, leveraging each other's knowledge and expertise in the building of a best-in-class curriculum for entry-level technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and society. For more information about JPMorgan Chase and Co. or the Syracuse/JPMorgan Chase Collaboration, visit

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion, operations in more than 60 countries and more than 180,000 employees. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. Under the JPMorgan Chase and WaMu brands, the firm serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.

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