Sustainable Enterprise Partnership
A Transdisciplinary Approach to Sustainability
Syracuse University’s Whitman School, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems form a unique collaboration providing world-class education and research on sustainable enterprise management. Read more>
The Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) is a collaboration among Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and College of Engineering and Computer Science, SUNY-ESF and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
In the Classroom
Certificates and Courses
Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS) partners with the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) to develop and deliver curricula on sustainable enterprise. Our approach integrates business, science, engineering, policy and practice, and emphasizes transdisciplinary faculty and student collaboration.
Students from SUNY-ESF and a number of the University's schools and colleges, including the Whitman School, the College of Engineering, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Architecture are enrolled in our courses.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise (CASSE)
Businesses and other organizations are keenly aware of the significant risks and potential benefits associated with environmental and social challenges. Thus, there is great demand for professionals who are skilled in sustainability issues and understand the economic, environmental, technical, and social dilemmas presented by phenomena, such as climate change, volatile energy prices and explosive growth in developing economies. The Certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise (CASSE) was developed to meet this need.
Admission to the program is available to all matriculated graduate students at the University and SUNY-ESF. CASSE candidates are required to complete three core courses and two electives. The core courses, described below, are designed to be relevant and accessible to a wide range of disciplines. Students articulate a rationale to support the selection of electives.
The Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) links the extraordinary resources of four Central New York institutions to offer world-class education and research on sustainable enterprise and provide a transdisciplinary understanding of sustainability:
The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers experiential programs providing opportunities for research, professional experience, study abroad, and entrepreneurship.
The Whitman School is a pioneer in offering environmental law and policy courses, with top-ranked programs in the key areas of entrepreneurship and supply chain management.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), is the only college in the United States where all programs are related to natural resources and the environment.
The Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE), is a federation of more than 200 businesses and institutions that collaborate on sustainable innovations to improve built and urban environments. SyracuseCoE partners work on research, development, and educational projects relating to clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources.
Transdisciplinary research "integrates academic researchers from different unrelated disciplines and non-academic participants" in knowledge discovery and creation, combining "interdisciplinarity with a participatory approach."
In September of each year, the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Research in Sustainable Building and Infrastructure grants, due in late October.
Transdisciplinarity, the heart of the SEP, is possible only with assistance from beyond the academic community.
We are deeply grateful to these organizations and individuals for serving as mentors, guest speakers, project and internship sponsors, and financial supporters:
Hal Fetner '83 and Nina Fetner
The SEP welcomes inquiries from individuals interested in learning more about:
- The SEP's graduate and undergraduate curricula.
- Research and grant opportunities.
- The SEP Seminar Series.
- General information about the SEP and its partners.
Please direct all inquiries to Cliff Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org.