Full-time MBA Experiential Learning Opportunities


Experiential Courses

Courses are specifically designed to build experiential portfolios beyond the core curriculum. One of the more popular experiential courses is Lean Six Sigma. In this course, students are grouped into small project teams and assigned to a local company or organization where they will apply their Lean Six Sigma knowledge to real-world problems throughout the course. Projects include both Lean and Six Sigma projects. Some examples of prior projects include productivity/efficiency improvements in reducing machine setup times, factory work cell layout improvements, defect reduction, inventory reduction, and time and productivity improvements in service organizations. Area clients have included CXtec, Inficon, National Grid, JMA Wireless, Marquardt Switches, Indium, GE Handheld, Bitzer-Scroll, Stickley-Audi Co., Agrana Fruits, Oneida Air Systems, Hoffman Hotdogs, Frazer & Jones, and Aspen Dental, among many others.


Internships and Co-ops

In our traditional two-year MBA program, you typically complete an internship during the summer between the first and second academic years. There is additional flexibility in the second year of your program for an additional internship or co-op experience.


Global Projects and Experiences

As a global business school, we have a range of courses and projects that address important business issues around the globe. Some of these courses involve traveling for an immersion class experience. Recent trips have been to Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Our proximity to a rich network of contacts in New York City allows us to provide transformational learning experiences there.


Case and Business Plan Competitions

You will compete as part of a team to demonstrate strategic thinking and critical analysis skills to deliver presentations in competitions across the country. Some of these competitions, such as the Orange Tank competition and the Panasci Business Plan competition, can even provide substantial financial support for your startup business.


Community Engagement

Our students continually give back to the local community. The Whitman School plays a leadership role in the Syracuse community, including overseeing the South Side Innovation Center and the WISE Women’s Business Center. We also partner with other organizations, such as the Blackstone LaunchPad and CenterState CEO, for other opportunities to apply your learning to real-world situations.