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​Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

As a graduate of the Whitman School’s entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises (EEE) program, you’ll add value to organizations by identifying fresh opportunities, growing new markets and infusing innovation.

Ranked #19 by U.S. News & World Report, EEE pulls comprehensive coursework, mentorship, internships, and professional resources together to create opportunities for you along four distinct tracks:

  • New venture creation
  • Corporate entrepreneurship
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Family business

About Whitman

The Whitman School develops entrepreneurial managers who will become leaders in an era of global competitiveness. Programs are built around the major driving forces in business today: entrepreneurial management, globalization, use of technology and leadership.


Core coursework covers entrepreneurial principles, emerging enterprises, and business management. Sample courses include:

  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Imagination, Entrepreneurship, and Creative Problem Solving
  • Entrepreneurial Family Business Management
  • Minority and Woman’s Entrepreneurship: Race, Gender, and Entrepreneurial Opportunity
  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Social Entrepreneurship in Action
  • Dilemmas and Debates in Entrepreneurship

View official major requirements.

Dual Enrollment

The Whitman School of Management offers dual major programs with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the College of Arts and Sciences/Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the School of Information Studies (iSchool).

  • Gain an edge in a competitive job market by selecting Newhouse, where you’ll prepare to become an effective business leader and communicator.
  • The new Arts and Sciences/Maxwell dual program allows students to select one of seven majors in the sciences, preparing them to work in fields such as pharmaceuticals.
  • Select the iSchool to develop a working knowledge of business along with technical training in information systems, setting yourself apart from traditional management students.
  • Complete your B.S. and J.D. in six years through the Whitman School and College of Law 3+3 Joint Degree Program.

Practical Experience

The EEE program is built on both the curriculum and student-centered opportunities for success, such as the Goodman IMPRESS* Program, which uses gamification and a four-house competitive model. Students earn points for themselves and their “house” while building skills for career success. Other opportunities:

  • Start a business, explore new ventures, new products and new methods through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives at the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Intern directly with an entrepreneur, president, or senior executive in a high-growth, innovative company located in the greater-Syracuse metropolitan area as part of the internationally-known D’Aniello Entrepreneurial Internship Program.
  • Expand your base of knowledge and delve into various programming, events, and networking opportunities as a member of a Whitman Club, like the Entrepreneurship Club or Family Business Club.
  • Compete in the Panasci Business Plan Competition —a campus wide competition rewarding ideas and the quality of plans.

*A Whitman exclusive

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries. 

Entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises majors most often go abroad to Syracuse University centers in Florence, London, and Madrid, and to our World Partner programs CEA Prague, FU-BEST Freie University Berlin, and the University of New South Wales.

Life After Syracuse University

With a degree in entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, you will be well-prepared to explore careers such as:

  • Business owner
  • Management consultant
  • Business development
  • Market research analyst

Visit the Whitman School

For more information or to visit the Whitman School, please contact Rachel DuBois, director of undergraduate recruitment, at 315.443.9222.