Whitman School of Management

October 6, 2015 - 6:19pm
Entrepreneurs of this demographic in Syracuse feel overlooked by resources available to others.

In 2012, a Syracuse University freshman started a business seven months after arriving on campus from Atlanta. Courtnee Futch used six Babycakes© personal cupcake makers to bake small desserts for the 726 students in her dorm building. Futch, 21, started a baking business called ThunderCakes out of her dorm room and said she now receives an average of 150 orders per week from the Syracuse area.

January 7, 2013 - 1:43am
Syracuse University offers a number of one-year Master's degree programs. Undergrad and graduate students alike share their thoughts on how to best experience Syracuse University in that short amount of time.

Syracuse University is known for having a number of Master’s degree programs that can be completed in one year or less. This appeals to many applicants who desire an advanced degree, but who are eager to join the work force, and don’t want to spend years toiling away in a classroom. But for some, there is a downside to these short programs of study. Some graduate students feel that while they are getting an invaluable education, they are missing out on the SU experience.

May 21, 2012 - 12:58am
SU business junior Barnett Klane founded his speaker business of the principles of customer service and innovation.

Barnett Klane had the place to himself.

No other student sacrificed their Christmas Eve to work at the Whitman School of Management. But while his friends were all home for Syracuse University's holiday break, the business junior knew his time would be better spent alone, working to expand Klane Consulting, the speaker business he founded.

"I'd rather be home, but you know how it is," Klane told his friends. "Hard work pays off."

December 20, 2011 - 12:59pm
SU's free enterprise student organization implements business initiatives that make a difference on campus, throughout central New York, and in countries as far away as Guatemala.

Syracuse University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), an organization based in the Whitman School of Management, provides an opportunity for students to put what they learn in the classroom into action in a real-world environment. Students actively involved in SIFE projects develop important business skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication, while simultaneously using these skills to help others.