Welcome to the Whitman School of Management!
Congratulations on your decision to attend Syracuse University and the Whitman School of Management. As an incoming Whitman freshman, you can begin the First-Term Enrollment Selection (FTES) process on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Prior to that date, please review the materials listed in the Freshman Registration packet. If you have questions about the information in the packet, please wait until after May 28th to contact the Whitman Undergraduate Office. The information is more clear when reviewing in conjunction with FTES on Myslice.
This site is designed to help you prepare for your first semester in the Whitman School.
There are two documents to assist you in this process: an instruction packet and a list of electives available to first-year students. The documents are in PDF form, so you can print them. You will use these documents to complete First Term Enrollment Selections (FTES) in MySlice. The deadline for submitting your FTES is Friday, June 21st.
Please read the instructions thoroughly-your fall schedule depends on you correctly filling out your FTES! Also, remember that you will have an opportunity to discuss your schedule with an advisor when you arrive on campus for Syracuse Welcome.
The SOM 122 faculty has several assignments for you to complete: summer readings, an essay and some surveys. Each of these assignments is explained below.
There are two reading assignments that we ask you to complete before you arrive at Syracuse. First, read Bloomberg Business Week magazine or the Wall Street Journal newspaper over the summer (the online versions are fine). Think about the following questions: What topics are covered? In what tone or style are they presented? Who is the intended audience? What stories do you find the most interesting? Unusual? Surprising? Why? The answers to these questions make for good group discussions and the readings help introduce you to the concepts, and language, of management.
Second, please read Seduced By Success: 8 Critical Thinking Errors That Cause Smart People To Do Dumb Things by Jeanette Mary Magdalene (ISBN: 0988352117). The central character’s experiences, observations, and reflections about the causes and preventions of white-collar crime will motivate you to think more deeply about your own behaviors. The book introduces you to ethics from a personal and business perspective, which will be revisited throughout the Whitman Undergraduate Program and SOM 122. Elements of the book can easily be integrated into class discussions and assignments during the semester.
The faculty and staff of Whitman are committed to your success in reaching academic, personal and professional goals. In order to help you reach those goals, we need to know what they are! Understanding that they may change often and dramatically during the next four years, please take some time now to gather your thoughts about your goals and share them with the faculty in a one or two page essay.
To submit your essay - send an email with your full name and attachement to firstname.lastname@example.org
To make sure that the curriculum in SOM 122 is at an appropriate level, it is important that we have information about your experience with teamwork and presentations. Please complete the online student survey now.
There is one other survey we would like to have completed-an assignment for your family. Because those who care about your success will be a very important part of your college experience, please ask a parent, or someone else in your family with whom you are close, to complete the parent survey.
Please complete all assignments on or before Friday, August 2nd.