Experiential Learning

As a full-time MBA student, you’ll build an experiential portfolio through internships, consulting, specialized courses, community engagement, and other practical experiences that make them more valuable in the marketplace. After utilizing planning tools offered through the Whitman Career Center, you’ll identify gaps in knowledge or skill sets and build a portfolio to enhance your skills. As part of the 18 elective credits, you’ll complete a minimum of six approved experiential credits through at least two distinct experiences.

We use the ACT in ACTION to communicate the benefits of our academically rigorous program. Experiences that allow students to create:

  • Applications of classroom learning to business problems
  • Connections with decision-makers
  • Tangible deliverables that add value to the sponsoring organization

Experiential Courses 

Courses are specifically designed to build experiential portfolios beyond the core curriculum.

Internships & Co-ops 

In our traditional two-year MBA program, you typically complete an internship during the summer between the first and second academic years. 

Special Projects 

Past students have completed projects in markets and categories as diverse as automotive, sports collectibles, and fashion and design.

Case and Business Plan Competitions 

You’ll compete as part of teams to demonstrate strategic thinking and critical analysis skills to deliver presentations in competitions across the country.

Whitman Consulting Club 

Our Consulting Club creates future consultants by offering the practical experience of real-life projects.

Community Engagement 

Our students continually give back to the local community.