Experiential Learning

Full-time MBA students complete six credits of experiential learning through at least two distinct experiences. You can complete your requirements in a number of ways, including internships for independent study credit or a course-based experience offered as an elective in your concentration. These opportunities allow you to gain experience in your field and, for our international students, they give exposure to American business practices.

One of the more popular experiential courses is Lean Six Sigma. Prior projects have ranged from helping to solve manufacturing problems to gaining efficiencies in hospital processes and procedures. Area clients have included Crouse HospitalUpstate University HospitalSt. Joseph’s Hospital Health CenterNational GridBeech-Nut NutritionEaton Crouse-HindsGE and Marquardt Switches, among many others.

Many students who are interested in careers in consulting participate in the Whitman Consulting Club to attend skill development workshops, listen to and engage with accomplished professionals and work on complex, real-world projects. These are just a few of the many examples of Whitman MBA students putting classroom lessons into practice and helping to solve everyday business problems. The experience gained through these opportunities is invaluable in preparing for and securing future leadership positions.

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.