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Centers & Institutes

At the Whitman School, we preach experience by doing. As a result, we support various centers and institutes devoted to the practice, expertise and real-world applications in the study of business. Their shared mission is to advocate business practice in a comprehensive range of areas from sustainable enterprise to global commerce. The centers and institutes offer our students thought leadership and hands-on experiences through speakers, practice, forums, conferences and events.

Africa Business Program

Group of Africa Business Conference attendees

The annual conference offers a unique forum for participants to meet and discuss current work on business and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The Ballentine Investment Institute

Student at a computer

The Ballentine Investment Institute offers sophisticated tools used by investment professionals to support learning, research and professional development.

Earl V. Snyder Innovation Management Center

Professor of Management Ravi

The Earl V. Snyder Innovation Management Center is dedicated to the study and understanding of innovation management, providing Whitman students with the opportunity to delve into the diverse.

Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship

Student Presenting

The Falcone Center aims to help develop the entrepreneur within, providing the resources and mindset for creating new ventures, new products and new methods.

Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society (IES)

Professor Maria Minniti teaching

The Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society’s mission is to produce high-quality evidence-based research on the political economy of entrepreneurship, educate future thought leaders in the field, and engage the academic community in explorations of the entrepreneurial society.

Kuhn Real Estate Center

James D. Kuhn Real

The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center provides an environment for students to study, research and connect with alumni.

Sustainable Enterprise Partnership

Seminar attendees

SEP focuses on ways that businesses and other organizations can apply and incorporate sustainability into their practices, products and more.