The field of entrepreneurship is evolving at record pace. The number of universities and colleges developing new entrepreneurship programs and student interest in entrepreneurship as a vocation and mindset is staggering. Luckily, Syracuse University has been well ahead of the curve in terms of focusing on entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program is approaching its 25th anniversary and continues to be a global leader in entrepreneurship research, teaching and outreach. Entrepreneurship is now front-andcenter in the academic strategic plans of both the Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University.
The EEE program had another outstanding academic year in 2017-18. EEE continued to grow the number of students with whom we’ve worked – in formal classes, as well as outside of the classroom. Our scholarly work also continued to be a shining star for others, with academic journal leadership positions, a large number of publications, engagement in public discourse on important topics, and working with Ph.D. students. We also continued to lead the way in the community, supporting women, military veterans and those who are underserved, and have shared new innovations and ideas around the world. As a result of these efforts the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship named the EEE program a National Model Entrepreneurship Program in January.
Within the pages of this year’s report, you’ll read about some of the academic leaders, such as Professors Maria Minniti and Johan Wiklund, who continue to be globally recognized for their scholarship. You’ll also read about some of the new EEE faculty members, learn about our work in sustainability, see some of the new programmatic offerings that we’ve rolled out in various geographic locations, and read about some of our student and alumni success stories.
The EEE program at the Whitman School continues to push for excellence, supporting and cultivating new entrepreneurs, business leaders and scholars. We’re proud of our success and are pleased to share our stories with you, our community. Thank you for all you do to support our efforts today and in the future.
To read about some of our accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year, please click the links below:
- Message from the Dean: Starting the Academic Year with a Full House at Whitman - September 10, 2022
- Alumni Message From Interim Dean McKelvie - July 7, 2022
- Whitman School Launches New Professional Certification Program - February 8, 2022