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Business & Management Learning Communities

Each of the learning communities in this category specialize in an aspect of business.  Maybe you have an entrepreneurial spirit and think you may want to start your own company someday?  Perhaps you find yourself wondering about the business behind the sports industry? If this fits for you, then you might want to join one of the learning communities listed below. 

Please visit our Business & Management learning community partners, for additional information about programs they offer: Whitman School of Management; David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics; Sport Management Department.



Barbara Glazer Weinstein and Jerome S. Glazer Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Learning Community

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you think that someday you might want to start your own company? The Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) learning community is for you! The CIE is open to students from any major who have the energy, the drive and the passion to pursue their ideas. The class uses experiential learning to foster the skills of entrepreneurship that can be used in any discipline.  This class also introduces you to the vast resources available at Syracuse University if you decide to pursue your idea while you are a student. Guest speakers in the class include current SU students who have started their own businesses, faculty who teach entrepreneurship, and representatives from organizations that serve as resources for motivated students.  All in all the community is a great experience not only intellectually but also socially as you integrate into the Syracuse campus.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • Open to selected upper-class students serving as peer mentors.
  • All students register for EEE 110/PAF 110: Discovering the Entrepreneur Within (1 credit).  
  • Location: Dellplain Hall on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Sport Analytics Living-Learning Community

The Sport Analytics Living-Learning Community is an exciting new learning community connected to the new Sport Analytics major.  This learning community is for students interested in the statistical, scientific, and economic aspects of sports where data is used to make decisions about player talent, sales, scouting, marketing, and finance. Students will live, interact, and learn alongside other first-year students who share a passion for sport analytics. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities, such as attending a hockey game, networking with faculty, or perhaps touring our Division 1 athletic facilities.  
  • Open to first-year undergraduate students majoring in sport analytics.
  • Students register for HSH 101: First-Year Gateway (1 credit) and WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits).
  • Location: Flint Hall on the 1st floor for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Sport Management Living-Learning Community

The Sport Management Living-Learning Community provides a collaborative learning environment where students with a passion for sports live and work together and enjoy an opportunity for first-year SPM majors to enrich their academic and social lives. The learning community is designed to develop academic and professional skills through coursework, experiential learning opportunities at a Division I university, and community engagement activities that will lead to a career in sports. Members of the Sport Management Living-Learning Community network with faculty, sports professionals and alumni who work in this fast-paced and competitive profession.  Students are strongly encouraged to become active members in the SPM Club and to take full advantage of the many resources offered by the Sport Management Department, Syracuse University, and the Syracuse community.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate sport management students only.
  • Students are automatically enrolled in three required courses: SPM 205: Principles of Sport Management (3 credits); HSH 101: First-Year Gateway (1 credit); WRT 105: Practices of Academic Writing (3 credits).
  • Location: Flint Hall on the 1st floor for the 2017-2018 academic year.