I am a foodie. Sure I need basic sustenance to stay alive, but I enjoy the nuances of gastronomy and the thrill of tasting something new. Near our building, there is a food truck called Curbside that likely collects most of its annual revenue from SPU students. Curbside offers Vietnamese-themed entrees such as pho and
The MAM-SSM program was designed with employers in mind. The development of the program began with asking business professionals what they wanted to see in graduates with business degrees. One of their answers was this: we want to hire women and men who have a better understanding of business as a system; we want employees
Here’s something that will make you appreciate the Emerald City: we have a living building. I’m not talking about personification here. I’m referring to Seattle’s Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial building in the world. To make a simple distinction between living vs. non-living buildings, imagine getting a check from your city with a dollar amount that
There are many places to pursue graduate education. Even with SPU’s School of Business, Government, and Economics’ highest AACSB accreditation and the unique offerings of the MAMSSM program, some might argue that you can pursue a Master’s degree in business anywhere. However, the opportunities that Seattle provides are irreplaceable. Seattle’s thriving marketplace is an ever
Name: Canon Michael Rupple Hometown: Edmonds, WA Undergraduate degree: B.A in Political Science and Social Studies from Western Washington University Interests: Clean air Aesthetics Bees Indigo Mammoths Foods Films Furniture Sports Reading Health and global development Biking Music Why the MAM-SSM Program: I joined MAM-SSM to sharpen my foundational business skills and discover ways I can
Through this program, you can’t leave without learning one crucial thing about business. Business as a system. In a summarized explanation, it is the interplay of activities that occur in a company’s operations which require big-picture perspectives and integrated decision-making. We are seeking to become holistic critical thinkers This degree of professionalism is what ultimately
We walk into a large room at Ivar’s Salmon House, located right by the water on Lake Union. It’s decorated with Native American woodcarvings, with the delicious aroma of tasty items permeating the space. After receiving our name tags, we wander in, nervously surveying the crowd of professionals dressed in business casual, wondering who we
Working with my group in an office at Coalfire Systems has allowed us to stretch our skills and learn business from real world examples. The freedom and ambiguity provided by the live cases we have worked on have enhanced our learning and developed skills that we can take with us beyond the MAM-SSM program.
Tyler Flinchbaugh shares his practicum experience: One of the coolest sections of this program is the practicum, where all the cohort members split into groups to work with companies throughout the Puget Sound. What makes this awesome is that this is the time of the year where you apply what you have learned from MAMSSM
This project enhances our knowledge regarding branding, SEO, customer engagement, service marketing, and numerous other tools applicable to the business world.