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Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University


Contact Information

721 University Avenue,
Syracuse University,
Syracuse, NY 13244-2450
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Annual Tuition: 41,640

Average GPA: 3.5

International: 68%

Mean Age: 25

Female: 32%

Male: 68%

Average GMAT: 626

GPA Range (mid-80%): 3.3-3.8

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 610-650

The Whitman School of Management emphasizes high-touch, intimate classes set in a large university environment.  The school welcomed Kenneth A. Kavajecz as the new dean on July 1, 2013.  Kavajecz previously served as the associate dean for the undergraduate and M.B.A. programs at the Wisconsin School of Business.

The Whitman full-time MBA is a two-year, 54-credit-hour program, comprising 36 credit hours of core classes and 18 credit hours of electives.  Students can opt to specialize in one of six concentrations that include:  accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing management, real estate and supply chain management.

The curriculum incorporates both the theoretical background and practical experience needed to succeed in business. The experiential learning component encourages students to apply classroom learning to business problems. Students build an experiential portfolio through internships, consulting, specialized courses and community engagement.   MBAs are required to complete a minimum of six approved experiential credits through at least two distinct experiences.

Students can also choose to combine the full-time MBA with a graduate degree at another Syracuse University school or college, such as the Newhouse School of Public Communications or the College of Law.

The school recently partnered with 2U that launched two online programs, MBA@Syracuse and Accounting@Syracuse in 2014.

Admissions Deadlines:

Round one: November 30th
Round two: January 1
Round three: February 15 (Final deadline for international applicants)
Round four: April 1 (Final deadline for domestic applicants)

Full-Time Enrollment: 65
International: 68%
Female: 40%

Median Base Salary: $66,648
Median Signing Bonus: NA
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 38%
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 86%

Where Whitman Graduates Went to Work: 

Finance/Accounting: 33%
Marketing/Sales: 28%
Operations/Logistics: 22%