67. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University721 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY, 13244-2450
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. Experienced students who have more than four years of work experience and an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited institution are eligible for Whitman’s accelerated MBA program. This 36-credit program can be completed in a year.
The school also launched MBA@Syracuse, an online offering, in 2014.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
U.S. News & World Report: 79
Financial Times: NR
The Economist: NR
Admissions Deadlines for Class of 2016:
Round one: November 11, 2013
Round two: January 1, 2014
Round three: February 15, 2014 (Final deadline for international applicants)
Round four: April 1, 2014 (Final deadline for domestic applicants)
Tuition & Fees: $69,876
Median GMAT: 627
GMAT Range (mid-80%): 586-680
Average GPA: 3.53
Acceptance Rate: 55%
Full-Time Enrollment: 65
African American: 14%
Asian American: 10%
Mean Age: NA
Median Base Salary: $71,419
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:
Head Strong 7%
USI Insurance 7%
Polaris Marketing 7%
From the Whitman School of Management:
We are excited to announce the launch of “MBA@Syracuse” in partnership with 2U, Inc., a leading university partner with cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for top tier colleges and universities. The program is formerly known as “iMBA”, our online distance-learning program for working professionals.
Our online MBA program has combined the flexibility of distance-learning with the tangible benefits of a collaborative community for over 35 years. The program has been consistently recognized as one of the best online graduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times and Best Colleges. With a history of innovation, leadership, and excellence in instruction, our enhanced online program will continue to provide working professionals with the opportunity to develop specialized skills. Whitman’s award-winning faculty teach MBA@Syracuse classes on a live, online platform, and MBA@Syracuse graduates receive the same Whitman degree as on-campus students. Coursework consists of live online classes, dynamic course content and real-world experiences. Using a mobile application, students can download coursework and complete it from anywhere without an Internet connection.
There are 4 session start dates per year in January, April, July and October. Students participate in three-day long residencies in cities around the world at the beginning of each session. During these immersive, real-world experiences—which take place on the Syracuse campus as well as in both U.S. and international cities— students meet face-to-face with classmates and professors for networking and socializing. Students also participate in workshops and hear from guest speakers from top companies.
To learn how you can earn a top tier Syracuse education without having to relocate or sacrifice personal and professional commitments, please visit http://onlinemba.syr.edu or follow the program on Twitter at @MBAatSyracuse.