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Total Program Cost In-State: $101,088
Total Program Cost Out-of-State: $101,088
Program Length: 2 years
Marissa McNeilly721 University AveSuite 315Syracuse, New York 13244
Application Deadlines: August 2, 2019; November 8, 2019; February 6, 2020; May 7, 2020
Intake Dates: September 25, 2019; January 2, 2020; March 25, 2020; June 24, 2020
Est. Weekly Time Commitment: 16-18hrs
Total Enrollment: 351
Acceptance Rate: 86%
Average GPA: 3.08
US Minority: 37.4%
Age Range: 22 - 65
Average Age: 34
The Syracuse online MBA program is flexible. In turn, that helps to influence how students learn and contribute to the program itself.
“The flexibility of the online programs draws people from diverse backgrounds—business executives, chefs, doctors, NFL players, engineers, entrepreneurs and scientists,” Amy McHale, assistant dean for master’s programs at Syracuse, says. “This exposure to a range of perspectives enriches the learning experience.”
For OMBA Geoff Haines, a senior case officer in the US Air Force, the flexibility was especially important during his active duty in Germany.
“The time difference was challenging, but the education I received is significantly superior to other options,” he says. “The faculty understands we are professionals before students, which allows for more genuine interactions. Additionally, SU really supports veterans and active duty members in achieving their academic goals without sacrificing quality, networking or the feeling of connection to the school.”
Many students praise the online MBA program’s faculty for their caring and supportive nature.
OMBA Patricia Urquiaga says, “Many of the professors I’ve dealt with also make themselves available to give us personal advice on our careers based on their own experiences — which is a plus,” she says. “They show that they care, because they listen and give us advice, but they also provide us with the necessary tools to become better executives/professionals, and leaders in the industry. For me, they gave me that ‘extra push’ to become a better business professional, and now entrepreneur.”
Applying to an MBA program can be stressful experience, but at Syracuse, the application process is highly supportive. According to…
Applying to an MBA program can be stressful experience, but at Syracuse, the application process is highly supportive. According to assistant dean McHale, every student is guided through the application process by a team of dedicated admissions counselors. This support was especially important for applicants like Ken Laird, who was transitioning from military service to an MBA education.
“I felt like the admissions representative went out of their way to help guide me through the application process,” Laird says. “I was in a unique situation in which I was leaving active military service while trying to begin the MBA program as quickly as possible. Due to the quick follow-up by staff, I was able to gain acceptance and start the program quickly. This experience is one of the greatest reasons I prioritized Syracuse over the other schools on my list.”
“I think the strengths of the program are the course materials and what’s actually taught in each class,” says OMBA Mahati Mukkamala. “I found the material to be extremely relevant, and whether it was classmates or professors, I found the discussions in each classroom to be very engaging.”
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