2U – Program Partner

Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management has partnered with 2U, Inc. to power and support MBA@Syracuse and specialized master’s degrees in accounting, entrepreneurship and business analytics. Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online to qualified students anywhere.

In addition to Syracuse University, 2U currently works with a number of leading U.S. universities to support their online masters programs , including the University of Southern California, UC Berkeley, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Northwestern University. 2U supports graduate and doctorate programs across the fields of education, social work, nursing, business, public administration, law, international affairs, public health, health care administration, and data science.

As part of our partnership, 2U provides the following services:


Students in Whitman's online graduate business programs access a virtual campus for their classes, coursework and networking. The platform, which is available from most Internet-enabled devices, is powered by 2U. The 2U approach is best described as No Back Row®, featuring an online classroom that brings students face-to-face for live class sessions. Program instruction is led by Whitman's faculty and designed with intuitive, familiar features that foster connection and collaboration.

We know many Whitman students choose an online program to take advantage of the flexibility of the platform. To make the online business program as convenient as possible, 2U brings the online campus to mobile devices with apps for smartphones and tablets. These apps allow students to access coursework online and offline whenever it is convenient for them.


In preparation for live class discussions, students watch prerecorded content created by Whitman faculty in collaboration with 2U content strategists. The 2U team helps partner university faculty members turn their traditional classroom lectures and materials into engaging, interactive content custom made for the online environment. 2U also provides Whitman with video production services, while Whitman faculty authors and delivers all content.

Course content is not simply recorded lectures, but an interactive learning experience. Coursework includes video case studies, discussions between professors and real students, dynamic faculty presentations, and interactive elements in which professors can see students' progress and leave comments and feedback leading up to the live class session.


Whitman works with 2U to identify and reach the most qualified candidates around the world. 2U's marketing and recruiting efforts support our goal of finding students who meet the caliber of one of the world's best online programs. 2U also provides an online application and application management system, which ensures a seamless process for applicants and for the Whitman administrators who review candidates. As with all Whitman programs, applications are reviewed and receive a final admissions decision from the Whitman administration.


2U prepares faculty to deliver classes and course materials on the online platform so that they are best able to use the tools available in the virtual classroom. 2U also offers orientation to all online students before classes begin. Support continues through the program with technical support available during every live session.

If you have any questions about MBA@Syracuse or one of our specialized master's degrees, email an admissions counselor or contant by phone at 1-844-797-4622.

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