All of Whitman’s online master’s programs require students to have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. MBA@Syracuse and BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse students are also expected to have at least one year of full-time work experience. There is no work experience requirement for the Accounting@Syracuse program.
To complete your application, you must submit the following:
The application fee for each program is $75, and it is nonrefundable. The application fee is reduced to $45 for those students who submit by the priority deadline. Application fee waivers are available for active-duty service members, veterans, and McNair Scholars.
You will be required to write two personal essays. The questions are available in the online application.
Letters of Recommendation
You will be required to submit two letters of recommendation; you can submit three if you feel that an additional letter will better support your application. Professional recommendations from individuals who know you in an occupational setting are recommended, and at least one should be written by a current or former supervisor. References should be able to speak to your ability to succeed in a rigorous program and to your career goals.
Request information about MBA@Syracuse to get your comprhensive course and curriculum guide.
Official degree-bearing transcripts are required. You may be required to submit transcripts from the other academic institutions you have attended as well. Please send transcripts to:
Attention: Brian Ely
Whitman School of Management
8201 Corporate Drive
Landover, MD 20785
Many schools issue transcripts electronically, either through their own web services or through vendors. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, please specify that your transcript(s) be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as this will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application.
If you earned credits at an international institution outside of a study-abroad program, please see our International Applicants section for guidelines on verifying your U.S. degree equivalency.
Resume or CV
In a current business resume, list any relevant professional experience, including title, dates, and full-time or part-time status.
GRE or GMAT Scores
You are required to submit your official, current GRE or GMAT scores.
Syracuse Educational Testing Service (ETS) school codes are:
MBA@Syracuse GMAT: NG0-SB-51
Accounting@Syracuse GMAT: NG0-SB-45
BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse GMAT: NG0-SB-76
Remember, test scores may take up to five weeks to reach the university, so be sure to register to take any required tests as soon as you can. Scores must be sent through the testing service that is administering the test in order to be considered official.
If you have worked full time in a professional, corporate function for more than five years, you may be eligible to waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for MBA@Syracuse, Accounting@Syracuse or BusinessAnalytics@Syracuse. Contact an admissions counselor to learn more about testing waivers and review the GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy.
Select candidates will be asked to complete a personal interview with a member of the admissions committee. If you are selected for an interview, you will not need to travel; all interviews will take place online via videoconference. You may not request an interview.
No formula is employed in admissions decision making. Candidates are evaluated individually, with special consideration given to professional experience and accomplishments, including potential for career growth and advancement.
Other factors that are considered are the candidate's prior academic success, GRE or GMAT exam scores, and communication skills as evidenced in the application essays.
To speak with an admissions counselor about applying, contact 844-797-4622 or email us.