The Online MBA From Syracuse University

No GMAT Required to Apply

Discover the Orange Business Advantage

MBA@Syracuse is the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program offered by Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Recognized for alumni outcomes and career preparation, Syracuse and the online MBA program are top-ranked by leading publications.

Top 20

in Best Online MBAs Ranked by The Princeton Review in 20201

#1

Private School for Veterans Ranked by Military Times in 20202


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The Whitman School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the leading accreditor of business schools. The School was accredited in 1920, making it the 16th business school in the nation to receive AACSB accreditation.

Join a Global Syracuse Alumni Network

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is proud to support an Orange alumni network of more than 30,000 business professionals across the globe. With alumni chapters in major U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago as well as international hubs including Dubai, Hong Kong, and Beijing, students and graduates are truly a part of a global community of experts.

"As I continue to participate in alumni events and volunteer as an alumni ambassador, my alumni network never stops growing!"

- Marissa Danzy, MBA@Syracuse ’18

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Earn a Syracuse MBA While Living in New York City

The New York City metro area is home to Syracuse University’s greatest number of alumni. Students and graduates are a part of a community of experts working for NYC-based nonprofits, start-ups, and major corporations including JPMorgan Chase and Co, KPMG, and Tory Burch LLC. New York is home to:

  • close to 8,000 alumni from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and
  • nearly 50,000 alumni from Syracuse University at large.

"It is quite advantageous being a Syracuse alum in NYC, as there are several opportunities to network through those events organized by SU organizations as well as with my own organically grown and local network of SU alum that I've tended to during and after my MBA program.”

- Marissa Danzy | MBA@Syracuse ’18. New York, New York.

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Earn a Syracuse MBA While Living in San Francisco

More than 5,000 Syracuse University alumni reside in the San Francisco area, which means a vast network of professionals are available to exchange ideas and open doors in fields such as engineering, technology, and the arts and sciences. Students and graduates are part of a professional community working for San Francisco start-ups, nonprofits, and even large private sector corporations including Apple Inc., Google, Salesforce, and Uber.

"Even though Syracuse is an East Coast school, the MBA@Syracuse program had a surprisingly large West-Coast cohort. There were always a variety of course times that fit with my schedule. The way the program is structured, I never felt ‘all alone’ out here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was even able to work in-person with some of my peers."

- Celina Tousignant, MBA@Syracuse. San Francisco, California.

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Admissions

The MBA@Syracuse admissions committee invites driven professionals with strong leadership potential to apply to MBA@Syracuse. View a full list of application requirements for the online MBA program.

GMAT scores are not required to apply.

Syracuse offers four start dates per year. Applicants who apply by the priority deadlines will pay a reduced fee of $45, receive an admissions decision sooner, and have more time to plan for the future.

See the upcoming application deadlines for the October 2020 cohort:

Early Priority Deadline:

June 18, 2020

Priority Deadline:

July 9, 2020

Final Deadline:

August 6, 2020

MBA Tuition and Financial Aid

An MBA program requires an investment of time and finances, but students may have access to a range of resources, such as employer tuition assistance, scholarships, and loan programs. Visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page to learn more.

Highlights of Our Online MBA Curriculum

Syracuse’s online MBA curriculum requires 54 credits to complete in as few as 24 months. Core courses cover topics such as data analysis, accounting, economics, finance, and organizational leadership. A range of electives are available in areas that include project management, entrepreneurship, marketing research, and Lean Six Sigma.

Explore our curriculum to learn how our courses can help you effectively manage organizational resources and think more strategically.

36

credits of core business courses

15

credits of elective courses

3

credits of U.S. and/or global residencies

Online MBA Specializations

MBA@Syracuse offers six specializations, allowing students to tailor their studies based on their career interests. Students may also choose their own elective courses to create an individualized course of study if they wish. Specializations typically consist of three elective courses.

Accounting

Apply essential principles, such as taxation, financial reporting, auditing, and cost accounting, to a wide range of fields.

Business Analytics

Collect, visualize, analyze, and interpret complex data using practical analytic tools to guide organizational decision-making.

Entrepreneurship

Develop essential skills for growth within a startup, social venture, or established business.

Finance

Explores topics such as financial markets, global economics, business strategy, and quantitative analysis.

Marketing Management

Learn to analyze, understand, and fulfill customer needs.

Supply Chain Management

Gain expertise in managing global supply chains across functional areas.

Earn Two Degrees From Syracuse for Fewer Credits

Once enrolled in the MBA program and for up to one year after graduating, students may apply to an additional program and earn two master’s degrees from the Whitman School or other schools at Syracuse University for fewer credits.

Additionally, the College of Law and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management have launched the nation’s first online joint J.D./MBA degree program. Learn more about the groundbreaking J.D./MBA program.

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Online Learning Experience

MBA@Syracuse students collaborate and network with diverse professionals from around the world through a variety of avenues.

Residencies

During the program, MBA@Syracuse students attend three in-person residencies, held on the Syracuse University campus as well as in major U.S. and international cities. These hands-on, weekend-conference-style experiences allow students to meet classmates and faculty face to face, participate in workshops, hear from prominent business leaders, and explore the campus or host city. Past residencies have been hosted in business hubs such as New York City, Denver, Hong Kong, and Munich.

A Flexible Online MBA for Professionals

Syracuse’s online MBA program helps students build lasting relationships, interact with the same faculty who teach on campus, and apply new skills in real time.

Live Online Classes

In small, face-to-face classes, MBA@Syracuse students collaborate and network with diverse professionals. All live classes are recorded for later review, and the online classroom enables students to form breakout sessions to work on group projects together.

Multimedia Coursework

Students complete weekly coursework on their own schedule between live sessions, which fuels class discussion. Immersive assignments include high-quality video, interactive content, quizzes, guest lectures, and case studies.

Our Expert Orange Faculty

Students benefit from the scholarly expertise and practical experience that Whitman School faculty bring to the online classroom. Meet some of the professors who teach for MBA@Syracuse.

Don Cardarelli

Professor of Management Practice

Professor Cardarelli has held several executive leadership roles, including as a partner in public accounting, CFO, COO, CEO, and board member, in a variety of industries. He has been a full-time member of the faculty at Whitman for more than 13 years.

Teaches: Leadership and Organizations

Cory Sanderson

Adjunct Faculty

Professor Sanderson’s expertise includes defining business challenges, improving processes, and coordinating cross-functional teams, and he has built all-star teams and improved supply chain strategies for Fortune 500 companies and small manufacturing firms.

Teaches: Operations and Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Milena Petrova

Associate Professor of Finance

Professor Petrova teaches real estate and corporate finance at Whitman, and she has consulted for investment professionals, advised on mergers and acquisitions, and worked in management consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton and project finance at Finnvera.

Teaches: Managerial Finance

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The Value of an MBA

MBA@Syracuse students bring their career goals within reach sooner with increased knowledge, leadership capabilities, and an expanded network.

In a survey of 2016–2019 graduates, 59 percent of Syracuse online business graduates reported receiving a raise or promotion following graduation—or while still in the program. Graduates who received a raise received, on average, a 31 percent increase. Up to 32 percent were able to leverage their degree with a new employer.


This data is collected by Poets & Quants in a self-reported survey of alumni from the online graduate business programs from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The data was pulled and calculated in August 2019.

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1 The Princeton Review, Top 25 Online MBA Programs. (Retrieved November 2019) Return to footnote reference
2 The Military Times, Best for Vets List. (Retrieved November 2019) Return to footnote reference