The accounting specialization prepares students to apply essential principles, such as taxation, financial reporting, auditing, and cost accounting, to a wide range of fields.
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Apply by the November 3 deadline to begin class in January 2017.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of full-time professional work experience required to apply.
GMAT waivers available for experienced professionals.
Master of Business Administration
MBA@Syracuse offers students everywhere access to the full-time Martin J. Whitman School of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program—with no need to relocate or put their careers on hold. Whitman’s award-winning faculty teach MBA@Syracuse classes through a live, online platform, and graduates earn the same Whitman degree as on-campus students. The program is designed to prepare students with the analytical and decision-making skills they need to advance their careers in today’s business environment.
The curriculum requires 54 credits to complete:
credits of core business courses
credits of specialization-focused electives
credits of U.S. and global residencies
Students may choose from four semester start dates in January, April, July, and October each year. Explore the curriculum.
Available MBA Specializations
MBA@Syracuse offers six specializations, allowing students to tailor their studies based on their career interests. Specializations typically consist of three elective courses.
The business analytics specialization teaches students to collect, visualize, analyze, and mine complex data using practical analytic tools.
The entrepreneurship specialization builds essential skills for growth within a startup, social venture, or established business.
The finance specialization explores topics such as financial markets, global economics, business strategy, and quantitative analysis.
The marketing management specialization teaches students to analyze, understand, and fulfill customer needs.
The supply chain management specialization prepares students to manage global supply chains across functional areas.
Career Services for Students and Alumni
MBA@Syracuse students and alumni have access to a variety of tools and services designed to help them launch, transition, or advance their careers. These tools include:
The Virtual Career Center
This self-directed course offers valuable career development strategies and can be accessed from anywhere on students’ own time.
Personalized Career Coaching
Students can receive comprehensive one-on-one preparation through career coaching, resume review, and interview preparation.
World-Class Networking Opportunities
Both students and alumni have opportunities to form valuable connections within Syracuse University’s worldwide network of students, faculty, and alumni.
The Value of a Master of Business Administration
Why earn an MBA? Is an MBA worth the investment? By all accounts, the answer is yes. Professionals who pursue an advanced degree are more likely to get promoted and often take home higher salaries than their counterparts who do not have an MBA.
The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) recently conducted surveys of corporate recruiters’ projections, recent alumni outcomes, and 2015 alumni perspectives that point to the true ROI of earning an MBA:
The median starting salary that U.S.-based companies plan to offer recent MBA graduates in 2016, up from a median of $100,000 in 2015.
The reported employment rate of professional MBA program graduates in 2015, on par with the previous five years.
The amount of corporate recruiters who plan to recruit recent MBA graduates in 2016, compared with 80 percent in 2015.
9 in 10
U.S. employers that report plans to hire recent MBA graduates this year, compared with 84 percent who hired these candidates last year.
The average amount of time it takes graduates of professional MBA programs—part time, online, and executive MBA— to recoup their investment.
The average initial boost in base salary for graduates of online MBA programs in 2016.
A Top-Ranked Online MBA Program Delivered by an AACSB-Accredited Business School
The Whitman School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the leading accreditor of business schools. The school was the 16th business school in the nation to receive AACSB accreditation, beginning in 1920. MBA@Syracuse’s curriculum upholds the quality and rigor of Whitman’s on-campus degree, and as a result, the Whitman online MBA program has been ranked No. 18 by The Princeton Review.
Applying to MBA@Syracuse
To begin the process of applying to MBA@Syracuse, review the application requirements and admissions deadlines based on your intended start date. After requesting information, an admissions counselor will contact you to answer questions you may have about the program or the application process.
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