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.
MBA@Syracuse offers students everywhere access to the Whitman School of Management’s MBA program—without having 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 global business environment.
MBA@Syracuse students can gain the credibility to make people listen and the confidence to go for what they want—whether that means rising in the ranks, becoming a team leader, or starting a business.
In a survey of May 2017 graduates of Syracuse online graduate business programs, 67% reported receiving a raise or promotion during the program or after graduating.
This data is self-reported by alumni of the May 2017 online graduate business programs from Whitman School of Management. The data was pulled and calculated in March 2018.
Is an MBA Worth It?
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.
Syracuse’s online MBA curriculum requires 54 credits to complete. 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 Six Sigma.
credits of core business courses
credits of elective courses
credits of U.S. and/or global residencies
During the program, MBA@Syracuse students attend three in-person residencies, held in major U.S. and international cities as well as on the Syracuse University campus. These hands-on, multiday experiences feature workshops, panels with prominent business leaders, and explorations of the host city. Similar to business conferences, residencies allow students to apply their skills and network with classmates and professors.
By the time students complete the business administration master’s program, they will be able to understand how to effectively manage organizational resources; communicate effectively and persuasively; demonstrate skills in inquiry, critical thinking, and problem solving; think strategically about business issues; function with an entrepreneurial spirit; and manage in a global environment.
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 The accounting specialization prepares students to apply essential principles, such as taxation, financial reporting, auditing, and cost accounting, to a wide range of fields.
Business Analytics The business analytics specialization teaches students to collect, visualize, analyze, and mine complex data using practical analytic tools.
Entrepreneurship The entrepreneurship specialization builds essential skills for growth within a startup, social venture, or established business.
Finance The finance specialization explores topics such as financial markets, global economics, business strategy, and quantitative analysis.
Marketing Management The marketing management specialization teaches students to analyze, understand, and fulfill customer needs.
Supply Chain Management The supply chain management specialization prepares students to manage global supply chains across functional areas.
Earn Two Master’s 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. By earning two complementary degrees, students are able to develop specialized expertise in multiple areas of interest and expand their career opportunities.
To be eligible, students must meet the core requirements of the MBA and plan the rest of their coursework to take advantage of shared courses. At Whitman, students can pursue one of the following degree combinations:
MBA (54 credits) and M.S. in Business Analytics (36 credits) for as few as 72 credits
MBA (54 credits) and M.S. in Entrepreneurship (30 credits) for as few as 69 credits
MBA (54 credits) and M.S. in Professional Accounting (30–48 credits) for as few as 69–87 credits
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 2019 cohort:
Early Priority Deadline: June 20, 2019
Priority Deadline: July 11, 2019
Final Deadline: August 8, 2019
GMAT Waiver Policy
Applicants with at least five years of professional work experience may be eligible for a GMAT waiver when applying to MBA@Syracuse. To speak to an admissions counselor about our GMAT waiver policy, request information today.
This information is tracked using an enrollment report. This is a report that is manually updated each term by adding in each new cohort group and updating graduates and withdrawals. Gathered from enrollment data as of January 2018.
Online MBA Faculty
Students benefit from the scholarly expertise and practical experience that Whitman School faculty bring to the online classroom. Online MBA courses are designed and led by the same faculty who teach on campus. Meet some of the professors who teach for MBA@Syracuse.
Professor of Management Practice
Professor Cardelli 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
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
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
MBA Career Services and Networking
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 online on students’ own time.
Personalized Career Coaching
Students can receive comprehensive one-on-one coaching that focuses on career guidance, resume review, and interview preparation.
Global Networking Opportunities
Both students and alumni have opportunities to form valuable connections within Syracuse University’s worldwide network of students, faculty, and alumni.
Take the Next Step Toward Leadership Roles
Are you ready to move up within your organization? Request information today to see how MBA@Syracuse prepares you to lead.
A Collaborative Online Experience
Through MBA@Syracuse, students can collaborate and network with diverse professionals from around the world. Students can apply their newly developed skills at work immediately, and most are able to complete Syracuse’s online MBA program in as few as 24 months.
Live Online Classes
In small, face-to-face classes, MBA@Syracuse students discuss business trends. All live classes are recorded for later review, and the online classroom enables students to form breakout sessions to work on group projects together.
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.
Working professionals seeking to earn a graduate business degree without leaving their jobs are usually not deciding between full-time MBA vs. part-time MBA, but rather part-time MBA vs. online MBA. Online MBA programs are often the better choice for individuals who travel frequently or can’t commute to class. These programs result in a more diverse student community, offering unique insights into new business environments.
Syracuse’s online MBA program helps students build lasting relationships, interact with the same faculty who teach on campus, and cut down on travel time.
To give our students additional flexibility, MBA@Syracuse provides a Global Access membership to WeWork, a community of hundreds of workspaces around the world. Whether in their home city or traveling, students can access WeWork locations to help focus on their work, hold study groups, use WeWork amenities, and attend events to build their network.
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