Curriculum

MBA@Syracuse

MBA@Syracuse features the same curriculum content as the full-time, on-campus MBA program, and graduates earn the same Syracuse University MBA diploma as on-campus students. The curriculum features a strong foundation in core business principles, and students may choose a specialization to focus their studies on an area relevant to their careers and personal interests.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Program Requirements

MBA@Syracuse requires the completion of 54 credit hours. Students should expect to take a minimum of two courses each term to complete the online MBA program in as little as 2 years. However, to allow for maximum flexibility, students can work with their Academic Advisor if a 3 year plan of study is needed. Students must complete 12 core courses and 5 electives, and attend three residencies (1 credit each) during the course of their program. Each term is 12 weeks.

Core Courses (36 Credits)

  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Global Entrepreneurial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Introduction to IT & E-Commerce
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

Sample Elective Courses (15 Credits)

  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Foundations of Entrepreneurship
  • Investments
  • Marketing Research
  • Principles of Management Science
  • Project Management
  • Taxes & Business Strategy
  • Six Sigma
  • Venture Capital

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Course Catalog

Visit our Course Catalog for full course descriptions, video introductions, and course objectives for each available MBA@Syracuse course.

Sample MBA Schedule

Term 1

Term 1 of 2 Year Sample Schedule
Semester Course Credits
1 Financial Accounting 3
1 Marketing Management 3
2 Residency (Syracuse) 1
2 Data Analysis 3
Legal & Ethical Environment of Business 3
3 Residency (International) 1
Microeconomics 3
Managerial Accounting 3
4 Strategic Management 3
4 Elective 3

Term 2

Semester Course Credits
1 Supply Chain & Operations Management 3
1 Elective 3
2 Managerial Finance 3
IT & E-Commerce 3
3 Leadership in Organizations 3
Elective 3
4 Residency (New York City) 1
4 Global Entrepreneurial Management (Capstone) 3
4 Elective 3
4 Elective 3
  Total credits 54

Students are required to attend their first residency during the first two terms of the program and participate in a minimum of three residencies. A maximum of 6 residency credits may count toward the 54 credits required to graduate.

To learn more or to get started with MBA@Syracuse, contact an admissions counselor today.