Syracuse MBA


Program Description


The full-time Syracuse MBA program is designed to provide you with a collaborative and customized experience that prepares you for success in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Through real-world, practical learning experiences and in-depth specializations, you will gain the skills needed to become an effective leader. The full-time Syracuse MBA program offers a relevant and rigorous curriculum, enhanced through our unique experiential learning program which provides hands-on practice to develop critical thinking skills and apply classroom lessons in solving complex business scenarios. Full-time Syracuse MBA students choose to specialize in one of seven concentrations, including accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, finance, marketing management, real estate and supply chain management.

Syracuse MBA Curriculum

The full-time Syracuse MBA curriculum is founded in building strong analytical and decision makings skills, a high degree of flexibility in tailoring a program and specialization that is right for you, and practical theory through Experiential Learning and real-world applications. Our full-time Syracuse MBA is a 54 credit hour program, with 36 core course credits and 18 elective credits completed over a span of two years.

The Syracuse MBA Difference

Our Syracuse MBA program is designed to work for you. That’s what makes us different. We know it’s about more than just a rigorous curriculum and business courses – it’s about providing the advantages, opportunities, and experiences you need to meet your goals and to succeed in today’s ever-changing global business environment.

  • It’s about providing a diverse student community and a collaborative, customized academic experience.
  • It’s about real-world, practical experiential learning requirements that better prepare you to solve real-world business problems.
  • It’s about in-depth specializations that provide you with the skills you need to become a leader in your field.
  • It’s about the resources of large, multinational, multicultural university, but with intimate class sizes and easy access to your professors.
  • It’s about your life outside the classroom and opportunities for travel abroad.
  • It’s about dual degree programs to complement your business interests.

It’s about you and your future, and the Syracuse MBA experience that works for you. We call it the Whitman Difference. Schedule a visit now.

Syracuse MBA Student Profile

The makeup of our Syracuse MBA program is very diverse, with 79 percent from non-business undergrad degrees, and a variety of work experience.

Entering Profile for Class of 2018

Average GMAT: 623

GMAT range (20-80th percentile): 600 - 650

Average undergraduate GPA: 3.44

GPA range (20-80th percentile): 3.00-3.89

Average work experience: 38 months

Placement Details at Graduation (Class of 2016)

Average base salary: $75,879

Median base salary: $72,000

Base salary range: $48,000 - $120,000

No formula is employed in admission decisions. The Whitman Admissions Committee seeks to develop a thorough understanding of each applicant before rendering a decision. Candidates are evaluated individually, with special consideration given to professional experience and accomplishments, including the potential for career advancement. Other factors considered include prior academic success, performance on GMAT, and communication skills as evidenced in the application essay.

Work experience is preferred, but not required for admission. We do accept qualified candidates without work experience who possess, among other criteria, exceptionally strong academic backgrounds, demonstrated leadership and a strong potential for success in business.
Historically, one of our Syracuse MBA program's greatest strengths has been the diversity of our student body. We continue to seek candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, social, academic, and professional backgrounds and career goals.

Last updated Jun 2019

About the School

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management combines the resources of a large university with small class sizes and highly individualized attention to offer students the best possible ... Read More

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management combines the resources of a large university with small class sizes and highly individualized attention to offer students the best possible learning experience. Students study under the leadership of exceptional faculty members, highly esteemed as world-class scholars and researchers. Read less