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Syracuse University Master of Business Administration Online

Join the Orange alumni network of more than 30,000 business innovators, and change the future of business. Learn to anticipate global trends, build high-powered strategies, and evolve with the future of business.

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About the program

  • Two master’s degrees, fewer credits: Once enrolled in the MBA program, learners may apply to an additional graduate program and earn two master’s degrees for fewer credits. This opportunity lasts up to one year after graduation.
  • Vast Orange network: Syracuse University supports an alumni network of more than 250,000 professionals in every state and 170 countries.
  • Flexible curriculum: Tailor your MBA experience to your career interests, and choose from six specializations, including accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing management, and supply chain management.

About Syracuse University Martin J Whitman School of Management

Founded in 1919 and AACSB-accredited, the Syracuse University Martin J Whitman School of Management is a leader in global business education. Engage in collaborative discussions led by expert instructors, and connect with a diverse community of 30,000+ Whitman alumni.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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The Orange Curriculum

The 54-credit online MBA curriculum prepares learners, in as few as 24 months, to stand as business leaders amidst technological innovation and social change. Explore evolving business trends, delve into multidisciplinary electives, and learn robust marketing strategies to exceed expectations within your organization. Customize your degree, and influence the future of business with one of these six specializations:

  • Accounting: Manage and interpret financial documents in accounting fields across a range of industries.
  • Business Analytics: Lead data collection and statistical analysis initiatives with advanced techniques in your career.
  • Entrepreneurship: Take on leadership roles within a start-up, social venture, or established business.
  • Finance: Help your clients make informed business and financial decisions within the financial services industry.
  • Marketing Management: Develop, implement, and execute strategic marketing plans to better understand and fulfill customer needs.
  • Supply Chain Management: Manage global supply chains while working across functional areas.

Admissions

Prospective learners interested in this program must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of two years of full-time professional work experience. No GRE scores required. To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • Résumé

  • Official transcripts

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Personal statement

  • Application fee

  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)

MBA Residencies

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Online MBA learners attend three in-person residencies throughout the program. These hands-on learning experiences — modeled after real-world business conferences — feature prominent local speakers who host relevant discussions and interactive panels. 

Each three-day residency offers online Master of Business Administration learners the opportunity to meet — in person — peers, faculty, Whitman alumni, and industry leaders for workshops and networking events. Residency options include:

On-campus residencies: Connect with the school, culture, peers, and community by traveling to Syracuse University, located in the heart of upstate New York. 

U.S. residencies: Gain unique insights into major cities' business cultures and challenges. Attend panels and discussions across the nation with experienced executives and Syracuse University faculty.

International residencies: Develop a global perspective on business, and explore major business centers worldwide. Experience local cultures and learn about industry-defining trends influencing the international marketplace.

Frequently asked questions

An online MBA can give you a competitive edge in the global job market. The Whitman School of Management’s online MBA program offers learners the opportunity to discover evolving business trends, from anywhere in the world. In a survey of 2020 Whitman MBA graduates, 68% of online alumni reported receiving a raise or promotion either while still in the program or after graduation.

Whitman’s 54-credit online MBA curriculum can be completed in as few as 24 months. Over the course of each 12-week term, learners should expect to complete a minimum of two courses. However, learners can work with an academic advisor to create a more flexible plan of study if needed.

MBA learners come from various professional and academic backgrounds. Applicants need to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, and a minimum of two years of full-time professional work experience.

Yes. The Whitman School of Management does not require GMAT scores for the online MBA program. Instead, the school prioritizes learners with natural leadership skills, unique business perspectives, and two or more years of relevant career experience.

Most employers care far more about the quality of the school and MBA program than about the delivery format of the degree. In general, employers treat an online degree the same as they would a campus-based degree. Whitman’s online MBA program matches the quality of its on-campus equivalent. Connect with experienced faculty in intimate, 20-person classrooms, and engage in the complex group discussions that will prepare you for tomorrow’s business challenges.

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