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Martin J. Whitman School of Management Syracuse University

  • Syracuse, NY
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 41%59%
    student ratio
  • 535
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


The Whitman Fulltime MBA

At Whitman, we believe a well-rounded education is about more than just business courses?it's about providing dynamic, relevant experiences that ensure our students build a competitive edge in the global marketplace. That's why the academically rigorous MBA. program is tailored for the students, to help them focus both on the theoretical and the practical and to build in-depth specializations to become leaders in their fields.

Chosen as the most global MBA program by "Bloomberg Businessweek," the Whitman School of Management has students who, together, represent the diversity of the world. The makeup of the MBA program is very diverse, with 60% from non-business undergrad degrees, a variety of work experiences and 10 unique countries represented.


The fulltime MBA is a 54 credit hour program, with 36 core course credits and 18 elective credits completed over a span of 2 years. Six distinct specializations are offered -- accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, real estate, and supply chain management -- allowing students to build experiences for deeper expertise or to complement existing business acumen.

Experiential Learning

Full-time MBA students build experiential portfolios through internships, consulting, specialized courses, community engagement, and other practical experiences that make them more valuable in the marketplace. After using planning tools offered through the Whitman Career Center, students identify gaps in knowledge or skill sets and build portfolios to enhance their skills. As part of the 18 elective credits, students complete a minimum of 6 approved experiential credits through at least 2 distinct experiences. The experiential learning program is unique in these aspects: Students can complete their requirements in a number of ways, including through internships for credit and course-based experiences are offered in electives versus in a capstone or immersion-based experience, allowing students to gain real world experience in their chosen fields.

Career Development

The Whitman Career Center works to build mutually beneficial partnerships with faculty members, alumni, and corporate partners to provide innovative programming and coaching that will empower students to reach their career aspirations with integrity and professionalism, preparing them for personal and professional growth. Over 120 companies participated in the Whitman Career Fairs and over 500 job postings were presented to graduate candidates through the OrangeLink job posting system and the MBA Focus Resume Database.

Beyond the Classroom

Whitman students are actively involved outside the classroom. The Whitman Graduate Student Organization aims to enrich the student experience through social, cultural, and community-oriented activities and events. Fifteen MBA students from the Whitman School of Management took 1st place at the annual Duke MBA Games this past year at Duke University in Durham, N.C., repeating their 2012 victory. The annual competition, which raises money for Special Olympics, culminates in a weekend-long competition among teams from the country's top MBA programs.

The Whitman Consulting Club nurtures, develops, and enhances the skills of members interested in pursuing careers in consulting. Students learn about consulting careers and the industry and also have opportunities to work on real projects. The E-Club is dedicated to encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship among the Syracuse University student body and to supporting the needs of students who are interested in entrepreneurship. The E-Club is supported by the Whitman School's Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Department and the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship. Whitman Women in Business seeks to foster women's involvement in the business community. The objective is to provide a forum for the Whitman community to engage in a dialogue about women's involvement in business and leadership, as well as seeking engagement in essential networking and mentoring opportunities. Whitman has its own chapter of Toastmasters International. Members develop their public speaking skills by delivering speeches to supportive club members who provide feedback. The group was formed in the fall of 2011 and officially chartered as "Master Toast" in February, 2013.

Each fall, the Whitman Graduate Student Organization (WGSO) holds its annual International Week. There is a talent show and movie festival throughout the week. The culminating event is a Food Festival where students have booths to highlight key aspects of their home countries and dress in traditional garb. Dishes were served representing cuisine from India, Vietnam, China, the Middle East, and more.

Diwali is the Indian festival of lights and again this fall, Professor Ravi Shukla's house was lit up with diyas in honor of this celebration. The evening featured an Indian dinner, learning new Bollywood dance steps, and singing some famous Hindi songs.

Global Experiences

Whitman students experience the changes in the global economy and business through courses that include international study trips in emerging markets. These trips offer unique learning opportunities in each city and feature guest faculty members, corporate visits, and cultural exploration.

Recent trips include:

- Santiago, Chile, where students visited the United States Commercial Service, Cencosud S.A., LAN Airlines, CEPAL, Citigroup Bank, Unilever,and Sewell Mining.

- Bangalore, India, where students toured Texas Instruments, Google, Hewlett Packard, and GE.

- Seoul, South Korea, where students visited Samsung Electronics, YG Entertainment, Amore Pacific, Hyundai Motors, and LG, in addition to a trip to the DMZ.

- Istanbul, Turkey, where students toured the Istanbul Stock Exchange, and visited Turkish Airlines, Bank Aysa, and Ulker.

Dual Degree Programs

There are many ways to combine the full-time MBA with a graduate degree in another Syracuse University school or college. The following are the most popular combinations:

- MBA/M.S. with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

- MBA/M.P.A. with the Maxwell School of Public Affairs

- MBA/J.D. with the College of Law

Sustainability Certificate

The Certificate in Advanced Studies in Sustainable Enterprise (CASSE) is open to students from a range of disciplines. The certificate is an outcome of a unique collaboration to provide curricula, outreach, and research on sustainable enterprise with the Whitman School, SUNY --ESF, SU's L.C. Smith College of Engineering, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence. The Aspen Institute's 2011-12 Beyond Grey Pinstripes report ranked the Whitman School among the top 100 in the world for integrating environmental, ethical, and social issues into graduate business education.

Military-Friendly Emphasis

Since 1952, the Defense Comptrollership Program in the Whitman School of Management has trained financial managers to handle multimillion dollar resources for the Department of Defense. Whitman encourages former members of the military to apply to its MBA programs, and participates in the US Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program to offer higher education benefits to post-9/11 servicemen and women and their dependents.

Student Testimonials

"It's been a nice journey -- to come to the United States for graduate school, to have the experiences I did, and then to start at E&Y. A good attitude leads to excellence. That was bolstered at Whitman."

Rupin Johar, '10 MBA

Financial Risk Consultant, Ernst & Young

"Building networking skills through the Whitman School has been a great experience for me. I've learned to focus on developing relationships. My learning has not been purely academic - it's a more holistic experience. "

Shweta Srinivas, '13 MBA -- India

Enabling Technologies Consultant

Ernst & Young, Atlanta

"Whitman's emphasis on learning about 'diverse cultures, developing interpersonal skills at a global level, and most importantly learning how to learn,' sets it apart from other business schools."

Lav Chaturvedi, '99 MBA -- India

Group Chief Risk Officer, Reliance Capital

"When I visited Whitman I could instantly tell that it offers a supportive, close-knit community. The class sizes are fairly small with many opportunities. At Whitman, we are also able to get great experiential learning opportunities that take our classroom knowledge a step further."

Laura Williams , '11 MBA - USA

Product Development Manager

Carrier Corporation, Indianapolis

"While at Whitman, I was fortunate to be able to lead a consulting project with a local company through the Whitman Consulting Club, meet with renowned businessman Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska, and travel to India to experience firsthand how US companies operate in an international environment. I've leveraged all of these experiences in my professional career"

Monika Janik '08 MBA.

Senior Associate, Washington Federal Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Whitman iMBA. Distance Learning Program

Recently ranked 13 in the US by "Poets and Quants," the Whitman iMBA brings a world-class business education to students on their terms. This innovative online iMBAprogram is designed to advance careers by providing the global business acumen students need, no matter where they live. Blending on-campus collaboration with off-campus learning, the Whitman iiMBA provides working professionals the flexibility of an online program with the benefits, networking, and teamwork of on-campus residencies. With a history of innovation and leadership, the flexible, AACSB-accredited distance learning program was one of the first in the country to enable working professionals to pursue degrees through a combination of online learning and on-campus, national and international residencies -- all with a focus on the global nature of business.

With the same leading faculty members as the full-time program, to current students and alumni who've achieved great success in the corporate world, the iMBA program is proud of its community of peers and business leaders. The program offers the same curricular content as the full-time program while emphasizing learning objectives for seasoned professionals. Upon completion, iMBA students receive the same Syracuse University iMBA diploma as full-time students. Students take 2 courses (6 credits) each semester, allowing them to complete the iiMBA in 3 years.

MS Programs

The Martin J. Whitman School of Managements provides an integrated learning experience designed for students and professionals looking to expand their knowledge, expertise, and global competencies. Thirty credit masters programs in "Accounting," "Finance," "Entrepreneurship," and "Supply Chain Management" are also offered.

Prominent Alumni

Darlene DeRemer '77 BS, '79 MBA


Grail Partners

Jerry McDougal '91 MBA

Vice President, Retail Strategy


Jim Winschel '71 BS, '73 MBA

Senior Vice President & CFO

PAREXEL International Corporation

Colleen Arnold '81 MBA

Senior VP, Application Management Services

IBM Global Business

Roger Wood '92 MBA

President and CEO

Dana Holding Corporation

Joseph Campinell '70 MBA


L'Oreal Consumer Products

Irma P. Finocchiaro '91 MBA

Retired Deputy Chief of Staff

U.S. Army, Europe

James D. Kuhn '70 B.S., '72 MBA

President and Principal

Newmark Knight Frank

John J. Lennon '81 MBA


International Beverage IBHL USA

Edward Pettinella '76 MBA

President and CEO

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Visit and Connect

The Whitman Graduate Programs Office is committed to providing students with multiple ways to learn about and experience the Whitman community, learning culture, and academic programs. Providing best in class education comes not only from the degree itself, but from the experience students will have here. The commitment to providing students with opportunities to meet with faculty members, staff members, and students comes in many forms, and Whitman invites would-be students to join representative of the school on campus, online, or on the road to discuss long term career goals and build a Whitman experience. Interested students should please contact the Enrollment Management team anytime at or by phone at 1.315.443.4327

Location & Contact

Martin J. Whitman School of Management

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

Dr. Ken Kavajecz


Ms. Danielle Goodroe

Director, Graduate Enrollment

Phone: 315-443-3006
Fax: 315-443-9517

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Administration And Management Master of Science in Accounting (MS Acct)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Accounting (JD/MS Acct)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Finance (JD/MSF)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 279
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 7
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and summer research paper
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


22% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,678
    • Accepted 456
    • Acceptance Rate 22
    • Enrolled 187
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 30th January 30th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT, 2 letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE, 3 letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$760.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 30
    • Types of financial support availablepaid hourly positions

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students529
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students529
    • Part-time Percentage44%
    • Full-time Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown12%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty95
    • Full-time Percentage77%
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%




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