First MBA@Syracuse Cohort is Largest in Whitman MBA Program History

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management (Whitman) announced the start of the inaugural class of students in MBA@Syracuse, the school’s newly enhanced online MBA degree program. The first MBA@Syracuse students, a group of more than 100 participants hailing from around the U.S. and five different countries, began their studies on Jan. 9.

MBA@Syracuse allows students from anywhere in the world to take part in the highly regarded Whitman MBA program – without having to relocate or put their careers on hold. Classes take place on a live, online platform taught by Whitman’s award-winning faculty, connecting students with the comprehensive education and experience they need to succeed in today’s competitive business environment.

“Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management has long embraced technology on campus and today marks another milestone: using an enhanced technology platform to extend our program beyond campus and welcoming our first class of MBA@Syracuse students, who also are the largest MBA class in Whitman’s history,” said Amy McHale, assistant dean for masters programs.

“Our enhanced approach has allowed us to both attract an increasingly diverse group of students to MBA@Syracuse, as well as connect new students face-to-face with Syracuse alumni on the technology platform well before the start of class. We’re thrilled to welcome this outstanding group of students!”

MBA@Syracuse reflects a diverse student body, with students from a range of educational and professional backgrounds joining the program from India, China, Nigeria, Malta, and 22 U.S. states, including California, Texas, Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New York. The unique composition of this inaugural cohort includes students with the following characteristics:

  • Age Range: 24-60
  • Average Age: 35
  • Average Years of Work Experience: 11
  • Percentage of Military Personnel: 27%
  • Percentage of Minorities: 25%
  • Percentage of Females: 34%

“As a transitioning veteran who does not have much time to dedicate to a full-time program, I saw MBA@Syracuse as my best and most favored option for a successful shift into the business workforce.” says Bill Ravelo, internal consultant and project manager with the United States Army. “Syracuse’s online MBA program will allow me to find balance across my life, career and classwork, which is a crucial point for veterans working to move forward after their service.”

MBA@Syracuse graduates receive the same Whitman degree as on-campus students, completing a 54-credit-hour program with 36 core course credits and 18 elective credits. Upon completion, the first graduates are expected to apply their education to a wide variety of industries, ranging from financial services and consulting, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, media and entertainment, government and nonprofit, and more. Students also will participate in multi-day domestic and international residencies throughout their program, which offer students the chance to meet classmates and professors face-to-face for workshops and networking experiences.

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