Student Insight: Choosing MBA@Syracuse

When Ryan Reid made the decision to pursue an MBA degree, he had three simple criteria for choosing the right program. The university had to have a respectable reputation, the flexibility of an online course, and an interactive learning environment.

“It did not take long to make the decision that the MBA@Syracuse program was the perfect fit for me—and my family. The great inventor Thomas Edison was attributed to saying, ‘there’s a better way to do it better—find it.’ Simply put, MBA@Syracuse has found a better way!”

Through its partnership with 2U Inc., the Whitman School of Management is providing quality education through an innovative learning platform that just happens to be a perfect match for today’s technology-driven business leaders.

Earlier this month, more than 120 students participated in the inaugural residency session for the MBA@Syracuse program.

“Over three days, students met on the Syracuse campus and had the opportunity to meet with business leaders from regional hospitals. Topics of the various breakout sessions ranged from women in leadership to business analytics to entrepreneurship in health care. My favorite session was the panel discussion on digital marketing and social media. You have to love an MBA program that encourages you to live tweet class discussions!”

“The residency was a fantastic opportunity to network in person with classmates who you would otherwise only see via online class sessions. I also took a trip to the Carrier Dome, took selfies with Otto the Orange, and loaded up on Syracuse swag from the Bookstore. All in all, it was a fantastic weekend. With the residency now over, I am eager to hit the books—and the webcam. Here’s to starting my first semester in the MBA@Syracuse program!”

Ryan Reid is a Senior Manager at GE Capital where he is responsible for the global financial crime compliance strategy related to anti-money laundering and economic sanctions, including deal advisory to commercial real estate platforms in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. He is a member of the April 2015 MBA@Syracuse cohort.