Syracuse University’s online MBA program delivered by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management prepares you to thrive in a world of accelerating change. Through a curriculum built to reflect real-world business trends—and continually updated to adapt to the evolving business landscape—you will gain the skills you need to be an effective leader and tackle tomorrow’s business challenges no matter where you are in your career.
Recognized for alumni outcomes and career preparation, Syracuse University’s online MBA program is top-ranked by leading publications.
in Best Online MBAs Ranked by Fortune Education in 20221
Syracuse University’s online MBA students bring their career goals within reach sooner with increased knowledge, leadership capabilities and an expanded professional network. Students also have access to a variety of career services such as our Virtual Career Center, where they can receive one-on-one career coaching, resume review, and interview preparation.
In a survey of 2020 graduates, 68 percent of Syracuse University’s online master’s business graduates reported receiving a raise or promotion following graduation—or while still in the program.
This data is gathered from a survey sent to graduates from the online graduate business programs from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2020. The data was pulled and calculated in May 2021. The survey had a 35.6% response rate.
The Orange Alumni Network
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is proud to support an Orange alumni network of more than 30,000 business professionals across the globe—with active alumni engagement from over 2,000 graduates of the online MBA program across all 50 states. In addition, the larger Syracuse University network has over 250,000 alumni in every state and 170 countries.
With alumni chapters in major U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as future-focused business hubs including Dubai, Hong Kong and Beijing, students are truly a part of a global community of experts who can maximize their career opportunities.
World-Class Orange Faculty
Whitman faculty bring years of experience to intimate, 20-person classes that promote engaging group discussions. Each professor is committed to providing a customized approach to class exercises where students address complex business scenarios and prepare for the business challenges of tomorrow.
Meet some of the professors who teach in our online MBA program.
Don Cardarelli, Professor of Management Practice
Professor Cardarelli has held several executive leadership roles, including as a partner in public accounting, CFO, COO, CEO and board member, in a variety of industries. He has been a full-time member of the faculty at Whitman for more than 17 years.
Teaches: Leadership and Organizations
Cory Sanderson, Adjunct Faculty
Professor Sanderson’s expertise includes defining business challenges, improving processes and coordinating cross-functional teams, and he has built all-star teams and improved supply chain strategies for Fortune 500 companies and small manufacturing firms.
Teaches:Operations and Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Milena Petrova, Associate Professor of Finance
Professor Petrova teaches real estate and corporate finance at Whitman, and she has consulted for investment professionals, advised on mergers and acquisitions, and worked in management consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton and worked in project finance at Finnvera.
Teaches: Managerial Finance
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If you’re ready to learn from our expert Orange faculty and advance your business career, request information today.
With a central focus on preparing you for an era of business shaped by rapid technological and social change, our flexible online curriculum and customizable course content is continually evolving to match the needs of tomorrow’s business leader.
The 54-credit online MBA curriculum can be completed in as few as 24 months and reflects our commitment to keeping up with current and future business trends. That means continually evolving and refreshing content in our core courses while also adding offerings like our new Introduction to Python for Business course.
You can also choose from our wide range of business electives to create your own individualized course of study, or take your electives through other Syracuse University schools such as the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. This increased agility in study offers you the unique opportunity to take coursework from other disciplines and build a more diverse network outside of your MBA.
During the program, students attend three in-person residencies where they explore timely topics in the evolving business landscape.These hands-on, weekend-conference-style experiences empower students to dive deeper into emerging business trends while participating in workshops and meeting classmates, faculty and prominent business leaders.
Past in-person residencies have been hosted in business hubs such as New York City, Denver, Hong Kong and Munich, while recent residencies have focused on how businesses have adapted during the pandemic.
Earn Two Master’s Degrees From Syracuse for Fewer Credits
Once enrolled in the MBA program and for up to one year after graduating, students may apply to an additional program and earn two master’s degrees from the Whitman School or other schools at Syracuse University for fewer credits.
Syracuse University’s online MBA program is designed to help you build lasting relationships, learn from the same faculty who teach on campus and apply new skills in real time. Through live online classes offered at flexible times, you will network with diverse professionals while working to solve complex business challenges.
Outside of the classroom, you have access to a support team that includes a student success advisor, academic advisor and career coach—all with the goal of empowering your Orange business career.
Meet Our Students
Syracuse University’s online MBA student body consists of business professionals with an average of 11 years of work experience who are committed to leading diverse teams across a variety of industries. To learn more about some of our online MBA students, visit our Student and Alumni Profiles page.
“As a nontraditional student, I found myself asking others what they thought of the MBA program and what it means to be a Syracuse University MBA graduate. One message that I took to heart was—you get out of the program what you put into it.That’s when you look inside yourself and you realize you need to dig in and be more persistent, stronger and determined than you have ever been before.” —Mark Diaz, MBA ’21
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Applicants who apply by the priority deadlines will pay a reduced application fee of $45, receive an admissions decision sooner and have more time to plan for the future.
The final deadline for the April 2023 cohort is February 9, 2023.
MBA Tuition and Financial Aid
An MBA program requires an investment of time and finances, but students may have access to a range of resources, such as employer tuition assistance, scholarships and loan programs. Visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page to learn more.
Is An Online MBA Degree Worth It?
An online MBA can give you a competitive edge in the global job market. The Whitman School of Management’s online MBA program offers students the opportunity to learn evolving business trends from anywhere in the country. In a survey of 2020 Whitman MBA graduates, 68 percent of our online alumni reported receiving a raise or promotion either while still in the program or after graduation.
How Long Does It Take To Get An MBA Online ?
Whitman’s 54-credit online MBA curriculum can be completed in as few as 24 months. Over the course of each 12-week term, students should expect to complete a minimum of two courses. However, students can work with an academic advisor to create a more flexible plan of study if needed. Explore our curriculum page for information about our foundational business courses and immersive specializations.
What Are The MBA Admission Requirements?
Our MBA students 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. See a full overview of application requirements here.
Can you get an MBA without taking the GMAT?
Yes. At the Whitman School of Management, we do not require GMAT scores to apply for our online MBA program. Instead, we prioritize students with natural leadership skills, unique business perspectives and two or more years of relevant career experience. Learn more about our holistic application process here.
Do employers care if your MBA is online?
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 our 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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