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Whitman School of Management – Syracuse University

School Overview

The Whitman School at Syracuse University, formally the College of Business Administration, was established in 1919. In 1920, it was only the sixteenth collegiate business school in the nation to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Additional historical dates:

  • 1948: Launched Syracuse University’s MBA program
  • 1952: Established the Army Comptrollership Program
  • 1965: Created a doctoral program at Whitman School
  • 1977: Recognized as a leader in education innovation by offering a distance MBA


Graduate Program Rankings

MBA Program

  • TFE Times 2020 – #60
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 – #77
  • Businessweek 2019 – #65


  • TFE Times 2019 – #62


  • Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine Graduate 2020 – #13


  • TFE Times 2020 – #28


The Whitman School of Management is located on Syracuse University’s campus in the heart of Central New York. The University maintains learning centers in New York City, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, and also operates overseas centers in Central Europe; Florence, Italy; London, England; Madrid, Spain; Santiago, Chile and Strasbourg, France.

The nearest airport, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, is conveniently located less than 10 miles from campus.


The centerpiece of the Whitman School is a 160,000-square-foot student-focused facility that has been designed from the ground up to deliver nationally prominent programs within walls that foster collegiality and community. The Whitman School building includes 22 classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium, 40 team meeting rooms for graduate and undergraduate students, a three-story, 4,000-square-foot grand hall, computer clusters and a café. The building has many sustainable, environmentally conscious features.

The Whitman School building contains many spaces for innovative research and collaboration.

·         Ballentine Investment Institute: geared toward preparing students for working on Wall Street

·         Kuhn Real Estate Center: Offers training programs for real estate professionals

·         Couri Hatchery: Home to the Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises Department

·         Integrated space for the school’s endowed research centers and institutes


The Whitman School employs nearly 100 faculty members for its graduate, undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, with specialties in accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, retail, real estate and supply chain management.

Student Body

There are approximately 1,788 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and 35 Ph.D. students enrolled in the Whitman School. The most recent Whitman School MBA class enrolled with an average GMAT score of 626 and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.25.

Graduate Degree Offerings

The Whitman School MBA is offered in a full-time, two-year, on-campus format and they also offer six specialized master’s programs. The master’s degrees include professional accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship & emerging enterprises, finance, marketing and supply chain management.

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Dear Whitman

Dear Whitman - We would like to share our gratitude. Throughout your first 100 years, you have provided Whitman community members with countless opportunities. You have provided relevant classes, hands-on experience and much more. From Whitman's earliest days, five principles have guided our community - integrity, inclusion, collaboration, innovation and excellence. We would like to thank you for all that you have done to make us a leader in business education and research. Yours truly, The Whitman Community For more information about Whitman's First 100 years, please visit:

Whitman's 100 Celebration

On Sept. 16, 2019, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management kicked off its 100th Anniversary with a celebration in Flaum Grand Hall. The official unveiling of our core values – integrity, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, and excellence. The celebration was the first of many observances, as we will celebrate our past and look to Whitman's Second Century. #Whitman100 Learn more about Whitman's core values:

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