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Whitman School of Management – Syracuse University

School Overview

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University was originally founded in 1919 as the College of Business Administration, earning an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation in 1920—just the 16th business school, at the time, to do so.

Less than 30 years later, in 1948, the business school launched its first official MBA program. In 1977, the school launched its one-of-a-kind long-distance MBA.

Third Avenue Funds founder and Syracuse College of Business alum Martin Whitman (’49) and his wife Lois Whitman donated $23 million to the business school. In honor of the donation, the Syracuse renamed its business school as the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

School Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 89 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 65


The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is located in the heart of Syracuse University’s North Zone, near the center of Syracuse, New York. The university also provides adjacent learning centers in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

The Whitman School of Management is located less than 10 miles south of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport.


Whitman’s main building is a 160,000 square foot center built in 2005. The facility features many environmentally-friends features, and includes a cafe, 22 classrooms, group meeting rooms, and an auditorium. Whitman also houses the Ballentine Investment Institute, geared toward preparing students for working on Wall Street, the Kuhn Real Estate Center, which offers training programs for real estate professionals, and the Falcone Center, home to the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises department.


The The Martin J. Whitman School of Management employs nearly 100 faculty members for its graduate, undergraduate, and Ph.D. programs, with specialties in: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, retail, 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 of Management. The most recent MBA class enrolled with average GMAT score of 623, an average undergraduate GPA of 3.44, and roughly 38 months (3.2 years) of professional work experience.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Whitman School of Management offers a full-time on-campus MBA, a full-time online MBA, a dual MBA/EMPA Defense Comptrollership program, and a dual B.S. in Engineering/MBA five-year program.

In addition, the school provides multiple business Masters programs, such as the Master of Science in Professional Accounting, a Master of Science in Business Analytics, and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship.


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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