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Whitman School of Management – Syracuse University - Full-Time MBA

Whitman School of Management Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The AACSB International-accredited full-time MBA program at the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management consists of 54 credits; 36 of which are dedicated to core courses, with 18 credits dedicated to elective courses. The program is designed to be completed in two years, with the first year consisting of 30 credits of coursework (15 per semester), and the second year featuring 24 credits of coursework. To complete a concentration, students must complete at least nine credits worth of courses for one specific academic subject. The available concentrations are: accounting; business analytics; entrepreneurship; finance; marketing management; real estate; and supply chain management.


The first year of the Syracuse full-time MBA program is largely dedicated to core coursework, with 15 credits worth of classes in both the fall and spring semesters; totaling 30 in the first year. One class, Data Analysis, is taken over the course of the entire fall semester, while most of the classes are split between the first eight weeks and the second eight weeks of the season. The spring semester introduces elective coursework to the curriculum, with students taking two separate 16-week elective courses during the spring while completing the remaining core courses.

The second year of the program starts with the final round of core courses, including the 16-week Global Entrepreneurial Management course. By the final spring semester, students will only have to complete 12 credits worth of electives. An internship during the program can count as credits toward the degree, although it is not required (but still strongly suggested).

No prerequisite coursework is required prior to enrollment.

 Full-Time MBA Rankings

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

Class Profile

Students from the most recent Syracuse full-time MBA class at the Whitman School of Management had an average GMAT score of 630 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.3. An estimated 53 percent of the 45 students in the program are male, with 47 percent female students. Among those students, an estimated 64.4 percent are international residents.

Career Statistics

The most recent Syracuse full-time MBA data reports that recent graduates can expect to earn around $80,964 per year after earning their degree. Salary ranges from $60,000-$130,000.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current tuition rate for the Syracuse full-time MBA program at the Whitman School of Management is $1,620 per credit. Over 54 credits, the total comes to $87,480.

All enrolled students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship opportunities. Additional external scholarships may also be available for eligible applicants.

Federal (unsubsidized and Direct Graduate PLUS) and private loans are available to all enrolled students, although international students are likely not eligible for federal U.S. loans. Certain applicants, such as U.S. Armed Services members and veterans, may be eligible for alternative funding options.

Whitman Student Assistants (SA) are paid at a current rate of $16 per hour and, if hired, must work between 5-20 hours per week assisting Whitman faculty and research. International students on a F-1 visa may only be eligible to work part-time, on campus without permission from U.S. immigration. However, these select students must obtain permission from Syracuse University’s Center for International Services. After 12 months, select applicants with an F-1 visa may be able to work off campus.

International students with a J-1 (exchange-visitor) visa need permission from their specific sponsor to work on and/or off campus while enrolled in the program.


The current Syracuse full-time MBA acceptance rate is 75.4 percent.

In order to enroll in the Syracuse full-time MBA program at the Whitman School of Management, applicants are expected to have at least two years of prior work experience. However, certain exceptions are allowed for students that do not have any prior experience. The recommended minimum undergraduate GPA is 3.0 and the recommended GMAT minimum is 600.

The following is also required in order to apply:

A completed online application
• An accredited U.S. undergraduate degree or international equivalent
• Official transcripts
• GMAT/GRE scores
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)*
• Resume
• Two letters of recommendation
• One essay
• A five minute video answering three questions
• $75 application fee
• Financial Support Documents (international students only)

* = Minimum total score for TOEFL is 100. IELTS is 7.0, and PTE is 68. The preferred speaking score for TOEFL is 24, 7.5 for IELTS, and 65 for PTE.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round One – November 30

Round Two – January 15

Round Three – March 1

Round Four – April 19

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