The Whitman MS Experience

Syracuse University-Whitman School of Management

For those interested in extending their education, Whitman provides full-time M.S., MBA and Ph.D. programs. Full-time MBA and M.S. students can select from five degree focal areas, including business analytics. The Ph.D. program at the Whitman School offers students’ the flexibility to tailor their research program and the choice of six areas of study. In addition to full-time programs, Whitman provides top-ranked online programs. Students interested in online programs may select the following degree options: MBA, M.S.A and M.S.B.A. These programs, along with faculty, staff, over 4,000 students and an alumni network nearly 30,000 Whitman grads, are the foundation of the Whitman School.


At the Whitman School, students learn, intern, participate in community service and advance their careers through a full spectrum of field-focused and multidisciplinary departments in one of the nation’s oldest business schools. The Whitman School, formally the College of Business Administration, was established in 1919. In 1920, it was only the 16th collegiate business school in the nation to be accredited by the AACSB. In 1948, the school launched its MBA program and the doctoral program was created in 1965. The Whitman school has been a leader in education innovation and began offering a distance MBA in 1977. 

The school was honored with a naming gift from Martin Whitman ’49, founder of Third Avenue Management, and Lois Whitman in 2003. Seeking to expand opportunities for students, the Whitman School opened its 160,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building in 2005. Today, Whitman programs serve as standards of excellence and achievement among the academic and business community. 


Enhance your functional expertise and develop a specialized skillset in our challenging master’s degree programs. No matter which area best suits your professional interests and goals, a master's from Whitman will prepare you to enter your field as a very knowledgeable and marketable professional.

Download the M.S. programs brochure

Visit the links listed below to learn more about our various MS program offerings:

MS in Professional Accounting: Prepare for a career in such fields as auditing, taxation, and consulting and fulfill the requirements for professional certification.

MS in Business Analytics: In today's marketplace, the demand for professionals who can use analytic tools to drive positive outcomes for businesses is rapidly increasing. Utilizing an action-orientated approach, the Whitman School M.S. in Business Analytics is designed to prepare students with the skills to become data-driven business leaders and decision makers.

MS in Entrepreneurship: Immerse yourself in the entrepreneurial process with a curriculum ranked #16 in US News & World Report's graduate specialty rankings (2012).

MS in Finance: The program covers essential knowledge in corporate finance, investments, and financial management, with applications in widely diverse areas. Equip yourself to face the challenges of the dynamic professional financial environment.

MS in Supply Chain Management: In today's global economy, successfully managing the logistics of an organization, and between organizations, requires a solid knowledge base and honed strategic thinking skills.


MS in Professional Accounting Class Profile: 

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GMAT 20th-80th percentile


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GPA 20th-80th percentile



MS in Entrepreneurship Class Profile: 

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MS in Finance Class Profile:

Average GMAT


GMAT 20th-80th percentile


Average GPA


GPA 20th-80th percentile



MS in Supply Chain Management Class Profile: 

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Average GPA


We will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1 to our Fall 2017 program.

Please click on the links below to find the information you need to start the admissions process. 

Admissions Requirements

Review admission requirements such as degrees, work experience, and tests. Below are the web links for each of the individual programs: 

MS in Professional Accounting: 

MS in Business Analytics:

MS in Entrepreneurship:

MS in Finance:

MS in Supply Chain Management; 

Application Checklist

Step-by-step instructions for applying

Application Deadlines and Review Process

Complete applications* must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline to receive notification by the date below. All mailed application material must be postmarked by the deadline date. It is always beneficial to apply before the posted deadline.

*A complete application includes all supplemental materials including official test score reports.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline:Expect a decision after: (Decision mailing date)
1st Round: November 30December 21
2nd Round: January 1February 1
3rd Round: February 15 Final deadline for international applicantsMarch 15
4th Round: April 19 Final deadline for domestic applicantsMay 17

Status Communication

Whitman's Graduate Programs Office will send an email confirmation when the application has been received. Please allow 10 business days for delivery of the decision letter. Decisions cannot be communicated by phone or fax.

Incomplete Applications

If an application is not complete (for example: missing test scores, transcripts, essays, or other items) we will inform you via email. An application cannot be reviewed until all required documents have been received. Any application that remains incomplete after the final deadline will be withdrawn automatically.


The estimated total cost for attending our MS programs in Professional Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Supply Chain Management for the 2016-2017 academic year is US$62,094 for a single student. This figure includes all expenses including tuition, books, fees, and living expenses for nine months (September through May), excluding travel costs to and from Syracuse. The amount of your tuition invoice will vary according to the number of credit hours for which you register. The basic graduate tuition rate for the 2016-2017 academic year is US$1,443 per credit hour

The estimated total cost for attending our MS in Business Analytics program for the 2017-2018 academic year is detailed in the chart below. This figure includes all expenses including tuition, books, fees and living expenses for nine months (September through May), excluding travel costs to and from Syracuse. The amount of your tuition invoice will vary according to the number of credit hours for which you register. The basic graduate tuition rate for the 2017-2018 academic year is estimated to be US$1,511 per credit hour.


Shri Ramakrishnan, PhD | Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment

Graduate Programs Office | Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Suite 315
721 University Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13244

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