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Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, formerly the College of Business Administration, was established in 1919. The Whitman School is located in Syracuse, N.Y., 250 miles northwest of New York City. The centerpiece of the School is a 160,000-square-foot student-focused facility that delivers nationally prominent programs promoting life-long learning while fostering collegiality and community. Whitman students benefit from intimate class sizes and easy access to professors and resources while experiencing life at a large, multinational and multicultural university. Graduate education delivered with best in-class instruction has always been at the core of the Whitman School’s values. The Whitman School currently offers full-time Masters programmes with specializations in professional accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises, finance, marketing and supply chain management. The Whitman difference lies in tailoring programs that focus both on the theoretical and practical for a comprehensive student experience.
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Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management combines the resources of a large university with small class sizes and highly individualized attention to offer students the best possible learning experience. Students study under the leadership of exceptional faculty members, highly esteemed as world-class scholars and researchers. A diverse, collaborative community, both online and on-campus, Whitman provides students with an education that prepares them to become leaders in today’s global business environment. 

For those interested in extending their education, Whitman provides full-time MS and MBA degree programs. Full-time MS students can select from the following degree focal areas: Professional AccountingBusiness Analytics (STEM designated), Entrepreneurship and Emerging EnterprisesFinance (STEM designated), Marketing (STEM designated), and Supply Chain Management (STEM designated). In addition to full-time programs, Whitman provides top-ranked online programs.These programs, along with faculty, staff, over 4,000 students, and an alumni network comprising nearly 30,000 Whitman grads, are the foundation of the Whitman School.

History

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.

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, this STEM designated program is designed to prepare students with the skills to become data-driven business leaders and decision makers.

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

MS in Finance: This STEM designated 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 Marketing: The STEM designated Master of Science in Marketing degree program focuses on rigorous development of these competencies to prepare current and aspiring marketing professionals to play leading roles in the field of marketing. The program consists of business foundation courses (nine credits), required marketing core courses (six credits), selective courses (six credits) and electives (nine credits), for a total of 30 credits.

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 2016 Incoming Student Profile:

Average GMAT 640
GMAT Range (20th-80th percentile) 600-690
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.47
GPA Range (20th-80th percentile) 3.23-3.72
Average Age 23
International to Domestic Student Ratio (in %age) 63 / 37

MS in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises 2016 Incoming Student Profile: 

Average GMAT 633
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.29
Average Age 23
International to Domestic Student Ratio (in %age) 50 / 50

MS in Finance 2016 Incoming Student Profile: 

Average GMAT 667
GMAT Range (20th-80th percentile) 630-710
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.15
GPA Range (20th-80th percentile) 2.80-3.60
Average Age 23
International to Domestic Student Ratio (in %age) 100 / 0

MS in Supply Chain Management 2016 Incoming Student Profile:

Average GMAT 640
Average Undergraduate GPA 3.44
Average Age 22
International to Domestic Student Ratio (in %age) 67 / 33
 
We will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1 to our Fall 2018 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: http://whitman.syr.edu/MSA-admission 

MS in Business Analytics: http://whitman.syr.edu/MSBA-admission

MS in Entrepreneurship: http://whitman.syr.edu/MSE-admission

MS in Finance: http://whitman.syr.edu/MSF-admission

MS in Marketing: http://whitman.syr.edu/MSM-admission

MS in Supply Chain Management; http://whitman.syr.edu/MSSCM-admission 

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 2018 Application Deadline Expect a decision after (Decision mailing date)
1st Round: November 30 December 21
2nd Round: January 1 February 1
3rd Round: February 15 (Final deadline for international applicants) March 15
4th Round: April 19 (Final deadline for domestic applicants) May 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.

   
   
 

Application Fees: Non-refundable amount of $75; waived for students who meet the Whitman School representative at participating Access events.

Program Costs: The estimated cost for attending our MS programs in Professional Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management for the 2017-2018 academic year is is detailed in the chart below. This amount 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 US$1,500 per credit hour

2017-2018 rates*

1st Year

(18 credits)

2nd Year

(12 credits)

Tuition
$27,000
$18,000
Living Expenses (rent, utilities, food)
$15,314
$15,314
Books and Supplies
$899
$899
Medical Insurance
$1,672
$1,672
Transportation
$1,418
$1,418
Whitman School Technology Fee
$400
$400
Student Activity/Health & Wellness Fees
$836
$836
Total Cost (Nine Months)
$47,539

$38,539

* Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of Syracuse University

**All expenses, other than tuition, will vary depending on the 9, 16 or 21-month duration selection

The estimated cost for attending our MS program in Business Analytics for the 2017-2018 academic year is is detailed in the chart below. This amount 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 US$1,500 per credit hour

2017-2018 rates*

1st Year (18 credits)

2nd Year (18 credits)

Tuition
$27,000
$27,000
Living Expenses (rent, utilities, food)
$15,314
$15,314
Books and Supplies
$899
$899
Medical Insurance
$1,672
$1,672
Transportation
$1,418
$1,418
Whitman School Technology Fee
$400
$400
Student Activity/Health & Wellness Fees
$836
$836
Total Cost (Nine Months)
$47,539

$47,539

* Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of Syracuse University.

 

Chuchu Xu 

Originally from Suzhou, China, Chuchu Xu discusses earning her MS in Finance abroad at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management. 

School: MS in Finance, The Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

Profession: Senior Business Analyst at RELX Group – Reporting & Strategy, New York, New York

MS in Finance 

What do you think is your program's greatest asset? 

The MSF program is taught by professors with strong academic backgrounds who are notable working professionals within the financial service industry. This provides students with the opportunity to learn about the functionalities of various positions within the industry. By linking the classroom directly with the real world, students get in-depth exposure to the day-to-day workflow and leave the program well prepared for the next phase of their career.

If you had the chance to do your MSF program again, would you do anything differently? If so, what and why? 

I would devote a bit more time on extracurricular activities, such as taking a speech class, joining a book club or attending more social events. As students we focus heavily on grades and try hard to stay on top; we lose sight of how important it is to be well-rounded. A high GPA looks good on applications and is important in securing a good job but it is not the sole factor nor will it, by itself, help maintain a positive career trajectory course.

Career

How much are you in touch with the alumni network? Are they helpful in making connections with companies? What did you learn about creating and utilizing networks during your MSF?

The alumni database was something that I used almost every day while in school; I talked to at least 20 alumni for career guidance before starting my internship, and another 10 before taking my first full-time position to make sure I was well prepared and informed about the job market. 

The alumni network has proven to be an extremely helpful tool for career guidance and establishing connections with other companies. To best utilize the alumni network you should be clear on what your goals are, narrow down the contacts to alumni in your interested field, and be straightforward but polite when you reach out to them. Most importantly, you must be persistent and not get discouraged if you don’t get a reply immediately after reaching out to five people – keep trying and a response is guaranteed. 

Did you do an internship during your MSF? How did that experience influence your education and career? 

I interned with UBS Wealth Management in New York City. I got this internship through a referral from the alumni network. My internship helped me understand the industry better and clarified the various positions within this business area. After this internship, I realized that a strategy role would suit me better than a sales role. This experience influenced a lot of career decisions I made later on.

MS Abroad

What advice can you give to ease the transition to a new country? 

Communication is the key to everything. Strong language skills enable you to communicate better with locals and get used to a new country/culture faster. A very common issue that international students have is shyness because we are worried of being laughed at for speaking “broken” English. However, we have to realize that communicating with locals is the only way to improve our English and to understand the culture. Luckily, all cultures are welcomed here and people are eager to make friends with you and know you better. It helps to keep in mind that being from another culture halfway around the world, is, in itself very cool!

What inspired you to pursue your MSF abroad and what have been the greatest benefits of doing so? 

I wanted to interact with people from other countries in order for me to expand my mind and knowledge. I wanted to open more doors for myself, career-wise and life-wise. I wanted to be well positioned for leadership roles which need communication skills to deal with people from various cultures.

Right now, I’m working in an organization with a very wide global presence. The knowledge I obtained from my MSF program, my schoolmates, my professors, and alumni enables me to communicate effectively and efficiently with coworkers and clients from all over the world. 

Shri Ramakrishnan, PhD | Assistant Director, Graduate Recruitment

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721 University Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13244

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