Syracuse University Online Master of Business Administration

Why Syracuse University?

An online Master of Business Administration degree program is offered by this very large private research university in Syracuse, New York. Two and a half years of professional experience are prerequisite for applicants.  Offering a streamlined admission process, this program requires neither standardized test results nor a minimum undergraduate GPA. The program is administered by the university’s Whitman School of Business

Program Snapshot

University Name Syracuse University
Location Syracuse
State NY Grade A-
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Whitman School of Business
Credits 54
Cost per credit 1802
Tuition for Entire Program $97,308.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills 2+ years of professional experience
Campus Visit Required? yes (3)
Typical Time to Complete 2-3 years
When Can Students Start the Program? January, April, July and October.
Program Concentrations
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
Synchronous classes yes
Required Courses
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Global Entrepreneurial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Microeconomics
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Introduction to IT and E-Commerce
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Core courses are constantly updated to reflect  trends e.g. emphasis on programming skills; wide range of electives through School of Business or other Syracuse professional schools; three in-person residencies required, held in Syracuse or in domestic and international business hubs; opportunities for dual degrees
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program)
  • Understand how to effectively manage organizational resources
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively
  • Demonstrate skills in inquiry, critically think and problem solve
  • Think strategically about business issues
  • Function with an entrepreneurial spirit
Program Description The program’s 54 credits can be completed within 2-3 years. Students are not required to complete a capstone course. No internship or practicum is offered.  Students can specialize within 6 concentration areas within a curriculum that requires attendance at three in-person residencies. The program highlights effective resource management, communication, critical thinking, and strategic problem-solving.


What will I Learn?

Graduates of this program will be able to manage organizational resources effectively, communicate effectively and convincingly, display abilities in investigation, critical thinking, and problem solving, think strategically about business challenges, and function with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Students begin the program by studying essential topics in courses such as Data Analysis and Decision Making; Global Entrepreneurial Management and Financial Accounting. The build hard and soft skills in Leadership in Organizations,  Managerial Accounting and Managerial Finance; Marketing Management. They delve deeper into specialized subjects in Strategic Management, Microeconomics, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Introduction to IT and E-Commerce and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Students can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations: Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing Management, and Supply Chain Management.

How much will the program cost?

Students finish their degree within 2-3 years and pay $$ 1802 per credit for a total of 54 credits, or just over $97,000 for the entire degree.

How does the program fit into my life?

Classes in this program are held according to the synchronous model, in which students attend online sessions held “live” each week. Three residencies are required; these are held in domestic and international business hub cities and take the form of immersive conferences.  Students can start the program in  January, April, July and October.


The Syracuse program is high intensity, high cost, and high touch. The school prides itself on continuously updating course content and building new courses to reflect current trends. A very wide range of electives is offered, especially when you consider that Business students can take online courses outside of the School of Business.

The required residencies in the Syracuse online MBA are a distinctive feature of the program, offering students opportunities to work intensively on problems while building relationships with peers and professional networks.