Martin J. Whitman School of Management

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Martin J. Whitman School of Management
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management.jpg
Type Private
Established 1919
Parent institution
Syracuse University
Dean Eugene “Gene” Anderson [1][2]
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1,788
Postgraduates 450
Location 721 University Avenue, Syracuse, New York, 13244, USA
43°02′32″N 76°08′03″W / 43.0421446°N 76.1340502°W / 43.0421446; -76.1340502Coordinates: 43°02′32″N 76°08′03″W / 43.0421446°N 76.1340502°W / 43.0421446; -76.1340502
Campus Urban
Mission Fostering a diverse, supportive learning community focused on developing entrepreneurial managers who will become leaders in an era of global competitiveness and technological advancements.

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management is the business school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Named after Martin J. Whitman, an alumnus and benefactor of the school, the school was established in 1919. The Whitman School offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as executive degree programs.


The school was established at Syracuse University in 1919 as the College of Business Administration. By 1920, the school was the 16th school in the United States to receive accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In 1948, the MBA program was established as the Army Comptrollership Program;[3] the Army Comptrollership Program was established in 1952; 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.[4]

After a major donation from 1949 graduate Martin J. Whitman, founder of Third Avenue Management, and Lois Whitman in June 2003, a new 160,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building was constructed and the university renamed the School of Management after him.[3][4]

Undergraduate program[edit]

The Whitman undergraduate program is well known for its dual degree program with the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications or the Syracuse University School of Information Studies where students are offered the ability to complete a degree in either schools while working on their Whitman degree.

MBA program[edit]

The Whitman MBA program may be completed three different ways:


Traditional 2-year program The full-time MBA program comprises a curriculum of 54 credits. During the summer between the first and second academic years, students complete a four-month internship or participate in special international internships co-sponsored by Syracuse University Abroad.

MBA@Syracuse The MBA@Syracuse is Syracuse University's Online MBA Program. The program features the same curriculum and faculty as the full-time MBA program at Syracuse.[5]

Accelerated MBA Seasoned business professionals with four or more years of full-time work experience who have an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB International-accredited institution may take advantage of this streamlined 36-credit alternative to the traditional full-time Syracuse MBA program. The accelerated program is available only on a full-time basis.

Reputations & rankings[edit]

Business school rankings
U.S. News & World Report[6] 57
U.S. undergraduate
Bloomberg Businessweek[7] 23
U.S. News & World Report[8] 43
  • BusinessWeek ranks undergraduate program at #23.
  • U.S. News & World Report undergraduate program ranked #42.[3]
  • BusinessWeek's MBA program ranked 71th (Also Considered)
  • Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises ranked 13th
  • U.S. News & World Report MBA program ranked 88th (2017)
  • Princeton Review's online MBA program ranked 20th
  • Selected as a NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence in 2016.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)[edit]

The Whitman School of Management in 2007 launched the EBV program with IVMF, that offers experiential training in entrepreneurship and management to post-9/11 veterans who incurred disabilities as a result of their service to their country.[9] The program is structured in 3 phases. The first phase includes a self-study curriculum phase that is facilitated by an online discussion and various assessment modules. The second phase exposes delegates to the "nuts and bolts" of business ownership through various workshops and lessons from world-class faculty. The 3rd and last phase includes on-going support to the delegates from faculty experts.[9] The EBV program, although founded at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, also extends to several other Universities such as the Florida State University, University of Connecticut School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Mays Business School, Purdue University, Louisiana State University, Cornell University, and St. Joseph's University.

Orange Value Fund[edit]

In spring 2006, the Whitman school of management and the Ballentine Investment Institute at the Syracuse University announced creation of the Orange Value Fund LLC. As of its first closing in Fall 2006, this student managed fund had $1.1 million in privately invested assets. Today the fund has assets worth $4.3 million under management.[10]

Panasci Business Plan Competition[edit]

The Whitman Business Plan Contest[11] (formerly known as the Panasci Business Plan Competition) is sponsored by the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and made possible by long supporter of the Whitman School of Management, Henry A Panasci. The contest is a campus-wide student competition that allows teams that choose to take part to launch their own venture. Teams taking part in the competition must submit their own work and ideas. The Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises commits to helping students during the process to support and enhance their plans. Prize money comes in different amounts and are awarded to the top three teams in the competition. The first-place team wins the amount of $25,000. The 2nd-place team wins $10,000 and the 3rd-place team wins $5,000. All winners must submit corporate documents and request prize money by December 31. The top three teams are the teams which judges view as having the best potential for growth and attracting outside funding. The Fetner prize is awarded to the business that has the greatest potential for positive impact on society and the natural environment and pays recognition to those runners-up that exhibit the interconnectedness of economic, environmental and social considerations.

Alumni Relations[edit]

Living alumni of the Whitman School of Management total an approximate 25,000 around the world. The Whitman school along with the entire University offers resources for job opportunities around the country and networking opportunities with corporate recruiters and fellow graduates of the school. The resources available through the Whitman School alumni relations help build and foster business connections.[12]

Research centers, programs, and institutes[edit]

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management research centers, institutes, and cross-disciplinary areas include:[13]

Full-time MBA profile[edit]

Entering Profile (Class of 2018)

  • Average GMAT: 623
  • GMAT range (20-80th percentile): 600-650
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.44
  • GPA range (20-80th percentile): 3.00-3.89
  • Average work experience: 38 months

Placement Details at Graduation (Class of 2016)

  • Average base salary: $75,879
  • Median base salary: $72,000


Full-time undergraduate student profile[edit]

Entering Profile (Class of 2018)

  • Average SAT: 1298
  • Average ACT: 28
  • Average high school GPA: 3.74
  • 16% incoming students come from top 10% of their class.


  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
  • Marketing Management
  • General Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Real Estate
  • Retail Management

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Martin J. Whitman '49 BS Founder & Co-Chief Investment Officer Third Avenue Management in New York City
  • Daniel A D'Aniello '68 BS Founding Partner and Managing Director The Carlyle Group in Washington D.C.
  • Coleen Arnold '81 MBA Retired senior vice president of application management services for IBM
  • Steven Ballentine '83 BS President & CEO Ballentine Capital Management in Avon, Connecticut
  • William Q. Hayes '83 MBA United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ May 10, 2017 onwards. "Eugene "Gene" Anderson Appointed Dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management". 
  2. ^ Daily Orange news "Eugene 'Gene' Anderson appointed dean of Martin J. Whitman School of Management". 
  3. ^ a b c "Fast Facts: Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University". Archived from the original on 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  4. ^ a b "History and Overview". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Online MBA Program - Syracuse University". Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  6. ^ "2019 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. March 20, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  7. ^ "The Complete Ranking: Best Undergraduate Business Schools". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-09. 
  8. ^ "2017 Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2016-09-12. 
  9. ^ a b "About the EBV". Syracuse University: Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 
  10. ^ "The Orange Value Fund, LLC". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  11. ^ "Panasci Business Plan Competition". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  12. ^ "Alumni & Friends". Syracuse University. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  13. ^ "Centers and Institutes". Syracuse University: Whitman School of Management. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
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