Martin J. Whitman School of Management

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Martin J. Whitman School of Management
Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University.JPG
Established 1919
Type Private
Chancellor Kent Syverud
Dean Kenneth Kavajecz
Academic staff
Undergraduates 1,799
Postgraduates 450
Location Syracuse, New York, USA
43°02′31″N 76°08′04″W / 43.04199°N 76.13441°W / 43.04199; -76.13441Coordinates: 43°02′31″N 76°08′04″W / 43.04199°N 76.13441°W / 43.04199; -76.13441
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.
Affiliations Syracuse University

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.


Student Team Room

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.[1] After a major donation from 1949 graduate Martin J. Whitman in June 2003, a new state-of-the-art building was constructed and the university renamed the School of Management after him.[1]

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 limited-residency distance learning program for executive students. The program features the same curriculum and faculty as the full-time MBA program at Syracuse.

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 & MBA ranking[edit]

Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[2] 47
U.S. News & World Report[3] 39
U.S. News & World Report[4] 59
  • U.S. News & World Report undergraduate program ranked #39.[1]
  • BusinessWeek's MBA program ranked 54th (Also Considered)
  • U.S. News & World Report MBA program ranked 59th (2010)
  • Recognized as the 2005 National Model Undergraduate Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
  • Ranked in the Top Tier for national universities by Entrepreneur magazine in both 2005 and 2004
  • Selected as a NASDAQ Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence in 2004.
  • Ranked as the 7th most entrepreneurial campus in the nation by Princeton Review in 2004

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

The Whitman School of Management in 2007 launched a program 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.[5] 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.[5] 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.

Panasci Business Plan Competition[edit]

The Whitman Business Plan Contest (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 runner-ups that exhibit the interconnectedness of economic, environmental, and social considerations. The contest is now[when?] reaching its 8th year and has featured a number of successful launches by students.[6]

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.[7]

Research centers, programs, and institutes[edit]

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management research centers, institutes, and cross-disciplinary areas include:[8]

Full-time MBA profile(class of 2016)[edit]

  • Average GMAT: 639
  • GMAT range (20-80th percentile): 600-660
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33
  • GPA range (20-80th percentile): 3.00-3.78
  • Average work experience: 30.5 months

Placement Details at Graduation

  • Average base salary: $67,376
  • Median base salary: $65,000



  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises
  • Marketing Management
  • General Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • 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.
  • Steven Ballentine '83 BS President & CEO Ballentine Capital Management in Avon, Connecticut

Affiliated Programs[edit]

Sejong-Syracuse Global MBA

The Sejong-Syracuse Global MBA program in Seoul, South Korea, was established by a joint effort between the Sejong School of Business and the Whitman School of Management in March 2001. The SSMBA is a traditional AACSB-accredited 2-year program with a curriculum consisting of 48 credits. Classes are taught in English by Syracuse and Sejong University professors as the first joint program establishing SU's presence in Asia.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Fast Facts: Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University". Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Business School Rankings and Profiles: Undergraduate". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2012. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Best Undergraduate Business Programs". U.S. News & World Report. 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Best Business Schools". U.S. News & World Report. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ a b "About the EBV". Syracuse University: Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Panasci Business Plan Competition". Syracuse University. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Alumni & Friends". Syracuse University. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Centers and Institutes". Syracuse University: Whitman School of Management. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
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