Admissions Online Overview

The Whitman School of Management seeks students whose academic abilities can successfully meet the demands of our selective, rigorous graduate programs. One of Whitman’s greatest strengths has always been the diversity of its student body, and we continue to seek candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, social, academic and professional backgrounds and career goals.

 The MBA, Professional Accounting, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management programs offer start dates four times per year, typically in January, April, July and October.

 

Applications are now being accepted for the start dates listed below, and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

 

We want to encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Students who submit by the priority application deadline will receive admissions decisions first, allowing them to connect with Whitman faculty and resources sooner. Additionally, for students who submit by the priority deadline, the application fee of $75 is reduced to $45.


Applications

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Students who submit by the priority application deadline will receive admissions decisions first and be able to connect with Whitman faculty and resources sooner. Additionally, for students who submit by the priority deadline, the application fee of $75 is reduced to $45.


Deadlines

Dec. 22

Early Priority
Application

Jan. 12

      Priority
Application

Feb. 9

Application Deadline

Whitman building in the evening

Application Requirements

 

The online application can be completed here   

 

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS REQUIREMENTS

 

We accept applicants from a wide range of academic fields, but all students are required to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

In most cases, applicants are also required to have full-time professional work experience.

  • MBA – minimum of two years
  • Business Analytics – a minimum of one year
  • Entrepreneurship – a minimum of one year
  • Supply Chain Management – a minimum of one year
  • Accounting – no work experience requirement
  • Other specific program requirements can be found here.


Applicants who do not meet the expected professional work experience but feel they are uniquely qualified for our online business master’s programs should contact the admissions team at +1-844-797-4622 or email an admissions counselor to discuss their eligibility.


 
Test Scores

MBA – No GMAT Required at the Whitman School.

We take a holistic approach when reviewing applications, considering all aspects of an applicant’s professional and academic background. For this reason, we do not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to the online MBA program for applicants who meet the minimum work experience requirement. However, applicants may submit scores for consideration if they believe doing so will benefit their application.

 

M.S. Programs

Accounting

Applicants are required to submit test scores but may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have:

  • five or more years of relevant work experience, or
  • an undergraduate degree in accounting with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, or
  • an undergraduate degree in business with a GPA of 3.2 or higher and at least one year of work experience, or
  • an undergraduate degree in any field with a GPA of 3.4 or higher and at least one year of work experience, or
  • a master’s degree in any field.

Business Analytics

Applicants are required to submit test scores but may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have one year of professional work experience and:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, or
  • an undergraduate degree in statistics, math, engineering, finance, information technology, physics, supply chain or economics, or
  • a master’s degree in any field.

Entrepreneurship

GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission to the Entrepreneurship program.

 

Supply Chain Management


Applicants may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have one year of professional work experience and:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, or
  • an undergraduate degree in business, statistics, math, engineering, finance, information technology, physics, supply chain or economics, or
  • a master’s degree in any field.

 

Contact an admissions counselor to learn more about testing requirements and your eligibility for our online business master’s programs.

 


Syracuse University Educational Testing Service (ETS) school codes are:

GRE: 2823
MBA GMAT: NG0-SB-51
Accounting GMAT: NG0-SB-45
Business Analytics GMAT:
NG0-SB-76
Supply Chain Management GMAT: 
NG0-SB-05

Test scores may take up to five weeks to reach the University, so be sure to register to take any required tests as soon as possible. Scores must be sent by the testing service administering the test to be considered official.


 

 
Application Fee

The application fee for each program is $75, which is non-refundable. The application fee is reduced to $45 for those students who submit by the priority deadline. Application fee waivers are available for active-duty service members, veterans and McNair Scholars.


 

 
Personal Essay

You will be required to write two personal essays. The questions are available in the online application.
You will write one essay for the Entrepreneurship program and develop a proposal for a business idea. Learn more about what this business plan entails.


 

 
Letters of Recommendation

You will need to submit two letters of recommendation; you can submit three if you feel an additional letter will better support your application. Professional recommendations from individuals who know you in an occupational setting are recommended, and a current or former supervisor should write at least one. References should address your ability to succeed in a rigorous program and your career goals.


 

 
Official Transcripts

Official degree-bearing transcripts are required. You may also be required to submit transcripts from any other academic institutions you have attended.

 

Electronic transcript submission is preferred. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, please send your transcript(s) to applicationservices@onlinebusiness.syr.edu, as this will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application. So that you know, these cannot be submitted to your admissions counselor.

 

If you cannot submit these electronically, please have them sent to the following mailing address:
Syracuse University Application Processing Center Syracuse Online Business P.O. Box 30096 017-006 College Station, TX 77842.

 

If you earned credits at an international institution outside of a study-abroad program, please see our International Applicants section for guidelines verifying your U.S. degree equivalency.


 

 
Resume  or CV

In a current business resume, list any relevant professional experience, including title, dates and full-time or part-time status.


 

 
Interview

Certain applicants will be asked to complete a personal interview with an admissions committee member. If you are selected for an interview, you will not need to travel; all interviews will take place online via videoconference. You may not request an interview.

No formula is employed in admissions decision-making. Candidates are evaluated holistically and individually, with special consideration given to professional experience and accomplishments, including potential for career growth and advancement.

Other factors considered are the candidate’s prior academic success, GRE or GMAT exam scores, and communication skills as evidenced in the application essays.

To speak with an admissions counselor about applying, call +1-844-797-4622 or email an admissions counselor.


 

 International Applicants

Our programs require students to participate in classes, engage in group discussions, and make oral presentations. Because of this, students must possess strong proficiency in written and spoken English and provide several international materials in addition to the application requirements. Please visit our international applicant page to learn more about applying as an international student.