Business students at Syracuse University attend the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. It started in 1919, making it known as “one of the nation’s oldest business schools.” It also began its AACSB accreditation in 1920. Their ultimate goal is to provide a program full of excellence, professional development, experiential learning, and set students up to be lifelong learners and find great success. They uphold values of integrity, perseverance, accountability, inclusion, teamwork, innovation, achievement, and professionalism.
Students pursuing a Bachelors degree can major in Management, Real Estate, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing, Retail Management, or Entrepreneurship. Graduate students can acquire a Masters in Business Administration degree with specializations in Finance, Business Analytics, Marketing, Real Estate, Accounting, Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management. There are also Masters degrees in Professional Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, and Marketing. Doctoral students can pursue a Ph.D. in Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting/Management Information Systems, Finance, or Supply Chain Management. The Executive Education Program provides the Defense Comptrollership Program, which trains future resource managers and comptrollers and has graduated over 1,900 students, both military and non-military. These students earn an MBA/EMBA dual degree. Whitman students can gain international influence and perspective by participating in a study abroad trip to places like Central Europe, Florence, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, and Singapore.
The life of a student encompasses every class, experiential learning opportunity, social activity, volunteer opportunity, relationship, and anything else they experience. A great way to engage with peers, gain knowledge, and even network with professionals is through being a member of an academic student organization. Business student groups include Pulp Marketing, Beta Gamma Sigma, APICS, the Entrepreneurship Club, the Family Business Club, Graduate Student Organization, Net Impact, International Business Association, Alpha Kappa Psi, and the Investment Club. In the IMPRESS Program, every Whitman student becomes a part of one of four “houses” or groups. Students earn points throughout their stint at the university, for different activities involving community engagement, leadership development, leadership workshops, certifications, roundtable events, competitions, and global interests. It is a creative way to give graduates a competitive edge as they pursue a career.
An example of experiential programming opportunities is found in career exploration trips. Business students spend time in New York City with executives gaining an inside look into the New York Stock Exchange, investment banking firms, retail companies, the transportation industry, marketing companies, and financial services companies. Students find a considerable amount of opportunities to intern with leading corporations, businesses, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. There are also hands-on experiential learning opportunities on campus with the 11 Bloomberg Terminals, a student business start-up incubator, the annual Orange Tank Pitch Competition, and the student-managed $5 million Orange Value Fund.
Whitman offers the same excellent MBA degree program with all six specializations online as they do on-campus. There is also an online Masters in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Accounting.