2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (iMBA), MBA (Distance Learning)

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Amy McHale, Assistant Dean for Master’s Programs

Program Description

The online MBA from Syracuse University is the Whitman School’s uniquely flexible M.B.A. program for working professionals. Syracuse University has offered an M.B.A. program via distance learning since 1977. As with the full-time M.B.A. program, the online MBA program is accredited by AACSB−the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Syracuse University’s online MBA program features the same curriculum content as the full-time, on-campus MBA program, and graduates earn the same Syracuse University MBA diploma as on-campus students. The curriculum features a strong foundation in core business principles, and students may choose a specialization to focus their studies on an area relevant to their careers and personal interests.  Students can take two courses (6 credits) each semester to complete the program in as little as two years. Students must complete 12 core courses, 5 electives, and attend three residencies (1 credit each) during the course of their program. Each semester is 12 weeks.


The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.


Applicants must have at least 1 year of work experience (post undergraduate degree) for this program. Applicants will be considered for the program based on their previous academic experience, work experience, professional references, and personal statements. The GMAT or GRE are not required for this program for students with at least 3 years (post undergraduate degree) professional work experience.

Financial Support

Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, Program Federal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs) Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits (half-time status) to be considered for loan programs.

Degree Requirements

This is a 54 credit program leading to a Master in Business Administration degree.

All 3 credits each

Transfer Credit

Students can transfer a maximum of 6 credits of coursework. The credits must be graduate level taken from an AACSB accredited business school. A grade of “B” or higher is needed to transfer in the credits. The grade itself does not transfer. Students who have recently completed another graduate program at Syracuse University may apply up to 9 credits of elective coursework towards the degree.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to meet degree requirements.

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