MBA for Veterans

The Whitman School of Management's accelerated MBA for Veterans program contains a total of 54 credits spanning over a 14-month period for military veterans. The program offers courses that will help students gain expertise in an area of entrepreneurship that is most related to the field of leadership and innovation. Graduates are awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with trade in entrepreneurship.

The program consists of the following courses: entrepreneurship, market research & analysis, economics, data analysis, management information systems, financial accounting, marketing management, supply chain/ project management, operations management, activity based costing/management accounting, business strategy and human capital management. There are approximately 30 to 35 participants in each MBA class.

For applicants without an academic background in mathematics (advanced algebra and calculus), statistics or accounting, it is strongly recommended they attend undergraduate courses in these subjects prior to application/attendance.

The program will begin in late May and is completed 14 months later. The MBA student will participate in an orientation prior to commencing graduate studies in the Augmented Summer Session. The orientation is intended to acclimate students to the SU academic environment and veterans resources available.

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The Academic Community

The quality of an academic program depends on its faculty. Our faculty is a talented and accomplished group of scholars who represent a broad range of academic and practical experience. Complementing the members of the faculty who treat the traditional management fields of accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, public administration and quantitative methods, are lawyers, economists, and individual/organizational behaviorists.

Academic Policies

The university uses an A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, and F grading system for the MBA program. All MBA candidates must maintain a B grade average (3.0). If the average falls below a B, students will be placed on academic probation and granted one semester to return to good standing. Students who fail to return to good standing after one semester probation are subject to dismissal from the program.

Syracuse University

SU is a private, coeducational and residential university. Its main campus enrollment of 12,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students represents the 50 states, nearly 90 foreign countries, and varied economic and social backgrounds. The university's mission is to promote learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and service.


Questions concerning the MBA for veterans, Syracuse University, and the Syracuse area should be referred to:

Irma Finocchiaro
Executive Director
Defense Programs
Whitman School of Management
Syracuse University
(315) 443-2898



Wendy Frye
(315) 443-2898