Whitman’s MBA program holds steady at #79 in latest U.S. News ranking; Entrepreneurship program earns top 20 spot

The full-time MBA program at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has been ranked #79 globally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Graduate Business Schools rankings, released Tuesday, March 11. Whitman’s ranking remains unchanged from last year. This year’s rankings include 127 eligible master's programs in business from more than 450 accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. To view the MBA program rankings, visit: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/mba-rankings.

In the publication’s ranking of MBA specialty programs, Whitman’s entrepreneurship program ranked #19. To view the MBA specialty rankings, visit: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/entrepreneurship-rankings.

“The Whitman School is honored to be recognized among the top AACSB accredited graduate business institutions in the country,” says Whitman Dean Kenneth Kavajecz. “But we’re not satisfied with the status quo and we recognize that our work is far from finished. We will continue to work aggressively to bring innovation to our curriculum and collaborate with our alumni and corporate partners to enhance the value we bring to our students and the value they then bring to their careers and employers.”

All 453 master's programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International were surveyed in fall 2013 and early 2014. A total of 385 responded, of which 127 provided enough of the data needed to calculate the full-time MBA rankings based on a weighted average of indicators such as quality assessment (peer and recruiter assessments), placement success (mean starting salary, employment rates for graduates) and student selectivity (mean GMAT and GRE scores, mean undergraduate GPA and acceptance rate).

Whitman's MBA program incorporates both the theoretical background and practical experience students need to succeed in today's ever-changing global economy. The program's experiential learning component encourages students to apply classroom learning to business problems, connect with decision makers, and deliver tangible results that add value to sponsoring organizations. Whitman MBA students build an experiential portfolio through internships, consulting, specialized courses, community engagement, and other practical experiences that make them more valuable in the marketplace. For more information, visit: http://whitman.syr.edu/programs-and-academics/programs/whitman-mba-experience/index.aspx.