Syracuse University’s Business Programs Move Up in U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management received external validation of its upwards trajectory among business schools in the form of double-digit leaps in the rankings for both their undergraduate and full-time MBA programs.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Whitman’s undergraduate business program No. 51 in the country, up from No. 64 last year. The U.S. News & World Report undergraduate business rankings are based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty members at peer institutions. U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty members at each of the 516 undergraduate business programs accredited by AACSB International. 

Bloomberg Businessweek has once again ranked Whitman’s full-time MBA program as one of the best business schools in their 2022-23 edition, jumping 14 spots to No. 68 on the list. Bloomberg rankings rely on incoming student data (including its diversity), placement success at graduation, surveys of the most recent graduating class, MBA alumni from 2014 to 2016 and recruiters. The recent graduates and alumni evaluated Whitman on topics such as their learning experience, opportunities to network and emphasis on entrepreneurial skills in their program. With the help of the business schools, Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed 6,422 students, 11,304 alumni and 778 employers for this year’s rankings.

“We are pleased with this latest evidence of the impact of the outstanding programmatic work Whitman has completed over the last few years,” says Interim Dean Alexander McKelvie. “While rankings are imperfect measures, the consistent message we are receiving from multiple rankings, that rely on a variety of data sources, is that Whitman is clearly a school on the rise. These accomplishments further reflect the great team effort of the staff and faculty at Whitman to increase the stature of the school among its business school peers.”

Dawn McWilliams