Whitman’s Full-Time MBA Program Achieves Highest U.S. News Ranking Since 1998

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is now ranked #57 in the nation for its full-time MBA program by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest-ranking for the Whitman School since 1998 and is an improvement from its #84 ranking last year.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings methodology relies on three main categories, Quality Assessment (40%), Placement Success (35%) and Student Selectivity (25%). Whitman saw increases in two out of three of those categories.

“We are extremely proud of this latest achievement for our School. Our move to #57 is largely based on the strength of our admissions, curricular and co-curricular innovation, and placement efforts. We capitalized on student interest and were successful at attracting a very select class of graduate students. Our career services team was able to facilitate an 87% placement rate at three months for the Class of 2021 versus 60% for the previous year’s graduates,” says Whitman Dean Eugene Anderson. “Our reputation as a top school for MBA education among our peer schools and recruiters also remains high.”

“We have made significant investments into our MBA program over the past few years. These investments are paying off, as evidenced by these new generationally high rankings. The increasing demand for our graduates is a reflection of the high-quality students that we are enrolling and the excellent academic experience that we are providing them, both inside the classroom and through our experiential programs in NYC and elsewhere. I believe some of our more recent investments, such as our WIRE initiative on professional certifications, the Whitman Challenge emphasizing experiential learning, new elective course offerings and STEM designation will continue to prepare students for their careers ahead,” says Alexander McKelvie, associate dean for undergraduate and master’s education and professor of entrepreneurship.