MBA@Syracuse Hosts First Residency This Weekend


This weekend, the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host the first of many residencies as part of the newly revamped online MBA known as MBA@Syracuse.

More than 120 MBA students from around the world will travel to the SU campus to meet other classmates, faculty and staff for the first time in person since meeting virtually via weekly live video classes.

The theme of the residency is centered on the business of the healthcare industry. MBA@Syracuse has partnered with a number of top Syracuse-area health care organizations to give students the opportunity to learn firsthand from accomplished health care executives, see how health care organizations are economic drivers for communities and explore business opportunities that drive future innovation and growth.

“We’ve been hard at work preparing for this weekend’s immersion and are so excited to welcome these students to gain the ‘Cuse’ experience first-hand,” says Amy McHale, assistant dean for masters programs. “This weekend’s residency continues Whitman’s tradition of having our online students meet multiple times throughout the program. It’s an important component,  as these students will leave the experience more engaged and bonded than ever.”

MBA@Syracuse is delivered in partnership with 2U Inc., which partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential.

“It’s a rewarding experience for 2U to be partnered with Whitman, which is on the leading edge of embracing change in higher education,” says Andrew Hermalyn, 2U executive vice president and general manager. “With more than 120 MBA@Syracuse students attending campus, this residency marks the largest first program residency that 2U has supported.”

In future residencies, the MBA@Syracuse students will meet in South Korea, New York and India. For more information on Whitman’s online MBA, or its online accounting degree, visit

Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.

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