SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University's online MBA program has been ranked #8 in the Financial Times' 2015 ranking of all online MBA programs worldwide, #5 in the nation. The full rankings, released this week, are published at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/rankings, along with the full methodology.
The Whitman School recently enhanced its online MBA degree program, partnering with 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU) to launch MBA@Syracuse. The inaugural class includes a group of approximately 100 participants hailing from around the U.S. and five different countries.
MBA@Syracuse allows students from anywhere in the world to take part in the highly regarded Whitman MBA program - without having to relocate or put their careers on hold. Classes take place on a live, online platform taught by Whitman's award-winning faculty, connecting students with the comprehensive education and experience they need to succeed in today's competitive business environment.
"Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management has long embraced technology on campus. Through MBA@Syracuse, we're using an enhanced technology platform to extend our program beyond campus," said Amy McHale, assistant dean for masters programs. "Our enhanced approach has allowed us to both attract an increasingly diverse group of students to MBA@Syracuse, as well as connect new students face-to-face with Syracuse alumni on the technology platform well before the start of class."
MBA@Syracuse reflects a diverse student body, with students from a range of educational and professional backgrounds joining the program from India, China, Nigeria, Malta, and 22 U.S. states, including California, Texas, Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New York.
MBA@Syracuse graduates receive the same Whitman degree as on-campus students, completing a 54-credit-hour program with 36 core course credits and 18 elective credits. Upon completion, the first graduates are expected to apply their education to a wide variety of industries, ranging from financial services and consulting, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, media and entertainment, government and nonprofit, and more. Students also will participate in multi-day domestic and international residencies throughout their program, which offer students the chance to meet classmates and professors face-to-face for workshops and networking experiences.
For more information on MBA@Syracuse, please visit onlinebusiness.syr.edu/mba or follow the program on Twitter at @BusinessatSU. Those interested in learning more about admissions requirements and about the program can contact an admissions counselor at 844-797-4622 or email@example.com.
About the Martin J. Whitman School of Management
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University educates students to become successful entrepreneurial leaders in a rapidly changing global economy. The Whitman School offers BS, MBA, MS and PhD programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, real estate, retail management and supply chain management, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school's faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. In any given year, the Whitman School is home to nearly 2,000 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students. For more information about the Whitman School, visit http://whitman.syr.edu and follow us on social media at http://whitman.syr.edu/follow.
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