2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (iMBA), MBA

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Amy McHale, Assistant Dean for Masters Program, Whitman School of Management Suite 315-443-9216, ammchale@syr.edu

Program Description

The iMBA is the Whitman School’s uniquely flexible executive M.B.A. program for executives. Syracuse University has offered an M.B.A. program via distance learning since 1977. As with the full-time M.B.A. program, the iMBA is accredited by AACSB−the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In the iMBA, students from 34 states and 10 countries have participated in the M.B.A. All students participate in five day residencies on the Syracuse University campus each January, May and August. Optional residencies in selected international locations are also offered. During a residency, students meet their new faculty and classmates, complete initial assignments, form teams, and obtain all the information they need to progress smoothly in their coursework for that semester that is delivered virtually. Between residencies, coursework is supported by the full-time faculty using a web-based course management system. Final exams for each semester’s courses are usually taken on campus at the start of the next residency. This program allows students to complete the M.B.A. degree in about three years (with up to seven allowed) without interrupting their professional commitments.


The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.


Applicants must have at least 1 year of work experience (post undergraduate degree) for this program. Applicants will be considered for the program based on their previous academic experience, work experience, professional references, and personal statements. The GMAT is not required for this program for students with at least 5 years (post undergraduate degree) work experience..

Financial Support

Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, ProgramFederal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs) Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits (half-time status) to be considered for loan programs.

Degree Requirements

This is a 54 credit program leading to a Master in Business Administration degree.

All 3 credits each

Transfer Credit

Students can transfer a maximum of 6 credits of elective coursework. The credits must be graduate level taken from an AACSB accredited business school. A grade of “B” or higher is needed to transfer in the credits. The grade itself does not transfer. Students who have recently completed another graduate program at Syracuse University may apply up to 9 credits of elective coursework towards the degree.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to meet degree requirements.

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