​Martin J. Whitman School of Management

In the Whitman School’s management program, you’ll learn to hone your natural leadership skills, adapt within fluid environments, and develop strategies for solving multi-faceted business challenges.

The management curriculum combines human resources and organizational behavior, strategic management and leadership courses to help you develop the skills you’ll need to analyze processes, manage people, and succeed in:

  • Operations: Help companies operate efficiently and profitably.
  • Consulting: Guide company decision-making.
  • Business development: Contribute to organizational growth.
  • Administration: Advise and add value to a company’s structure and inner workings.

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About WhitmanLink

The Whitman School develops entrepreneurial managers who will become leaders in an era of global competitiveness. Programs are built around the major driving forces in business today: entrepreneurial management, globalization, use of technology, and leadership.

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Core coursework covers organizational process, leadership, and business policy. Sample courses include:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Job Satisfaction, Motivation, and Work Behavior
  • Administrative Policy
  • Career Planning, Training, and Development
  • Leadership and Organization Change
  • Collective Bargaining

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Dual EnrollmentLink

The Whitman School of Management offers dual major programs with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Information Studies (iSchool).

  • Gain an edge in a competitive job market by selecting Newhouse, where you’ll prepare to become an effective business leader and communicator.
  • The new Arts and Sciences dual program allows students to select one of four majors in the sciences, preparing them to work in fields, such as pharmaceuticals.
  • Select the iSchool to develop a working knowledge of business along with technical training in information systems, setting yourself apart from traditional management students.
  • Complete your B.S. and J.D. in six years through the Whitman School and College of Law 3+3 Joint Degree Program.

Practical ExperienceLink

The program offers many opportunities to gain hands-on experience and expert perspectives. Combined with comprehensive and timely coursework, you’ll build a compelling resume by taking advantage of opportunities to:

  • Apply to work on projects for corporate clients through Whitman's Consurtio firm, which gives you the chance to immediately use and build on skills learned in the classroom.
  • Provide professional business solutions to companies and interact with company executives as a member of the Whitman Consulting Club.
  • Intern at top corporations such as Accenture, The TJX Companies, Zenith Optimedia, FactSet, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and General Electric.
  • Network and receive mentoring from the Management Department Advisory board that boasts members from Apple, EMC, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, and Panera Bread.
  • Gain an edge through your IMPRESS* score, which measures achievement in the areas of professional development and emotional intelligence, major/industry exploration, certifications, global context, and community engagement.

*A Whitman school exclusive

Study AbroadLink

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries. Management students most often study abroad in Hong Kong.

Life After Syracuse UniversityLink

With a degree in management, you will be well-prepared to explore such careers as:

  • Human resources manager
  • Business consultant
  • Operations manager
  • Business development strategist