An Online MBA with Global Perspective

Standing out in today’s competitive job market requires the right combination of skills, attitude and experience—and the credentials to prove it.

With the Yeshiva University MBA, you’ll have all that and more.

Empower your next career move with a degree built in the center of start-ups, tech and finance from the YU Sy Syms School of Business. Learn entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational behavior, business ethics and more to expand your skill set and make your career goals a reality.

Program Details

  • 42 credits
  • Optional one-week residency in New York or Israel and culminating capstone experience
  • 7-week courses
  • The flexibility to complete in as little as 24 months
  • Shabbat observant program*
  • Three opportunities to start per year

*day of rest observed by the Jewish community from sunset on Friday to nightfall of the following day.

MBA HIGHLIGHTS

$113,214
Average pay per year in the New York City area for MBA graduates1
21%
higher salary for master’s degree graduates2

Expand Your Network

Build a vibrant professional network that spans the globe. Connect with cohorts, faculty, mentors and alumni who have worked at major companies around the world.

Boeing
Citadel
Kraft Heinz
Deloitte
Payoneer
Google

The Online MBA with an Entrepreneurial Edge

Not everyone can be an entrepreneur, but everyone can benefit from thinking like one.

Innovation is at the core of everything we do at YU, and that includes a targeted emphasis on developing your entrepreneurial mindset. Under the guidance of the Dean of the Sy Syms School of Business, Noam Wasserman, you’ll learn how to adjust your thinking and habits to optimize results. Whether it’s strategic planning based on real-world products or the unique, immersive capstone experience, you’ll graduate with a new skill set and perspective for whatever career path you pursue.

Download the Syms Aspiring Entrepreneur Toolkit

Video Transcript

Mark Finkel:
What we really try to do for the Syms MBA program is, first give students a real broad foundation and really essentials of business from data to marketing to accounting.

Noam Wasserman:
One of the key things about being able to learn entrepreneurship is developing your entrepreneurial mindset. That is a mindset that will help you excel in whatever domain you are in, whether it's in large companies, whether it's in your personal life, any of the ways in which you're going to be able to learn how to make better decisions, how to deal with uncertainty, how to be able to perceive opportunities and pursue them.

Shifra Rabinowitz:
I'm using the skills that I gained in Yeshiva University everyday. I'm so grateful for my experience. Learning how to craft a message and learn how to speak to other people. Learning how to connect to people, even when there's such a big cultural difference. Those are all skills I gained in Yeshiva. I think my favorite thing about being a Yeshiva University student is the humanity that is built into all the programs. I was nervous coming into the MBA program. I was the only person in my class who was not already working in finance or marketing or the CEO of their own company or doing something that was already so deep in the business world. I'm coming from the nonprofit world. I'm coming from the helping space and I wasn't sure if I belonged. But from day one, the professors and the directors of the program made me feel like I belong and they made sure to pull me aside to make sure that I was understanding material that was new to me and they made sure to show me how this is applicable to the nonprofit world as well as for the profit world. You're so much more than you think you are. You're capable of so much more than you think you are.
Doctor-Noam-Wasserman
The entrepreneurial mindset…will help you make better decisions, deal with uncertainty, perceive opportunities and pursue them.
Noam Wasserman, Dean of the Sy Syms School of Business

The Catalyst for Your Career

If you want to gain momentum on your five-year plan, then you’re in the right place. With your future in mind, every aspect of our online MBA program is carefully designed for career growth. The core business classes cover several aspects of business administration and principles (finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, etc.), while the elective courses allow you to pursue your interests in specific subjects (e.g., negotiations, risk management and startups).

Our online MBA courses support these three curriculum pillars:

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Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship and Management of Change
  • Founder’s Dilemmas
  • Startup Finance
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Essential Business Skills

  • Financial Management
  • Decision Models and Management Controls
  • Data Mining for Business Analytics
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Navigating Relationships

  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • Negotiations
  • Business Law, Regulation and Ethics
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Program Takeaways:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic business management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Financial management, reporting and analysis
  • Marketing
  • Business ethics
  • Data management

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Program Takeaways:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic business management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Financial management, reporting and analysis
  • Marketing
  • Business ethics
  • Data management

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David W., MBA ’21
I gained a lot in terms of soft skills: a deeper understanding of how business relationships work, the effect that company cultures have on their employees, how to hire and identify opportunities. I'm definitely more knowledgeable, more aware of impacts.
David Weinstein, MBA '21

Immerse Yourself in Global Innovation: The YU Startup Residency Program

As an online MBA student at YU Sy Syms, you will also have the option to participate in a five-day residency in Tel Aviv, Israel or New York City with a tech company. Combining coursework, team projects, cultural activities, and on-site company visits, you’ll receive an intensive education in how companies can innovate in a fast-changing world. Through this elective course, you’ll encounter and solve issues surrounding innovation, product development and scaling for a global marketplace.

Read About the Residency

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Our Faculty, Your Mentors

At YU Sy Syms, we believe who you learn from is as important as what you learn. Here, you’ll find an impressive lineup of experienced business professionals and published researchers who foster a tight-knit community of graduate business students. Our faculty have worked for major corporations and successful startups, been published in award-winning journals and appeared in major media outlets. Most importantly, they know what it takes to succeed in 21st century business.

Aside from the business education benefits, mentorship is also at the core of the faculty's approach in the online MBA program. Students will enjoy a significant amount of face time with their professors, and the close relationships you form with them can be the foundation upon which your success is built.

Doctor-Noam-Wasserman

Dr. Noam Wasserman

Dean, Sy Syms School of Business, founder & author

Dean Wasserman quite literally wrote the book on entrepreneurialism. His two bestselling books ​​“The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup” and “Life Is a Startup: What Founders Can Teach Us about Making Choices and Managing Change” are the foundations of graduate business courses not just at YU Sy Syms, but also at Harvard Business School and Stanford Engineering.

Your Network Knows No Bounds

Connections are at the core of the YU Sy Syms education, and the online master's degree in business administration is no exception. As an online graduate student, you'll join a powerful community of innovators, entrepreneurs and values-driven business professionals no matter where you live and work. Small, virtual class sizes mean you can create meaningful bonds with your cohort, as well as receive more personalized attention and feedback from your professors.

Once you graduate from the online MBA program, you will also join the Yeshiva University and Sy Syms School of Business alumni communities. Both of these groups are known for their inclusiveness and compassion, and they can serve as effective springboards for new professional opportunities throughout your career.

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Your Network Knows No Bounds

Connections are at the core of the YU Sy Syms education, and the online master's degree in business administration is no exception. As an online graduate student, you'll join a powerful community of innovators, entrepreneurs and values-driven business professionals no matter where you live and work. Small, virtual class sizes mean you can create meaningful bonds with your cohort, as well as receive more personalized attention and feedback from your professors.

Once you graduate from the online MBA program, you will also join the Yeshiva University and Sy Syms School of Business alumni communities. Both of these groups are known for their inclusiveness and compassion, and they can serve as effective springboards for new professional opportunities throughout your career.

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accessibility for all course content

Experience Online Excellence

At YU Sy Syms, we know that the best online MBA programs aren’t created by simply moving existing business courses online. They’re built from the ground up, designed with the needs and strengths of online students in mind, and carefully crafted to produce the optimal learning environment for busy professionals.

Our online curriculum is structured to generate a cohesive learning experience across all core courses and elective courses. The digital learning management system (LMS) ensures that all of your work is intuitive, accessible and collaborative, with the opportunity to connect with your classmates through discussion boards and group assignments. All course content is available 24/7, can be completed on your own time, and can easily be tracked and monitored in real time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an online MBA degree worth it?

On all accounts, an online master’s degree in business administration offers the same progressive course content, one-on-one faculty support and exceptional professional benefits as an on-campus degree, but with the added flexibility and freedom of online classes and coursework. Your master’s degree can help you earn more. Nationally, master’s degree holders earn an average of 18% more than those whose highest degree is a bachelor’s. With these advantages, as well as the ability to continue working while you earn your degree, you’ll find that an online MBA from Yeshiva University is well worth your investment.

What GPA do I need for an MBA?

The minimum cumulative GPA requirement is a 3.0. However, candidates with a cumulative GPA lower than 3.0 will undergo a comprehensive review process and are still encouraged to speak to an Admissions Outreach Advisor.

How is a Yeshiva Sy Syms online MBA different from other degrees?

With an emphasis on relevant and real coursework from one of the world’s largest business centers, Yeshiva University is perfectly positioned to offer an online master’s degree in business administration with immediate professional impact. Our AACSB accreditation, in addition to being the #29 Best College for Business in New York, solidifies the YU Sy Syms online MBA as one of the top master’s degrees available today.1

What are the admission requirements for the program?

We’re proud to welcome students from around the world to experience the career-changing power of a Yeshiva University education. You can find out more about our admissions requirements, as well as download a free application checklist, by visiting our Admissions page.
Admission Dates and Deadlines
Feb
23
Priority Application Deadline
February 23, 2024
Summer 2024
May
3
Application Deadline
May 3, 2024
Summer 2024
May
13
Next Start
May 13, 2024
Summer 2024
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