Newswise — The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University recently was ranked #43 Best Value Undergraduate Business School in the United States by Value Colleges, an organization that, according to its website at, researches and ranks reputable, accredited college degree programs to find the perfect balance between quality and cost.

According to Value Colleges, all 727 U.S. business schools that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) were considered for the list, and were evaluated according to their total cost, average early-career salary and U.S. News & World Report ranking.

“With tuition costs and student loan debt on the rise, many students are becoming financially savvy, but others are prey for predatory lenders and disreputable schools,” said Carrie Sealey-Morris, editor, Value Colleges. “Our site guides students to the most trustworthy programs with the lowest student debt and highest returns with our fully researched rankings and FAQs.”

Value Colleges describes Whitman School as one with “a solid ROI and education in business fundamentals: an investment worth considering.” It highlights the variety of business majors, as well as its “long history of excellence and innovation.” The website recognizes Whitman’s major rankings, including those related to veterans. It says “residential students will experience an active, vivacious campus life, with many student organizations to build connections and networks.

“We are pleased to receive recognition for what we already know – a Whitman education is not only top-notch, but a best value for students,” said Whitman Dean Kenneth Kavajecz. “We’re pleased to have Value Colleges highlight us in this way and remain committed to providing a high quality, high value education for our students.”

About the Whitman SchoolThe Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University was established as the College of Business Administration in 1919. In 1920, it was only the 16th collegiate business school in the nation to be accredited by the AACSB. Today, the Whitman School of Management includes programs in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, real estate, retail management and supply chain management. In any given year, the Whitman School is home to nearly 2,000 doctoral, graduate and undergraduate students.