Whitman improves speed to market with MBA@Syracuse. Prior to partnering with 2U, Whitman launched and operated their own online MBA program. After signing with 2U, they halted admissions in their online MBA program and began transitioning to the 2U-powered MBA@Syracuse program. In the academic year of 2014-2015, MBA@Syracuse enrolled 173 students in just two intake periods starting in January 2015. In the academic year 2015-2016, the program enrolled 481 students in four intakes with a full year of 2U recruitment and admissions operations.