Program Dates (2018):

May 22–August 23 (Summer Session A - 14 weeks)

Tuition: $9,828


Looking for a competitive advantage in today’s job market? Complement your liberal arts education with in-demand business skills in Suffolk’s new, hands-on Foundations of Business program. You will be immersed in experiential learning that integrates business concepts and skills with career development strategies. Current Suffolk students pursuing a non-business degree will also earn a Foundations of Business minor upon completion.

You will:

  • Expand your academic skillset at our AACSB-accredited, first-tier national university
  • Earn nine credits:
    • Principles of Marketing 
    • Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting 
    • Organizational Behavior and Professional Leadership 
  • Team with career development professionals who will help you:
    • pinpoint your professional aspirations and
    • market your liberal arts education and business acumen to employers
  • Learn from and network with the Sawyer Business School’s world-class faculty, Boston’s business leaders, and successful Suffolk alumni
  • Live in a Suffolk residence hall, featuring air-conditioning, recreation areas, laundry and fitness facilities, and 24-hour on-site security (Please indicate your interest in housing on the online form)

By program’s end, you will have:

  • A valuable toolkit of business knowledge and skills today’s employers seek
  • A nine-credit Foundations of Business minor (for current Suffolk University College of Arts & Sciences students only)
  • A strategic career plan to help you map your professional goals and stand out in the job market

Interested in bringing your career into focus through a business lens? You don’t have to be a Suffolk University student to apply.

Foundations of Business is open to:

  • Current Suffolk students pursuing a degree in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Juniors and seniors pursuing a non-business degree at another higher education institution
  • Recent college graduates (Classes of 2015–2018) with a non-business degree

Ready for a hands-on business education?

Current Suffolk Students:

  • Register as you would for any course (using MySuffolk)

Non-Suffolk Students or Recent College Graduates:

Need more information?

Contact Shannon Conley at 617-573-8665 or