Master of Business Administration Pathway

The Sawyer Business School offers Accelerated and Standard Pathway programs for qualified graduate students starting in the fall or spring semesters.

The Accelerated Program is a one semester program which typically requires two Academic English course and three required SBS graduate courses. The Accelerated Pathway Program is only offered in the fall or spring terms.

The Standard Pathway Program is a two semester program which typically requires two Academic English courses and two required SBS graduate courses in semester one followed by three (3) additional Academic English courses and two (2) required SBS graduate courses in semester two. The Standard Pathway Program is only offered in the fall or spring terms. Students who begin the Standard Pathway Program in the fall will enroll in 2 consecutive terms-fall and spring. Students who begin the Standard Pathway Program in the spring will enroll in 2 terms-spring and fall. The summer term is not a required term, therefore, no SBS Graduate Pathway courses are offered.

SBS graduate course credits, earned in the SBS Accelerated or Standard Pathway Program, will apply to the corresponding graduate degree program if successful progression requirements are met. SBS Graduate Pathway students must meet all academic standing requirements and policies to remain within their SBS Graduate Pathway and subsequent SBS graduate program.

MBA Accelerated Pathway

1 semester program
51 credit program
9 credits apply from Graduate Pathway
42 required credits to complete MBA program

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

Academic English students only.

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University to develop students' critical thinking and analysis skills and knowledge for study at a U.S. University. These skills are developed through cross disciplinary academic-related themes that are tailored to students' specific fields of interest/study. Course activities and assessments include critical reading primary and secondary research report writing oral presentations and career-focused networking. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course provides students with the basic vocabulary needed to succeed in a variety of courses in accounting and finance. Students would be introduced to different terminology used in financial accounting managerial accounting and corporate finance. After the successful completion of this course students would have a fundamental knowledge of the terms and concepts used in accounting and finance courses bridging a potential gap for non-native English speakers setting them up for success in future studies and career in the financial profession. This is a non-credit course.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course is required for MSA and MSF students and it is also a recommended elective for MBA students with a finance concentration. This course develops an understanding of the concepts tools and applications of economics at both the micro and macro level. The focus is on how economic analysis influences decision-making in the public and private sectors and how economic tools can enhance managerial effectiveness and organizational efficiency. The economic role of government and its impact on the business environment in a market economy the factors that influence firm performance and competitiveness and the role of financial institutions in the current economic environment are discussed throughout the course.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to the concepts and applications of data analytics on large data sets for managerial decision making. Students will learn foundation skills needed to extract valuable information out of data including various descriptive and predictive analytics techniques. Students develop knowledge of data visualization and interpretation coupled with conveying data results and insights. Issues on data acquisition storage and management will be discussed.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

At its core marketing is about providing consumer value. The practice of doing this is changing constantly-driven by rapid and far-reaching changes in technology; globalization; and the evolution of consumer values practices and lifestyles. This course will present themes theories and trends that are critical for: 1. understanding the business of creating capturing and sustaining value; 2. introducing students to the global consumer and technological realities of marketing in the 21st Century; and 3. providing students with a sound foundation to explore marketing in further depth in upper-level elective courses. This course also contains an experiential component. .

*SBS 603 will fulfill one of four MBA elective requirements

MBA Standard Pathway

2 semester program
51 credit program
12 credits apply from Graduate Pathway
39 required credits to complete MBA program

Required Courses: Semester One

Prerequisites:

Academic English students only.

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. This course specifically targets the language skills necessary for oral communication within an academic context. Students work to develop their listening skills pronunciation and oral communication skills. These skills are developed through interdisciplinary academic-related themes tailored to students' specific fields of interest and/or study. This is a non-credit course

Prerequisites:

Academic English students only.

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. This course emphasizes readiness for graduate level work. This course covers understanding Western educational systems and cross-culture communication critical reading and thinking the basics of academic writing and graduate level study skills and methods. This is a non-credit course.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course introduces students to the concepts and applications of data analytics on large data sets for managerial decision making. Students will learn foundation skills needed to extract valuable information out of data including various descriptive and predictive analytics techniques. Students develop knowledge of data visualization and interpretation coupled with conveying data results and insights. Issues on data acquisition storage and management will be discussed.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

At its core marketing is about providing consumer value. The practice of doing this is changing constantly-driven by rapid and far-reaching changes in technology; globalization; and the evolution of consumer values practices and lifestyles. This course will present themes theories and trends that are critical for: 1. understanding the business of creating capturing and sustaining value; 2. introducing students to the global consumer and technological realities of marketing in the 21st Century; and 3. providing students with a sound foundation to explore marketing in further depth in upper-level elective courses. This course also contains an experiential component. .

Required Courses: Semester Two

Prerequisites:

Academic English students only.

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. This course provides an in-depth review of a variety of key academic writing and research skills. These skills are developed through interdisciplinary academic-related themes tailored to students' specific fields of interest and/or study. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

Academic English students only.

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. This course extends and reinforces concepts introduced in AE 052 including critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. In addition this course introduces students to establishing a professional identity. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0.00

Description:

This course provides students with the basic vocabulary needed to succeed in a variety of courses in accounting and finance. Students would be introduced to different terminology used in financial accounting managerial accounting and corporate finance. After the successful completion of this course students would have a fundamental knowledge of the terms and concepts used in accounting and finance courses bridging a potential gap for non-native English speakers setting them up for success in future studies and career in the financial profession. This is a non-credit course.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course is required for MSA and MSF students and it is also a recommended elective for MBA students with a finance concentration. This course develops an understanding of the concepts tools and applications of economics at both the micro and macro level. The focus is on how economic analysis influences decision-making in the public and private sectors and how economic tools can enhance managerial effectiveness and organizational efficiency. The economic role of government and its impact on the business environment in a market economy the factors that influence firm performance and competitiveness and the role of financial institutions in the current economic environment are discussed throughout the course.

Credits:

3.00

Description:

This course deals with the structure and information content of the three principal financial statements of profit-directed companies namely the income statement balance sheet and statement of cash flows. It develops skill in using accounting information to analyze the performance and financial condition of a company and to facilitate decision making planning and budgeting and performance appraisal in a managerial context. This course also contains an experiential component by offering guided inquiry and real company cases.

*SBS 603 will fulfill one of four MBA elective requirements

Upon successful completion of the MBA Pathway program, the student must follow the requirements of the Master of Business Administration program.