Master of Management Studies Pathway

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

The Accelerated Program is a one semester program which typically requires one Academic English course and three to four (3-4) 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 to three (2-3) required SBS graduate courses in semester one followed by two (2) additional Academic English courses and two to three (2-3) 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

MMS Accelerated Pathway

1 semester program
31 credit program
9 credits apply from Graduate Pathway
22 required credits to complete MMS program

Students who enroll in Fall 2019

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

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 US 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:

MBA Students may not register for this course.

Credits:

3

Description:

Students use various lenses and theories, case studies, and experiential exercises to explore human behavior within firms at three levels: the individual, the group, and the organization. This includes understanding employee and management attitudes, motives, and behaviors as they relate to workplace concepts such as leadership, motivation, power, perceptions, group dynamics, communication, culture, and decision-making.

Prerequisites:

MBA Students not eligble for this course.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course takes multiple approaches to the exploration of leadership. Emphasis is put on individual self-awareness as a critical precursor to leadership success. A wide range of activities, exercises, cases, and simulations are used to develop understanding of the dynamics of leadership. Team building, both as an activity and a topic for study, is used as the model to develop, practice, and improve individual leadership skills.

Credits:

3

Description:

Matters related to diversity and inclusion are increasingly salient to business, impacting companies' mission, brand, talent management strategies, and performance. In this class, we will learn about common dynamics that occur in diverse groups and organizations; explore the power of inclusion and the challenges to leveraging it; discuss relevant current events, their impact on business, and business' responses to them; and study best practices for building diverse and inclusive companies.

Students who enroll in Spring 2020

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

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 US 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.

Credits:

3

Description:

Introduces the basic principles, tools and technique of the Project Management Life Cycle with practical real-life examples and scenarios. The basic concepts will be studied within the framework of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK (R)Guide) guidelines set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Other project management framework will be described though not in detail. The course will attempt to help students understand the relationship between good project management and successful software management, development and implementation, and the best practices at each stage of project planning, execution, control and closure. The course will also help build skills to research, analyze and report project management case studies that illustrate the topics covered in this course. PMP(R) and (PMBOK(R)Guide) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Credits:

3

Description:

Do you have the confidence and business acumen to identify credible solutions and make persuasive arguments to gain the support of business stakeholders? What is your ability to see through the chaos of business problems and utilize a vision to identify real solutions to real organizations? How do we address the role of humans in a rapidly advancing technological world? Students pull together resources, information and ideas from a multitude of sources to create outcomes that have impact. Creativity and innovation skills are essential in this process to face the new reality of a rapidly changing world. By leveraging the creative mindset and building business knowledge, you will develop the tools necessary to utilize the creative mindset into actionable business solutions. You will identify, research and analyze problems more clearly, apply techniques to brainstorm uninhibited alternatives, and persuade audiences on innovative, business solutions. In the process, you will broaden your business terminology, increase your confidence and persuasiveness, and understand the value of business in leading innovation in an era of significant global change. Cannot be used towards the entrepreneurship concentration.

Credits:

3

Description:

Most employees will encounter difficult interpersonal situations at some point in their careers. This course focuses on the high costs of incivility to employee well-being and productivity. Students will reflect on their experiences, learn techniques to improve their communication skills, and experientially practice having difficult conversations. Topics such as abusive supervision, sexual harassment, and abnormal psychology will also be covered. Students will gain insight into how to cope with challenging interpersonal situations, address problematic behaviors, and develop more positive relationships in the workplace.

MMS Standard Pathway

2 semester program
31 credit program
12 credits apply from Graduate Pathway
19 required credits to complete MMS program

Students who enroll in Fall 2019

Semester 1

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. Students will develop critical thinking, analytical skills and communication abilities. 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:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. This course is designed for international students who are studying abroad, emphasizing development, readiness, and academic success for Graduate Programs. This course covers western educational systems, university policies and procedures, writing skills and research resources, and graduate school study skills and methods. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

MBA Students may not register for this course.

Credits:

3

Description:

Students use various lenses and theories, case studies, and experiential exercises to explore human behavior within firms at three levels: the individual, the group, and the organization. This includes understanding employee and management attitudes, motives, and behaviors as they relate to workplace concepts such as leadership, motivation, power, perceptions, group dynamics, communication, culture, and decision-making.

Prerequisites:

MBA Students not eligble for this course.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course takes multiple approaches to the exploration of leadership. Emphasis is put on individual self-awareness as a critical precursor to leadership success. A wide range of activities, exercises, cases, and simulations are used to develop understanding of the dynamics of leadership. Team building, both as an activity and a topic for study, is used as the model to develop, practice, and improve individual leadership skills.

Semester 2

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

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 skills as well as professional communication.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:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

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, cross-cultural communication, academic and professional identity, advanced graduate program development, university resources, research methods, and presentation skills. This is a non-credit course.

Credits:

3

Description:

Do you have the confidence and business acumen to identify credible solutions and make persuasive arguments to gain the support of business stakeholders? What is your ability to see through the chaos of business problems and utilize a vision to identify real solutions to real organizations? How do we address the role of humans in a rapidly advancing technological world? Students pull together resources, information and ideas from a multitude of sources to create outcomes that have impact. Creativity and innovation skills are essential in this process to face the new reality of a rapidly changing world. By leveraging the creative mindset and building business knowledge, you will develop the tools necessary to utilize the creative mindset into actionable business solutions. You will identify, research and analyze problems more clearly, apply techniques to brainstorm uninhibited alternatives, and persuade audiences on innovative, business solutions. In the process, you will broaden your business terminology, increase your confidence and persuasiveness, and understand the value of business in leading innovation in an era of significant global change. Cannot be used towards the entrepreneurship concentration.

Credits:

3

Description:

Introduces the basic principles, tools and technique of the Project Management Life Cycle with practical real-life examples and scenarios. The basic concepts will be studied within the framework of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK (R)Guide) guidelines set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Other project management framework will be described though not in detail. The course will attempt to help students understand the relationship between good project management and successful software management, development and implementation, and the best practices at each stage of project planning, execution, control and closure. The course will also help build skills to research, analyze and report project management case studies that illustrate the topics covered in this course. PMP(R) and (PMBOK(R)Guide) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Students who enroll in Spring 2020

Semester 1

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. Students will develop critical thinking, analytical skills and communication abilities. 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:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

Description:

This course is designed for students pursuing the graduate pathway program at Suffolk University. This course is designed for international students who are studying abroad, emphasizing development, readiness, and academic success for Graduate Programs. This course covers western educational systems, university policies and procedures, writing skills and research resources, and graduate school study skills and methods. This is a non-credit course.

Credits:

3

Description:

Introduces the basic principles, tools and technique of the Project Management Life Cycle with practical real-life examples and scenarios. The basic concepts will be studied within the framework of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK (R)Guide) guidelines set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Other project management framework will be described though not in detail. The course will attempt to help students understand the relationship between good project management and successful software management, development and implementation, and the best practices at each stage of project planning, execution, control and closure. The course will also help build skills to research, analyze and report project management case studies that illustrate the topics covered in this course. PMP(R) and (PMBOK(R)Guide) are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Credits:

3

Description:

Do you have the confidence and business acumen to identify credible solutions and make persuasive arguments to gain the support of business stakeholders? What is your ability to see through the chaos of business problems and utilize a vision to identify real solutions to real organizations? How do we address the role of humans in a rapidly advancing technological world? Students pull together resources, information and ideas from a multitude of sources to create outcomes that have impact. Creativity and innovation skills are essential in this process to face the new reality of a rapidly changing world. By leveraging the creative mindset and building business knowledge, you will develop the tools necessary to utilize the creative mindset into actionable business solutions. You will identify, research and analyze problems more clearly, apply techniques to brainstorm uninhibited alternatives, and persuade audiences on innovative, business solutions. In the process, you will broaden your business terminology, increase your confidence and persuasiveness, and understand the value of business in leading innovation in an era of significant global change. Cannot be used towards the entrepreneurship concentration.

Semester 2

Required Courses

Prerequisites:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

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 skills as well as professional communication.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:

INTO Pathway Students Only

Credits:

0

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, cross-cultural communication, academic and professional identity, advanced graduate program development, university resources, research methods, and presentation skills. This is a non-credit course.

Prerequisites:

MBA Students may not register for this course.

Credits:

3

Description:

Students use various lenses and theories, case studies, and experiential exercises to explore human behavior within firms at three levels: the individual, the group, and the organization. This includes understanding employee and management attitudes, motives, and behaviors as they relate to workplace concepts such as leadership, motivation, power, perceptions, group dynamics, communication, culture, and decision-making.

Prerequisites:

MBA Students not eligble for this course.

Credits:

3

Description:

This course takes multiple approaches to the exploration of leadership. Emphasis is put on individual self-awareness as a critical precursor to leadership success. A wide range of activities, exercises, cases, and simulations are used to develop understanding of the dynamics of leadership. Team building, both as an activity and a topic for study, is used as the model to develop, practice, and improve individual leadership skills.

Upon successful completion of the MMS Pathway program, the student must follow the requirements of the Master of Management Studies program.