Accreditation & Accolades

Suffolk University's accreditations from AACSB, NASPAA, and CAHME attest to our recognized excellence across business, public administration, and healthcare programs at the graduate level.

Sawyer Business School is the only business school in the U.S. simultaneously accredited by these three organizations and is routinely awarded for the exceptional quality of its programs and graduates.


AACSB logoThe Sawyer Business School is the only Boston business school to achieve AACSB accreditation for its business administration programs and supplemental accreditation for its accounting programs.

SBS received initial AACSB accreditation in 1989, and the accounting accreditation was initially received in 2001.

NASPAA logoSuffolk's Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a NASPAA-accredited degree program. We’re also the only Boston business school to have earned dual accreditation by AACSB International and NASPAA. SBS received initial NASPAA accreditation in 1980.

CAHME logoSuffolk's Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a CAHME-accredited degree program. We always strive to offer learning opportunities for our students that prepare them to address the challenges they will face as healthcare leaders and managers. The CAHME's initial accreditation was received in 2016.

NECHE logoSuffolk University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Suffolk received this initial NECHE accreditation in 1952.



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  • Best Undergraduate Business Programs, 2022-2023, #219
  • Best Public Affairs Programs, 2023, #88
  • Best Regional Universities North, 2022
  • Best Health Care Management Programs, 2019, #61
  • Best National Universities, 1st Tier, 2018
  • Top 10 Business Schools with the Most Women, 2017

  • Top 50 Online MBA, 2022
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  • Tier One Global MBA Rankings 2022
  • Global Executive MBA, 2022, #70
  • Global Online MBA, 2022, #72

  • Executive MBA Rankings 2021, #41 in North America
  • Executive MBA Rankings 2021, #23 in North America for Career Outcomes

  • Management Department has been ranked among the top 10 in New England over the past 5 years

  • Top Winner Best MBA Program, 2021
  • Top Three Best MBA Programs, 2020
  • Top Three Best MBA Programs, 2018

  • Top 20 in Online MBA Entrepreneurship Degree, 2017