Message from the Dean

Thank you visiting the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University!

Since our inception in 1937, we have offered a wide range of educational options and programs to assist people at every stage of a career. Learn more about the Sawyer Business School's unique history and our current offerings [PDF].

We provide abundant access to the benefits and opportunities of our home city of Boston, Massachusetts, while also ensuring that our graduates are prepared to succeed in a global economy. Please read the inaugural issue of our Impact Report [PDF] for details. Our goal is to equip business learners with the essential skills and knowledge they need to succeed through:

  1. Integrated Expertise is at the core of what we do. Leveraging our unique location and easy access to the private, public and nonprofit sectors, our faculty, both thought leaders and industry experts, bring real-world knowledge from all three sectors into the classroom, ensuring our students receive the most up-to-date, best-rounded insights and skills through our comprehensive academic portfolio. At the undergraduate level, we offer 11 majors and 27 minors, including our newest DEI, FinTech, and Cybersecurity minors created to respond to the latest market needs. Our graduate programs comprise nine Master’s degrees, including an Executive MBA. We also offer multiple dual degrees, certificates, and fast-track opportunities.
  2. Immersive Learning reflects our belief in learning by doing. Our pedagogy blends comprehensive in-class instruction with in-the-field experiential learning, providing students with ample hands-on experiences and practical learning opportunities. Our students immerse themselves in real projects, tackling challenges and problems faced by real organizations; as a result, they gain the skills they need to hit the ground running, whether launching a career or advancing on a professional path.
  3. Business with Purpose is the overarching guide for our education endeavor. We instill in our students a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep understanding that business can be a force for good and positive change. We educate them to make ethical decisions and to embrace sustainability in their careers.

As our students and alumni will tell you, the Sawyer Business School—the only business school in the nation that has earned AACSB, NASPAA, and CAHME accreditations—offers an unparalleled mix of academics, experience, and access to opportunities. I know you will find a program here that fits you well and will fulfill your career dreams. I look forward to welcoming you to the RAM family.

Amy Z. Zeng, Ph.D.

About Dean Amy Zeng

Dr. Amy Z. Zeng became the sixth and also the first female Dean of Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School in late July 2020. An accomplished educator and leader in experiential and project-based learning and a recognized scholar in the fields of supply chain management and global logistics, Dean Zeng has brought to the Sawyer Business School a strong passion and a clear vision for active and applied learning, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations, and global engagement—all of which are central to Suffolk and the Sawyer Business School’s approach to education.

See Dean Zeng’s full biography.