Accelerated Master’s (4+1) Programs

Suffolk University’s 4+1 Program recognizes the accomplishments of top undergraduate business students by creating a streamlined pathway to an accelerated graduate business degree.

Qualifying students can earn the MS in Accounting (MSA)MS in Finance (MSF)MS in Financial Services and Banking (MSFSB)MS in Marketing (MSM), or MS in Taxation (MST) in as few as 9 months of full-time study or 21 months of part-time study. Or you can earn an MSA/MSFMSA/MSTMSBA/MSAMSBA/MSF, or MSBA/MSM dual degree in as few as 16 months.

Students qualify for an Accelerated Master's program if they

  • Are a second semester senior earning an undergraduate degree in business or economics at a U.S. Institution
  • Are a recent graduate with an undergraduate degree in business or economics at a U.S. Institution
  • Have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA

4+1 Programs at Suffolk

Waive the prerequisite or preparation courses your program of interest may require by using equivalent undergraduate coursework that you’ve already completed, with grades of B or better, to shorten the total length of your degree program.

If your program of interest requires the GMAT or GRE as a part of the application process, you are eligible to waive the testing requirement component of your application.

Top students will automatically be considered for merit-based fellowship awards. No separate application is required to be considered.

Suffolk University offers Accelerated Master's Programs for five graduate business degrees.

Contact us for more information about Suffolk’s 4+1 programs, or contact the Office of Graduate Admission by email or at 617-573-8302 to start your application.

SBS Fast Track

Are you a current Suffolk undergraduate student earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)? Find out how you might accelerate your path to graduate school even more by taking graduate courses during your senior year through the SBS FastTrack Program.

Want to learn about this unique opportunity for Suffolk's business students? Email us with questions.