MBA/MSBA Dual Degree

The Suffolk MBA/MSBA dual degree program combines Suffolk's experiential MBA curriculum with key competencies in data management and business analytics.

You’ll be connected to the entrepreneurial community while learning about the nuances of data storage, retrieval, cleaning, and integration.

You’ll be able to apply your data analytics knowledge across business functions, allowing you to provide unique value to companies from all sectors. This expedited program will help you become an effective communicator, strategist, and analyst. Suffolk’s MBA/MSBA will also prepare you to earn elite certification in the field's most popular software: SAS, SAP, and Excel.

View the MBA/MSBA Curriculum

Open More Doors with a Dual Degree from Suffolk

Suffolk University's dual degree programs give you an opportunity to obtain two degrees in a shorter time frame and with less cost than pursuing the two graduate degrees consecutively. Upon completion you will have earned two distinct graduate degrees, giving you the needed competitive edge to land a top job in a wider field.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • One letter of recommendation (Two letters required if candidate has less than 1 year of work experience. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Note: Students must have passed a university-level statistics course in the past five years or have equivalent industry experience. Students without a statistics course may submit GMAT or GRE scores for consideration.

Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk (2021-2022)

Full-time per semester Per Credit
Per Credit $1,604

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $23,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.


The Graduate Programs Office and academic departments provide advising to both full-time and part-time students. All students are encouraged to discuss their goals and concerns with their MBA/MSBA Programs advisor, as well as their assigned faculty advisor form the Information Systems and Operations Management Department.


Waiver Policy

MSBA core courses may be waived but credits must be substituted with an approved elective. For MSBA core courses to be considered as waived with an approved elective for substitution, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven years prior to MSBA matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).

MBA courses may be waived. Required MBA courses (SBS 700, MBA 710, MBA 720, MBA 730, MBA 740, MBA 750, MBA 760, and MBA 770) cannot be waived. To waive an MBA core course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven years prior to the MBA/MSBA matriculation ("B" or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translation if applicable).

All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student's acceptance into the MBA/MSBA Program and are waived during the student's first semester. Students may also elect to take a proficiency exam, for a fee, to gain an MBA core course waiver. Proficiency exams must be taken in the first semester and are administered on the Boston Campus with prior arrangements.

All MBA/MSBA students must complete a minimum of 43 credits (15 courses and SBS 700) in the Sawyer Business School. Students previously enrolled in a SBS graduate program and who successfully completed MBA 600, SBS 600, or MBA 700 with a "P" grade or grade of "B" or better, are not required to retake the course; therefore are only required to complete a minimum of 42 credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Policy

Any candidate seeking transfer credits, taken at the graduate level from an AACSB-accredited graduate program in business, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These credits may be considered for transfer if the credits not apply to a previously completed degree.

Transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and be taken within five years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/MSBA program. A maximum of six credits may be considered for transfer.

Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete

Occasionally, Suffolk MBA/MSBA students must leave the Boston area without having completed their degree. The Business School has several options available to insure completion of the Suffolk MBA/MSBA. You may be able to transfer 6 credits of elective courses form an AACSB-accredited MBA Program close to your new place of residence. Courses must be pre-approved by Suffolk's Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and have a grade of "B" or better.

Students may also complete the MBA portion of the MBA/MSBA online.

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