MBA/MSBA Dual Degree
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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.
Paying for Graduate School
Full-time, per semester
Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)
For part-time students
Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
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- Completed online application
- $50 application fee
- 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.
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.
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.
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.