Executive MBA Program

Suffolk’s Executive MBA program offers a fully integrated approach to learning with a focus on leadership. Residential seminars cover self-awareness, public policy, global business practices, and learning to lead through influence. Case studies, lectures, experiential learning, and simulations are emphasized in a team-based environment.

While earning your Executive MBA (EMBA) at Suffolk you'll:

  • Enhance your career potential with the convenience of a Saturday class schedule
  • Move through the program with your cohort of fellow EMBA students—a like-minded group of individuals from a comprehensive range of industries who will help you to develop your professional network and collaborate with you on projects
  • Focus on practical leadership and high-impact business initiatives
  • Study in a topic-immersive format that covers management skills, accounting, analytics, and corporate finance
  • Learn from professors who are a mix of business academics and accomplished practitioners

Designed to enhance the skill sets of ambitious mid-level executives and accommodate their busy schedules, Suffolk University’s EMBA is the ideal choice for you. This highly-ranked, 16-month program is offered exclusively on Saturdays in the heart of downtown Boston.

Ranked Among The Best

The Suffolk EMBA is highly ranked by QS Executive MBA Rankings 2021 as #41 in North America and #23 in North America for Career Outcomes.

View the EMBA curriculum

EMBA Program Overview

Suffolk's Executive Master's in Business Administration

As part of a small, diverse cohort, you’ll solve real business problems during domestic and international travel seminars, learn from world-class faculty, and complete a semester-long capstone project that’s tied to your professional goals. You’ll graduate with the practical leadership skills that will set you up for long-term success.

Over the course of the 16-month program, you’ll immerse yourself in a curriculum based on a broad spectrum of topics in leadership, management, finance, and more to empower you to analyze and solve business challenges from all angles.

Capstone Research Project

Your studies will culminate in a capstone project where you'll spend four months designing and researching a topic that applies your coursework to your interests and career goals with a focus on creating business process improvement, growth, or new venture initiatives.

Advising & Other Resources

Suffolk University offers graduate students—incoming, current, and alumni—help with navigating financial aid and payments, searching for career opportunities, and building a strong professional network. Our Graduate Student Services team supports you every step of the way with various services including application advising, financial aid counseling, international student resources, and other resources such as the Career Development Center or the Center for Learning and Academic Success. We also offer you value-added professional development workshops to bolster your experiential education and other professional skills while studying at Suffolk University.

Applying to Suffolk's EMBA

Application Deadline

Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn more about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • 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)
  • Letter of Recommendation (learn more)
  • GMAT/GRE not required with minimum 7 years of professional experience
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk (2021-2022)

Programs Full time per semester Per credit
Executive MBA $1,905
MBA; MBA/Health; MBA/Non profit $23,970 $1,598
MS in Accounting
MS in Finance
MS in Financial Services and Banking
MS in Taxation
Master in Management & Organizational Leadership
MS in Business Analytics $24,195 $1,613
MS in Marketing
Master of Healthcare Administration $18,645 $1,243
Master of Public Administration $18,465 $1,231

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 $36,000 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.

Course & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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MBA or Executive MBA: Which is Right for You?

MBA Program Director Jodi Detjen and EMBA Program Director Tammy MacLean discuss the highlights, structure, real-world learning opportunities, and benefits of both programs. Learn which program is the right choice for you and your career goals.

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