MBA/Health Specialized Degree
Business competencies are a must-have if you’re a professional in the healthcare industry, especially at hospitals, community health centers, and within large healthcare systems.
The Suffolk MBA/Health degree will give you a core understanding of the social, political, economic, and financial environments of the American healthcare system. The tools, concepts, and techniques of effective managerial decision-making, financial planning, and administrative control are pillars of the program.
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Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
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- Completed online application
- $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
- Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
- Goal statement (essay)
- One letter of recommendation (Two letters required if candidate has less than 1 year of work experience. Learn more)
- GMAT or GRE scores are not required
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)
MBA Core courses (MBA 615, MBA 625, MBA 635, MBA 640, MBA 650 and MBA 660) 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 a core course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven years prior to MBA matriculation (“B” or better) and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).
All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student’s acceptance into the MBA Program and are waived during the student’s ﬁrst semester. Students may also elect to take a proficiency exam, for a fee, to gain a waiver. Proficiency exams must be taken in the ﬁrst semester and are administered on the Boston campus with prior arrangement. All MBA/Health students must complete a minimum of 43 credits in the Sawyer Business School.
Students Transferring to the Suffolk MBA
Six credits of elective courses, taken at the graduate level from an AACSB-accredited graduate program in business, may be transferred if the credits do 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 programs. Transfer credits apply only to electives.
Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete
Occasionally, Suffolk MBA students must leave the Boston area having not yet completed their degree. The Business School has several options available to insure completion of the Suffolk MBA. You may be able to transfer in six credits of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited MBA 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.
A student who leaves the area may also complete their Suffolk MBA portion of their degree online.