Master of Management Studies (MMS)

Moving your career forward often means moving up to a management level, and while you may be adept in your field, the Suffolk Master’s in Management Studies prepares you for the new responsibilities of leadership—forming and managing teams, negotiation, giving feedback, leveraging influence, and more—so that you strengthen your professional standing and become an effective leader.

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While earning your MMS at Suffolk, you’ll:

  • Learn to lead inclusive and collaborative teams, establish successful client relationships, and manage conflict adeptly with innovative solutions
  • Prepare for a leadership role with our industry-focused curriculum and equally accomplished instructors and peers
  • Participate in client-focused experiences interacting with real businesses, and the professionals who run them, to gain new insights in a real-world context and build your professional network
  • Take courses shaped by the feedback of our Young Professionals Advisory Board, who ensures that our curriculum features the current skills and knowledge needed by managers today
  • Learn tangible interpersonal skills that can be used in all business settings across a number of sectors and how personality assessments inform strengths and areas of leadership growth

Suffolk's MMS is ideal for graduates of liberal arts and sciences programs (or those soon to graduate) seeking management knowledge and skills. Whatever your area of expertise—biotech, education, healthcare, communications, design, computer science—you can strengthen your career position by adding a thorough grounding in personnel and project management. An organization is only as effective as the people behind it. Learn how to effectively manage this most fundamental asset with Suffolk’s Master of Management Studies program.

MMS Program Overview

Suffolk's Master's in Management Studies

Whether you’re starting out in the job market or are preparing to move upward in your established field, you’re going to need to distinguish yourself in the eyes of employers. With a Master’s in Management Studies, you can develop all the skills needed to hit the ground running in a leadership role.

Suffolk’s MMS curriculum is purpose-built to teach you how to think like a leader and ground you in organizational behavior, negotiation, interpersonal skills, leadership, team-building, conflict resolution, successful management of people and projects, and to get first-hand exposure to global business practices with a required travel seminar. The MMS program prepares you to excel in a variety of leadership roles such as human resource specialist, operations manager, contract administrator, training and development manager, project coordinator, and more.

Why Get an MMS?

Career advancement usually requires more than technical prowess. Even if you’re proficient in your discipline, interpersonal skills are crucial when it comes to making a favorable impression and successfully forging connections in an organization. Proving that you’re ready to motivate, engage, and communicate with a diverse team can make all the difference when you’re looking to be promoted to a managerial role. With the Suffolk Master’s in Management Studies, you can develop the skills and leadership you need to manage teams effectively.

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.

MMS Program Details

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (Priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials:

Cost of Graduate School

Tuition (2019-2020)
Full-Time, per semester
$22,785
Cost Per Credit (2019-2020)
For Part-Time students
$1,519

Get Ready to Take the Lead

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Read more about our course "Managing Difficult People at Work"

Courses & Requirements

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

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