MBA/MSM Dual Degree

The dual MBA/MSM degree provides a strong background in strategic management, financial management, and market research and analytics. This powerful combination of business fundamentals and marketing expertise will leave you highly qualified for leadership roles.

The MBA/MSM dual degree integrates marketing knowledge and strategies, general business aspects, and business strategy, allowing graduates to leverage both degrees to advance their careers. With an MBA/MSM, you will be well-prepared for senior leadership roles within the marketing field, including chief marketing officer.

Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2018-2019)
Full-time, per semester


Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)
For part-time students


Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Waiver Policy

MBA and MSM core courses may be waived. If waived, MSM Core Courses must be substituted with approved MSM elective. Required MBA courses (SBS 700, MBA 701, MBA 710, MBA 721, MBA 730, MBA 740, MBA 745, 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 (7) years prior to MBA/MSM matriculation, earning a “B” or better, and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable).

To waive an MSM core course a student must successfully complete equivalent coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five (5) years prior to the MBA/MSM matriculation, earning a "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/MSM Program and are waived during the student’s first semester. A student may also elect to take a proficiency exam, for a fee, to gain a waiver for an MBA core course. Proficiency exams must be taken in the first semester and are administered on the Boston campus with prior arrangements.

All MBA/MSM students must complete a minimum of 51 credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Credit 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 do not apply to a previously completed degree.

Transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five (5) years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/MSM program. However, at the discretion of the MSM program director, marketing core courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six (6) credits may be considered for transfer.

Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete

Occasionally, Suffolk MBA/MSM students must leave the Boston area having not yet completed their degree. The Business School has several options available to ensure completion of the Suffolk MBA/MSM. You may be able to transfer in six (6) credits of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited MBA or MSM 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.

A portion of the MBA program may be taken online.

Courses & Requirements

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

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