MBA/MST Dual Degree

Bridge the gap between taxation and corporate strategic planning with this expedited dual degree covering corporate taxation and high-level business principles. This program will prepare you to make an impact in determining business transactions in the global arena.

You’ll graduate ready to strategically plan at the corporate level, whether that’s in mergers and acquisitions or long-term financial forecasting with tax law changes in mind. Suffolk’s dual degree is designed for professionals who want a global mindset with knowledge at the granular level.

Paying for Graduate School

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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)
  • One letter of recommendation (Two letters required if candidate has less than 1 year of work experience. 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/Transfer Policy

Waiver Policy

MBA core courses and MST preparation courses may be waived. MST core courses may need to be substituted. 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 or MST preparation course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven (7) years prior to MBA/MST 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/MST Program and are waived during the student’s first semester. Student 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. 

All MBA/MST student must complete a minimum of 48 credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete

Occasionally, Suffolk MBA/MST 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/MST. You may be able to transfer in six credits of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited MBA or MST 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.

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 be taken within five years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/MST program. However, at the discretion of the MST program director, tax required courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six credits may be considered for transfer.

Courses & Requirements

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

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