The Suffolk Executive MBA

Only five percent of MBAs awarded each year are Executive MBAs. Differentiate yourself with this designation from the longest-running EMBA program in New England.

With its compact, 16-month program and experiential curriculum, the Suffolk Executive MBA (EMBA) is an accelerated business degree designed for seasoned professionals looking to catapult their career without interrupting it. Classes are held at our vibrant downtown Boston campus every other week on Fridays and Saturdays.

Our program is cohort-based, ensuring you forge strong connections with a diverse group of peers from distinct professional backgrounds. After graduation, you’ll become part of a powerful network of over 10,000 Sawyer Business School alumni, with access to Suffolk’s lifelong career support services.

The Suffolk Executive MBA Experience

At the Sawyer Business School we recognize that simply presenting the material isn’t enough—practice and application are required.

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EMBA Program Overview

The Curriculum

No matter your academic background, the Suffolk EMBA will give you a competitive edge in your field, and quickly—our 45-credit program can be completed in just 16 months and is designed with professionals in mind so you can continue to work full-time while enrolled.
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Travel Seminars

Practice business across borders and expand your global network with our immersive, week-long travel seminars.

  • Global Business Seminar

    Madrid, Spain (One Week)
    Develop and present strategic recommendations to international organizations through multiple flash consulting engagements to gain critical economic, political, and cultural perspectives on doing business globally.

  • Public Policy Seminar

    Washington, D.C. (One Week)
    Gain first-hand exposure to the link between public policy development and organizational strategy. Meet with lobbyists and leaders at think tanks, regulatory agencies, national associations, and other organizations that influence public policy development.

Professional Development

Our dedicated staff at the Center for Career Equity, Development & Success has deep ties to Boston’s leading industries and equally extensive relationships with partners across Suffolk. Once you’re in the program, you’ll have access to lifelong career support for your continuing professional success, at every stage of your career.

Current students and alumni can also take advantage of our EMBA Leadership Track program, an annual series of workshops, seminars, and networking events designed to support your career and personal leadership development.

Advising & Other Resources

We offer a variety of EMBA-specific student resources and tools to help you get the most out of your degree.
Learn more about our EMBA Student Services & Resources

EMBA Class Visits

There is no better way to understand what a graduate class is like than to sit in on one.  The class visit program allows you to observe an EMBA class in action.
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Executive MBA Features

  • New England’s longest-running Executive MBA program
  • Minimum of 7 years’ leadership experience required
  • For those ready to lead with impact, grow their global network, and hone their data-driven, decision-making skills at the executive level

Program Highlights

  • Cohort structure
  • Integrative capstone project customized to your career
  • Weeklong Travel Seminars in Madrid, Spain and Washington, D.C.
  • 1,500+ alumni network

Boston in the Evening

MBA Features

  • Named in The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools 2023 lists for On-Campus and Online MBA Programs
  • Develop skills to take on modern business challenges, drive innovative and entrepreneurial solutions, and build a global network
  • For young professionals or career changers who want to gain practical experience and develop a global mindset

Program Highlights

  • Immersive simulations and flash consulting projects with live clients
  • Located at the nexus of Boston’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors
  • International or domestic Travel Seminar
Learn more about the MBA program 
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In the Classroom

MBA Plus Features

  • All the benefits of our MBA, plus the opportunity to complete a certificate of your choice
  • Complete certificate in the final semester of your MBA or an additional semester at the end of your program
  • For professionals or career-changers without a business background looking for further specialization in a specific subject area

Program Highlights

  • 20+ innovative certificates to choose from, including FinTech, global strategy, and digital marketing analytics
  • Immersive simulations and flash consulting projects with live clients
  • International or domestic Travel Seminar
Learn more about the MBA Plus program
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  • Only Boston business school to have dual accreditations from NASPAA and AACSB International
  • For those ready to take on a leadership role within the nonprofit sector

Program Highlights

  • Strong partnerships with Boston’s numerous nonprofit and government institutions
  • Hone key interdisciplinary skills, like grant-writing, business law, and human resource management
Learn more about the MBA/Nonprofit program 


  • CAHME-accredited institution
  • For healthcare professionals preparing to transition to management

Program Highlights

  • Direct access to the nation’s top healthcare organizations
  • Hands-on client projects combined with cross-discipline courses on policy, big data strategies, and the patient experience
Learn more about the MBA/Health program 
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Team Check-in

Program Highlights

  • Obtain two degrees in a shorter time frame and at a consolidated cost
  • Develop a dynamic, interdisciplinary skillset
  • Graduate with advanced qualifications in two distinct fields, expanding your job prospects to multiple sectors
On Campus On Campus
Full-time/Part-timeFull-time: (10-16 months); Part-time: (16-33 months)*
*Time to completion may vary by program

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Applying to Suffolk's EMBA Program

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Only: August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

Learn 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)


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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 for the entire EMBA program. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic and professional credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.


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