Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Suffolk MBA is a transformative educational experience that hones students’ practical skills and helps them build a global professional network.


The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022This 36-credit program provides a competitive edge in nearly any field in less than a year full-time. Break the mold of a traditional business education and jump head-first into Boston’s business landscape with a Suffolk MBA. This highly experiential degree program will allow you to take your place in the next generation of innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

While earning your MBA at Suffolk, you’ll:

  • Learn from industry experts who are each a mix of practitioners and accomplished scholars
  • Study from a curriculum that aligns with professional practice
  • Participate in flash consulting projects, business simulations and interactive discussions with industry experts
  • Get first-hand exposure to global business practices with one of the MBA’s travel seminars

CEO Magazine: Tier One Global MBA Rankings 2022Suffolk’s comprehensive MBA program uniquely balances business expertise and immersive learning by teaching you how to take on business challenges, drive innovative solutions, and integrate your functional skills into entrepreneurial enterprises. Learn how to anticipate and respond to client needs. While at Suffolk, you'll work collaboratively in dynamic environments and develop your professional network through faculty and alumni.

Suffolk's new 36-credit MBA curriculum is offered to students entering the MBA program in the fall 2022 semester or later.

  • Students with a 3.0 or higher four-year undergraduate GPA in a relevant business program will be considered for the MBA Program
  • Students from a non-business undergraduate program will be considered for the MBA with a Concentration in Business Essentials
  • Students below a 3.0 four-year business undergraduate GPA will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

View the MBA curriculum

Our MBA degree is consistently ranked as a top tier program:

  • Best Business Schools, 2022, The Princeton Review, 4th consecutive year
  • Top 50 Online MBA, 2022, The Princeton Review
  • Top Winner Best MBA Program, Lawyers Weekly Reader Rankings, 2021
  • Tier One Global MBA Rankings, 2022 CEO Magazine
  • Global Executive MBA, 2022, #70 CEO Magazine
  • Global Online MBA, 2022, #72 CEO Magazine
  • #3 in Best MBA Programs, Lawyers Weekly Reader Rankings, 2020 & 2018
  • Top 10 Business Schools with Most Women, U.S. News & World Report 2017 

MBA Program Overview

Course Overview

Suffolk’s MBA is built to help you develop intellectual agility, analytical thinking, and the leadership skills that employers seek. You'll gain more than just business knowledge—you'll help real companies solve real problems in real time. With this emphasis on practical experience you learn how to adapt to dynamic work environments, generate innovative business practices, and lead others effectively.

MBA Concentrations

Develop your analytical skills further and gain the professional expertise that top companies require by choosing one of the concentrations within the Suffolk MBA program. Available concentrations include Business Intelligence, Health-Sector Management, Marketing Research, Supply Chain Management, and more.
Learn more about MBA Concentrations

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.

Courses & Requirements

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

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Applying to Suffolk's MBA Program

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (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)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

MBA (2022-2023)

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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 $20,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

MBA or Executive MBA: Which is Right for You?

MBA Program Director Jodi Detjen and EMBA Program Director Tammy MacLean discuss the highlights, structure, real-world learning opportunities, and benefits of both programs. Learn which program is the right choice for you and your career goals.

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