Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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


This 36-credit MBA 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 completing the Suffolk MBA program, 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

Suffolk MBA students take in the views from the London Eye.
In between visits to NHS sites, the Royal College of Physicians, the Care Quality Commission, and other institutions, MBA students got to enjoy being tourists during the healthcare global travel seminar to London. Pictured: students take in the views from the London Eye.

MBA Program Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to deliver a dynamic, practical curriculum that fosters deep connections between students, engaged faculty, and the business community in Boston and beyond. At Suffolk University, our immersive experiences and close-knit network set our MBA program apart, embodying our commitment to education, inclusion, and engagement.

Course Overview

Suffolk’s MBA is built to help you develop the intellectual agility, strategic thinking, and leadership skills that employers seek. You'll gain more than just business knowledge—you'll help real companies solve real problems in real time.

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

MBA Concentrations

Focus on what matters most to you. With available concentrations in business intelligence, health-sector management, marketing research, supply chain management, and more, you can tailor your degree to your academic interests and professional goals.
Learn more about MBA Concentrations

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

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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
Learn more about the EMBA program -->
School On Campus
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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
School On Campus
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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 
School On Campus
clock iconFull-time: (10-16 months); Part-time: (16-28 months)

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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

Recognized Excellence

NASPAA AACSB Accredited CAHME Accredited

Suffolk's Sawyer Business School is the only business school in the country to hold all three major accreditations across the business, public administration, and healthcare sectors.
Learn more about our accreditations

Advising & Other Resources

Our Graduate Student Services team is here to support you every step of the way. From application advising to financial aid counseling and international student resources, we provide a wide range of services to help you get the most out of your business education. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in professional development workshops throughout the year, as well as lifelong access to all of the tools and resources offered by our Center for Career Equity, Development & Success.

Learn More About Earning a Suffolk Business Degree

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Applying to Suffolk's MBA Program

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling; Submit your completed application by July 1 for Sawyer Business School Fellowship Employment consideration
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling; Submit your completed application by November 1 for Sawyer Business School Fellowship Employment consideration

Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus or attend an event virtually)
  • 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)
  • 2-minute video essay in response to a prompt (Instructions and the prompt will be provided in the application)
  • Reference/Recommendation (learn more)*
    *Applicants to the MBA program with less than one year of relevant, professional work experience are required to submit a second letter of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)


View current tuition and fees for this program

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.


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