MBA/Health Specialized Degree

This specially designed program prepares healthcare professionals for the management side of the industry. The MBA/Health specialized degree will guide you through the intricacies of finance, accounting, strategic management, marketing, and information systems for the healthcare industry.

Business competencies are a must-have if you’re a professional in the healthcare industry, especially at hospitals, community health centers, and within large healthcare systems.

The Suffolk MBA/Health degree will give you a core understanding of the social, political, economic, and financial environments of the American healthcare system. The tools, concepts, and techniques of effective managerial decision-making, financial planning, and administrative control are pillars of the 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
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), 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)
  • 2-minute video essay in response to a prompt (Instructions and the prompt will be provided in the application)
  • One letter of recommendation (Two letters required if candidate has less than 1 year of work experience. Learn more)
  • GMAT/GRE is not required
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk (2021-2022)

Programs Full time per semester Per credit
Executive MBA $1,905
MBA; MBA/Health; MBA/Non profit $23,970 $1,598
MS in Accounting
MS in Finance
MS in Financial Services and Banking
MS in Taxation
Master in Management & Organizational Leadership
MS in Business Analytics $24,195 $1,613
MS in Marketing
Master of Healthcare Administration $18,645 $1,243
Master of Public Administration $18,465 $1,231

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 $23,000 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.

Waiver/Transfer Policy

Waiver Policy

MBA Core courses (MBA 615, MBA 625, MBA 635, MBA 640, MBA 650 and MBA 660) may be waived. Required MBA Courses (SBS 700, MBA 710, MBA 720, MBA 730, MBA 740, MBA 750, MBA 760 and MBA 770) cannot be waived.

To waive a core course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven years prior to MBA 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 Program and are waived during the student’s first semester. Students 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 with prior arrangement. All MBA/Health students must complete a minimum of 43 credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Students Transferring to the Suffolk MBA

Six credits of elective courses, taken at the graduate level from an AACSB-accredited graduate program in business, may be transferred 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 programs. Transfer credits apply only to electives.

Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete

Occasionally, Suffolk MBA students must leave the Boston area having not yet completed their degree. The Business School has several options available to insure completion of the Suffolk MBA. You may be able to transfer in six credits of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited MBA 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 student who leaves the area may also complete their Suffolk MBA portion of their degree online.

Courses & Requirements

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

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