Global Recognition for Sawyer Business School’s MBA Programs

CEO Magazine says on-campus MBA remains ‘Tier One’ for seventh year in a row; EMBA and Online MBA programs rise in the rankings
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“This recognition is indicative of our strength in business education with a global focus,” said Amy Zeng, dean of the Sawyer Business School. 

CEO Magazine has released its 2023 Global MBA rankings. For the seventh consecutive year, the Sawyer Business School’s MBA remains a ‘Tier One’ program. The Executive MBA climbed 17 spots, and its Online MBA leaped 42 positions.

“This recognition is indicative of our strength in business education with a global focus,” said Amy Zeng, dean of the Sawyer Business School. “More than ever, our goal is to prepare students not just to succeed in business but to become true global citizens, change makers, and leaders.”

Using a ranking system geared and weighted towards fact-based criteria, CEO Magazine reached out to business schools across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the BRICS, and ranked data from 121 schools offering 239 different programs in 24 countries (76 online, 68 EMBA and 95 full-time and part-time MBA programs). Data points included quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, and more than half a dozen other factors.

“It’s clear that the faculty and staff of the Sawyer Business School are absolutely dedicated to their students and the curriculum,” says Alexandra Skinner, group editor-in-chief at CEO Magazine. “This year’s leap in the rankings for the School’s EMBA and online MBA reflects that.”

Located at the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School provides MBA students unparalleled access to the city’s financial and innovation clusters, seats of government, nonprofit organizations, and world-class healthcare institutions.

Students enjoy learning from internationally diverse faculty and endless experiential opportunities to mix practical business education and hands-on activities through a well-designed menu of global learning experiences, including global travel seminars and semester-long consulting assignments with real multinational companies. Students can even customize their MBA, choosing from 16 concentrations, including business intelligence, supply chain, and finance.

Learn more about the Sawyer Business School’s MBA Programs.


Greg Gatlin
Office of Public Affairs

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Office of Public Affairs