2021-2022 Catalog

Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting

Curriculum

18-26 Courses

48-69 Credits

Program Length:

  • Full-time in as few as 16 months
  • Part-time in as few as 33 months

Contextualize: From Boston to the World (5 credits)

Must be taken in the first semester.

SBS-700Unlocking Your Professional Potential

1

MBA-701Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-710Understanding World Class Clusters

3

Core Credits (12 credits)

May be waived.

MBA-605Think Like a Leader

1.5

MBA-625Managerial Statistics

1.5

MBA-635Operations Management: Design and Analysis

3

MBA-650Value Based Financial Management

3

MBA-660Marketing: the Challenge of Managing Value

3

Understanding Business Fundamentals (9 credits)

MBA-721Collaborate

3

MBA-730Innovative Thinking

3

MBA-740Immerse- Travel Seminar

3

MSA Preparation Courses (9 credits)

May be waived.

ACCT-800Graduate Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT-804Cost and Managerial Accounting

3

BLLS-800Business Law

3

MSA Core Courses (18 credits)

If a course is marked "must substitute" follow the rules outlined in the Elective Course section.

ACCT-801Graduate Financial Accounting II

3

ACCT-802Graduate Financial Accounting III

3

ACCT-805Auditing and Assurance Services

3

ACCT-865Accounting Information Systems

3

ACIB-872International Accounting

3

TAX-801Federal Taxation of Income

3

Construct the Big Picture (7 credits)

MBA-745Contextualizing Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-750Building Global Connections

3

MBA-760World Class Strategies

3

Lead and Implement Change and Capstone Course (6 credits)

Should be taken as late in the program as possible.

MBA-770Leading and Implementing Change

3

ACCT-861Leadership in the Financial Professions

3

MSA Elective Course (3 credits)

The required MSA Elective Course must be an ACCT or TAX course. If a student received any courses marked “must substitute” the first substitution must be an ACCT course, the second substitution must be a TAX course, and the third substitution and beyond can be any course from the approved MSA Elective list.

Concentrations

Students may declare a concentration in Business Intelligence, Corporate Finance & Accounting, Forensic Accounting, or Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting if they received enough MSA Core Course waivers for substitution. If a concentration is declared, three electives must be in one concentration area. The schedule of when courses within a concentration are offered vary by semester.

Students who declare a concentration must submit an SBS Graduate Program Concentration Request Form. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor before they declare a concentration.

The concentration appears on the transcript, not the diploma.

Business Intelligence Concentration

Required Courses (6 credits)

ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement, Analytics

3

ISOM-821Data Management and Modeling

3

Elective course (1 course, 3 credits)

Choose 1 course from the following list:

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced, Excel

3

ISOM-825Enterprise Data Management

3

ISOM-827Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence

3

ISOM-845Business Intelligence, Data, Visualization, and Storytelling

3

Corporate Accounting and Finance Concentration

Required Course (3 credits)

ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement, Analytics

3

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

Choose 2 electives from the following list:
TAX-862Taxation of Corporations

3

FIN-808General Theory in Corporate Finance

3

FIN-810Investment Analysis

3

FIN-825International Finance

3

FIN-880Investment Banking

3

Forensic Accounting Concentration

Required Course (3 credits)

ACCT-806Fraud Examination

3

Elective courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

Choose 2 courses from the following list:
ACCT-807Forensic & Investigative Accounting

3

BLLS-871Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud

3

ISOM-840Security and Privacy

3

CJ-704Legal Issues in Criminal Justice System

3

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced, Excel

3

Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting Concentration

Required Course (3 credits)

ACCT-871Not-For-Profit and Governmental, Accounting

3

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

Choose 2 course from the following list:
P.AD-827Financing State & Local Government

3

P.AD-847Nonprofit Financial Management

3

P.AD-849Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits

3

Approved MSA Electives

ACCT-803Advanced Topics in Accounting

3

ACCT-806Fraud Examination

3

ACCT-807Forensic & Investigative Accounting

3

ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement, Analytics

3

ACCT-825Management Decisions and Control

3

ACCT-827Special Topics in Accounting: Business, Law & Taxation

3

ACCT-828Special Topics in Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-871Not-For-Profit and Governmental, Accounting

3

ACCT-910Directed Individual Study in Accounting

3

ACCT-920Accounting Graduate Internship

3

BLLS-830Managing in the International Legal Environment

3

BLLS-871Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud

3

FIN-800Financial Statement Analysis and, Valuation

3

FIN-801Money & Capital Markets

3

FIN-808General Theory in Corporate Finance

3

FIN-810Investment Analysis

3

FIN-812Capital Budgeting

3

FIN-814Options and Futures

3

FIN-816Risk Management in Banking and Finance

3

FIN-818Financial Econometrics

3

FIN-825International Finance

3

FIN-830Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-831Portfolio Management

3

FIN-835Behavioral Finance

3

FIN-845Private Capital Markets

3

FIN-880Investment Banking

3

FIN-881Real Estate Finance

3

FIN-882Applied Risk Management

3

FIN-884Fixed Income Securities

3

FIN-887Fundamental Equity Analysis

3

ISOM-730Python for Business Analytics

3

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced, Excel

3

ISOM-821Data Management and Modeling

3

ISOM-825Enterprise Data Management

3

ISOM-827Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence

3

ISOM-835Predictive Analytics

3

ISOM-837From Data Mining to Business Insights

3

ISOM-840Security and Privacy

3

ISOM-845Business Intelligence, Data, Visualization, and Storytelling

3

ISOM-851Supply Chain Management: Strategy,, Operations, and Analytics

3

ISOM-861Project Management: Gaining Competitive, Advantage

3

MGES-802Corporate Entrepreneurship

3

MGES-803Think Like a Leader

3

MGSM-833Corporate Innovation

3

MGSM-834Mergers and Acquisitions

3

MGIB-835International Strategy

3

MGOB-725Managerial Skills

3

MGOB-810Emotional Intelligence

3

MGOB-835Managing Difficult People at Work

3

MGOB-855Conflict & Negotiation

3

MGOB-860Leadership and Team Building

3

MGOB-866Managing Failure for Success

3

P.AD-815Nonprofit Management

3

P.AD-822Public Management Information Systems

3

P.AD-827Financing State & Local Government

3

P.AD-840Comparative Public Policy

3

P.AD-847Nonprofit Financial Management

3

P.AD-849Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits

3

TAX-802Taxation of Property Transactions

3

TAX-861Tax Research

3

TAX-862Taxation of Corporations

3

TAX-863Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

3

TAX-864Tax Practice and Procedures

3

TAX-865International Taxation Outbound

3

TAX-866State & Local Taxation

3

TAX-867Mergers & Acquisitions Taxation

3

TAX-871Taxation of Estates, Trusts and Gifts

3

TAX-878Tax Compliance

3

TAX-880Companies & Financial Products

3

TAX-881Accounting for Income Taxes

3

TAX-882Criminal Tax Investigations

3

TAX-883Introduction to International Taxation

3

SBS-920Graduate Internship

0

Electives for the CPA Exam

Business Environment and Concepts (BEC) for CPA Exam

ISOM-840Security and Privacy

3

MBA-730Innovative Thinking

3

Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) CPA Exam

ACCT-803Advanced Topics in Accounting

3

ACCT-828Special Topics in Financial Accounting

3

ACCT-871Not-For-Profit and Governmental, Accounting

3

Regulation (REG) CPA Exam

TAX-802Taxation of Property Transactions

3

TAX-862Taxation of Corporations

3

TAX-863Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

3

ACCT-827Special Topics in Accounting: Business, Law & Taxation

3

TAX-881Accounting for Income Taxes

3

Approved Electives for CMA Exam Preparation

ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement, Analytics

3

ACCT-825Management Decisions and Control

3

FIN-812Capital Budgeting

3

Waiver Policy

MBA Core and MSA Preparation Courses may be waived. MSA Core Courses may need to be substituted with an elective.

To waive an MBA Core Course, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven (7) years prior to MBA/MSA matriculation, with a grade of “B” or better, and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). To waive an MSA Preparation Course a student must successfully complete equivalent coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five (5) years prior to the MBA/MSA matriculation, with a grade of "B" or better, and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). Exception: ACCT-800 will only be waived if a student has completed prior coursework at a U.S. university.

To substitute an MSA Core Course, a student must have successfully completed equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the five (5) years prior to MBA/MSA matriculation, with a grade of "B" or better, and provide official transcripts (with English translations, if applicable). Exception: ACIB-872 and TAX-801 will only be substituted if a student has completed prior coursework at a U.S. university.

All waiver requests are evaluated upon a student’s acceptance into the MBA/MSA 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.

All MBA/MSA students must complete a minimum of 48 credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Policy

For any candidate seeking transfer credits, courses taken at the graduate level from an AACSB accredited graduate program in business will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. These credits may be considered for transfer if the credits do not apply to a previously completed degree.

Transfer credits must have an earned grade of "B" or better and have been taken within five (5) years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/MSA program. However, at the discretion of the MSA program director, accounting core courses may not be transferred if the subject material has changed significantly since completion. A maximum of six (6) credits may be considered for transfer.

Students Who Leave Boston Before Their Degree is Complete

Occasionally, Suffolk MBA/MSA students must leave the Boston area having not yet completed their degree. The Business School has several options available to ensure completion of the Suffolk MBA/MSA. You may be able to transfer in six (6) credits of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited MBA or MSA Program 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.

Students who leave the area may also be able to complete all or a portion of their Suffolk MBA/MSA on a part-time basis online.