Master of Business Administration Nonprofit, MBA

Overview

This specialized MBA degree prepares business leaders with focused skills in finance, accounting, strategic management, marketing, and information systems for the nonprofit sector.

Curriculum

18 - 24 Courses

45-60 Credits

Program length:

Full-time in as few as 12 months

Part-time in as few as 24 months

Contextualize: From Boston to the World (5 credits)

Must be taken as early in the program as possible.

MBA-701Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-710Understanding World Class Clusters

3

SBS-700Unlocking Your Professional Potential

1

Core Courses (15 credits)

May be waived.

MBA-605Think Like a Leader

1.5

MBA-625Managerial Statistics

1.5

MBA-635Operations Management: Design and Analysis

3

MBA-640Corporate Financial Reporting and Control

3

MBA-650Value Based Financial Management

3

MBA-660Marketing: the Challenge of Managing Value

3

Understand Business Fundamentals (9 credits)

MBA-721Collaborate

3

MBA-730Innovative Thinking

3

MBA-740Immerse- Travel Seminar

3

Nonprofit Specialized Courses (21 credits)

Choose 7 courses from the following:

P.AD-814Collaborative Public Management

3

P.AD-815Nonprofit Management

3

P.AD-819Grant Writing and Management

3

P.AD-828Public Service Communication

3

P.AD-839Leadership and Decision Making in Action

3

P.AD-847Nonprofit Financial Management

3

P.AD-848Nonprofit Law and Ethics

3

P.AD-849Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits

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 (3 credits)

Must be taken as late in the program as possible.

MBA-770Leading and Implementing Change

3

Waiver Policy

Core courses may be waived. Required MBA courses (SBS 700, MBA 701, MBA 721, MBA 730, MBA 740, MBA 745, MBA 750, MBA 760 and MBA 770) cannot be waived.

To waive MBA 605, a student must have a minimum of one year post graduate relevant business experience. To waive all other core courses, a student must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate/graduate level in the seven (7) years prior to MBA/Nonprofit matriculation, with a grade of "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/Nonprofit program and are waived during the student's first semester. A student receives credit for each course waived, thereby reducing the total number of courses for the MBA/Nonprofit degree. 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/Nonprofit students must complete a minimum of 45 graduate credits in the Sawyer Business School.

Transfer Policy

Six (6) credits of MBA 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 seven (7) years prior to entering the Suffolk MBA/Nonprofit programs. Transfer credits apply only to electives. Official transcripts must be provided (with English translations, if applicable).

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 (6) 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.

Students who leave the area may also be able to complete their Suffolk MBA on a part-time basis online. Nonprofit courses are only offered on the Boston campus.

Transfer Credits from the Moakley Center for Public Management's Certificate Programs to the MBA

Students who have completed a certificate program through the Suffolk University Moakley Center for Public Management may have an opportunity to reduce credit requirements to an SBS graduate degree program (MBA, MMS, MSA, MST, MHA, MSBA, or MSM). All course waivers and/or transfers varies by program and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the respective SBS Graduate Programs Office.

In order for a course to be considered, it must meet the following criteria: must have an SBS graduate program course equivalent; received a grade of "B" or better; and successfully completed the certificate prior to enrolling in the SBS graduate degree program.