Master of Business Administration, MBA

Curriculum

14 -20 Courses

36-51 Credits

Program Length:

  • Full-time in as few as 11 months
  • Part-time in as few as 16 months

Contextualize: From Boston to the World (5 credits)

Must be taken as early in the program as possible.
SBS-700Unlocking Your Professional Potential

1

MBA-701Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-710Understanding World Class Clusters

3

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

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

MBA Electives (12 credits)

The curriculum requires four courses (12 credits) of MBA electives, or an option of completing a three course (9 credit) concentration with an open 3 credit MBA elective. At least one elective must be an approved analytics course. The courses must be taken within the Sawyer Business School and be 800 level or above. A select number of 700 level Healthcare and Nonprofit electives are acceptable. The schedule of when elective courses are offered varies by semester.

SBS 920 SBS Graduate Internship is designed for students interested in completing an internship, not for credit. Students must consult with the MBA Advisor for guidance on how to be considered for this option.

Approved Analytics Courses

At least one elective must be an approved analytics course. 
ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement, Analytics

3

FIN-830Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-841Financial Forecasting

3

FIN-882Applied Risk Management

3

FIN-890Data Analytics & Credit Risk

3

HLTH-805Big Data and Analytics for Health and Healthcare

3

ISOM-730Python for Business Analytics

3

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced, Excel

3

ISOM-821Data Management and Modeling

3

ISOM-835Predictive Analytics

3

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

3

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

3

MKT-870R for Marketing Research & Analytics

3

Accounting

ACCT-800Graduate Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT-801Graduate Financial Accounting II

3

ACCT-802Graduate Financial Accounting III

3

ACCT-804Cost and Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT-805Auditing and Assurance Services

3

ACCT-806Fraud Examination

3

ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement, Analytics

3

ACCT-825Management Decisions and Control

3

ACCT-861Leadership in the Financial Professions

3

ACCT-865Accounting Information Systems

3

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

3

ACIB-872International Accounting

3

ACCT-910Directed Individual Study in Accounting

3

ACCT-920Accounting Graduate Internship

3

Business Law and Ethics

BLLS-800Business Law

3

BLLS-871Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud

3

Entrepreneurship

MGES-802Corporate Entrepreneurship

3

MGES-842Global Innovation & New Product Development in Virtual Team

3

MGES-843Business Opportunities Using Design Thinking and Biomimicry

3

MGES-848Green and Sustainable Business

3

MGES-890Special Topics: Crowdfunding

3

MGES-910Directed Individual Study

3

MBA-920MBA Student Business Clinic

3

Finance and Managerial Economics

FIN-800Financial Statement Analysis and, Valuation

3

FIN-801Money & Capital Markets

3

FIN-808General Theory in Corporate Finance

3

FIN-810Investment Analysis

3

FIN-816Risk Management in Banking and Finance

3

FIN-818Financial Econometrics

3

FIN-820Financial Policy

3

FIN-825International Finance

3

FIN-830Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-831Portfolio Management

3

FIN-835Behavioral Finance

3

FIN-841Financial Forecasting

3

FIN-845Private Capital Markets

3

FIN-880Investment Banking

3

FIN-882Applied Risk Management

3

FIN-884Fixed Income Securities

3

FIN-890Data Analytics & Credit Risk

3

FIN-900Special Topics in Finance

3

FIN-910Directed Individual Study

3

FIN-920MSF Graduate Internship

3

Healthcare Administration

HLTH-705Health Systems I: Healthcare in the U.S.

3

HLTH-707Evidence-Based Healthcare Management

3

HLTH-710Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management

3

HLTH-720Health Systems II: Economics, Law, and Policy

3

HLTH-730Healthcare Operations Management and Performance Improvement

3

HLTH-740Healthcare Management and Human Resources

3

HLTH-805Big Data and Analytics for Health and Healthcare

3

HLTH-807Innovation: The Future of Healthcare

3

HLTH-810Quality, Patient Safety, and Patient Experience

3

HLTH-840Innovation and Strategic Management in Healthcare

3

HLTH-842Global Health

3

Information Systems and Operations Management

ISOM-631Data Analytics with SAS Base

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-829Advanced Data Management Leveraging ETL Tools

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

ISOM-910Directed Individual Study

3

ISOM-920ISOM Internship

0-3

Marketing

MKIB-812Global Branding and Communication Strategies

3

MKIB-816Managing Relationships in the Global Supply Chain

3

MKIB-817International Marketing

3

MKIB-819Global Perspectives in Consumer Marketing

3

MKT-810Marketing Research for Managers

3

MKT-814Strategic Marketing

3

MKT-818Global Product Innovation

3

MKT-820Sales Management

3

MKT-845Advanced Digital Analytics

3

MKT-846Marketing in the Age of Exponential Technology

3

MKT-854Biotech Industry & Marketing Application

3

MKT-855Digital Marketing Challenges

3

MKT-860Qualitative Methods and Customer Insights

3

MKT-870R for Marketing Research & Analytics

3

MKT-877Customer Experience: a Neuromarketing Perspective

3

MKT-898Consulting Project

3

MKT-910Directed Study in Marketing

1-3

MKT-920Marketing Internship

3

Organizational Behavior

MGOB-725Managerial Skills

3

MGOB-810Emotional Intelligence

3

MGOB-825Human Resource Management

3

MGOB-867Develop High-Impact Learning In Organizations

3

MGOB-835Managing Difficult People at Work

3

MGOB-841Bldg Inclusive Organizations

3

MGOB-855Conflict & Negotiation

3

Public Administration including Nonprofit Management

P.AD-711Foundations of Public Service and Administration

3

P.AD-712Information Based Management

3

P.AD-715Quantitative Analysis

3

P.AD-716Public Service Human Resource Management

3

P.AD-718Leadership Strategies for an Interconnected World

3

P.AD-810Public Sector Admin Law

3

P.AD-811Politics of Federal Bureaucracy

3

P.AD-815Nonprofit Management

3

P.AD-816Seminar in Public Policy

3

P.AD-817Administrative Strategies of State and Local Government

3

P.AD-819Grant Writing and Management

3

P.AD-822Public Management Information Systems

3

P.AD-823The U.S. Health System

3

P.AD-827Financing State & Local Government

3

P.AD-828Public Service Communication

3

P.AD-831Civic Innovation and Citizen Engagement

3

P.AD-832Health Policy

3

P.AD-838Ethics in Public Service

3

P.AD-839Leadership and Decision Making in Action

3

P.AD-840Comparative Public Policy

3

P.AD-842Workplace and Labor Law

3

P.AD-848Nonprofit Law and Ethics

3

P.AD-849Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits

3

P.AD-900Special Topics

3

P.AD-910Individual Study in Public Service

1-6

Strategic Management

MGSM-800Business Consulting

3

MGSM-833Corporate Innovation

3

MGSM-834Mergers and Acquisitions

3

MGT-910Directed Study in Management

1-3

MGT-920Management Internship

3

Taxation

TAX-801Federal Taxation of Income

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-874International Taxation Inbound

3

TAX-876Tax Policy

3

TAX-879Personal Financial Planning

3

TAX-910Individual Study in Taxation

1-3

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 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 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 only, with prior arrangements. All MBA students must complete a minimum of 36 credits graduate credits in the Sawyer Business School.

 

Transfer Policy

Six (6) 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 seven (7) 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. 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.

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

Transfer Credits from the Moakley Center for Public Management's Certificate Program

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 have an SBS graduate program course equivalent, the student must have earned a grade of B or better, and the student must have successfully completed the certificate prior to enrolling in the SBS graduate degree program.

Applicants must also meet the admission standards for the SBS graduate degree program to which they are applying.

Concentrations

Boston campus concentrations include:

 

 

The schedule of when courses within a concentration are offered vary by semester.

MBA/JD students can declare a concentration only if they are approved to substitute at least three (3) electives due to MBA core course waivers.

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.

Learning Goals and Objectives

  1. Identifies the problem and related issues.
  2. Identify key assumptions.
  3. Generates salient alternatives.
  4. Examine the evidence and source of evidence.
  5. Identify conclusions, implications, and consequences.
Learning Goals Learning Objectives
Be able to effectively apply analytical and critical reasoning skills to solve organizational challenges. (Analytical Reasoning)
Effectively articulate the role of ethics in management. (Ethics) 1. Identify conflicts of interests and pressures that could lead to unethical conduct.
2. Understand what kinds of questions are helpful to ask oneself when confronting an ethical dilemma.
3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and take into account the interests of different stakeholders.
4. Understand how business strategies that facilitate “doing good” can be made consistent with profitability.
5. Understand that what is legal may not always be ethical and that what is ethical may sometimes not be legal.
6. Appreciate that ethical norms varies across different countries and cultures.
Indicate an understanding of how culture, economic and political issues differ across countries. (Global Awareness) 1. Articulate fundamental challenges of global business.
2. Analyze financial impacts of operating a global business.
3. Apply the analysis to global management situation.
4. Identify challenges of an international workforce.
5. Demonstrate cultural awareness of external constituents.
Be able to effectively communicate in oral form. (Oral Communication) 1. Organize the presentation effectively.
2. Deliver the presentation with attention to volume, clarity, grammatical correctness and precision.
3. Develop the topic.
4. Communicate with the audience.
5. Use communication aids effectively.
6. Summarize the presentation.
Be able to effectively communicate in written form. (Written Communication) 1. Develop a topic with supporting details.
2. Organize written communication effectively and logically.
3. Use correct word choice and effective sentence structure.
4. Employ normal conventions of spelling and grammar.
5. Provide examples and supporting evidence.
6. Communicate accurate quantitative information.