The Suffolk MBA Online

The Suffolk MBA Online

Summer 2019 Term Begins May 20th 

Application Deadline is May 6th


Experience the Difference

The Suffolk University MBA Online is designed to immerse you in real-world business. It’s a hands-on and highly interactive approach that develops the critical business and leadership skills you’ll need to build a lasting career on the forefront of global business.

Throughout the program, you’ll participate in live interactive learning sessions with guest professionals and leaders from premier companies in Boston and around the world. You’ll experience firsthand what it’s like to collaborate, communicate, and create actionable solutions to real challenges from top-ranked organizations.

During the Suffolk MBA Online, you won’t just learn about business: You’ll be part of it. Our world-class faculty facilitate your growth as a complete professional and mentor you for the realities of business today. Experience the Suffolk difference for yourself. In as few as two years, you can graduate with a robust portfolio of the skills employers demand and the knowledge to define your path in the business world.

About the Suffolk MBA Online Program
  • Flexible Format: 100 percent online and designed for working professionals.
  • A Faculty of Mentors: Our online MBA faculty are the same on campus. They are world-class educators and professionals who interact with and mentor you throughout the program.
  • Designed for You: Business majors can complete the online MBA in as few as two years, non-business majors in just over two years.
  • The Support You Need: Student Success Advisors are there when you need them, providing personalized support to help you stay on track and graduate.
  • Robust Connections: Build your network and immerse yourself in global business through our optional travel seminars that make the world your classroom.
Boston’s Business World Is Your Classroom

As a student in Suffolk University’s MBA Online Program, you will benefit from our location and connection to Boston’s world-renowned finance, biotech, technology, start-up, and healthcare industries. It’s a big part of what allows us to create one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities throughout the program. It’s also where many of our live learning sessions, guest speakers, and faculty members come from.

The Suffolk MBA Online comes to life through highly interactive and collaborative sessions that use current issues and real challenges from a variety of companies in the Boston area and around the world. During these sessions you’ll build practical business and leadership skills you can put to use immediately. It’s a distinct blend of advanced business competencies and communication skills that cannot be gained in other online MBA programs.

An Online MBA Focused on the Skills Employers Demand

Designed for ambitious working professionals like you, the Suffolk MBA Online Program focuses on the current issues and critical skills shaping global business.

  • Develop Strategic Agility: Improve your ability to think critically and strategically about issues that impact organizational performance and global business.
  • Use Analytical Reasoning: Effectively analyze information, discern patterns, draw conclusions, and make confident decisions that can solve organizational challenges.
  • Manage Change: Become more proactive in your adaptation and reaction to real-world business challenges, marketplace changes, and unforeseen issues using a systematic approach to transitions, changing goals, processes, and technologies.
  • Gain Global Awareness: Learn to see beyond the task at hand with a more comprehensive viewpoint. Improve organizational development initiatives, innovate, and create new opportunities with greater perspective.
  • Improve Your Foundation: Build your expertise in essential areas like communications, operations management, business law, economics, statistics, and information technology.
Define Your Personal Path to Success

Choose a concentration that aligns with your professional goals. The Suffolk MBA Online offers three concentrations to position yourself for success in your chosen field.

  • Accounting Principles—Develop your expertise in accounting by focusing on financial statements, regulatory and reporting requirements, compliance, and other accounting standards.
  • Finance—Explore the intricacies of corporate finance, portfolio management, investment banking, and international finance.
  • Business Intelligence—Focus on data and analytics as you learn to manage data resources, analyze data, and visualize results to improve performance management, optimize customer relations, monitor business activity, and support decision making.
  • Electives—As a student in the Suffolk MBA Online, the curriculum requirement is 12 credits of MBA electives, however, you may choose to select a
    concentration. Students who do not elect this concentration option will take a group consisting of general electives.
Online MBA Curriculum

To the right are select courses from the online MBA program. Please download a brochure for a complete curriculum listing:

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Positioned for Success

With a graduate degree from Suffolk University, you will be perfectly positioned to excel in your career. That’s because, beyond providing a highly experiential education on the cutting edge of dozens of disciplines, Suffolk sets its alumni up for success with:

  • Access to a worldwide network of more than 80,000 alumni who open the doors of opportunity at leading employers, and mentor fellow alumni
  • The expertise of our Career Development Center, staffed by professionals who offer job search consulting and resources for the length of a career
  • Employment rates of 90+% within six months of graduation
MBA-710 Understanding World Class Clusters

This first-semester MBA course introduces students to the topic of world-class clusters as a multi-level phenomenon. Beginning from the macro level of analysis and proceeding to the micro level, the course covers a panoply of concepts and frameworks for understanding why world-class clusters emerge at specific locations in the first place and then regularly succeed in transforming themselves to keep up with, and even lead, the pace of change in their respective industries.

MBA-760 World-Class Strategies

Students engage in a variety of learning activities, such as case studies, computer simulations, examinations, project reports and experiential exercises involving competition. Students will develop a multifunctional general management perspective. The course is designed to help students integrate and apply their knowledge and techniques learned in the core courses of the MBA program into an overall view of the firm, evaluate the environment, and speculate on the future direction of the organization.

MBA-770 Leading and Implementing Change

The final course in the MBA curriculum ties together the integral components of the four industry clusters, strategy and business fundamentals to the experience of leading change. Students experience the change process personally through a simulation. Students then apply their learning to an applied project based in one of the four clusters that are team-based, client-focused, grounded in research, and integrates MBA concepts as required with a final presentation to a live client.