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Sawyer Business School – Suffolk University - Executive MBA

Suffolk University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Suffolk University Executive MBA Program at the Sawyer Business School spans 16 months of study. Courses meet in Boston on Saturdays, with some class sessions also delivered online. The program includes four residential seminars, including a Global Travel Seminar. Students go through this program as a cohort and all Suffolk students start on the same date each September.

The program’s academic schedule is taught over four semesters. Although there are breaks between semesters, EMBA students take courses throughout the 16 months, including during a summer term. With courses meeting once per week (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.), the Saturday schedule is quite rigorous.



The Suffolk University Executive MBA curriculum comprises of 17 courses, three of which are travel seminars for a total of 45 credits. Courses that students will take, for example, include Organizational Behavior, Business Opportunities, Economic Analysis for Managers, and Value Based Financial Management. Students will also complete a capstone project.

In addition to classroom-based sessions, EMBA students attend a series of four required residential seminars: Self-Aware Leader Seminar, Leadership and Team Building Seminar, Washington Policy Seminar, and Global Business Seminar. Residential seminars range in length from two to seven days.


Suffolk University Executive MBA Class Profile

Each Suffolk University Executive MBA cohort is capped at 25 students. Students come from a range of industries and sectors, including financial services, life sciences, real estate, the military, and the nonprofit world, for instance. Students are on average 38 years old and have 16 years of work experience. Forty percent of the average class is female.


Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Suffolk University Executive MBA is $1,859 per credit at the Sawyer Business School. Books and course materials, breakfasts and lunches every Saturday, and travel costs for all residential seminars are also included in the EMBA program tuition.



Students are accepted to the Suffolk University Executive MBA program each September.

Applicants to the EMBA Program must have at least seven years of demonstrated management or leadership experience. Applicants to the program should also hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In select cases, Suffolk may consider an applicant who has displayed exceptional professional achievements in lieu of a degree. The GMAT is NOT required for consideration.

The EMBA Selection Committee evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors to determine a candidate’s potential for success in the program. The committee devotes extensive and individualized attention to every application, and views each candidate within the context of what he or she has to gain from and offer to the program.

Applicants must submit the following: 

  • Completed online application form with a $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Detailed resume describing employment history, listing dates, responsibilities, and duties of all positions held, as well as academic institutions attended.
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  • One letter of recommendation: letters from past and present business and professional colleagues are most appropriate
  • Statement of professional goals.
  • A personal interview with the program director of the EMBA and a faculty member.


Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling

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