Executive MBA

Suffolk University

16 months
1794 USD/credit
1794 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Suffolk Executive MBA Program’s Saturday class schedule allows you to hone your leadership skills while working full-time. Since only five percent of MBAs awarded each year are Executive MBAs, you’ll be able to differentiate yourself with this designation from the longest-standing EMBA program in New England.

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The Suffolk EMBA is designed for mid-career professionals. This 16-month program relies on a cohort structure that promotes professional development in a team-centric environment. Four residential seminars give you an immersive experience, including a weeklong Travel Seminar on which you’ll work on real-life case studies at major international businesses. Past company visits have included TripAdvisor, IBM, Lloyd’s of London, and State Street Global Advisors.

The EMBA curriculum includes a capstone project, which lets you spend four months tying together your coursework, interests, and career goals. Your education will help you leverage your experience to lead across organizations and borders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Self Aware Leader Seminar
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Conflict and Negotiation
  • Leadership & Team Building Seminar

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Goal statement 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1794 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1794 USD per credit and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    1794 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1794 USD per credit and a duration of 16 months.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Suffolk University offers both merit- and need-based financial aid.

Once you're accepted into the EMBA Program, you will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships, including:

  • EMBA Alumni Scholarship
  • Gene I. Lee, EMBA '96 Term Scholarship (one recipient selected annually)
  • EMBA Professional Recognition Award

For need-based financial aid consideration, you must complete the federal form called the "FAFSA," available at International students are not eligible for need-based assistance.

For more information on financial aid for graduate students, visit the Office of Student Financial Services or call 617-573-8470.

EMBA Corporate Partner Scholarship Program

We offer a Corporate Scholar Award to partner organizations that participate in our Corporate Partner Scholarship Program. Check with your employer to see if they are part of the program, or contact: Kevin Richard, associate director of the Center for Executive Education:, 617-573-8304.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Suffolk University is a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program and offers qualified veterans tuition assistance of up to $25,000 per academic year through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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