Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School

Suffolk University Executive MBA Program

Sawyer Business School

8 Ashburton Place

Boston, 02115, Massachusetts

Admissions: 617-573-8660



Suffolk’s 21-month Executive MBA Program blends Saturday-only classes with on-line and practical applications..  The Executive MBA Program is designed for mid-level executives and working professionals who aspire to greater responsibility with the competitive global environment. Students learn to collectively leverage their experiences to manage across organizations and borders.

Sessions are every Saturday along with four residential seminars held at off-site locations. The introductory Management Seminar focuses on ethics and social responsibility.  The seminar highlight is a simulation that emphasizes interpersonal dynamics between people as they address issues that involve departmental interdependencies, power relationships, and judgment. A week-long Global Travel seminar leads students in a comprehensive examination of the economic, political and cultural perspectives of doing business in the global economy. During the seminar, you meet with industry leaders, local, national and multinational businesses; and complete a group project.

A five-day leadership and team building seminar is next. Created to develop and refine organizational leadership skills at multiple levels, the sessions will make you more conscious of your leadership abilities and gaps. Classroom activities and a physical challenge result in an intensive educational experience. A final five-day seminar in Washington, D.C. provides first-hand exposure to public and economic policy and its impact on business strategy development and execution. Students meet with key members of Congress, the Administration, influential lobbyists, the media, and other organizations that influence policy development.

Application Deadline: August 15

Latest Up-to-Date Executive MBA Rankings:

2012 Poets&Quants: NR

2011 BusinessWeek: NR

2011 U.S. News & World Report: NR

2010 The Wall Street Journal: NR

2011 Financial Times: NR

Rankings Analysis: The Sawyer program is unranked.

Application Fee: $50

2012 Tuition & Fees: $82,569

Average Months of Work Experience: 216

GMAT Required: No.

Acceptance Rate: 93%

Class Enrollment: 31

International: 26%

Female: 36%

Mean Age: 40

Classes Meet: Every Saturday

Length of Program: 21 months

Start Date: September

Students work in these functions:

  • Consulting: 10%
  • Finance/Accounting 19%
  • General Management : 19%
  • Human Resources: 0%
  • Marketing/Sales: 10%
  • Management Information Systems : 26%
  • Operations/Logistics: 3%
  • Other: 13%
  • Students work in these industry sectors:

    • Consulting: 7%
    • Consumer Products: 0%
    • Financial Services: 26%
    • Government: 6%
    • Manufacturing: 7%
    • Media/Entertainment: 3%
    • Non-Profit: 13%
    • Petroleum/Energy: 0%
    • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Health Care: 10%
    • Real Estate: 0%
    • Technology: 17%
    • Other: 11%
  • About The Author

    John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.