Overview

Applicants
379
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Years Work Experience
4.4
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
310 - 620
GPA
2.15 - 4

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
March 15

Regular Application Deadline
June 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
54

66
Full-time
35
Female
34
Part-time
13
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Located in Boston, Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School offers a conventional MBA; specialized MBA programs in health administration and nonprofit management; a Global MBA with a focus on international finance; “an Executive MBA program where everyone in the class has more than ten years of real world experience”; as well as a “combination JD/MBA program.” The school is known for its “quality program,” “great reputation,” “amazing location,” and for providing the “best opportunity for the cost.” It is ideal for working students who appreciate the “flexible schedule” that allows them to work fulltime, go to school fulltime, and still “be done in two years.”

The school boasts a “good mix of career academics and professors who have practical experience in the corporate world.” Overall, “professors are very knowledgeable and create positive learning environments.” The faculty “has very real knowledge of the subjects they teach” and “typically have very good networks.”

Professors are “very current with the changes in the business world and are very informative.” Courses center “around teamwork and case analysis,” which “contribute to the real working environment.” And “the diverse student population contributes towards classroom discussions.” The diverse “age groups and work experiences that are shared provide excellent insight into the business topic discussed,” notes a student from the Class of 2015. “It makes the material come alive as we share our experiences with what we are learning,” says another. “Small class size is a big plus,” and the “professors and administration are amazing.” Professors are “accessible” and “helpful,” and students feel they “can go to them with anything and be treated respectfully.”

Students praise the specialized programs and global MBA, saying “the international business aspects in the classroom, the ability to travel to other countries as a grad student, and the diversity of the student body” greatly enhance their overall education. Students praise “how well integrated the global and international aspect is incorporated into the program.” In short, Sawyer is a great fit for students looking for an affordable, high-quality education, in a diverse environment, with a focus on global business.


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship

Specialities of Faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL

International Marketing

International Finance



Health Administration


Entrepreneurship


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Major recycling projects across campus.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Push by University for "green buildings". Some buildings have won "green" awards.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Push by faculty to significantly decrease use of paper in courses.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$75,000
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
44%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
100%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Marketing
26%
Finance/Accounting
16%
Operations/Logistics
16%
General Management
5%
Consulting
5%
Other

Students Say

Since Sawyer has “strong alumni connections,” students “feel confident” about their “career prospects.” Students say Sawyer “is very good with helping students network with professionals and companies.” The student “business association is active and plans wonderful events.”

And the school administration “also helps students get access to job search portals that we would otherwise not have access to.” Though some say the administration is “very good at helping students develop skills outside of the classroom setting through networking events and workshops,” others say career services could be improved.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 32% $65,000 $120,667 $45,000 $311,000
Finance / Accounting 26% $70,000 $74,125 $58,000 $107,500
Operations / Logistics 16% $92,000 $105,667 $25,000 $200,000
General Management 16% $80,000 $81,667 $75,000 $390,000
Consulting 5% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Other 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 21% $80,000 $78,250 $61,000 $92,000
Technology 21% $143,750 $167,125 $70,000 $311,000
Financial Services 16% $70,000 $64,000 $58,000 $70,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 16% $200,000 $205,000 $25,000 $390,000
Media / Entertainment 11% $50,500 $45,000 $56,000
Other 11% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
Consumer Products 5% $62,000 $62,000 $62,000

Prominent Alumni

Robert Mudge
New England Region President, Verizon

Tara Taylor
VP, State Street Global Advisors

Patrick Callaghan
President Pepperridge Farms

Peter Gicheru
Finance Controller, Coca-Cola South Africa

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$20,145

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,587

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
62%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
40%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
66%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
58%

New Students Receiving Loans
39%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$41,490
Tuition (Out-State)
$41,490
Fees (In-State)
$52
Fees (Out-State)
$52

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,383
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,383

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$20,400
Academic Expenses
$1,200

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
359
Part Time
76%

In State
77.5%
Out of State
22.5%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

21.84%
Underrepresented Minorities
42.53%
International

47% female
53% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Some students say that what they like most about Sawyer “is its vibrant culturally diverse environment,” while others say “location, location, location.” Since Sawyer is located in Boston, students have access to a wealth of resources off campus, from nightlife and restaurants, to museums, libraries and other cultural institutions. A “majority of the stu- dents work full time,” and students come and go as they please, availing themselves of the resources they need. As one full-time student notes: “I am working so I don’t have much time for much besides studying and school work but I am involved in two student-run organizations.” One is “dedicated to MBA students and the other is a female MBA orga- nization.” Both “organizations put a lot of effort into networking and hosting networking events for all graduate students.”

Students find their classmates to be “hardworking,” “diligent,” “friendly,” and “proac- tive.” They are “quite professional and personable.” And the “large population of interna- tional students” adds to a welcome “global mindset.” Students like the campus and say “study areas are plentiful and students are often willing to help one another succeed.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Mara Marzocchi
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Address
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Phone
617-573-8302

Fax
617-305-1733

Email
grad.admission@suffolk.edu


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