Photo from internship fair

Hands-on learning and internships give you experience addressing real-world business challenges. Connections with Suffolk students and faculty from around the world form a powerful network you can rely on throughout your career. And learning in downtown Boston gives you access to meet and work alongside industry professionals.

  • Hands-on Learning

    You'll get professional experience both in and out of the classroom. In your first semester, you'll present an analysis to local business executives. In subsequent semesters, you'll analyze the challenges a local nonprofit faces and develop solutions. And in upper-level classes, you may find yourself part of a consulting team, interacting with a local or global firm.

    For instance, the capstone courses in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship feature a semester-long consulting project, in which you solve real-life business challenges. You'll research your company, meet with your client, and interview industry experts to gain outside perspectives. By the end of the semester, you'll pitch your business recommendations to senior-level executives.

    Interested accounting majors can begin preparing for the CPA exam by taking additional courses. And finance majors can work toward an additional certificate in financial planning.

    If you’re a budding entrepreneur with big ideas, we offer a special launch track, where you can start your own business as part of your coursework. Working with a faculty adviser, alumni adviser, and a senior student consulting team, you'll get your business up and running before graduation.

    As a marketing major, you can get an inside look at the marketing strategies behind some of Boston’s biggest sports teams. In the Sports Marketing Consulting, course, students have helped solve marketing challenges for the Boston Celtics. Executives from the legendary NBA franchise evaluated their pitches and offered valuable feedback.

    If you study global business, you'll get a first-hand look at the global marketplace by studying abroad, enrolling in a global travel seminar, or completing an international internship.

  • Internships

    Outside the classroom, you’ll have immediate access to internship opportunities in Boston’s business community, a global hub for innovation, financial services, public service, and healthcare. Our students have jump started their careers at top companies like Hill Holliday, Allen & Gerritsen, the Boston Celtics, Fidelity Investments, Bose, Google, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, and PUMA

    John McCoy, director of internships, can help you find the opportunity that’s right for you. Each major department also maintains a list of openings. Your faculty adviser can provide details. A full service Career Development Center supports all of your career needs.

    Our central location means you can also work one day a week on a business project in a Boston-based company during the school year. You’ll benefit from both a corporate sponsor who works directly with you on the job, and a faculty member who will mentor you in the process. The experience you gain can help lead to the next step in your career.

  • Networking

    Suffolk takes full advantage of its urban setting and international presence. Our main campus is located in the heart of Boston, one of America's most cosmopolitan cities. We also have campuses in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Madrid, Spain.

    Our faculty has international expertise, our alumni are working in all levels of business around the world, and our students have global opportunities through travel courses and study abroad.

    What does this mean for your future career? You’ll meet and interact with Boston-area CEOs, executives,  and entrepreneurs and analyze what makes their businesses successful. You’ll directly experience the global business world and learn to operate in cultures different from your own.

    Networking opportunities build career skills you’ll use throughout your working life—skills such as professional behavior, business customs and etiquette throughout the world, job hunting, getting hired, and lifelong learning. We host a variety of networking events with your major, student organizations, and alumni programs. We've also built annual career courses into your curriculum that help you develop self-presentation and communication skills.

  • Planning for Graduate School

    It’s never too early to start thinking about graduate school. Today, the number of jobs that require graduate degrees is growing. For many people, earning a master’s degree can lead to more employment opportunities, career advancement, financial reward, and personal growth. 

    At the Sawyer Business School, you have more than 20 different degrees and dual degrees to choose from.

    5-Year Finance, Accounting, and/or Tax Degree

    Suffolk’s 4+1 program allows BSBA graduates to earn a master’s degree in accounting, taxation, or finance in as few as 10-12 months. You can waive the application fee, and high academic achievers may also be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE. Learn more about the accounting, finance, and taxation 4+1 programs.

    5-Year MPA Degree

    If you earn you Suffolk BSBA with a minor in public service, you may be eligible to complete your Master of Public Administration (MPA) in just one extra year. Eligible students can waive up to four courses. Learn more.

    Prepare for your MBA (designed for all majors)

    If you plan to earn a Suffolk MBA, you’ll need one year of professional experience to enroll. You can start building that experience now—as an undergraduate. Summer jobs, internships, and co-ops can count toward the requirement, allowing you to go straight from undergraduate to graduate school. BSBA graduates may be able to waive up to 8 core courses, earning their MBA in just 1 year. Learn More.

    Earn your MHA in fewer than 2 years

    Are you ready to start your career in healthcare administration? Suffolk’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is designed for both new and experienced healthcare professionals—no prior work experience is necessary. Learn more.

    How to Apply

    Simply begin your application online and submit the required materials. Once they are all received, we will let you know about your admission, if you qualify for a scholarship, and your next steps to enroll.

    Other benefits:

    • BSBA students/alumni waive the application fee
    • You may qualify to waive the GMAT/GRE
    • BSBA students/alumni are automatically considered for alumni scholarships that range from $4,000 to $10,000.

    Learn more at one of our upcoming Graduate Info Sessions or Graduate School Expos.

Where will your degree take you?

Gina Tauro, BSBA '12

Corporate Partnership Activation Assistant, Boston Celtics

Remy Carpinito, BSBA, 2013

Founder and CEO, CampusTap

Simon F. Wright, BSBA '11

Assistant General Manager, Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co