Tailored to meet the needs of busy working professionals, the Suffolk MBA Online can be completed fully online.

The program features the same curriculum and faculty as the Boston and North Campus MBA. You can earn one of six concentrations by completing four electives in one functional area.

As an online student, you’ll participate in group projects and class discussions, just like students who are studying on campus. Your classes will include the latest multimedia and Internet technologies, including video clips, slide shows, threaded discussions, interactive email, and white boards. You’ll also live chat with your professor and classmates for 90 minutes each week.

The online format is not only convenient, but it also prepares you for today’s global marketplace, where virtual conferencing and telecommunicating is a reality. You can also complement your online experience by taking some of your classes in Boston or at our North Campus.

“I had to travel for work, so the flexibility of online classes was a huge plus. And since the classes were small, I felt very connected to my fellow students, even though we were taking the class from other sides of the country. In fact, I got to know some of my classmates better online than I did with on-campus classes.”— Victor Davidson, MBA ’12, VP, Group Account Director, Havas Media

Concentrations

Only one concentration is allowed. To ensure breadth in management skills, a maximum of two electives in any area outside the concentration are permitted. Within an international business concentration, a maximum of 6 credits in MKIB are allowed and a maximum of 6 credits in FNIB are allowed. A concentration is not required.

Four electives in one functional area comprise a concentration. MBA Electives must be taken within the Sawyer Business School and be 800 or above.

Students who declare a concentration must fill out a Declaration of Concentration form. Before declaring a concentration students should meet with the advisor in the MBA Programs Office. The concentration shows up on the student's transcript, not the diploma.

Accounting Concentration

Must complete four courses (12 Credits)

  • ACCT-801 Graduate Financial Accounting II

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MSA Program Director permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is the first of two intermediate-level accounting courses that build on students' learning in ACCT 800, going in-depth into measurement and reporting of asset, liability, and stockholders' equity accounts for external financial reporting purposes. Discusses pronouncements of authoritative sources such as the SEC, AICPA, and the FASB. Introduces students to IFRS and their similarities to and differences from U.S. GAAP. Develops strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-802 Graduate Financial Accounting III

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-801 or MSA Program Director permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is the second of two intermediate-level accounting courses. The critical thinking and problem-solving skills developed in ACCT 801 are broadened as this class tackles more complex accounting concepts, including: dilutive securities, earnings per share, investments, revenue recognition, income tax accounting, pensions and leases. Since accounting for many of these areas has been a source of substantial debate and major revisions in recent years, subject matter covered will be topical. Pertinent pronouncements of standard-setting bodies continue to be studied.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-804 Cost and Managerial Accounting

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the concepts and practices of cost measurement: variable costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, setting goals and monitoring performance, standard costing, and variance analysis. Students learn how to work with multiple products; standard mix and mix variances; joint and by-product costing; measurement and control of overhead costs; and constructing operating, working capital, and capital budgets. Students study analysis in support of decisions, such as pricing, setting product line and customer profitability policy, sourcing of products and services, and matching costing systems to strategy.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-805 Auditing and Assurance Services

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the field of auditing, with a concentration in auditing historical financial statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, and some exposure to auditing the internal control over financial reporting of large public companies. Covers the environment, standards, regulation, and law of auditing in the US, with some exposure to the international environment. Covers audit planning, risk, and materiality assessments, audit evidence, evaluation of internal control, documentation, and audit reports. Includes researching and resolving practice-oriented problems and practice in using computer-assisted audit techniques and electronic confirmations.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-824 Financial Reporting and Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650 and ACCT-801 or program director approval

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the assessment of corporate strategy in respect to creation and retention of value, identification and management of risk, and valuation of companies and financial securities. Students develop a framework for analyzing corporate performance and projecting future performance, assessing quality of accounting and disclosure, and examining research relevant to financial reporting and analysis and equity prices in the public financial markets.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-825 Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-804 and ACCT-800 or MBA-640 or program director approval

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Evaluates the importance of financial information in developing corporate strategies and assessing key performance areas. Students develop a framework to design accounting systems that comply with the corporate strategy and help managers to identify key performance indicators. Students learn how to balance financial and non-financial performance measures. Students also research and study organizational issues around the link between managerial incentives and performance measures.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-865 Accounting Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Describes various transaction processing cycles and their use in the structured analysis and design of accounting information systems. Students gain an understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning softwares, Quickbooks, database design, XBRL, implementations of internal controls, and privacy and data security issues.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACIB-872 International Accounting

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Imparts an understanding of differences among nations in approaches to disclosure and choices of accounting measurement systems. Students learn about the influence of the IASB and IOSCO on multinational accounting harmonization, contrasting historical cost/purchasing power accounting with other accounting approaches, including current value accounting. Students will assess how differences in industrial and ownership structures affect accounting performance measurement. Students will also analyze risk management, accounting for derivative contracts, consolidation accounting, budgetary control, and transfer pricing in a multinational company.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Accounting

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Must complete four courses (12 Credits)

  • MGES-800 Business Startups

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this introductory course you will learn a deliberate process of opportunity recognition. You will learn how to generate ideas that fit within your and your team's mindset, as well as your knowledge, skills and abilities intended to improve the likelihood of success. Once your opportunity is identified, you will determine its level of feasibility from the conceptual stage, industry and competitive analysis, through legal and financial risk areas, leading to a go or no go decision. Topics include the individual and team mindset, identifying, growing and seizing opportunities, the founder and the team, and growth strategies. Financial topics include verifying the cost structure, making credible assumptions, identifying financial needs and sources, and preparing forecast financial statements, leading to a final presentation pitching the feasibility of your opportunity.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGES-802 Corporate Entrepreneurship

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Corporate entrepreneurship refers to alternative approaches that existing firms use to innovatively generate new products, new services, new businesses and new business models. This course emphasizes the cultivation of each student's ability to evaluate innovations and business models for development in a corporate setting. It emphasizes various kinds of internal corporate ventures and multiple external collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. Special emphasis will be placed on skills needed to promote and manage corporate entrepreneurship, including opportunity recognition, selling an idea, turning ideas into action, developing metrics for venture success and strategies for aligning corporate entrepreneurial projects with company strategies and growth opportunities and managing the conflicts that may arise between existing businesses and corporate entrepreneurial ventures. Students will also learn to identify the elements of an organization's culture, structure and reward and control systems that either inhibit or support the corporate entrepreneurship, and analyze how corporate entrepreneurial activities relate to a company's ability to drive innovation throughout the organization.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship,MBA Strategic Management

  • MGES-826 Writing the Business Plan

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Create a viable business plan that will determine the potential of your opportunity to your audience of management, employees, investors, financial institutions, and other potential stakeholders. In this course, you will explore your opportunity deeper in order to prepare and defend a business plan that addresses the opportunity and its effect on a startup or existing organization, all leading to risk-reward analyses that will determine the amount of capital/funding you will need and how you will finance your opportunity.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGES-842 Global Innovation & New Product Development in Virtual Team

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Corporations place high importance on innovation and new product development for competitiveness and profitability. Since many companies are operating in a global environment, there's a need to find ways to harness the talent of people at multiple locations. This course is designed to teach global innovation and new product development using virtual team and connectivity techniques involving multiple locations/countries, while equipping students with the necessary knowledge, expertise and capabilities towards this goal. This course may also be conducted with Suffolk Law School students.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship,MBA International Business

  • MGES-843 Business Opportunities Using Design Thinking and Biomimicry

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Ever wonder what great breakthroughs are on the horizon to improve business thinking, processes, products, and services? If you have, this course is for you. We will learn about how businesses are using principles of design thinking and biomimicry to create entirely new ways of meeting the challenges of modern business: those are, needs to reduce costs, increase revenues, minimize waste & energy use, maximize novel approaches, & meet consumer and business needs. You may recognize the term design thinking if you are a follower of Apple, Inc. which has used this process in the development of all of their products and services over the past 15 years. Biomimicry principles are those that seek their inspiration from nature; after all, nature has been problem-solving for 3.8 billion years -- surely there is something to learn from this to be adapted to solving modern challenges. The course will be both conceptual and practical with various experiential learning opportunities.

  • MGES-844 Problem Solving for Small Businesses

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Small businesses are confronted with situations that may have a profound impact on the success and failure of the entity. Too often, small business founders and owners do not have the macro-level understanding of the effect of their decision making process, and that of their management team and employees. Today, small business comprise more than half of all employment and are the growth engine of the next economy. In this case-driven course, you will understand the various aspects of business with a focus on established small businesses and the associated challenges of success and failure. This course will cover the challenges associated with startups, growing and turnaround situations. You will learn how to identify problems and develop solutions that confront small businesses through case analysis, presentation, and assessment where you will have the opportunity to analyze a situation as manage, owner, investor, or other stakeholders.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGES-848 Green and Sustainable Business

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Over the past decade, the world of business and the environment has exploded. Beginning as an engineering-driven movement among a handful of companies during the 1980s, many firms have learned that improved environmental performance can save money and create competitive advantage. Much of the focus over the last 30 years has been on larger businesses. But now the big businesses are encouraging their small and mid-sized enterprises vendors and partners to pay attention to these concerns also. Consequently, the greening of Small Business is of utmost importance as many small businesses are a part of the supply chains of larger companies. And improving their performance can strengthen the business relationships of all parties by becoming cleaner, greener and sustainable businesses. This course will cover all aspects of green and sustainable business from innovation to new products to greening of the supply chain. It will cover how small and large businesses like General Electric, General Motors and others are paying attention to this very critical topic and taking actions which benefit the environment as well as their bottom lines and thus creating entrepreneurial opportunities in this growing market.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

NOTE: please be sure that MGES 843- Bus Opp Design Thinking & Biom is added to the ENT concentration list. It is a new course added for Summer 2015

Finance Concentration

Must complete all four courses (12 Credits)

  • FIN-801 Money & Capital Markets

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students analyze markets for financial assets, including the money market and various bond and stock markets. They learn determinants of the level and structure of interest rates, the Federal Reserve impact on markets, how financial institutions operate with respect to their sources and uses of funds, essentials of the regulatory structure of financial markets, transaction costs, and interrelations among markets.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-810 Investment Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 750 or MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine markets for investment procedures, valuation models, basic analytical techniques, and factors influencing risk/return tradeoffs. This course emphasizes the professional approach to managing investment assets. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-814 Options and Futures

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students explore the pricing of options and futures contracts, the characteristics of the markets in which these contracts are traded, options and futures strategies, and the application of these contracts in the hedging of financial positions. In addition, students are exposed to swap markets and a variety of swaps.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FNIB-825 Multinational Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650 OR MBA-750

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers corporate financial decisions in an international setting with a focus on foreign exchange management and capital budgeting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Finance

International Business Concentration

Must complete four courses (12 Credits)

  • ACIB-872 International Accounting

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Imparts an understanding of differences among nations in approaches to disclosure and choices of accounting measurement systems. Students learn about the influence of the IASB and IOSCO on multinational accounting harmonization, contrasting historical cost/purchasing power accounting with other accounting approaches, including current value accounting. Students will assess how differences in industrial and ownership structures affect accounting performance measurement. Students will also analyze risk management, accounting for derivative contracts, consolidation accounting, budgetary control, and transfer pricing in a multinational company.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Accounting

  • BLLS-830 Managing in the International Legal Environment

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 680 or MBA 730

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the complex interactions among legal, political, economic and cultural forces. Students discuss contemporary international conflicts in the areas of trade,expropriation, political risk analysis, foreign direct investment, anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws, export control laws,extraterritoriality and taxation of income.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Business Law & Ethics

  • FNIB-825 Multinational Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650 OR MBA-750

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers corporate financial decisions in an international setting with a focus on foreign exchange management and capital budgeting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Finance

  • MGES-842 Global Innovation & New Product Development in Virtual Team

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Corporations place high importance on innovation and new product development for competitiveness and profitability. Since many companies are operating in a global environment, there's a need to find ways to harness the talent of people at multiple locations. This course is designed to teach global innovation and new product development using virtual team and connectivity techniques involving multiple locations/countries, while equipping students with the necessary knowledge, expertise and capabilities towards this goal. This course may also be conducted with Suffolk Law School students.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship,MBA International Business

  • MGIB-835 International Strategy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 780

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the creation of competitive advantage in a multinational firm. Topics include: analysis of the nature of globalization, the formulation and implementation of international strategy, market entry and organizational forms, and the management of global operations.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Strategic Management

  • MKIB-817 International Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660 formerly MBA 710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The application of marketing principles and practices to competition in global markets. The course emphasizes the skills necessary for cross-cultural marketing.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Marketing

Marketing Concentration

Must complete all four courses (12 Credits)

  • MKT-810 Marketing Research for Managers

    Prerequisites:

    MGQM W700 or MBA 620; and MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores the role of research in marketing decision-making, including the cost and value of information. The course uses cases and problems to explore problem definition, research design, sampling, questionnaire design, field methods, data analysis and reporting.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing

  • MKT-814 Strategic Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide you with both a sound theoretical and an applied approach to developing and implementing marketing strategy at multiple levels of the organization - corporate, division, strategic business unit, and product. Special emphasis will be placed on dealing with contemporary marketing issues in the highly competitive global environment. The course presentation will combine lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and a semester-long, team-based project.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing,MBA Strategic Management

  • MKT-820 Sales Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the role of the sales manager in today's challenging business environment. As such, the course includes an understanding of direct sales, as well as all facets of sales management such as recruitment, compensation, and management of a sales force. The core of activity is lecture and case study.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing

  • MKIB-817 International Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660 formerly MBA 710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The application of marketing principles and practices to competition in global markets. The course emphasizes the skills necessary for cross-cultural marketing.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Marketing

Strategic Management Concentration

Must complete four courses (12 Credits)

  • MGES-802 Corporate Entrepreneurship

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Corporate entrepreneurship refers to alternative approaches that existing firms use to innovatively generate new products, new services, new businesses and new business models. This course emphasizes the cultivation of each student's ability to evaluate innovations and business models for development in a corporate setting. It emphasizes various kinds of internal corporate ventures and multiple external collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. Special emphasis will be placed on skills needed to promote and manage corporate entrepreneurship, including opportunity recognition, selling an idea, turning ideas into action, developing metrics for venture success and strategies for aligning corporate entrepreneurial projects with company strategies and growth opportunities and managing the conflicts that may arise between existing businesses and corporate entrepreneurial ventures. Students will also learn to identify the elements of an organization's culture, structure and reward and control systems that either inhibit or support the corporate entrepreneurship, and analyze how corporate entrepreneurial activities relate to a company's ability to drive innovation throughout the organization.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship,MBA Strategic Management

  • MGSM-833 Corporate Innovation

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide you the tools to analyze your organization's competitive situation and develop innovative strategies and proposals that disrupt your competition and are game changers for your industry. You will also learn how to develop blue ocean strategies that create new growth opportunities and bring new customers into your industry. Next, you will learn how to assess existing business models and design business models supportive of your overall innovation-based strategy offerings. Lastly, you will learn how to access and leverage external sources of innovative ideas through the processes of open innovation, including crowd sourcing and co creation and their application in diverse industry settings.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • MKT-814 Strategic Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide you with both a sound theoretical and an applied approach to developing and implementing marketing strategy at multiple levels of the organization - corporate, division, strategic business unit, and product. Special emphasis will be placed on dealing with contemporary marketing issues in the highly competitive global environment. The course presentation will combine lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and a semester-long, team-based project.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing,MBA Strategic Management

  • MGSM-834 Mergers and Acquisitions

    Prerequisites:

    FIN-750 OR MBA-750 OR MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to examine the underlying theoretical foundations and practice of decisions central to corporate strategy development. Since this subject is important to scholars in strategic management, financial economics, and public policy, it is approached from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include: the history of merger waves in America and comparative global trends; types of mergers; merger financial and economic motives; strategic and managerial motives; acquisition processes; synergy of the diversified corporate portfolio; empirical evidence of merger success; post-merger integration; divestment; takeover defense strategies; leveraged buyouts; and public policy issues. Students will develop conceptual and analytical skills required for effective merger and divestment analysis through class lectures, selected readings, case discussions, and guest speakers.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • MGIB-835 International Strategy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 780

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the creation of competitive advantage in a multinational firm. Topics include: analysis of the nature of globalization, the formulation and implementation of international strategy, market entry and organizational forms, and the management of global operations.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Strategic Management

Electives

Online MBA Electives

Customize your Online MBA to your career goals with the electives you choose. The Suffolk Online MBA offers electives across a variety of functional areas. Elective offerings vary depending on semester and location (Boston campus, North Campus, online).

  • Accounting
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Taxation

Elective Courses

  • ACCT-801 Graduate Financial Accounting II

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MSA Program Director permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is the first of two intermediate-level accounting courses that build on students' learning in ACCT 800, going in-depth into measurement and reporting of asset, liability, and stockholders' equity accounts for external financial reporting purposes. Discusses pronouncements of authoritative sources such as the SEC, AICPA, and the FASB. Introduces students to IFRS and their similarities to and differences from U.S. GAAP. Develops strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-802 Graduate Financial Accounting III

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-801 or MSA Program Director permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is the second of two intermediate-level accounting courses. The critical thinking and problem-solving skills developed in ACCT 801 are broadened as this class tackles more complex accounting concepts, including: dilutive securities, earnings per share, investments, revenue recognition, income tax accounting, pensions and leases. Since accounting for many of these areas has been a source of substantial debate and major revisions in recent years, subject matter covered will be topical. Pertinent pronouncements of standard-setting bodies continue to be studied.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-804 Cost and Managerial Accounting

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the concepts and practices of cost measurement: variable costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, setting goals and monitoring performance, standard costing, and variance analysis. Students learn how to work with multiple products; standard mix and mix variances; joint and by-product costing; measurement and control of overhead costs; and constructing operating, working capital, and capital budgets. Students study analysis in support of decisions, such as pricing, setting product line and customer profitability policy, sourcing of products and services, and matching costing systems to strategy.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-805 Auditing and Assurance Services

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the field of auditing, with a concentration in auditing historical financial statements in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, and some exposure to auditing the internal control over financial reporting of large public companies. Covers the environment, standards, regulation, and law of auditing in the US, with some exposure to the international environment. Covers audit planning, risk, and materiality assessments, audit evidence, evaluation of internal control, documentation, and audit reports. Includes researching and resolving practice-oriented problems and practice in using computer-assisted audit techniques and electronic confirmations.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-824 Financial Reporting and Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650 and ACCT-801 or program director approval

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the assessment of corporate strategy in respect to creation and retention of value, identification and management of risk, and valuation of companies and financial securities. Students develop a framework for analyzing corporate performance and projecting future performance, assessing quality of accounting and disclosure, and examining research relevant to financial reporting and analysis and equity prices in the public financial markets.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-825 Advanced Topics in Managerial Accounting

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-804 and ACCT-800 or MBA-640 or program director approval

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Evaluates the importance of financial information in developing corporate strategies and assessing key performance areas. Students develop a framework to design accounting systems that comply with the corporate strategy and help managers to identify key performance indicators. Students learn how to balance financial and non-financial performance measures. Students also research and study organizational issues around the link between managerial incentives and performance measures.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACCT-865 Accounting Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Describes various transaction processing cycles and their use in the structured analysis and design of accounting information systems. Students gain an understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning softwares, Quickbooks, database design, XBRL, implementations of internal controls, and privacy and data security issues.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Accounting

  • ACIB-872 International Accounting

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT-800 or MBA-640

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Imparts an understanding of differences among nations in approaches to disclosure and choices of accounting measurement systems. Students learn about the influence of the IASB and IOSCO on multinational accounting harmonization, contrasting historical cost/purchasing power accounting with other accounting approaches, including current value accounting. Students will assess how differences in industrial and ownership structures affect accounting performance measurement. Students will also analyze risk management, accounting for derivative contracts, consolidation accounting, budgetary control, and transfer pricing in a multinational company.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Accounting

  • BLLS-800 Business Law for Accountants

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the philosophy and practice of substantive law affecting the formation, operation and discharge of commercial transactions,contracts, and business associations. Topics include: agency, partnership,corporation and trust forms of association. Considers aspects of property law and international dimensions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Business Law & Ethics

  • BLLS-830 Managing in the International Legal Environment

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 680 or MBA 730

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the complex interactions among legal, political, economic and cultural forces. Students discuss contemporary international conflicts in the areas of trade,expropriation, political risk analysis, foreign direct investment, anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws, export control laws,extraterritoriality and taxation of income.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Business Law & Ethics

  • FIN-801 Money & Capital Markets

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students analyze markets for financial assets, including the money market and various bond and stock markets. They learn determinants of the level and structure of interest rates, the Federal Reserve impact on markets, how financial institutions operate with respect to their sources and uses of funds, essentials of the regulatory structure of financial markets, transaction costs, and interrelations among markets.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-810 Investment Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 750 or MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students examine markets for investment procedures, valuation models, basic analytical techniques, and factors influencing risk/return tradeoffs. This course emphasizes the professional approach to managing investment assets. A variety of investment vehicles are discussed, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FIN-814 Options and Futures

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students explore the pricing of options and futures contracts, the characteristics of the markets in which these contracts are traded, options and futures strategies, and the application of these contracts in the hedging of financial positions. In addition, students are exposed to swap markets and a variety of swaps.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Finance

  • FNIB-825 Multinational Financial Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA-650 OR MBA-750

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers corporate financial decisions in an international setting with a focus on foreign exchange management and capital budgeting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Finance

  • MGES-800 Business Startups

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this introductory course you will learn a deliberate process of opportunity recognition. You will learn how to generate ideas that fit within your and your team's mindset, as well as your knowledge, skills and abilities intended to improve the likelihood of success. Once your opportunity is identified, you will determine its level of feasibility from the conceptual stage, industry and competitive analysis, through legal and financial risk areas, leading to a go or no go decision. Topics include the individual and team mindset, identifying, growing and seizing opportunities, the founder and the team, and growth strategies. Financial topics include verifying the cost structure, making credible assumptions, identifying financial needs and sources, and preparing forecast financial statements, leading to a final presentation pitching the feasibility of your opportunity.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGES-802 Corporate Entrepreneurship

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Corporate entrepreneurship refers to alternative approaches that existing firms use to innovatively generate new products, new services, new businesses and new business models. This course emphasizes the cultivation of each student's ability to evaluate innovations and business models for development in a corporate setting. It emphasizes various kinds of internal corporate ventures and multiple external collaborative approaches that include corporate venture capital investments, licensing and different types of alliances and formal joint ventures. Special emphasis will be placed on skills needed to promote and manage corporate entrepreneurship, including opportunity recognition, selling an idea, turning ideas into action, developing metrics for venture success and strategies for aligning corporate entrepreneurial projects with company strategies and growth opportunities and managing the conflicts that may arise between existing businesses and corporate entrepreneurial ventures. Students will also learn to identify the elements of an organization's culture, structure and reward and control systems that either inhibit or support the corporate entrepreneurship, and analyze how corporate entrepreneurial activities relate to a company's ability to drive innovation throughout the organization.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship,MBA Strategic Management

  • MGES-826 Writing the Business Plan

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Create a viable business plan that will determine the potential of your opportunity to your audience of management, employees, investors, financial institutions, and other potential stakeholders. In this course, you will explore your opportunity deeper in order to prepare and defend a business plan that addresses the opportunity and its effect on a startup or existing organization, all leading to risk-reward analyses that will determine the amount of capital/funding you will need and how you will finance your opportunity.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGES-842 Global Innovation & New Product Development in Virtual Team

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Corporations place high importance on innovation and new product development for competitiveness and profitability. Since many companies are operating in a global environment, there's a need to find ways to harness the talent of people at multiple locations. This course is designed to teach global innovation and new product development using virtual team and connectivity techniques involving multiple locations/countries, while equipping students with the necessary knowledge, expertise and capabilities towards this goal. This course may also be conducted with Suffolk Law School students.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship,MBA International Business

  • MGES-843 Business Opportunities Using Design Thinking and Biomimicry

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Ever wonder what great breakthroughs are on the horizon to improve business thinking, processes, products, and services? If you have, this course is for you. We will learn about how businesses are using principles of design thinking and biomimicry to create entirely new ways of meeting the challenges of modern business: those are, needs to reduce costs, increase revenues, minimize waste & energy use, maximize novel approaches, & meet consumer and business needs. You may recognize the term design thinking if you are a follower of Apple, Inc. which has used this process in the development of all of their products and services over the past 15 years. Biomimicry principles are those that seek their inspiration from nature; after all, nature has been problem-solving for 3.8 billion years -- surely there is something to learn from this to be adapted to solving modern challenges. The course will be both conceptual and practical with various experiential learning opportunities.

  • MGES-844 Problem Solving for Small Businesses

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Small businesses are confronted with situations that may have a profound impact on the success and failure of the entity. Too often, small business founders and owners do not have the macro-level understanding of the effect of their decision making process, and that of their management team and employees. Today, small business comprise more than half of all employment and are the growth engine of the next economy. In this case-driven course, you will understand the various aspects of business with a focus on established small businesses and the associated challenges of success and failure. This course will cover the challenges associated with startups, growing and turnaround situations. You will learn how to identify problems and develop solutions that confront small businesses through case analysis, presentation, and assessment where you will have the opportunity to analyze a situation as manage, owner, investor, or other stakeholders.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGES-848 Green and Sustainable Business

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Over the past decade, the world of business and the environment has exploded. Beginning as an engineering-driven movement among a handful of companies during the 1980s, many firms have learned that improved environmental performance can save money and create competitive advantage. Much of the focus over the last 30 years has been on larger businesses. But now the big businesses are encouraging their small and mid-sized enterprises vendors and partners to pay attention to these concerns also. Consequently, the greening of Small Business is of utmost importance as many small businesses are a part of the supply chains of larger companies. And improving their performance can strengthen the business relationships of all parties by becoming cleaner, greener and sustainable businesses. This course will cover all aspects of green and sustainable business from innovation to new products to greening of the supply chain. It will cover how small and large businesses like General Electric, General Motors and others are paying attention to this very critical topic and taking actions which benefit the environment as well as their bottom lines and thus creating entrepreneurial opportunities in this growing market.

    Type:

    MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGIB-835 International Strategy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 780

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the creation of competitive advantage in a multinational firm. Topics include: analysis of the nature of globalization, the formulation and implementation of international strategy, market entry and organizational forms, and the management of global operations.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Strategic Management

  • MGOB-820 Career Strategy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 610 or MBA 710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students explore the nature of careers in the new economy. They learn how individual career strategy relates to the business strategy and competitiveness of employer firms. They also investigate possibilities for inter-firm career mobility and how individual enterprise, learning, and networking can influence industrial and economic prosperity.

    Type:

    MBA Organizational Behavior,MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGOB-825 Human Resource Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 610 or MBA 710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    For practitioners and students interested in understanding the roles and skills involved in human resources management. The course brings students up-to-date on the role and focus of human resources as well as provides an understanding of the relationship between human resources and other management functions.

    Type:

    MBA Organizational Behavior,MBA Entrepreneurship

  • MGSM-833 Corporate Innovation

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide you the tools to analyze your organization's competitive situation and develop innovative strategies and proposals that disrupt your competition and are game changers for your industry. You will also learn how to develop blue ocean strategies that create new growth opportunities and bring new customers into your industry. Next, you will learn how to assess existing business models and design business models supportive of your overall innovation-based strategy offerings. Lastly, you will learn how to access and leverage external sources of innovative ideas through the processes of open innovation, including crowd sourcing and co creation and their application in diverse industry settings.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • MGSM-834 Mergers and Acquisitions

    Prerequisites:

    FIN-750 OR MBA-750 OR MBA-650

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to examine the underlying theoretical foundations and practice of decisions central to corporate strategy development. Since this subject is important to scholars in strategic management, financial economics, and public policy, it is approached from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include: the history of merger waves in America and comparative global trends; types of mergers; merger financial and economic motives; strategic and managerial motives; acquisition processes; synergy of the diversified corporate portfolio; empirical evidence of merger success; post-merger integration; divestment; takeover defense strategies; leveraged buyouts; and public policy issues. Students will develop conceptual and analytical skills required for effective merger and divestment analysis through class lectures, selected readings, case discussions, and guest speakers.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Strategic Management

  • MKIB-817 International Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660 formerly MBA 710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The application of marketing principles and practices to competition in global markets. The course emphasizes the skills necessary for cross-cultural marketing.

    Type:

    MBA International Business,MBA Marketing

  • MKT-810 Marketing Research for Managers

    Prerequisites:

    MGQM W700 or MBA 620; and MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores the role of research in marketing decision-making, including the cost and value of information. The course uses cases and problems to explore problem definition, research design, sampling, questionnaire design, field methods, data analysis and reporting.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing

  • MKT-814 Strategic Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide you with both a sound theoretical and an applied approach to developing and implementing marketing strategy at multiple levels of the organization - corporate, division, strategic business unit, and product. Special emphasis will be placed on dealing with contemporary marketing issues in the highly competitive global environment. The course presentation will combine lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and a semester-long, team-based project.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing,MBA Strategic Management

  • MKT-820 Sales Management

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 660

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the role of the sales manager in today's challenging business environment. As such, the course includes an understanding of direct sales, as well as all facets of sales management such as recruitment, compensation, and management of a sales force. The core of activity is lecture and case study.

    Type:

    MBA Marketing

  • TAX-801 Issues in Federal Taxation I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Focuses on the federal income taxation of individuals with some discussion of business taxation. Explores the basic structure of individual income taxation, including the individual tax formula, income, deductions, and credits, and provides an introduction to property transactions. Emphasizes how tax laws affect everyday personal and business decisions.

    Type:

    MBA Tax

  • TAX-879 Personal Financial Planning

    Prerequisites:

    TAX-801 and TAX-861

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Presents the legal, economic, cash flow, tax, investment and insurance ramifications of life and death. Emphasizes tools and techniques necessary to maximize benefits generated from net worth, cash flow, and employment, and minimize the loss resulting from unforeseen contingencies, death, and retirement. Students participate in class discussions and are required to submit a written financial plan for a hypothetical client.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA Tax

Current Students

  • New Student Orientation

    The New Student Orientation is held on the Thursday before the start each semester and summer term, at 7:00pm EST. To participate, you must register for MBA 001 W1-NSO-First-Time Online.

  • Academic Advising

    You’ll receive an individualized Program of Study from the MBA Programs Office that indicates waiver/transfer credit and the number of credits needed to complete your Suffolk MBA degree.

    New full-time students are required to have an academic advising appointment before registration.
    New part-time students are strongly encouraged to have an academic advising appointment before registration.

    To schedule an advising appointment, call 617-573-8306 or email mba@suffolk.edu.

  • Registration

    Online courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters, and in one summer term. The online fall and spring semesters are equivalent to the Boston campus calendar; however, there is only one summer session online.

    For information and instructions on how to register for classes, visit the Registrar’s office.

    Suffolk MBA Online students may take a maximum of four courses at our Boston campus or North Campus.

    Suffolk MBA Online students may transfer a maximum of two courses (6 credits) from an AACSB International accredited MBA program to their Suffolk MBA degree. The courses must not be offered in the Suffolk MBA Online program.

    Suffolk MBA Online students may transfer to a Suffolk campus location by completing a Change of Campus Form [PDF].

  • Minimum System Requirements

    • Windows XP or latest, Apple Max OS X 10.4 or latest. (While you may be able to run the software on older operating systems, please note that support may not be available.)
    • 1GB memory or higher recommended
    • MS Office 2003 or latest for Office documents
    • Your personal computer should be equipped with a soundcard and speakers
    • A good quality webcam/microphone for web conferencing
    • Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari browsers
    • The free software plug-ins listed below:
      Real 10 Media Player or latest
      Macromedia Flash Player
      Adobe Acrobat Reader
      Broadband internet access
      Headset for live chats

  • Email

    University and Suffolk MBA Online announcements are sent exclusively to your Suffolk University email account. Blackboard, the e-learning platform for Suffolk MBA Online courses, also uses your Suffolk email. You can set up your Suffolk email to forward directly to another email account if you choose. Once admitted to the program, you’ll receive instructions to access your Suffolk email.

  • Troubleshooting

    Technical assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through Suffolk’s Help Desk.

    For help with Blackboard or Collaborate, call 866-886-4861. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.