Center for Executive Education at Suffolk University

Why you should consider this program

This program is designed for mid-career and senior-level executives who want more responsibility in today's global economy. The curriculum extends well beyond traditional business. Youll learn how to handle conflict, deal with ethical issues, develop emotional intelligence, analyze leadership styles, build consensus, and solve problems strategically.Your studies will culminate in a capstone project where youll spend four months designing and researching a topic that applies your coursework to your interests and career goals. Youll graduate from the program ready to leverage your experiences to lead across organizations and borders.The Executive MBA now sponsors F-1 visas for international applicants with at least seven years of professional experience. We do not require the GMAT or GRE. A TOEFL (80) or IELTS (6.5) score and a financial guarantee are required for international applicants. International students may also apply for non-credit CPT internships of up to 20 hours per week. (Exceptions may be made for up to 40 hours per week.)

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 97,000 $ 29,000 $ 68,000
Out of state $ 97,000 $ 29,000 $ 68,000
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

All accepted Fellows will be awarded a scholarship equivalent to at least 30% of their tuition charges (some students may be eligible for a higher merit-based award). Awards will renew up to a total of four semesters for full-time enrollment or eight semesters for part-time enrollment (minimum of 6 credits per semester). Scholarships are available for the fall and spring semesters only. In addition, all EMBA applications are automatically considered for additional scholarship awards in the amount of $5,000-$20,000 depending on qualifications.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 20,000

Application fee waived?



As part of their studies, Coverdell Fellows will complete an internship at a site that (a) benefits an underserved population, (b) complements the curriculum of the graduate program, and (c) aligns with the students goals.

Jobs for program alumni

CEO and other C-suite level administrators Head of Product and Business Development Financial Asset Services of a major bank Marketing Manager

Other details

Program length

Accelerated 16 months program

Application requirements

7+ years of professional experience required. Submit online application, resume, goal statement, two recommendations, no GMAT or GRE required.

Admissions process

Applicants must have an earned bachelors degree from an accredited institution and have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps service. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including prior academic performance, relevant experience (e.g. your time volunteering with the Peace Corps, professional work experience, etc.), test scores (if required), the goal statement (essay), recommendations, and your fit in the program.

Program begins

Late August or mid-January each year

Non-traditional options

  • Low residency or distance learning
  • Program is accelerated and offered on Saturdays in a small cohort model

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Ariana Balayan, Associate Director Graduate Recruitment

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