Suffolk University Offers Broad Options for Finance Professionals


“The Enron scandal, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, changes in technology and the rapid growth of global financial markets all indicate a demand for finance professionals with a diverse knowledge base.” -- Dean William J. O’Neill

Suffolk University Offers Broad Options for Finance Professionals

BOSTON -- This fall, Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management will introduce two new finance options to complement its very successful MSF degree: the Suffolk MBA/MSF joint degree and the Suffolk MBA/Corporate Financial Executive Track. Both new programs are designed for finance professionals who seek to enhance their financial and analytical skills with a broader management skill set.

The Suffolk MBA/MSF joint degree combines the benefits of the Sawyer School’s most respected graduate programs, providing the opportunity to move beyond an MBA finance concentration to gain a more in-depth understanding of financial theory and practice. Students acquire a unique set of skills with both degrees – a definite advantage in the business world.

The Suffolk MBA/Corporate Financial Executive Track consists of eight courses beyond the MBA core. Students delve into the highly specialized world of accounting, tax and finance. The curriculum develops analytical thinking, strategic planning, leadership and people development skills. This highly focused MBA track is designed for aspiring financial executives, CFOs and banking executives.

" As a former CFO, I understand first-hand the value of adding a strategic perspective to analytical knowledge,” said William J. O’Neill, Dean of Suffolk’s business school. “Recent scandals have made the CFO role more visible within the organization. In addition to managing the financial pulse of the organization, CFOs also are working hand in hand with CEOs on strategic issues.”

The Suffolk MSF offers an intense analysis of financial theory and practice. The rich and concentrated curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in investment, corporate finance, international finance, treasury, financial planning or management of financial institutions. An accelerated-quarter term structure and once-per-week class scheduling allows students to complete an MSF degree in 15 months.

A master's degree in financial services and banking and a joint JD/MSF degree with Suffolk University Law School also are offered.

To learn more about Suffolk's graduate programs in finance attend the Graduate Information Session, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Contact the:

Graduate Admission Office, 617-573-8302, e-mail:;
the MS in Finance Programs Office, 617.573.8641, e-mail:; or
visit our Website:
For more information, please contact:
Teri Malionek at 617-573-8631, e-mail:
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450, e-mail:

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