Suffolk University Partners with Keypath Education

09/14/18   |  
Wendy Jandrew

Boston, MA (September 14, 2018) Suffolk University, a nationally-ranked university located in Boston has announced a partnership with Keypath Education to advance its already-distinguished online graduate-level business programming.

In 1999, Suffolk University became the first university in the Northeast to offer an online M.B.A. program. In the nearly 20 years since, that program has achieved notable prestige, earning recognition and awards including: Top 20 in Best Online MBA Entrepreneurship Degree, The Best Schools 2017; #16 Top Online MBA programs for International Business, Online MBA Today 2017; #3 in Best MBA Programs, Lawyers Weekly Reader Rankings 2017; Tier One Global MBA Rankings 2018 CEO Magazine.

Now, in partnership with Keypath, Suffolk University and the Sawyer Business School, which emphasizes global business practice in undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, public administration, and health administration, will expand and optimize programming and student support services for the existing online Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program.

“We strongly believe in the growth of this important market and have the faculty expertise as well as the right portfolio of degrees to deliver exceptional educational experiences for our students,” said Michael Behnam, Dean of Graduate Programs at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University.

Keypath will leverage its extensive experience in the online education market to assist Suffolk in expanding its mission of giving students the tools they need to succeed in their business careers. The Keypath team will work as an extension of the university to attract and enroll the best-fit students for the program, then provide concierge-level support for students through graduation. Keypath’s contribution to the partnership will include capital investment, market research, marketing, recruiting, retention, course development, faculty training, and 24/7 helpdesk support.

“We selected Keypath as our partner because of their exceptional detail orientation and transparency throughout the vetting process. Keypath’s market research and financial recruiting projections were sound and convincing. Their course development team is clearly outstanding,” said Behnam.

“Suffolk University’s clear commitment to expanding access to high-quality business education – evident in their early adoption of online M.B.A. programming – is a perfect complement to the deep-seated knowledge of Keypath’s online education experts” says Steve Fireng, Global Chief Executive Officer at Keypath.

Marketing for the re-envisioned online M.B.A. program has launched, and classes will begin in January of 2019. Additional business programs under the Keypath partnership will launch in the fall of 2019.

For more information about Suffolk University, please contact Greg Gatlin, Vice President of Communications at Suffolk University at or 617.573.8428.

About Suffolk University

Suffolk University, located in historic downtown Boston, with an international campus in Madrid, is a student-centered institution distinguished by excellence in education and scholarship. Suffolk University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Its mission is to empower graduates to be successful locally, regionally and globally.

About Keypath Education

Keypath Education is the leading global provider of online program management (OPM) services for top-tier universities around the world.  Keypath has the ability and expertise to support its university partners through the entire process of selecting, developing, launching and operating successful and sustainable online programs.  Keypath acts as an extension of the university’s team, keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio. Services provided include market research, capital investment, program development, marketing, student recruitment, student retention and course design & development. The company has offices and partners in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. For more information about Keypath or online program management services, please contact us here.