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Business Administration Program Graduate School of Management Clark University

  • Worcester, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 45%55%
    student ratio
  • 260
    total students
  • $39,200 | $39,200
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 1
    fall application deadline
  • 49%
    acceptance rate
  • 8 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Graduate School of Management at Clark University

Accredited by AACSB International, the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University is renowned for providing rigorous and cutting-edge programs.

In fact, the Aspen Institute ranked the school's Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program as one of the top 100 business programs worldwide. In addition, the "Princeton Review" designated the Graduate School of Management at Clark University as one of the best business schools in the nation, and "Entrepreneur" rated it as a top place to study green business.

Full-time Master of Business Administration Program

The full-time M.B.A. program has a global curriculum -- including study abroad opportunities -- that reflects today's dynamic business environment. Its curriculum consists of 11 core courses, 3 to 4 concentration courses, and 1 to 2 elective courses, as well as a capstone experience and an internship.

The program is generally completed in 1 to 2 years. However, students who majored in business during undergraduate study can earn their degrees in just 3 semesters (if they meet waiver requirements for core courses).

Part-time Master of Business Administration Program

Clark University also offers a part-time M.B.A. degree program that includes the same resources and opportunities as the full-time program. Its curriculum consists of 11 core courses, 3 to 4 concentration courses, and 1 to 2 elective courses as well as a capstone experience.

The program's flexible format consists of evening classes, , and accelerated classes (offered during winter and spring breaks). This allows students -- who can complete the program at their own pace -- to take classes according to their schedules. Classes are offered in Worcester and at the Graduate School of Management Metrowest Campus in Southborough, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Worcester and Boston.

Furthermore, students may be eligible to waive certain courses, an opportunity which allows them to earn their degrees more quickly.

M.B.A. Concentrations

M.B.A. concentrations include accounting, finance, global business, and management information systems. Additional concentrations include management, marketing, social change, and sustainability.

M.B.A. Capstone Experience

The capstone experience consists of student consulting projects and other opportunities that allow students to put their academic skills into practice. Students may choose from several capstone courses including "Sustainability Consulting Projects," "Leadership and Decision Making," "Management Consulting Projects," "Entrepreneurshipand "Global Business Seminar."

M.B.A. with a Concentration in Social Change

The M.B.A. concentration in social change at Clark University enables students to acquire the specialized knowledge needed to positively impact environmental, social, and economic concerns throughout the world. Its curriculum includes courses in business for social change, community development and planning, nonprofit and NGO management, and international development.

M.B.A. with a Concentration in Sustainability

The M.B.A. concentration in sustainability integrates principles of environmental sustainability with business fundamentals. The program's curriculum includes a diverse range of courses such as sustainability and corporate strategy, energy management, and green supply chain management.

Dual Degree Programs in Business at Clark University

The Graduate School of Management also offers innovative dual degree programs that allow students to earn 2 master's degrees at an accelerated pace.

Dual degree programs include the M.B.A./M.S. in Finance degree program, and M.B.A./M.S. in Accounting degree program. In collaboration with Clark's International Development, Community, and Environment program, the Graduate School of Management also offers the ,M.B.A./Master of Arts (M.A.) in Community Development and Planning degree program and the M.B.A./Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Science and Policy degree program.

Employment Opportunities

M.B.A. students at Clark University acquire high-level training in business fundamentals and specialty areas. In addition, they receive a wide-range of career development, internship and job search resources from the Stevenish Career Management Center, including connections to numerous employers.

As a result, students graduate with the skills, experience, and resources needed to obtain leadership positions in businesses and organizations throughout the world.

Accessible and Accomplished Faculty Members

Faculty members in the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) are prolific publishers; editors of top journals; and advisers at Wall Street firms, government agencies, and companies throughout the world. Most importantly, they are highly accessible teachers and mentors who help students achieve their professional goals.

For example, Dr. Laura Graves, associate professor of management, has research interests in leadership, work motivation, work-life integration, and managing diversity.. Professor of Management Keith Coulter conducts research on behavioral pricing, services marketing, and advertising persuasion theory and has published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Consumer Research.

Professor of Industrial Relations Dr. Gary Chaison is an international authority on union mergers, union organizing, and concession bargaining, He has authored several books and numerous journal articles and conferences papers and is widely cited in the mass media.

About Clark University

Clark University was established in 1887 as the first all-graduate institution in the United States. Today, it is a prominent liberal arts-based research university that offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs to approximately 3,300 students.

The university's focus on interdisciplinary education, hands-on learning, and global, social, and human concerns ensures that its students graduate equipped to make a difference in the world.

Excellence in education has always been a hallmark at Clark, which consistently receives top rankings in publications like "U.S. News and World Report," the "Princeton Review," and the "Fiske Guide to Colleges." Clark is one of 40 schools profiled in the book "Colleges That Change Lives" by Loren Pope.

A Historic Location

Clark is located in historic Worcester, Massachusetts, in the northeastern region of the United States. Worcester, a city of approximately 180,000 residents, offers the intimacy of a small town and the resources of a big city.

Furthermore, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Massachusetts, and 3 hours from New York City, New York. This places students in close proximity to a myriad of cultural, educational, employment, and entertainment opportunities.


Location & Contact

Business Administration Program

Graduate School of Management
Clark University

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
United States

Dr. Catherine Usoff

Dean

Phone: 508-793-8822
Fax: 508-793-8822
Email: clarkmba@clarku.edu

Mr. Patrick Oroszko

Enrollment and Marketing Director

Phone: 508-793-8822
Fax: 508-793-8822
Email: clarkmba@clarku.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Sustainability Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Management Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Social Change Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Marketing Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Global Business Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Accounting Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Finance Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Information Systems Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 125
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

49% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 359
    • Accepted 178
    • Acceptance Rate 49
    • Enrolled 81
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st Not Reported Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$39,200
    • Out-of-state tuition *$39,200
    • International student tuition$39,200
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMay 31
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students260
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students260
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian40%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown51%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMarketing, accounting, human resource management, management information systems, business finance
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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