Worcester, MA
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AACSB-Accredited Master of Business Administration

Clark's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) offers an M.B.A. program that provides a firm foundation in socially responsible leadership. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to address the ever-changing issues facing today's business leaders through in-depth case studies and team projects focused on real business challenges. Students solve real-time problems for leading organizations.

Requirements: 12 core courses, three to four courses in their concentration, an experiential learning course, and a professional internship. The program is generally completed in two years.

Professional Track: Students with three or more years as a manager in a professional position, with at least one year of supervisory experience will be considered for the Professional Track. The school recognizes the valuable experience and perspectives that working professionals bring to the classroom.

  • Up to two course waivers may be possible.
  • Great for mid-level professionals looking to advance quickly.

Part-time options: GSOM also offers a part-time M.B.A. that offers the same curriculum, resources, and opportunities as the full-time program, but in a flexible format that allows students to complete the program at their own pace. Students may choose among day, evening, on-line, and accelerated classes offered during winter and spring breaks. 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.

M.B.A. Concentrations

Students can focus their studies by choosing from among a wide variety of concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Expanded Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Management and Business Analytics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Change
  • Sustainability

Beyond Coursework

Experiential learning is an integral part of the M.B.A. curriculum. Through coursework and involvement in the community, students can effect real change. Students have recently:

  • Made recommendations to executives of a global athletic wear and shoe brand about their wholesale store marketing efforts.
  • Analyzed the accounting information system of the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast.
  • Created a sustainability action plan for one of the region's premier performing arts centers.

Dual Degree Programs in Business and Beyond

The Graduate School of Management also offers innovative dual degree programs that allow students to earn two 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 department, the Graduate School of Management also offers the unique M.B.A./Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning degree program and the M.B.A./Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy degree program.

Career Support

Whether interested in corporate advancement, changing industries, or switching careers, students work closely with their dedicated career support team in the Stevenish Career Management Center housed within GSOM.

Both full- and part-time graduate students are offered personalized services throughout their time with us, including professional development, internship assistance, and networking events. Their staff partners with students during their time to guide them in achieving their professional goals.

Accessible and Accomplished Faculty Members

All classes are taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. They are highly regarded experts in their fields and scholar-practitioners with significant experience in leadership, marketing, finance, and corporate social responsibility. Their faculty are also actively engaged in work that contributes to the theory, practice, and teaching of business management. They publish in prestigious journals, including:

  • Journal of Marketing Research
  • Journal of Consumer Research
  • Journal of Management
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Information Technology and Management

Students will find GSOM faculty to be enthusiastic, highly accessible, and eager to provide students with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Students enjoy small class sizes because of the personal attention and professional insights they gain from the faculty.

Student Professional Development and Engagement

Thanks to the Hausrath fund, which was established by alumnus, William Hausrath `53, to support student development, M.B.A. students can use funds to take part in educational opportunities and professional development on and off campus, including finance conferences in Boston, New York, or even across the country.

In addition, the Graduate School of Management is home to several finance- and business-related graduate student organizations, including the GSOM Student Council, the GSOM Finance Association, and Clark Women in Business.

Financial Aid

GSOM offers generous merit-based tuition scholarships to qualified students. Competitive candidates for scholarships have strong academic credentials, test scores, leadership abilities and potential for professional success. All GSOM students can apply for graduate assistantships, which pay hourly wages for providing teaching and/or research support to faculty.

About the Graduate School of Management at Clark University

The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University is an academically rigorous business school that offers a personal, collaborative, and supportive learning environment. All classes are taught by scholar-practitioner faculty who are passionate about mentoring, sharing their professional and academic experience, and assisting them in their professional goals. Students are proud to be part of a university of consequence--where students pursue their passions with the knowledge that they can make a difference in the world.

GSOM distinguishes itself with:

AACSB Accreditation. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, earned by less than 5 percent of the world's business schools. As an AACSB business school, they rank among the esteemed institutions in the world.

A Prestigious Research University. Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university with a distinguished academic and research pedigree. Nationally ranked in numerous categories each year, Clark has also twice ranked as one of the nation's top 20 most entrepreneurial schools by Forbes.

Notable Recognition. Clark's Graduate School of Management is regularly distinguished by The Princeton Review as a "Best Business School," as well as a U.S. News and World Report ranking in 2015 for its part-time M.B.A. program. Past rankings have also included a NetImpact "Top 50 School for Environmental Sustainability," placing it among the world's best business schools to study and research sustainability and related issues.

PRME Signatory Status. GSOM is a proud signatory to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which strengthens their commitment to education, research, and collaboration that fosters sustainable social, economic, and environmental change.

Perfect East Coast Location. Clark is located in historic Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in the New England 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. Plus, it's only an hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and 3 hours from New York City. This places students in close proximity to a myriad of cultural, educational, employment, and entertainment opportunities.

About Clark University

Clark University is home to approximately 3,000 undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students. Clark is a liberal arts-based research university with a distinguished academic and research pedigree, as well as a national leader in cultivating an educational environment characterized by collaboration, creativity, intellectual daring, and the capacity and determination to bring about real, transformative global change.

Location & Contact

Business Administration Program

Graduate School of Management
Clark University

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
United States

Dr. Priscilla Elsass


Phone: 508-793-7543
Fax: 508-793-8822
Email: pelsass@clarku.edu

Yingying Chen

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 508-793-7373
Fax: 508-798-4386
Email: graduateadmissions@clarku.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Accounting Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Accounting ]
    • Marketing Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Marketing ]
    • Finance Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Finance and Banking ]
    • Social Change Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Sustainability Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Sustainability Management]
    • Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Management ]
    • Information Management And Business Analytics Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Management Information Systems ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 102
    • 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? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


49% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 242
    • Accepted 120
    • Acceptance Rate 49
    • Enrolled 54
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 15th April 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE, 2 references, and resume or curriculum vitae, personal statement
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students128
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students128
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Full-time Percentage68%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian46%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races8%
    • Unknown or International Student32%


  • 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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