Worcester, MA
student ratio
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Not Reported
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June 1
fall application deadline
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7 Degrees Offered
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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.

Students learn essential business skills in a culture with a high regard for forward-thinking, socially responsible management practices. We have a strong commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), integrating sustainability and social responsibility into our research and teaching. By studying the legal, political, ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of management, students gain an integrated perspective and cross-sector skill set that uniquely position you to impact both your organization and society.

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

Reflecting the demands of today's business environment, the Clark University MBA curriculum arms students with both functional expertise and a broad business perspective. Courses stress putting theoretical knowledge into current practice. Students complete in-depth case studies and group projects based on real business challenges, and solve real-time problems for actual companies. Embodying the Graduate School of Management's mission, classes incorporate topics of ethics and social responsibility, and frequently feature guest speakers from business and industry to address those topics. For example, a recent guest speaker in the Strategic Decision-Making class was an executive from New Balance who discussed the company in the context of its Responsible Leadership initiative. In addition, in the Management Decision Models class, students examined how corporate social responsibility was related to business performance, and gained an understanding of how data analysis and data mining can be used to support corporate social responsibility goals.

Requirements: 11 core courses, three to four courses in your concentration, one to two electives, a capstone experience and a professional 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, three to four courses in your concentration, one to two electives, 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, expanded accounting, finance, global business, management information systems, general 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 join a team of peers to address business issues of consequence in a for-profit or nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts.

These organizations greatly value our students' work - which might involve the development of a marketing campaign or a corporate social responsibility plan - and students are likely to see the "fruits of your labor" as companies will typically implement the plans right away to solve a pressing problem.

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

The MBA program will allow students to translate business acumen into a meaningful career opportunity. Graduates will be positioned to be a leader who can make sound decisions based on contemporary, global management practices. Because we take an integrated approach, students develop interdisciplinary skills sought by forward-thinking organizations worldwide.

Whether interested in career advancement, changing industries, or changing careers, our students work closely with our Career Services team in the Stevenish Career Management Center housed within GSOM.

Accessible and Accomplished Faculty Members

GSOM faculty members are highly regarded experts in their fields. They are scholar-practitioners with significant experience in the fields of leadership, finance and corporate social responsibility, and they are actively engaged in work that contributes to the theory, practice and teaching of business management.

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. 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.

Location & Contact

Business Administration Program

Graduate School of Management
Clark University

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
United States

Dr. Catherine Usoff


Phone: 508-793-7543
Fax: 508-793-8822

Ethan Bernstein

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 508-793-7543
Email: graduateadmissions@clarku.edu

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Marketing Master of Administration (M Admin) [Marketing ]
    • Information Management And Business Analytics Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Management Information Systems ]
    • Accounting Master of Business Administration (MBA) [Accounting ]
    • 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 ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 113
    • 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 Thesis optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 225
    • Accepted 131
    • Acceptance Rate 58
    • Enrolled 78
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • 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 *
    • 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 Students192
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students192
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Full-time Percentage47%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian44%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races21%
    • Unknown or International Student23%


  • 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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