Accelerated B.A./Master's Degree Program:
The Master of Business Administration is offered through the Graduate School of Management at Clark University. The Graduate School of Management strives to develop: 1) outstanding leaders and managers of society's enterprises; 2) through a high quality educational experience; 3) carried out in an innovative community of learning; 4) by a faculty oriented toward research and service.
Departmental eligibility requirements
The MBA program is open to students from any undergraduate major. Prerequisite courses are required. Prospective MBA students must complete ECON 010 and either MGMT 110, MATH 113, MATH 119 or MATH 120 with a grade of B- or higher prior to the start of their senior year (students can be enrolled in these courses in the semester that they are applying or can take them in the summer before their senior year). If a student places higher than MATH 120 on the math placement exam, he/she should take a higher level math course to satisfy the math prerequisite. AP credit may count towards the Math prerequisite requirement. However, Clark’s MBA program has many quantitative course requirements, and students are encouraged to take at least one quantitative course during their undergraduate years to help them prepare if they have AP credit for the math prerequisite.
All GSOM accelerated degree student will be required to pay a $150 contingency fee upon their entrance of their 5th year. The contingency fee is refundable after students have completed their program provided they have a zero account balance.
The Accelerated B.A./Master's Degree Program Application: Part 1 must be completed by April 1 of the junior year and submitted to the Academic Advising Center. The Accelerated B.A./Master’s Degree Program Application: Part 2 must be completed and submitted to the Graduate School of Management by April 15 of the junior year.
Program of Study
The MBA program requires 17 units of coursework. The Clark University accelerated degree policy states that an MBA student cannot take more than 4 units of graduate coursework in the senior year. Students interested in the accelerated MBA should plan to take some undergraduate coursework in their first three years that will give them course waivers in the MBA. Students should ideally plan their coursework so that they have 10 units remaining for the MBA following their senior year. Those who have more than 10 units remaining in their 5th year will need to pay tuition during their fifth year for any units above the 10, and may need to take longer than just the 5th year to complete the degree.
The following undergraduate courses (with a grade of B- or higher) will waive MBA courses:
MGMT 101 AND MGMT 203 waive MBA Foundations of Accounting (1 unit)
MGMT 104 waives MBA MBA Management Information Systems (½ unit)
MGMT 230 waives MBA MBA Marketing Management (½ unit)
MGMT 240 waives MBA Financial Management (½ unit)
MGMT 250 waives MBA Operations Management (½ unit)
MGMT 262 Business Ethics and Law waives MBA Business Law (½ unit)
ECON 110 & 011 or ECON 205 & 206 waive MBA Management Economics (½ unit)
ECON 160 or PSYC 105 waives MBA Statistical Methods (½ unit)*
*Other undergraduate statistics courses may also provide a waiver
Depending on possible course waivers that a student can receive, students can and should plan on taking 3-7 units of graduate course work during their senior year. Students should ideally plan their course work so that they have 10 units remaining for the MBA following the completion of the their senior year.
The following MBA courses are recommended for students to take during their senior year, although individual programs of study may vary depending on course waivers students received and a a student's MBA concentration plans.
ACCT4100 - Foundations of Accounting (1 unit)
ECON4004 - Management Economics (½ unit)
MGMT4302 - Creating Effective Organizations: Leadership (1 unit)
MGMT4708 - Contemporary Business Law (½ unit)
MGMT4709 - Business in Society (½ unit)
MKT4400 - Marketing Management (1 unit) OR MKT4402 (½ unit)
MIS4500 - Management Information Systems (1 unit) OR MIS elective (½ unit)
STAT4005 - Statistical Methods (½ unit)
STAT4006 - Management Decision Models (½ unit)
Students take the remaining units in their 5th/graduate year. If a student has more than 10 units remaining, he/she may need to remain at Clark an additional semester to complete program requirements. Students in that situation will need to discuss enrollment and payment issues with the Dean of Graduate Studies and GSOM.
MBA students choose a concentration, which is comprised of three to four units of upper-level electives. In addition, free choice electives outside the concentration are required to complete a total of 5½ elective units. Concentration options include Accounting, Expanded Accounting, Finance, Global Business, General Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems and Social Change. Students may also choose to do a dual concentration.
A Graduate Internship and the Career Training Cohort Course is required of all MBA students who have less than three years work experience in the United States. No academic credit is awarded for the internship requirement.
Students are required to pay a one-time Program Fee of $1,000 which is assesssed in the first semester of graduate study as well as aa one-time Enrollment Fee of $100 in the first semester of graduate study. Please see the program advisor for additional GSOM fees.
- Burcu Ozden completed an M.B.A. with a concentration in accounting and is now working as an audit assistant with Ernst & Young, in Istanbul, Turkey.
- Lawrence Norman completed an M.B.A. and is now Vice President of Global Basketball for Adidas International.
- Esra Soner completed an M.B.A. and is now and international brand analyst in the Strategy & Marketing Department of Renault in Paris.