Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the Graduate School of Management (GSOM), a special place at Clark University.

If you are interested in belonging to a community that encourages challenging the status quo, embraces diversity, enjoys learning across disciplines, thinks on a global level, has a high regard for sustainability and social issues, and prepares you for a career in an array of business fields, you have come to the right place.

In addition to producing important research, GSOM professors take a keen interest in our students and their professional development. All students attend classes taught by GSOM faculty, not graduate assistants, and the small class sizes allow students to engage and get to know our faculty, and often to work with them on research projects. This connection between students and faculty is a distinct advantage of studying at Clark GSOM.  Because of these opportunities and relationships, our alumni keep in touch with their former professors and staff, which results in a far-reaching alumni network you can tap into.

Our students learn along with, and also from, other GSOM students coming from many different countries and backgrounds. The diversity of our student body provides an opportunity to study in an environment that exemplifies a truly global organization, providing an experience that many other schools cannot duplicate. Further, as an AACSB-accredited institution since 1986, our Graduate School of Management is committed to maintaining high-quality instruction, establishing lasting industry and corporate partnerships, and providing a rigorous academic experience that will challenge and prepare you for a career in your field of choice. You will graduate from GSOM with skills that are valued by organizations around the world.

My hope is that you will come to Clark and feel at home here, engage in all we have to offer, and leave with the confidence and skills you need to change your world. I encourage you to visit our beautiful main campus at Clark University in Worcester or our location in Southborough, Mass. and learn more about our transformative degree programs.

Priscilla Elsass, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Graduate School of Management
Clark University

More about Priscilla

Priscilla Elsass has been on the faculty at the Graduate School of Management since 1991. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership and ethics. She served as Associate Dean of GSOM from 2000 through 2008 and Acting Dean of GSOM from 2004-2005. She later served the University as Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Education from 2009 through 2012. Priscilla was selected for the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program for 2005-2006 and spent the year working with the senior leadership of Northeastern University in Boston. Priscilla earned her B.S. and MPS from Cornell University and her MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Worcester with her husband.