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Step it up. Master late-breaking management trends and hone your capabilities with an MBA certification that delivers skills and best practices at the frontier of business.

Whether you earned your MBA 20 years ago or in the last 20 months, you couldn’t possibly fit everything you need to succeed in business into that single degree. New areas of management specialization emerge quickly—we promise to keep you at the cutting-edge of business.

Our five-course MBA certificate program options—accounting, finance, information management and business analytics, management, marketing, social change, or sustainability—are designed to give you deep expertise in a sought-after specialty. Advanced, hands-on training in one of these areas will distinguish you from the sea of standard MBA degree-holders and put you at the forefront of emerging best practices and technologies.

Why a Post-MBA Certificate at Clark University

  • Amp up your skills at a globally ranked and accredited university—Clark University has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School,” U.S. News & World Report “Best Part-time MBA,” and is among the elite 5% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation.
  • Develop the cross-sector toolkit you need to help organizations tap into emerging markets.
  • Join a close-knit learning community representing 90+ countries and 150 nonprofit and business partners around the world.
  • Work in a highly collaborative learning environment with talented peers and scholar-practitioner faculty who share with you their deep leadership experience.
  • Pursue the certificate in business management on your terms with options for part-time, full-time, online, on campus, and accelerated study.

Flexibility to Balance Work and Life

Susie Brennan appreciates the wide variety of online and in-person course options that makes it easier being a part-time student in SOM.

At Clark, part-time students aren’t a separate entity within SOM. We take the same classes as full-time students, which allows us to learn from each other's experiences.

The Essentials

Program Overview

Coursework stresses putting knowledge into practice through in-depth case studies, group projects based on pressing business challenges, and solving real problems for actual companies. Earn your certificate at your own pace with full- or part-time options, and the choice to start in either September or January. Most full-time students can complete the program in one or two semesters.

The program consists of five courses focusing on a specific aspect of business administration of your choosing:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Management and Business Analytics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Change
  • Sustainability
  • Join the School of Management student organizations.
  • Attend guest speaker series and panel discussions, as well as departmental events with executives from corporations around the world.
  • Take advantage of customized advising support and career training workshops.
  • Undertake group projects benefiting Worcester’s urban community.


  • 5 courses

Course Catalog

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