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Transform your career with a world-class business degree

Because ‘business as usual’ has changed

Business leaders today must embrace a new type of leadership where ethics, corporate responsibility, sustainability, and social innovation are essential for success. So the Clark MBA does more than deliver core competencies in accounting, management, marketing, finance, and analytics. We prepare students to who can meet the demand for socially-conscious business practices.

Build confidence and your resume

Through classroom and experiential learning, you will learn by doing, and benefit from a broad range of perspectives and acquire leadership qualities that are in demand. And you will translate your academic insights into real-world practice through student projects and internships that build confidence as well as your resume.

Get credit for your work experience

We value your professional work experience. If you have spent three or more years in a managerial position, you may be eligible for a course waiver, allowing you to earn your Clark MBA faster.

MBA Concentrations

  • Accounting
  • Expanded Accounting (offers specified courses that prepare you for the CPA exam)
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Management and Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Social Change and Sustainability

Earn a lifetime credential that sets you apart

  • Get your MBA degree from a globally ranked and accredited university – Clark is among the elite 5% of business schools worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation, and has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School” and U.S. News & World Report “Best Part-time MBA”
  • Jump-start your degree with potential course and internship waivers for relevant professional experience with our Professional Track MBA.
  • Customize your area of expertise with one of seven concentrations – accounting, expanded accounting (CPA preparation), finance, management, information management and business analytics, marketing, or social change and sustainability.
  • Join our international community of collaborative problem-solvers representing 90+ countries and 150 nonprofit and business partners around the world.
  • Pursue your MBA on your own terms, with options for part-time, full-time, online, on campus, and accelerated study.

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The Essentials

Program Overview

Clark’s MBA allows you to complete the program at your own pace by choosing either full- or part-time enrollment status and beginning in either Spring, Summer (online only),  or Fall. A choice of seven distinct concentrations allows you to tailor your experience to fit your needs and interests.

We value your professional work experience. Students with sufficient experience as a manager in a professional position may be eligible for a course waiver, allowing mid-level professionals to advance quickly. Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate course in economics is required prior to starting the program.

  • The ability to develop innovative solutions to complex management challenges
  • An understanding of the cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors shaping management today
  • Insight into how to solve real-world problems in a global context
  • Competencies to help your company tap into emerging markets
  • Business in Society
  • International Management
  • Sustainability Consulting Projects
  • Creating Effective Organizations: Leadership
  • Strategic Decision Making

For students who have applied for and been accepted to the Professional Track (worked for three or more years in a professional position with managerial experience), the MBA program differs in the following ways:

  • Students are waived of the Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR) – Internship.
  • Students may be waived of, at most, one unit in MIS, MKT, FIN, ACCT, or OM based on extensive work experience. Waivers are granted by the Graduate Admissions Review Committee at the time of admission. (Note: Being accepted to the Professional Track does not guarantee a course waiver.)
  • Students take the advanced leadership course, MGMT 4200 Advanced Organizational Leadership.
  • The total unit requirement for the program is 12 units, depending on waivers.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Your internship is waived; however, if you decide you would like to do an internship, you will be required to use Optional Practical Training (OPT.) You will not be allowed to use Curricular Practical Training (CPT), nor will you be allowed to switch to the Traditional MBA in order to complete an internship as part of your program.

Requirements

12 course units

  • 9 core course units
  • 3 electives
  • Completion of a professional internship

Course Catalog

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