Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Graduate School of Management (GSOM), a special place at Clark University.
When I joined Clark University recently as Dean of GSOM, I was struck by the warm, inviting community. The faculty and staff welcomed me right away and made me feel like this is a place where I was meant to be. I was drawn to GSOM because of the value it places on things that are also important to me. If you are interested in belonging to a community that appreciates challenging the status quo, embraces diversity, enjoys learning across disciplines, thinks on a global level, and has a high regard for sustainability and social issues, you will also feel just as welcome at Clark in GSOM.
Like at most high quality graduate schools, faculty research at GSOM is influencing how organizations manage people and other resources. In addition to their scholarship, GSOM faculty take a keen interest in our students and their development. All students attend classes taught by GSOM faculty, not graduate assistants. They get to know our faculty and learn directly from them, often working with faculty on research projects. We consider this a distinct advantage of studying here and many alumni will attest that because of these opportunities and relationships they have kept in touch with their former professors and have remained a part of the GSOM community long after graduation.
Students here will learn along with, and also from, other GSOM students coming from over 20 different countries. As we all know, the world is a much smaller place in terms of how, when and where organizations operate. The diversity of our student body provides an opportunity to study in a real world atmosphere that many other schools cannot duplicate. GSOM has been accepting students from across the globe since it first opened its doors over 25 years ago, resulting in a far-reaching alumni network for your benefit.
My hope is that you will come to Clark and feel at home here, appreciate all the special things we have to offer, engage with our faculty, staff, and student body and have an experience that is one of the best you could imagine.
Catherine Usoff, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Management