APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS QUESTIONS


Applications must be received at least two weeks before the term starts. However, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to reserve your seat in the program. Please visit our admissions page for the next term start date.


There are three terms for the online MBA program.

  • Fall, which usually begins in the last week of August
  • Spring, which usually begins in mid-January
  • Summer, which usually begins in the first week of June

You can begin your degree at the start of any of these terms.


You do not need to submit GRE or GMAT scores if you achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in your previous academic degree program.

Those who do not meet this GPA requirement should submit scores from either the GRE or the GMAT to support their application.

Please see our admissions requirements page for more details or call 866-783-7230.


If you have not completed a course in economics during your previous undergraduate or graduate schooling, you can take ECON 4004 Management Economics (.5 units) through Clark University before beginning your MBA. The additional cost of this course will be added to your total tuition.


If you do not have three years of prior professional experience, Clark offers the replacement course MGMT 5303 Career Development (.5 units). This online course covers topics such as workplace communication, networking, using LinkedIn, resumes, interviewing skills, and professional ethics.

Students who choose this option will need to complete the course during the MBA program. The additional cost of this course will be added to their total tuition.

If you have any questions about whether your previous experience fulfills the application requirement, please call an enrollment adviser at 866-783-7230.


Please mail your official transcripts to:

Clark University
Graduate Admissions Office
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 USA

Electronic transcripts are only accepted if they are sent directly from the academic institution to gradadmissions@clarku.edu.


Your tuition deposit is only refundable in the case of visa rejection. Otherwise, the deposit is applied as a credit to your first-semester tuition bill.


If you are unable to enroll in your planned term of entry, please contact us at somonline@clarku.edu. We will assist you with the process of deferring your enrollment to a future semester.


You must notify your academic adviser who will then provide you with a leave of absence form.

A student may apply for a voluntary leave of absence for a period of up to 180 days (typically one term at a time) during the fall and spring terms. MBA students are not required to take summer classes, and so do not need to request a leave of absence for that time.

At the end of the requested leave of absence, the student may (a) re-enroll, (b) file a request for an extension of their leave of absence, or (c) withdraw from the university. One extension is permitted, after which time the student will be withdrawn from the university.

Coursework Questions


Absolutely. In fact, most of our students are professionals who are currently working full-time jobs in a wide variety of industries. Because all of the online MBA courses are built to be asynchronous, you will be able to view lectures and work on assignments at the times most convenient to you.


Yes, we have a set sequence to the courses. This order changes depending on when you start your degree (Fall, Spring, or Summer term). Please contact an enrollment adviser at somonline@clarku.edu for more information on the order of courses.


No, lectures are posted for students to view at their convenience. Some instructors may host live events, but attendance at these will be optional.


Most courses do have course assignments or discussion contributions that are due every week. Due dates will be clearly posted by the instructor.


The Clark University School of Management measures courses in units. One unit is equivalent to four credit hours. The MBA is 12 units total, equivalent to 48 credit hours.


The program can be completed in two years. To finish your degree in this timeframe, you will need to take two classes each term (Fall, Spring, and Summer).

Other Questions


Yes, we host a virtual orientation before the start of every term. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other students in the program. You’ll get an overview of course requirements, learn about School of Management policies and resources, and receive guidance on using the course software.


No, the online program is not considered eligible.


Yes, Clark University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the MBA qualifies for tuition support. Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 888-442-4551 or visit the VA.gov to check your personal eligibility.


Visit Clark’s Student Accessibility Services site to register for Clark’s many free services. You can also call 508-798-4368 for assistance.


Our enrollment advisers are available to answer any additional queries you may have. Email your questions to somonline@clarku.edu or call 866-783-7230.

Request Information

To learn more about the Clark University Online MBA and download a free brochure, please fill out the forms. You can also get in touch with an enrollment adviser directly by emailing us at somonline@clarku.edu or by calling toll-free at 866-783-7230.

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