Welcome to the School of Management (SOM), a special place at Clark University.
We are 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 students of all ages for a career in an array of business fields.
All students attend classes taught by SOM 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. Professors take a keen interest in our students’ success and their professional development, while also regularly publishing impactful research. This connection between students and faculty is a distinct advantage of studying at Clark. 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 with and from SOM students coming from many different countries and backgrounds. Further, as an AACSB-accredited institution since 1986, our 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 SOM with skills that are valued by organizations around the world.
I encourage you to visit our beautiful campus in Worcester and learn more about our transformative degree programs. Our faculty and staff look forwarding to meeting you and helping you gain the confidence and skills you need to change your world.
Priscilla Elsass, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Management
Priscilla Elsass has been on the faculty at the School of Management since 1991. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, leadership and ethics. She served as Associate Dean of SOM 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 and currently resides in Worcester.