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One-Year MBA - Admission

MBA Brochure

If you will be receiving or have received a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university you may apply for admission to our One-Year MBA Program.

To be admitted, you will need to complete the necessary business foundation courses in financial and managerial accounting, economics (micro and macro), business law, computer, statistics, corporate finance, organizational behavior, marketing and operation/production management.  We also recommend one course in calculus.  With our new summer Business Concepts Program individuals with a non-business major can still complete our AACSB accredited MBA program within one year.

Business Concepts Brochure

For admission, we consider both your quantitative and qualitative skills. While we do not require work experience to be considered for admission, it is certainly a plus. We will review your demonstrated potential to perform and contribute in a classroom as well as your ability to succeed in a management career.

How is potential for success measured? We measure your potential by the strength of your reference letters, essays, academic performance during the undergraduate degree and official GMAT or GRE score as well as your resume. While an interview is not required, it is recommended.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to reading your application!


The Clarkson MBA Program has a rolling admission deadline and you can apply any time during the year for the following fall semester.  Merit-based scholarships and Graduate Assistantships are also awarded on a rolling basis.

Application Procedures and Forms
Thank you for your interest in applying to our One Year MBA program. You can apply online, request an application packet to be sent by mail, or download the application materials using the links below.  The subject of the two required essays are found on the Application Procedures page.