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Business Concepts Program

 Business Concepts Brochure

Clarkson University’s Business Concepts Program ensures that the incoming class begins the MBA program with a common knowledge base regardless of their undergraduate major. The Business Concepts courses have been designed to emphasize/cover key business concepts required for our nine-month MBA program.  Each course is 1.5 credit hours and meets Monday through Friday for two weeks either from 8:00 am - 10:00 am or 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. 

The summer Business Concepts courses provide:

  • An ability to complete the MBA program within one year for those with a non-business undergraduate major
  • An opportunity to fulfill the business foundation prerequisites of the MBA program
  • An opportunity to strengthen one’s background in various business disciplines

The Business Concepts courses are open to those who have been accepted into the MBA program and have earned a bachelor’s degree. After careful review of an undergraduate transcript(s), students will be notified of business courses they need to complete prior to the MBA program. Other options to complete the business foundation courses may also be pursued.

Tuition for the “Business Concepts” courses will be discounted by 50 percent. Scholarships and Financial Aid

On-campus room and board options will also be available to students. If you need on-campus housing during this program, you will need to submit a Request for On-Campus Housing Form and submit it to our office prior to your arrival to campus.  

This is also an opportunity to get to know some of your classmates before the MBA program begins in August, re-acclimate to student life, learn/enhance “business concepts,” as well as explore the Potsdam area and other areas nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.

Tentative Business Concepts Course Schedule for Summer 2009

May 18 - May 29 - Information Systems/Microeconomics
June 1 - June 12 - Marketing/Organizational Behavior
June 15 - June 26 - Statistics/Accounting
June 29 - July 3 - NO MODULES
July 6 - 17 - Law/Macroeconomics
July 20 - July 31 - Finance/Operations Management

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Concepts Program