Location: Potsdam Delivery Method: Onsite

Get your MBA in nine months, even if you've never taken a business course.

Clarkson's accelerated MBA program starts in August. You graduate in May. 

Or get your MBA on your schedule.

In addition to our nine-month program, we also offer options that take you from your first class to graduation in one calendar year, 18 months or two years.

Clarkson also offers MBA dual degrees with Engineering, Data Analytics, and Environmental Politics and Governance to suit your interests.

Your degree is also a valued business credential.

By earning the Clarkson MBA, you demonstrate your uncompromising work ethic. You master an advanced curriculum developed with industry and have proven your ability to solve real-world problems. From corporate offices to independent start ups, you become sought after because you excel. If you're ready to lead and take on new challenges, then it's time to make the future you want.

The Clarkson MBA makes you a stronger candidate for the job you want
Conduct Research. Create Solutions. Network. Succeed.

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MBA Curriculum

The MBA program is flexible when it comes to length. Depending on your schedule you can choose from a variety of options. As a student, you take 38 credits and graduate in about a year.

Masters in Business Administration Curriculum

Top-20 Supply Chain Management Program, U.S. News & World Report, America's Best Colleges 2017

Career Outlook

Market Demand

A Clarkson MBA degree can lead to higher salaries that pay back the investment in a graduate education. A general MBA results in a median early-career salary of nearly $60,000 and a median mid-career salary of around $100,000, according to PayScale’s 2016-2017 College Salary Report. The average starting salary for Clarkson MBAs is $70,000!

Among our 2016 MBA Graduates

Percent placed by time of graduation: 93%
Percent placed by three months post graduation: 100%
Percent placed by six months post graduation: 100%

The total graduating class is defined as all MBA students graduating during the 12 months ending June 30th.

Admissions Requirements

General Admission Requirements

Admission is based on your drive, academics, references, test performance and how you'll fit in the program.

An application includes:

  • Transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s)
  • GMAT/GRE Scores (may not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets)
  • Resume
  • Essays and letters of recommendation

International Students

  • TOEFL score of 80 or above
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

We want you to have an in-depth knowledge of these subjects:

Organizational Behavior/Management
Operations Management
Business Law
Information Systems/Computer Science

If you haven't completed courses in these areas, you can get up to speed during our Summer Business Concepts Program. All courses are offered at no cost.


All students applying for Business School programs will automatically be considered for merit based scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Tuition or course waivers may also be awarded based on undergraduate work. 

Available scholarships include:

  • Fellowship Scholarship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) - $10,000
  • Dean's Scholarship (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) - $15,000
  • Presidential Scholarship (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) - $25,000
  • Trustees Scholarship (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) - $50,000

*GRE scores can be considered for scholarship. All GRE scores are converted to a GMAT equivalent score to be evaluated.

Scholars Program - The Scholars Program at Clarkson University is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and professional excellence. Students who are accepted into the program receive up to $25,000 in tuition scholarship and the opportunity to replace two electives with a research project completed in conjunction with a faculty mentor.

Additional merit based scholarships may be awarded.

Learn more about financial aid, costs and scholarships: https://www.clarkson.edu/graduate-admissions/admissions/financial-aid-costs-scholarships

Explore the MBA Experience

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the Online MBA or the One-year Residential MBA program in Potsdam, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Nick Attanasio
MBA Recruiter

If you are interested in learning more about the Hybrid MBA in Schenectady, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Graduate Admissions Team


Clarkson University's School of Business is among the nation's select institutions to obtain accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in addition to the University's overall accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

What's your purpose? Achieve it here.


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