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 a valued business credential.

By earning the Clarkson Masters in Business Administration degree, 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.

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Curriculum

MBA Curriculum

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

Master of Business Administration Curriculum

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

An MBA Alum's Perspective

Clarkson’s accelerated, residential MBA boasts a 100 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation, and it’s become clear to me why that is. With the high quality education we are presented with and the opportunity to excel and grow, we leave Clarkson with skills that allow us to excel in many fields.

Stephen Lewis '18, MBA & MS in Data Analytics dual degree

Stephen Lewis '18, MBA

Read MBA alumnus Stephen Lewis's blog post: "A Dual Degree Perspective."

Career Outlook

Market Demand

A Clarkson Masters in Business Administration 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 MBA's is $70,000!

Among our 2016 MBA Graduates

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

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

General Admission Requirements

An application includes:

  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended
  • GMAT/GRE scores (see full checklist for information about substitutions and waivers)
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation

International applicants also need:

  • English Proficiency Testing (see full checklist for options)
  • U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency 
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

For a comprehensive review of application requirements, please visit the full checklist of Admissions Requirements for Graduate Business Programs.

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Scholarships

Merit-Based Graduate Business Program Scholarships

All students applying for Reh School of Business graduate programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA) and GMAT (or equivalent) results.* Additional consideration may also be given based upon the overall merits of an application.

There are four award levels associated with Reh School of Business programs. These guaranteed levels range between at least 15% and up to at least a 75% tuition discount**, based upon the overall merits of a candidate’s application. Awards are based on a percentage of the total cost of the specific program to which you are applying.***

Award Levels

  1. Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) – at least 15%
  2. Dean's (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) – at least 25%
  3. Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) – at least 40%
  4. Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) – at least 75%

Clarkson students are expected to keep a satisfactory academic status to maintain scholarship status. Accelerated BS/BA/MBA students who wish to qualify for merit scholarships should take the GMAT regardless of their grade point average. 

*Candidates who have the GMAT (or equivalent) requirement waived as part of their application may still be considered for a merit-based scholarship. Levels will be based upon overall merits of the application, with a minimum award of at least 15%.
**Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study, and actual awards each semester are prorated based on credits pursued.
***Applicants who are receiving an employer benefit must select either the corporate discount rate or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.

Early Decision Award for Residential Business Programs

For students who commit to Reh for a residential, cohort-based business program (e.g. One Year MBA) by the end of the calendar year prior to the following fall start, they will be eligible (upon enrollment in the program) to receive an additional “Commit to Reh” award, which would be added to their existing merit scholarship. These awards vary from an additional $3,000 — $9,000 based upon the type of merit award given. The schedule is as follows: 

  • $3,000 Fellowship Level
  • $5,000 Dean’s Level
  • $7,000 Presidential Level
  • $9,000 Trustees Level

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the One-year Residential MBA program in Potsdam, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
MBA Admissions Team
busgrad@clarkson.edu
315-268-6613

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