Location: Capital Region, Potsdam Delivery Method: Hybrid, Onsite

Business is Global

The marketplace is no longer contained within the borders of a single country. Professionals today must have the business acumen and cross-functional skills to set themselves apart. To join their ranks, you must be confident with fast-paced decision making. And you must be able to create growth and lead change around the world. Working with executives and organizations in several countries, Clarkson has developed a curriculum that prepares students to work across geopolitical and cultural boundaries. Here and abroad, you’ll learn the skills to manage — and lead — international trade.

Your degree is 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.


International MBA Curriculum

The International MBA program is flexible when it comes to length and location. Depending on your schedule and campus, you can choose from a variety of options. Get your MBA in 18-24 months, including a term abroad at one of our partner schools. This program can be completed based from either the Potsdam or Capital Region campuses.

MBA Potsdam Campus Curriculum 

MBA Capital Region Campus Curriculum


Partner Schools

IESEG (France)
The IESEG Master’s in Management Program is ranked 31st in the world and 7th amongst French Business Schools. Students the ability to choose a specialization in one of the following areas:

  •  International Business Economics
  • HR Management
  • Marketing

ESSCA School of Management (China):
The ESSCA School of Management partners with over 214 institutions in more than 55 countries. This partnership will allow graduate business students to take courses from their campus in Shanghai. Students will have the ability to choose a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • Marketing and International Business
  • Brand Marketing and Retailing in China

Monash University (Australia):
Monash University is the only Group of Eight university (an alliance of leading universities in Australia recognized for their excellence in teaching and research) with “triple crown status,” which represents their triple accreditation. Students will have the ability to choose a specialization in one of the following areas:

  • International Business
  • Contemporary Management


    CityU of Hong Kong:
    CityU has been ranked as the 7th best university in Asia. CityU is located at the center of a thriving region in Hong Kong. Students will have the ability to choose a specialization in one of the following areas:

    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management

    Kedge Business School (France):
    At Kedge students can take Master’s Degree courses at the Bordeaux or Marseille campus. Students will have the ability to choose a specialization in one the following areas:

    • Marketing/Brand Management
    • Finance
    • International Business

    Career Outlook

    Market Demand

    Of business school alumni surveyed, 82 percent said their degree increased their earnings power, and 75 percent said their degree led to faster career advancement, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report. 


    General Admission Requirements

    Online Application Form
    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

    Contact Us

    Potsdam Campus

    If you are interested in learning more about the International MBA program based in Potsdam, have questions or are ready to apply contact:

    Nick Attanasio
    MBA Recruiter


    Capital Region Campus

    If you are interested in learning more about the International MBA program based in Schenectady, have questions or are ready to apply contact:

    Graduate Admissions Team


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