Get your MBA on your schedule.

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.

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 offers MBA dual degrees with Data Analytics and Environmental Policy to support your career goals.

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.

Clarkson's Reh School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Known worldwide, AACSB International challenges educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs.

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Clarkson's Master of Business Administration

MBA Curriculum

Clarkson’s 38-credit residential MBA program gives you a solid business foundation with enough electives to tailor your MBA to your career goals. You’ll study theory and practical business application, develop critical leadership and problem-solving skills, and tackle multifaceted, real-world problems, preparing you for success in today’s ever-changing economy. You can use your electives to complete a study track in an area of interest, earn a dual degree in Environmental Policy or Data Analytics, or study abroad for a semester.

Master of Business Administration Curriculum

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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
Clarkson Class of 2020 97 percent employment

A Clarkson Master of Business Administration degree can lead to higher salary potential that quickly provide return on investment for the degree. Clarkson boasts a 97% placement rate within 3 months of graduation. Clarkson’s 2021 graduates went on to careers in Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Target, General Dynamics, and more. MBA students at Clarkson reported higher starting salaries, ranging up to 80k+ in starting salary.

According to the GMAC 2021 Alumni Perspectives survey, 87% of MBA graduates reported an increase in employability after completing a degree, while 79% reported increase in earnings power. Long term, GMAC’s Corporate Recruiters survey indicates MBA grads achieve salaries of $50,000 more per year than those with only a bachelor’s degree. 

Take it from Sean Cheung, a 2017 graduate of our residential MBA program:
“With the opportunities the Clarkson MBA has presented, I now find myself working at a hyper growth tech company out in Silicon Valley as a technology consultant implementing our technology with world renown organizations such as Blue Origin, Twitch, Lyft, Nvidia, and many more.

General Admission Requirements

Update: all standardized test score requirements will be waived through December 31, 2022.

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
  • 2 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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Listen in as Joshua LaFave, Director of Graduate Business Programs, explains the One Year MBA program at Clarkson University.  

MBA Program 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 (degree programs only) and need not fill out a separate scholarship application. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA), standardized tests (GMAT or equivalent), as well as various metrics such as work experience and other notable accomplishments. Examples include:

  • The Reh Merit Awards (four anchor points ranging from 15 - 75% discount)
  • Academic or Professional Achievement award
  • Globally Distinctive Scholar Award

You can download the complete merit based scholarship program here.

Early Decision Award for Residential Business Programs

If you are an applicant who commits to Reh for a residential, cohort-based business one- year program (e.g. Potsdam-based MBA and CRC based Healthcare MBA) by the deadlines listed below, you will be eligible (upon enrollment in the program) to receive an additional “Commit to Reh” award. This award would be added to your existing merit scholarship. These awards vary based upon the level of merit award given. The schedule is also provided below:

Commitment Deadlines:

  • Summer and Fall Quarter Start (Healthcare MBA): March 1st
  • Spring Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): November 1st
  • Fall Semester (Healthcare MBA): March 1st

Award Levels for Early Decision Recipients:

  • $3,000 Fellowship Level
  • $5,000 Dean’s Level
  • $7,000 Presidential Level
  • $9,000 Trustees Level
Aidan Frank
"The ROI I received from the Clarkson MBA exceeded my expectations. A one year investment in myself led to significantly higher earnings and expanded career opportunities. The classes and professors have sharpened my decision making and analytical capabilities."

Aidan Frank '19

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact:

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Video Overview of the Accelerated MBA Program

Watch the video to hear from Joshua LaFave, director of graduate business programs, as he discusses Clarkson's Accelerated MBA.