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 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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Announcement:

The Reh School of Business is temporarily waiving its requirement for standardized test scores for all applicants seeking to start the accelerated MBA program in the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semester. Merit-based scholarships are still available, and awards will be based on academic achievements. Schedule a time to chat to learn more or apply now.

Clarkson's Reh MBA

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

Ranked As A Best Business School

Clarkson's Reh School of Business has placed in the Top 90 in U.S. News' 2021 Best Business Schools ranking for full-time MBA programs. U.S. News surveyed all AACSB-accredited MBA programs in fall 2019 and early 2020 for its 2021 Best Business Schools ranking. 

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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

A Clarkson Master of 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 2019 MBA Graduates

Percent seeking employment and placed within three months of graduation: 95%
Average starting salary: $72,000

The total graduating class is defined as 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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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.

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 the Reh School of Business programs (see below). These guaranteed levels range between at least 15% up to at least 75% tuition discount**, based upon the overall merits of the candidates’ application. Awards are based on a percentage of the total cost of the specific program you are applying to. ***

  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 continue satisfactory academic standing in order maintain scholarship status (must carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all graduate coursework). 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 discount rate available through Clarkson’s agreement with their employer, or the merit-based scholarship award (the higher of the two), but not both.

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

Contact Us

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

Office of Graduate Business Programs
busgrad@clarkson.edu
315-268-6613
Schedule a time to chat