Earn Your MBA Online

We designed our nationally ranked Online MBA to fit your career goals and to be as flexible as possible.

A Customizable Degree for Maximum Flexibility

  • Tailor the program to fit your schedule, with part-time and full-time options. 
  • Earn merit-based scholarships. All students applying for School of Business degree programs will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships.
  • Take advantage of focus areas in supply chain management, human resource management, leadership, and data analytics.
  • Start any term. The Online MBA runs on quarter-based terms that usually start in September, January, March and June. 

Clarkson's Online MBA 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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Online MBA Curriculum

Clarkson's Online MBA consists of 14 3-credit courses, of which 10 are core courses and four are electives, giving you a balanced educational experience.

Clarkson’s 42-credit Online MBA gives you a solid business foundation with enough electives to tailor your MBA to the career you want. 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.

 

Online MBA Curriculum

Accredited by the AACSB, the Clarkson Online MBA program offers maximum flexibility and an exceptionally valuable degree. Master advanced topics in business and management through a curriculum designed to meet the needs of industry.

The Courses

The Clarkson online MBA is a total of 14 courses. There are ten core courses designed to provide you with a solid business foundation, and four electives so that you can tailor your MBA for the skills you want. Electives may also be used (upon advisement) to earn advanced certificates in addition to your MBA. There are also local concentrations, and interdisciplinary opportunities within the graduate school.

All students must complete the required core courses. The core courses are as follows:

  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior*
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
  • Decision Analysis and Supply Chain Modeling
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Information Systems
  • Corporate Ethical and Social Responsibility
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management/Capstone

*The required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course is typically offered in an on-site intensive weekend format at either the Capital Region or Potsdam campuses. The course will be offered in person during the summer and fall semesters and offered online in the spring semester.

Capstone Project

As part of your capstone course, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in your MBA studies to a real-world business problem. This prepares you well to hit the ground running when you take on new career challenges.

A Faculty of Proven Professionals

Clarkson professors bring industry experience into the classroom, combining theory and practice. You won’t just read about business, you’ll learn from proven professionals. Your online courses are taught by experienced, full-time professors. They give you personal attention to help you learn as an individual and to prepare you for success in today’s intensely competitive market.

Earn a Combined Degree

You can get a combined MBA/MS in Applied Data Science by completing 27 additional credits. Courses include:

  • Probability & Statistics for Analytics
  • Database Modeling, Design & Implementation
  • Data Warehousing
  • Information Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Capstone Project
Online MBA Rankings
Ranked Among the Best Online MBA Programs

Career Outlook

Benefits of Earning an MBA

Clarkson Class of 2020 97 percent employment

Of business school alumni surveyed, 87 percent said their degree increased their earnings power, and 84 percent said their degree led to faster career advancement, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2021 Alumni Perspectives Survey Report. 

Business is the ever-evolving combination of people, finance and the next big thing. It's a science that depends on creativity, insight and networking. At Clarkson, you master all this — and much more.

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General Admission Requirements

Update: all standardized test score requirements will be waived through December 31, 2023.

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.

Start Your Application

Students applying that satisfy ONE of the below criteria are eligible for automatic admission into our graduate business programs:

1) An undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally accredited college.

2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND a GMAT score of 500 or higher.

3) A master's degree or above from a regionally accredited college.

*Auto-admit criteria are for admissions purposes only. Full scholarship considerations should include a complete application. Applies only to regional accredited institutions in the United States. All other applicants will follow the prescribed requirements.

 

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 do not need to fill out a separate scholarship application. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on overall merits and strengths of the application.

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.
Commitment Deadlines:

● Summer and Fall Quarter Start (Healthcare MBA): March 1st

● Spring Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): November 1st

● Fall Semester (Potsdam-based MBA): March 1st

Additional Scholarship Policies

● 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 the overall merits of the application.

● Scholarship awards are for the full duration of enrollment in the program of study. Actual awards each semester/quarter are prorated based on credits pursued for that semester/quarter.

● 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.

● If a candidate receives course waivers, merit scholarships may still be awarded, however the award will be adjusted based upon actual total credits pursued for that program.

"The Clarkson MBA program allowed me to develop pertinent business skills and meaningful connections with other students, both of which will help me throughout my career.  Clarkson gave me the competitive edge I desired in the workplace and more."

Samuel Kaplan, Online MBA '22

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