Working with executives and organizations in several countries, Clarkson University's David D. Reh School of Business has launched a new MBA option that prepares students to work across geopolitical and cultural boundaries and learn the skills to manage and lead international trade.
The International MBA program offers students the opportunity to study abroad for a full semester at a partner school in France, China, Hong Kong or Australia.
"The marketplace is no longer contained within the borders of a single country," said Chris Wszalek, director of MBA Programs. "Professionals today must have the business acumen and cross-functional skills to set themselves apart. Our new program aims to provide students with the tools to join these ranks, through confident, fast-paced decision making, creating growth and leading change around the world."
"The Reh School's partnerships across industry provided us with feedback on what curricular additions would help students develop international and intercultural competencies," says Dean Dayle M. Smith. "We are able to provide our graduates with more extensive networking opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad. This international pathway approach will ensure our graduates are more knowledgeable, prepared and attractive to employers."
The International MBA program is flexible when it comes to length and location. Depending on a student's schedule and campus location, they can choose from a variety of options, getting their MBA in 18-24 months, including a term abroad. The program can be completed based from either the Potsdam campus or the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady.
Partner schools include IESEG School of Management in France, ESSCA School of Management in China, Monash University in Australia, City University of Hong Kong, and Kedge Business School in France.
Students in the Potsdam-based program will take most courses at the main campus in Potsdam and complete three elective courses during their term abroad at one of Clarkson's international partners.
Students in the Capital Region-based program will take most of their courses in the evenings, with online options, at Clarkson's Capital Region Campus in Schenectady and complete their three elective courses abroad, as well.
The International MBA was intentionally developed to be a two-year program to allow students the full semester abroad experience and study in other areas of business like brand marketing, finance, HR management and international business.
Clarkson's David D. Reh School of Business is among the nation's select institutions to obtain accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in addition to the University's overall accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
If you are interested in learning more about the International MBA program based in Potsdam, contact MBA Recruiter Nick Attanasio at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-268-5982.
If you are interested in learning more about the International MBA program based in Schenectady, contact Clarkson's Graduate Admissions Team at email@example.com or 518-631-9831.
Read more about Clarkson University's International MBA at http://www.clarkson.edu/internationalmba.