Residential MBA Program By Clarkson's David D. Reh School of Business |TopMBA
  • Degree MBA
  • Program Type Full-Time MBA
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Specializations Environment
  • Fees(USD) 56544-56544
  • International students' % 20

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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 Masters in Business Administration degree at Clarkson University, you demonstrate your uncompromising work ethic and take the next step forward in your career with an internationally recognized education. During this program you master an advanced curriculum developed with industry leaders 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.

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.

Price information 

Our residential MBA program has a cost of $1,488 per credit hour, with a total of 38 credits. This leads to a total cost of $56,544.

Scholarship information

Clarkson’s scholarships are primarily merit based. You are automatically applied for all scholarships when you apply to the program. Merit is primarily based on GMAT, or equivalent scores, and undergraduate GPA, but all aspects of your application are considered. Students who qualify to waive the GMAT will still be considered for scholarships, but typically receive the Fellowship level award. Scholarships require you to maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA. If you have access to an employer benefit plan, you must choose either it or a merit scholarship, not both. Awards are granted based on a percent of your program’s total cost, and range from 15% to 75%. Award amounts can change with actual courses taken. The standard award levels are as follows: Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) – at least 15% Dean's (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) – at least 25% Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) – at least 40% Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) – at least 75%


Clarkson also offers an Early Decision Award for residential business programs. Committing to a cohort-based residential program by March 1st of the year you intend to join the program will grant you an additional scholarship based on your merit scholarship achievement. These awards vary from an additional $3,000–$9,000 as follows:

  • $3,000 Fellowship Level
  • $5,000 Dean’s Level
  • $7,000 Presidential Level
  • $9,000 Trustees Level

Entry requirements

A completed online application to our programs includes transcripts from all institutions attended, resume or C.V., a brief statement of purpose essay, and 3 letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

International applicants seeking to apply will also need to pass an English Proficiency Testing exam, such as the TOEFL or Duolingo, proof of a U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency, and a certificate of finance to receive an I-20.

Start date

January, August

Accreditations

AACBS

Does Clarkson offer graduate assistantships?

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.

Ive heard the MBA program has an international experience. What is that?

Clarkson has two options for an international experience. The first is a two week, faculty-led international business trip. Students will choose between a number of options for faculty led trips that include both cultural visits and business opportunities. Students will meet with a wide range of international businesses while abroad to learn more about foreign business practices and business in a worldwide context.

Students choosing to spend 18 or more months in our MBA program also have the option to spend a full semester abroad. Students have the opportunity to spend a semester in countries like China, France and Australia, studying at an accredited foreign school and immersing themselves in a foreign culture. This semester takes place in the spring, and replaces the normal certification electives. Students have an opportunity to pick up a certification in certain fields that Clarkson does not offer but that our partner institutions do, such as human resources or marketing.

What tracks are available in the MBA?

During the spring semester in our 9-month MBA, Clarkson students will earn a certificate in one of 4 concentrations:

  • Data Analytics
  • Environmental Policy
  • New Ventures
  • Supply Chain

These certificates consist of 5 electives and will be included on diplomas upon graduation.

About University

One of the reasons why Clarkson's David D. Reh School of Business is lauded as one of the best business schools in the nation is because we are different—in a good way. Our  business programs stand out because we design curricula and experiences outside the classroom in partnership with business leaders and proven entrepreneurs, to meet the targeted needs of the world's most innovative companies.

You will graduate with the confidence and resume that show you have the mindset, skillset and experience needed for outstanding career opportunities. And it's those unparalleled career placement rates (97% in your chosen field) and great starting salaries that also drive national recognition of the Reh School of Business.


Business Graduate Programs at Clarkson are powered by an interdisciplinary spirit, merging the best practices of business management with a global, sustainable, technology-driven perspective.

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