Clark University Graduate School of Management
Clark University Graduate School of Management950 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01610
As MBA programs go, Clark University’s Graduate School of Management is a small and intimate program with just over 150 full-time students. They tend to be more international than most, with nearly six out of every ten students from outside the U.S., and young, with the average age of a graduate student 25. The school is generally known for its friendly students, cutting-edge courses and programs, teamwork, and emphasis on the global economy.
For a small school that is off the radar, the MBA program offers students surprising versatility. There are concentrations in social change and sustainability, we well as the more mainstream specializations in accounting, finance, global business, information systems, management, and marketing. The school’s curriculum emphasizes essential “soft” skills such as strategic decision-making, leadership, negotiation and communication.
The Global Business Seminar is a capstone course that includes a week-long trip to an international business hub. The course focuses on a different country each year examining its business and economic environment and culiminating with a visit to a variety of companies within the country. This year’s class traveled to Buenos Aries, Argentina while past trips have included France, China and Germany. Clark also offers an unique Doing Business in Northern Europe Program, an accelerated four-week business course that takes place at a major university in Sweden.
The school also offers dual master’s degrees in community development and planning as well as environmental science and policy.
Just 45 minutes away from Boston and 60 minutes out of Providence, the urban campus is in much more affordable Worcester, Mass.
Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:
Clark’s Graduate School of Management is listed among the 296 best business schools in the world by The Princeton Review.
Tuition & Fees: $57,600
Mean GMAT: 566
GMAT Range: 530-640
Average GPA: 3.30
Acceptance Rate: 44%
Full-Time Enrollment: 163
Mean Age: 27
Median Base Salary: NA
Median Signing Bonus: NA
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: NA
Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: NA
From Clark University Graduate School of Management:
- Accredited by AACSB International
- Named a Princeton Review Best Business School
- Ranked in top 16 MBA programs for ‘green business’
About Clark GSOM
At Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM), you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the cultural, political, economic, environmental, and political realities that shape our word and impact the global economy. You’ll develop innovative solutions to complex management challenges and make sound – and socially responsible – business decisions.
Wherever your passion lies, from investing and marketing to international business and sustainability, Clark GSOM gives you the personal and professional opportunities to lead effectively in today’s ever-changing global marketplace.
WE RANK AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST ELITE BUSINESS SCHOOLS.
Accredited by AACSB International, Clark GSOM ranks among the most prestigious business schools in the world. We offer students the highest quality curriculum, educational resources, and opportunities.
OUR PROFESSRS DON’T JUST TEACH BEST PRACTICES – THEY’VE HELPED DEFINE THEM.
Our professors include some of the most highly regarded and groundbreaking researchers in fields from leadership to finance to corporate social responsibility. They have years of industry experience, are widely published, love to teach, and bring innovative ideas to the classroom.
WE BRING THE WORLD SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR MARK ON IT.
Our student population, half of which is international, creates a vibrant educational environment characterized by enriching collaboration. Your ideas and personal background will inspire those around you, just as the unique perspective of your classmates – who come from countries as diverse as Brazil and China – will enhance your personal and academic experiences.
OUR EAST COAST LOCATION KEEPS YOU CONNECTED.
Living and studying in Worcester, Massachusetts – the second largest city in New England – offers several distinct advantages, including easy access to exciting job and internship opportunities. What’s more, from Clark’s historic, tree-lined campus, you can get to Boston and some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and mountains in less than an hour and to New York City in just three hours.
WE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR CAREER THEY WILL HELP CREATE.
Clark GSOM partners with a university department dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic well-being throughout the world. You’ll have the chance to take courses from experts in Clark’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE), develop the cross-sector skills sought by forward thinking nonprofit organizations and corporations worldwide, and help redefine the boundaries among the private, public, and nonprofit realms.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning
MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy
The MBA program is a maximum of 17 course units (51 credits) and a minimum of 12 course units (36 credits) depending on the academic background of the student (up to 5 course units can be waived based on prior coursework). Full-time students typically complete the program in 2 years although students with course waivers may finish in 1½ years.
Students may enroll in the fall or spring semester.
The MBA program offers eight concentrations.
Six classic concentrations:
- Global Business
- Information Systems
Two new concentrations:
Social Change – Demand is surging for professionals who understand the socio-political forces that shape communities and businesses. Students take elective courses mainly offered in IDCE in subject areas including social entrepreneurship, community development, and international development. Students learn to use technology and advanced analysis to creatively address development problems and promote social justice, whether working in a corporation, government or nongovernmental organization.
Sustainability – Couples the principles of environmental sustainability with the business strategies and fundamentals necessary to achieve responsible management at both the local and global level.
Courses like Eco-Entrepreneurship, Energy Management, Sustainability Marketing, and Sustainability Consulting Projects help students develop the skills needed to become organizational leaders and true stewards of the environment.
The MSA program is 10 course units (30 credits) plus 2 foundation course units (which are both eligible to be waived based on prior coursework). Full-time students can complete the program in 1 year.
Students may enroll in the fall or spring semester.
The program is Level 1 approved by the Board of Public Accountancy meaning graduates have automatically fulfilled the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam, for which they are well-prepared. Growth in accounting and auditing jobs is anticipated over the next several years and MSA graduates are in an excellent position to take advantage of those opportunities.
The MSF program is 10 course units (30 credits) and students typically complete the program in 3 semesters and graduate in December.
The program is heavily quantitative and prepares students for a variety of careers in the finance field. Clark GSOM is one of the only schools in the US to partner with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and one of a handful offering courses on hedge funds.
Students may enroll in the fall semester only.
Dual degrees offered in GSOM:
Gain the breadth of an MBA and the depth of an MS and stand out to employers with an MBA/MSA or MBA/MSF. These programs are 23 course units (69 credits) and 5 of those course units are eligible to be waived based on prior coursework. Students typically take 3 years to complete the dual degree programs.
Dual degrees offered in conjunction with IDCE:
Earn two world class degrees in three years. These dual degrees are 24 course units (72 credits) and 5 of those units are eligible to be waived based on prior coursework.
MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy: includes courses in environmental science, environmental law, sustainable production and development, urban ecology, negotiation and mediation, and quantitative modeling. This dual degree program prepares students for leadership positions in environmental consulting firms, international development companies, corporate social responsibility offices, government agencies, and nonprofit groups around the world.
MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning: includes courses in planning techniques, community organizing, grant writing, land use, nonprofit management, and geographic information systems. This dual degree program prepares students for leadership in a broad range of fields such as nonprofit operations and management, civil service, consulting, entrepreneurship, and education.
Clark GSOM is proud to welcome a diverse student population who represent the multinational nature of business today. About 50% of full-time students are international from more than 20 countries. Students come from a wide variety of industry and functional backgrounds, from large multinational corporations and small family-run enterprises, and at different stages in their careers including some who come straight from undergrad. This multiplicity of experiences and backgrounds benefits our students as they learn first-hand how to manage in a diverse community.
Experience the difference at the Stevenish Career Management Center where successful corporate recruiters have ‘crossed over’ to university career services.
With three decades of corporate recruiting and HR expertise, we create successful relationships with employers looking to hire talented, resourceful business professionals. Our real-world, real-life approach to career planning and job searching provides students with the optimal skillset to achieve their goals.
The business partner approach encourages employers to frequently join us on campus for recruiting and valuable career development activities such as resume critiques, panel discussions and guest lecturing. We provide employers with student and alumni candidates who match specific job or internship qualifications as well as the cultural fit.
At Clark GSOM, Career Services isn’t Career Counseling. It is rigorous training in career and job search fundamentals coupled with aggressive career placement activities. Students learn professional strategies that will last a lifetime.
Read our alumni profiles: http://www.clarku.edu/gsom/profiles.cfm