2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 30, 2020  
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Business Administration, BA/MBA

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The Clark University M.B.A. program develops competence in basic management functions, skill in managing organizations and an understanding of the global environment. Each graduate of Clark’s M.B.A. program is able to demonstrate:

  • competence in the functional areas of management;
  • in-depth understanding of one of the functional areas of management or global business;
  • skill in intergrating the management functions into an effective organization, and understanding the legal, political, ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of management;
  • appreciation of the global context in which most organizations function; and
  • the leadership and communication skills needed to formulate and implement management decisions.

Departmental eligibility requirements

The MBA program is open to students from any undergraduate major. Prerequisite courses are required. Prospective MBA students must complete ECON 010  and either

 MATH 119  or MATH 120  with a grade of B- or higher prior to the start of their senior year (students can be enrolled in these courses in the semester that they are applying or can take them in the summer before their senior year).  AP credit may count towards the Math prerequisite requirement. However, Clark’s MBA program has many quantitative course requirements, and students are encouraged to take at least one quantitative course during their undergraduate years to help them prepare if they have AP credit for the math prerequisite.



Program of Study

Because the MBA program is highly structured, students should consider the BA/MBA option as early in their undergraduate careers as possible.   Students should plan on taking the maximum allowable 4 units of graduate coursework in their senior year. Students are also strongly encouraged to take specific undergraduate courses in their first three years at Clark since they will waive MBA required courses. The MBA program requires 17 graduate units.

All MBA students choose a concentration. Concentration options include Accounting, Expanding Accounting, Finance, Global Business, General Management, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Social Change and Sustainability. Students may also choose to do a dual concentration for an additional 1/2 unit.

A Graduate Internship and the Career Training Cohort Course are required of all MBA students who have less than three years work experience in the United States. No academic credit is awarded for the internship requirement.


Advice for prospective students

The following undergraduate courses (with a grade of B- or higher) will waive M.B.A. courses. Students should plan to take these courses prior to senior year. The number of waivers received determines how many M.B.A. units should be taken during the senior year.

  • MGMT 101 - Principles of Accounting and MGMT 203 - Management Accounting

           waive MBA -  ACCT 4100 - Foundations of Accounting (1 unit)

  • MGMT 104 - Introduction to Management Information Systems

           waives MBA - MIS 4500 - Management Information Systems (1/2 unit)

  • MGMT 230 - Marketing Management

           waives MBA - MKT 4400 - Marketing Management (1/2 unit)

  • MGMT 240 - Corporation Finance

           waives MBA - FIN 4200 - Financial Management (1/2 unit)

  • MGMT 250 - Operations Management


  • MGMT 104-Introduction to Management Information System

          waives MBA - MIS 4500-Management Information Systems

  • MGMT 230 - Marketing Management
  • waives MBA - MKT 4400 - Marketing Management (1/2 unit)
  • MGMT 240 - Corporate Finance
  • waives MBA - FIN 4200 - Financial Management (1/2 unit)
  • MGMT 250 - Operations Management
  • waives MBA - OM 4600 - Operations Management (1 unit)
  • MGMT 262 - Business Ethics and Law
  • waives MBA - MGMT 4708 - Business Law (1/2 unit)
  • ECON 160 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis
  • or PSYC 105 - Statistics
  • waive MBA - STAT 4005 - Statistical Methods (1/2 unit)*

*Other undergraduate statistics courses may also provide a waiver

Program Advisor

(Signature Required on Accelerated Degree Program Advisor Form)

Laura Burgess
Graduate School of Management


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