2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, BA/MBA


Overview


Clark’s MBA program, offered through the School of Management, provides you with a firm foundation in leadership and corporate accountability. You acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to address the ever-changing issues facing modern business leaders.

We have a strong commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), integrating the legal, political, ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of management into our research and teaching. Our program is designed for aspiring leaders who want to take businesses in socially responsible directions in order to make a real, lasting difference.

Departmental Eligibility Requirements


The MBA program is open to students from any undergraduate major. Prerequisite courses are required.  

For students that enrolled at Clark prior to Fall 2018:

Prospective MBA students must complete ECON 010  and either MGMT 110  ,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. 

A minimum cumulative sophomore/junior year GPA of a 3.4 will be required for eligibility in the BA/MSF program. A senior year cumulative GPA of a 3.4, including both undergraduate and graduate courses, will be required to remain eligible for the 5th year.

 

For students that enroll at Clark in Fall 2018 or later:

Prospective MBA applicants must complete ECON 010  and one of the following courses by the end of the second semester of their junior year: MGMT 110  , MATH 119  , MATH 120  , or MATH 121  . A grade of B+ or higher must be achieved in the two prerequisite courses. 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. 

A minimum cumulative sophomore/junior year GPA of a 3.4 will be required for eligibility in the BA/MSF program. A senior year cumulative GPA of a 3.4, including both undergraduate and graduate courses, will be required to remain eligible for the 5th year.

 

For students that enroll at Clark in Fall 2019 or later:

Prospective MBA applicants must complete ECON 010  and one of the following courses by the end of the second semester of their junior year: MGMT 110  , MATH 119  , MATH 120  , or MATH 121  . A grade of B+ or higher must be achieved in the two prerequisite courses. 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. 

A minimum cumulative sophomore/junior year GPA of a 3.6 will be required for eligibility in the BA/MBA program. A senior year cumulative GPA of a 3.6, including both undergraduate and graduate courses, will be required to remain eligible for the 5th year.

 

***Students enrolling at Clark in Fall 2019 will be the final class of students eligible to apply for the accelerated MBA. The final semester that students can apply for the accelerated MBA as juniors will be Spring 2022. After Spring 2022, students interested in an accelerated management program may apply for the BA/MSM program.

 

Students admitted into this program are eligible for a full 100% tuition remission in the 5th year. Tuition remission eligibility will be communicated to students with their admission decision.

 

For ALL BA/MBA applicants:

Students applying to the accelerated MBA are required to complete and submit all Clark Accelerated degree application requirements (application, resume, transcript, two personal statement essays, two references). In addition to the required two personal statements, accelerated MBA applicants must also complete an informational interview and submit a reflection essay as part of their application. Information on this requirement can be found at http://www.clarku.edu/sites/default/files/informational_interview_reflection_statement.pdf.

Program of Study


Beginning in Fall 2020, the MBA program requires 12 units of graduate coursework. 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 3-4 units of graduate coursework in their senior year. 

Students will be required to take three graduate course units in their senior year. The following 3 graduate courses will be required: 

ACCT 4101  

MGMT 4053  OR MGMT 4302  

STAT 4300  

 

Students complete the remaining units of MBA coursework in their 5th year. For details on the MBA requirements, visit the Business Administration, MBA  program page.

All MBA students choose a concentration. Concentration options include Accounting, Expanding Accounting (this concentration requires additional courses beyond the 12 units), Finance, Information Management and Business Analytics, Management, Marketing, and Social Change & Sustainability.

A graduate internship is required of all full time on campus accelerated BA/MBA students prior to the completion of a student’s graduate degree. Internships completed at the undergraduate level do not meet this requirement. No academic credit is awarded for the internship requirement.

For more information on the MBA program, students should visit the MBA program description page.

 

Fees


Students will pay a one-time program fee of $1,000 in the first semester of graduate study.  Students also pay a $40 activity fee in the fall and spring semesters of their graduate studies, as well as a one-time enrollment fee of $100. 

Students are responsible for paying for housing, food, books, health insurance, and other personal items.

 

Program Advisor


Students are required to meet with the designated degree adviser and have them sign the Accelerated Degree Program Adviser Form.  The signed form confirms the student and program adviser have discussed the requirements of the program. This form is also available on the Graduate Admissions website. 

Laura Burgess
School of Management
lburgess@clarku.edu
508-793-7744

Any students considering applying to the Accelerated Degree Program should read and understand the Accelerated Degree Program Policies and Procedures  .