2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, MBA


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Overview


Graduate Program


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 integrating 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.

Courses


Graduate Requirements


The M.B.A curriculum consists of a combination of seven-week course modules and full-semester, 14-week courses. Modular courses count as 1/2-unit each, while a full semester course counts as one unit. A total of 16 units are required to complete the degree. Four of the units (seven courses) may be waived if equivalent courses have been completed in an undergraduate program, with a grade of B– or better within six years. A graduate internship is required for all students with less than three years work experience in the United States.

Required General Management Courses


Capstone


In the final stages of the M.B.A. curriculum, each student must complete a course that integrates their academic program and provides a professional, cross-disciplinary, career-building experience. Students have the opportunity to apply their academic skills to the world of practice through courses such as Management Consulting Projects (CAP5792), Entrepreneurship: Social Impact (CAP5900), Leadership and Decision Making in Organizations (CAP 5784 ) and Global Business Seminar (CAP 5783 ). Students should choose a capstone option that best complements their selected area of focus.

Concentration and Free Electives


In addition to the courses listed above, students must take three to four units in one area of concentration, plus additional electives in any other area to total 16 units for the entire program. Students may choose from the following areas of concentration:

Expanded Accounting Option


The expanded accounting concentration satisfies the 150-hour, postsecondary-education requirement for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. It also allows students an opportunity to prepare for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. Students pursuing this option must complete the foundation, functional and general management courses, along with the following six courses:

Free Electives


(Count as electives but do not count towards any area of concentration)

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