2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Clark’s M.B.A. program, offered through the Graduate 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. 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

The MBA program requires 15.5 graduate units. 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 at Clark that will waive MBA courses. 

All MBA students choose a concentration. Concentration options include Accounting, Expanding Accounting (this concentration requires additional courses beyond the 15.5 units), Finance, Information Management and Business Analytics, Management, Marketing, Social Change and Sustainability.

A graduate internship is required of all MBA students who have less than three years professional full time work experience 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 .



Advice for prospective students

Students receive 10 units of graduate coursework in their 5th year at a free or reduced tuition rate as part of Clark’s accelerated degree program. Accelerated MBA students can do a maximum of 4 graduate units in their senior year. In order to reduce the graduate courses needed for the accelerated MBA by 1.5 additional units, students may earn two course waivers. MGMT262 Business Ethics and Law with a grade of B- or higher will give students a ½ unit of Business Law graduate elective credit. Also, the completion of a LEEP Project, Internship for Credit (for 1 unit) or Honors Thesis will waive the 1 unit MBA Experiential Learning Requirement course. Students can be enrolled in these options during their senior year and still receive waiver credit.



Program Advisor

(Signature Required on Accelerated Degree Program Advisor Form)

Laura Burgess
Graduate School of Management


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