2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Business Administration, BA/MBA


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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.  

Prospective accelerated MBA applicants must complete ECON 010  and one of the following courses by the end of the second semester of their junior year: QBUS 110  , ECON 160 MATH 119  , MATH 120  , or MATH 121 . Starting with all junior applicants applying in the Fall 2023 semester or later, a grade of C or higher must be achieved in the two prerequisite courses. AP credit may count towards a 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 is 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 admitted into this program are eligible for a full 100% tuition remission in the 5th year if they meet ADP remission requirements. 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 with a professional working in their field or industry of interest, and submit a reflection essay as part of their application. 

 

For ALL SOM Accelerated Degree Applicants

As part of the application process, all applicants to the accelerated degree program must meet with both the SOM Assistant Dean, Laura Burgess, and the Associate Director of the SOM Stevenish Career Management Center, Kelly Kochis, before the accelerated degree adviser form will be signed and approved by the School of Management. These meetings need to take place before the accelerated degree application deadline.

Program of Study


The MBA program requires 12 units of graduate coursework. Students should plan on taking 3-4 units of graduate coursework 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


This program is eligible for up to 100% tuition remission rate for a student’s fifth year graduate program.  There is a one-time program fee in the first semester of graduate study.  The student continues to be responsible for paying other enrollment and activity fees as well as their housing, books and personal items.  Tuition and fees are set annually by the Board of Trustees.  

 

Program Advisor


Students are required to meet with the designated degree adviser prior to applying to the program.

Laura Burgess, Assistant Dean
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  .

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