One-Year and Online MBA programs
One of every six Clarkson alumni
is a CEO, president, vice president
or owner of a company.
“In today’s economy, successful managers need the ability to define global
business problems and effectively utilize decision-making tools. Our 2
program provides a general manager’s perspective, preparing you to be a
multidisciplinary thinker, to successfully confront complex changes and to
be an agent of change in the competitive global marketplace.”
– Dennis Yu, Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Systems
Welcome to the Clarkson University School of Business
Did you know that one in six Clarkson alumni is a CEO or senior executive of a company? This is no coincidence, because at Clarkson,
we educate leaders.
Here’s how you can be one in six:
Have a unique experience.
The School of Business graduate programs are designed to give students a dynamic experience based on team-oriented courses
and hands-on, real-world opportunities. What we teach is built in consultation with major international employers and delivered by
talented, well-trained faculty who are experts in their respective fields. Small class sizes also make you more than just a number, so
you’ll develop relationships with both your classmates and professors.
Receive an interdisciplinary education.
Our MBAs take an integrated set of core modules and are taught using cross-disciplinary, problem-solving tools. We prepare you
to succeed in today’s intensely competitive yet exciting business world. You will be able to take what you learn in and outside the
classroom to lead people and technology in an
increasingly global marketplace.
Learn more about our AACSB-accredited programs,
including our one-year residential MBAs and our
new online, distance learning MBA, which offers a
convenient and flexible way for getting a first-rate About Clarkson University
education. Clarkson University is New York state’s highest ranked
small research institution. Located in the northern
Adirondacks in the college town of Potsdam, Clarkson
stands out among America’s private, nationally
ranked research institutions because of its dynamic
collaborative learning environment, innovative degree
and research programs, and unmatched track record for
producing leaders and innovators.
AACSB Accredited One-Year MBA Program
A distinctive, comprehensive curriculum focusing on global and ethical issues facing corporations today
u Pursue the general MBA and take four electives of your choice or
pursue a track in:
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Innovation and New Venture Management
• Environmental Management
u We prepare you to think strategically with hands-on and team-based projects, corporate and
alumni guest lectures and interactive case discussions.
u Semester-long, team-based consulting projects provide opportunities to solve real business problems.
u Global business options provide opportunities to explore
the international marketplace. Past programs have been One-Year MBA Structure
offered in Europe and China. 35 credit hours (10 modules, 4 electives, 1 experiential)
4+1 Program Fall Semester — 15 weeks Spring Semester — 15 weeks
For those students with bachelor’s degrees in business,
O R I E N TAT I O N
u Management Financial Elective
these 4+1 agreements have been established with a Accounting Management
number of colleges and universities. Qualified students Supply Chain Organizational
can complete the MBA degree within nine months. Management Behavior & Elective
Economics Management Elective
Corporate Decision Information Systems
Ethical Analysis and
Marketing Clarkson Consulting Group or an
Management International Study Abroad
AACSB Accredited Online MBA Program
Online MBA in Supply Chain Management offers practical solutions to full-time working professionals.
The distinct advantage of our program is that it allows working professionals and individuals from all backgrounds to earn an MBA at a
pace that works with demanding lifestyles.
u Apply concepts immediately in your work and provide value to your employer.
u You’ll meet a unique network of cohorts and experience professional synergy.
A Global and Systems View Perspective
The new Online MBA program in supply chain management focuses on integrating various business functions, including strategic
management, operations management, organizational behavior, marketing and economics.
Year One: Online MBA in Supply Chain Management * Year Two: Online MBA in Supply Chain Management *
Four days Session I Session II Session III Session IV Four days Session I Session II Session III Session IV
at CU (All sessions last 12 weeks) at CU (All sessions last 12 weeks)
Leadership Management Applied Corporate Marketing Leadership Information Advanced Strategic Economic
Development I: Accounting Economics Ethical Management Development II: Systems Topics in Planning Issues in
Foundations of Global Decision Decision Leading Quality Supply Chain Supply Chain
Leadership and Supply Chain Analysis and Making Organizational Management Management
Organizational Supply Chain Financial Change and Process Negotiations
Behavior Modeling Management Improvement and Relationship
* The Online MBA Program in Supply Chain Management is a 42-credit-hour program.
Program includes nine MBA core courses, four electives and two short campus
5 seminar-style classes at the beginning of each year.
Clarkson’s Global Supply Chain Management program
has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a
www.clarkson.edu/onlinemba top-20 program in the nation for seven consecutive years.
AACSB Accredited ME/MBA Dual Master Program Degree Requirements
Earn Two Master's Degrees in Two Years Master of Engineering
Technology & Management Skills for Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders
Combining engineering know-how with the business acumen to lead others, manage change, and implement decisions
that make a permanent impact across a company or industry.
At Clarkson, you have the opportunity to earn two master's degrees in two years, while developing your engineering and 21 credit hours of coursework
2 hours of seminar
management skills in a stimulating, project-based environment.
Some project work required
Students first complete a program leading to a 30-credit-hour, non-thesis Master of Engineering (ME) degree, focuses No thesis required
on practical design applications in one of four engineering disciplines through the Coulter School of Engineering at
(Note: Requirements vary
Clarkson. You must submit your application to the ME program first which will then be sent to the Graduate Business
Programs Office for evaluation.
The second year, you will earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, emphasizing teamwork and leadership Master of Business
and managerial skills, again benefiting from Clarkson's size, which allows individual attention from professors. Administration
35 credit hours total
Students accepted into the ME/MBA dual degree program will have an opportunity 10 modules (20 credits)
to complete the necessary business foundation requirements in the summer Four electives (12 credits)
Experiential Requirement (3 credits)
through the Business Concepts Program. This can be accomplished after earning
the ME but prior to the start of the MBA program. These foundation courses will www.clarkson.edu/business/
be offered at no tuition cost to participants in this dual degree program. mba/me-mba/index.html
At the end of this experience, you will have enhanced your engineering skills and
7 learned valuable management skills — both of which will further your career.
35 credit hours total
Summer Business Concepts Program “After earning a bachelor’s degree
in politics, I was interested in
This 10-week program is designed to ensure that students with non-business-related undergraduate degrees can
getting an MBA because I knew
enter the One-Year MBA program with a foundation of core knowledge. The Business Concepts courses have been
designed to cover key business concepts required for our One-Year MBA program. This program is open to all students it would open more doors for me.
who have been accepted into the One-Year MBA Program. Clarkson’s program was attractive to
me since I was able to pursue all the
The summer Business Concepts courses provide:
business foundation courses during
u An ability to complete the MBA program within one calendar year for those with a non-business undergraduate degree
the summer and immediately begin
u An opportunity to fulfill the business foundation prerequisites of the MBA program
the MBA program in the fall.”
u The ability to strengthen one’s background in various business disciplines
– Michelle Roderick ’07, MBA
Courses in the Business Concepts program are broken down into two-week modules with 1.5 credit hours per module,
up to a maximum of 15 credit hours. These courses run from late May to early August.
u Information Systems/Microeconomics Modules Class of 2009 Fast Facts
u Marketing/Organizational Behavior Modules Student Information
u Accounting/Law Modules Number of Students.........................60-70
u Macroeconomics/Statistics Modules International Students................. 25-30%
u Finance/Operations Management Modules Undergraduate Fields Represented
Heather Richter ’08, MBA, works as a consultant for IBM today. She is based out of Boston but travels each week.
Most of her projects are with industrial clients. Generally, Heather fills a supply chain role. She is trained in the
Materials Management module of SAP but works cross modules.
The classes that Heather took while at Clarkson are very applicable to her daily work. Having an understanding of
accounting terms as gained in the two accounting classes allows Heather to better understand the finances of her
clients. Her supply chain classes have proven to be the most relevant.
IBM has about 400,000 employees worldwide. The presence of Clarkson alumni within IBM makes it seem like Clarkson
would be a large university. Within IBM, there is a Clarkson community and even since Heather has left Potsdam, N.Y.,
she has close ties to the University at her workplace.
Scott Goodrich ’05, MBA, also received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University in 2003. In early 2005,
Scott began developing an infrared obscurant screen with the U.S. Army via Clarkson’s CAMP organization. Along with his own obscurant
research, Scott began consulting with an assortment of companies to modify current products or retrofit processes for scale-up testing. Scott
is presently working as a process engineer at Alcoa’s Massena, N.Y., Operations. He provides technical expertise and guidance on process
improvement and stability. Scott is also responsible for leading environmental, health and safety driven initiatives through the department. Most
recently, his focus has been on doubling his product stream as part of a billion dollar expansion project.
9 “Working in an engineering support role requires me to interact with a vastly diverse workforce. Learning to communicate with a new-
hire laborer, a 40+ year skilled tradesman and plant manager all in the same day requires the kind of education I received during my MBA
tenure. Technical expertise is useless without the means to translate into functional terminology.”
we offer what you and employers want ...
Our Graduate Career Services office and the Clarkson University Career Center are committed to your success.
In the fall semester and throughout the year, workshops are held for resume and cover letter writing, interviewing
techniques, conducting a job search and preparing for career fairs, as well as the videotaping and critiquing of mock
interviews. We use CareerLeader® to measure your interests, abilities and what you find most motivating at work.
We offer individualized counseling to help you determine the best career match. You will be offered a comprehensive
range of personal services, programs and resources to support your development and execution of a focused
Many of the best companies in the world visit Clarkson University to recruit students. During the year, there are
information sessions, on-campus interviews and career fairs for all students to attend.
Companies Hiring our MBAs Career Fairs
Accenture General Dynamics Corporation Stanely Works Fall 2008 .............. 150 Companies Present
Cooper Industries Inc. General Electric Co. Target Inc. Spring 2009 ........... 90 Companies Present
Crane Co. Google Inc. Xerox Inc.
Farm Credit Inc. IBM Corp. Placement Information
Knowledge Systems & Research Inc.
Class of 2009 average first-year
compensation at graduation ...$67,361*
“I’ve never met any group of people that are so motivated to help others succeed. It’s very Typically, average employment rate within
comforting.” 3 months of graduation ................... 90%
— Darbi Downey ’07, MBA
* All placement numbers for the One-year
“Our success rate with hiring MBA students from Clarkson has been excellent. We have been able
MBA program only. Based upon self-
to integrate them very quickly, make them productive very quickly because of the background reported placement of students that
indicated being active in their job search
and skills they’ve learned at Clarkson and in their experiences.” and interviewed. First-year compensation
— John Rhodes, Partner includes average starting salary, sign-on
IBM Global Business Services bonuses, and any other guaranteed
All MBA programs offer rolling admissions and you may submit your application over time. Be sure to review the Web site for scholarship
deadlines and important dates. For the One-Year MBA programs, enrollment begins in the fall only. If you have not met all of the prerequisite
requirements, you may enroll in the spring or in the summer Business Concepts program prior to entering the One-Year MBAs in the fall.
u Submitting your application online is the preferred method. Visit our Web site to find out more information.
u Submit a detailed resume. We do not require work experience for our programs; however, work experience will be considered in the
evaluation of your application.
u Submit two written essays.
u Submit three letters of recommendation. Consult the admission Web site to utilize the online system for the submission of these letters.
u Send official transcripts of all college coursework directly to the Office of Graduate Business Programs.
u Submit an official score report from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the General Record of Examination (GRE).
u For international applicants, you need to submit an official TOEFL score report and complete a Test of Spoken English (TSE).
scholarships and Graduate Assistantships
u Various merit-based scholarships
• Scholarships awarded to over 90% of our accepted students
u Graduate Assistantships — earn extra money while completing your degree
u Crane Foundation Supply Chain Management Track Scholarship
u Post 9/11 GI Bill — Yellow Ribbon Program
We invite you to connect with us to learn more about our exciting team.
11 u Schedule a visit — meet with current students and faculty, u Phone: 315-268-6613 or 1-866-333-6613
tour the campus and attend classes (U.S. and Canada)
u Meet with us during our recruiting travels u AIM screen name: ClarksonMBA
u Connect with a Faculty Ambassador u Facebook: Clarkson MBA Programs
u E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Graduate Business Programs
School of Business 866-333-6613 (U.S. and Canada)
PO Box 5770 315-268-3810 (fax)
Potsdam, NY 13699-5770 USA email@example.com
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