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Clemson University, College of Business & Behavioral Science Full Time MBA

Clemson’s MBA program, located in downtown Greenville, S.C., is well-regarded for its practical, applied approach to advanced business topics. The curriculum is designed around in-person, small classes in order to foster optimal student-teacher interaction and facilitate learning through a variety of applied and traditional methods. We partner with industry leaders to provide our students with hands-on experience, which helps them to become highly recruited, desirable candidates in today’s competitive job market. We offer both full and part-time options for completing the traditional program and work closely with each individual student to design a schedule what allows them to reach their goals and accommodate their busy lives. The newest addition to the Clemson MBA lineup is the concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This unique program is for individuals who want to start their own companies. In one year they cover the same fundamental core courses as our traditional MBA and also work to specifically develop and refine their business ideas in the effort to graduate with a market-ready company. The culmination of the MBA-e program is an exciting Investor Road Show where students compete for $40,000 of seed capital to launch their business. The Clemson Family is a global one, devoted to improving the world we all share. Current enrollment in the MBA program is made up of a diverse population with students from across the U.S. as well as international students. The program consists of approximately 334 students comprising 272 professionals attending classes part time and 62 full-time students. There are several opportunities available for students to enrich their education by studying abroad in China, Italy, Belgium, Paris, and other locations. Clemson’s MBA curriculum provides students with the background they will need to succeed in management, finance and business administration, but we also understand that theory can only go so far. It is when theoretical concepts are combined with heart and soul and applied to solving real-world problems that big things happen. Clemson MBA students believe it is the duty of community leaders to give back by participating in a variety of programs and activities that put the positive influence of business leadership coupled with compassion into action. Clemson students created and swear to uphold the MBA Oath: As a lifelong member of the Clemson Business School Community, I will proudly accept my responsibility as a business and community leader, I will have the courage to act with honesty and integrity, I will strive to enhance the character and reputation of myself, my community, and my affiliations; I will honor and respect the differences of all people, and I will conduct business within an ethical framework and strive to create sustainable, global prosperity. I pledge to hold myself accountable to these standards and set an example for others to follow. Membership in the Clemson Family doesn’t end at graduation. We provide our graduates with a network of career resources that teach them everything from how to write a resume to interview tips to networking after they land a job. Students have access to the award-winning Michelin Career Center on Clemson’s main campus, and in addition we hold an MBA-specific job fair at the downtown campus to facilitate networking and introductions of our students to top companies in the Greenville area at least once per year. Clemson is fortunate to have a dedicated and loyal alumni base who stay involved with the program long after graduation by serving as board members, doing presentations in their area of expertise for current students, or simply by facilitating relationships between current students and their network.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
In-State Tuition (Total) $20,962
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $41,295
Average Starting Salary $48,978

Program Information

Clemson University Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Science Says

Clemson’s MBA program, located in downtown Greenville, S.C., is well-regarded for its practical, applied approach to advanced business topics. The curriculum is designed around in-person, small classes in order to foster optimal student-teacher interaction and facilitate learning through a variety of applied and traditional methods. We partner with industry leaders to provide our students with hands-on experience, which helps them to become highly recruited, desirable candidates in today’s competitive job market. We offer both full and part-time options for completing the traditional program and work closely with each individual student to design a schedule what allows them to reach their goals and accommodate their busy lives.

The newest addition to the Clemson MBA lineup is the concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This unique program is for individuals who want to start their own companies. In one year they cover the same fundamental core courses as our traditional MBA and also work to specifically develop and refine their business ideas in the effort to graduate with a market-ready company. The culmination of the MBA-e program is an exciting Investor Road Show where students compete for $40,000 of seed capital to launch their business. The Clemson Family is a global one, devoted to improving the world we all share. Current enrollment in the MBA program is made up of a diverse population with students from across the U.S. as well as international students. The program consists of approximately 334 students comprising 272 professionals attending classes part time and 62 full-time students. There are several opportunities available for students to enrich their education by studying abroad in China, Italy, Belgium, Paris, and other locations. Clemson’s MBA curriculum provides students with the background they will need to succeed in management, finance and business administration, but we also understand that theory can only go so far. It is when theoretical concepts are combined with heart and soul and applied to solving real-world problems that big things happen. Clemson MBA students believe it is the duty of community leaders to give back by participating in a variety of programs and activities that put the positive influence of business leadership coupled with compassion into action. Clemson students created and swear to uphold the MBA Oath: As a lifelong member of the Clemson Business School Community, I will proudly accept my responsibility as a business and community leader, I will have the courage to act with honesty and integrity, I will strive to enhance the character and reputation of myself, my community, and my affiliations; I will honor and respect the differences of all people, and I will conduct business within an ethical framework and strive to create sustainable, global prosperity. I pledge to hold myself accountable to these standards and set an example for others to follow. Membership in the Clemson Family doesn’t end at graduation. We provide our graduates with a network of career resources that teach them everything from how to write a resume to interview tips to networking after they land a job. Students have access to the award-winning Michelin Career Center on Clemson’s main campus, and in addition we hold an MBA-specific job fair at the downtown campus to facilitate networking and introductions of our students to top companies in the Greenville area at least once per year. Clemson is fortunate to have a dedicated and loyal alumni base who stay involved with the program long after graduation by serving as board members, doing presentations in their area of expertise for current students, or simply by facilitating relationships between current students and their network.

Specializations Offered: Entrepreneurship, Health Care Administration and Management, Marketing
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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N/A Best Business Schools (Southeast)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 84% accepted out of 207 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 31
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.14
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 608
  • Average Years Work Experience: 18
  • Out of State Application Fee: $80
  • In State Application Fee: $80

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Applicants to the MBA program at Clemson must submit a current resume (two years of work experience is required for students w/undergraduate degree in business); one official transcripts representing all undergraduate work; two letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page personal statement; interview (full-time applicants only); and, an official ...Applicants to the MBA program at Clemson must submit a current resume (two years of work experience is required for students w/undergraduate degree in business); one official transcripts representing all undergraduate work; two letters of recommendation; a one- to two-page personal statement; interview (full-time applicants only); and, an official GMAT score report (score of at least 600 preferred for applicants to the full-time program). Non-native English speakers applying to the full-time program must also submit TOEFL scores (score of 580 paper-based or 237 computer based preferred), an International Student Financial Certification Form, and translations of transcripts not in English.

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Important Dates

Round 1
November

1

Deadline
January

6

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Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Fluor, Lowes, Desoutter, UHS-Pruitt, US Army Corps of Engineers

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Other 36% $40,800
Financial Services 14% $47,000
Manufacturing 2% $71,400

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 301
Percent International Students 40%
Total Full-Time Faculty 94
Full-Time Faculty 89%

Student Life

The full-time and part-time degree programs are now located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, about 45 minutes away from the main university campus. The Greenville campus, known as Clemson at the Falls, is located at Falls Park—an urban park featur­ing hiking and jogging paths, landscaped gardens, and an architecturally distinctive sus­pension bridge linking the Clemson campus building to Main Street. Students tell us that life here involves “hectic course work with case studies, quizzes, midterms, discussions, presentations and projects. Apart from the course work, we have regular MBA Student association meetings . . . to discuss and organize events related to community work, organizing events with alumni, etc. Then we have regular discussions and talks by guest speakers, which are compulsory to attend as part of our course work. We have regular social gathering with MBA alumni and with faculty also.” Reflecting upon all this activity, one student observes that “Clemson has a great tradition of merging academia with life. You feel like you’re a part of the school and the community.” Beyond the classroom, the new location strategically places college faculty and students at the center of the Greenville business community, allowing full-time students to attend classes and simultaneously hold internships or part-time positions in local businesses. The Clemson MBA program attracts students who “are very competitive in most facets of life: sports, academics, job-search, etc. However, this competitive spirit does not man¬ifest itself in pettiness, but rather in a collective effort to elevate the performances of both ourselves and our peers.”

Career

Clemson University maintains an Office of MBA Career Development dedicated to its business graduates. For those who seek out the service, the Office of Career Development office offers career placement support including one-on-one professional coaching and personalized placement assistance as well as a range of self-assessment instruments, job-search counseling, interviewing and resume-writing workshops, and recruiting and net­working events. Students also report that “the alumni base and networking opportuni­ties” here are “a great strength.” Companies hiring recent Clemson MBAs include Blackbaud, Bausch & Lomb, CapGemini, Colonial Life, Disney, GE, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, Michelin, Milliken, Nestle, Northwestern Mutual, Resurgent Capital Service, Schneider, and Target. About one-third of Clemson MBAs wind up in marketing and sales; about as many find work in general management.

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About

Clemson University is ranked 27th among the nation's public doctoral-granting universities. The innovative and flexible MBA program – accredited by AACSB International -- prepares candidates for senior-level management positions in the global marketplace. An MBA from Clemson will give you the analytical, theoretical, strategic and real-world knowledge to lead businesses. And you will gain expertise in competencies recruiters say they want most – leadership, team development and communication skills. Small, interactive and diverse classes, coupled with individual attention from faculty mentors and coaches, will give you ample opportunity to improve your leadership style and polish communication skills. In fact, we think you’ll find that the Clemson MBA environment provides a dynamic, supportive culture that will help you achieve your career goals. Uniquely, about 50 percent of our full-time MBA candidates are awarded graduate assistantships in which they serve as consultants for area businesses, helping company executives with market assessments, product plans, competitive research, etc. Numerous dual-degree options also are available, as are study abroad programs in Belgium, China and Italy.

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Students Say

The College of Business & Behavioral Science at Clemson University offers a combination of daytime and evening classes to its full-time MBAs as well as a full slate of evening class­es to part-timers at the school’s satellite campus in Greenville. Clemson MBAs tout the program’s “rigorous curriculum” and excellent value; “The value of this degree vs. the cost of the degree appears to be very high,” one student tells us.Clemson’s MBA offers concentrations in innovation and entrepreneurship, services sci­ence, supply chain management, health services, and marketing analysis. Full-timers are enthusiastic about “the entrepreneurial focus of the program.” One writes, “It is rare to find relevant assistantships in an MBA program, and Clemson University provides some [of the] best opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn necessary business skills while working closely with start-up companies in South Carolina. They also do a marvelous job of bringing technologies developed by Clemson’s Research Institutes to a forefront and finding their commercial value.” The program boasts “some very good professors and interesting class topics,” and stu­dents praise professors for “their willingness to help outside of class” and for being “gen­erally reasonable when it comes to grades and making changes if the general class pop­ulation is not grasping the material well.” Students also note that “The administration here at Clemson University is very helpful. Any time I have asked for help regarding admission, enrollment, or financial aid they have always been able to answer my ques­tions.” Finally, they report that “Clemson’s study abroad programs are attractive and meaningful.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    The Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership The Center for the Advancement of Marketing & Social Sciences The Robert J. Rutland Center for Ethics The Small Business Development Center The Clemson Center for China Studiies The Strom Thurmond Institute of Government & Public Affairs The Clemson Renaissance Center The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts The Gantt Intercultural Center

  • International Student Support Groups:

    Clemson University's International Student Association (www.clemson.edu/isa) supports and represents the interests of international students. Additionally, Clemson University's Office of International Affairs (www.clemson.edu/ia/) supports international students in their academic success.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Clemson University provides a support center for intercultural students -- the Gantt Intercultural Center (stuaff.clemson.edu/gic). Also, Clemson University's Office of Access and Equity at Clemson University provides services for every individual at Clemson on such topics as workplace diversity, sexual harassment, and accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

    http://www.clemson.edu/access/

  • Research Facilities:

    The Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership The Center for the Advancement of Marketing & Social Sciences The Robert J. Rutland Center for Ethics The Small Business Development Center The Clemson Center for China Studiies The Strom Thurmond Institute of Government & Public Affairs The Clemson Renaissance Center The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts The Gantt Intercultural Center

  • Study Abroad:

    Italy: summer semester study abroad program through CIMBA (Consortium International MBA) China: Clemson course "Doing Business in China" that includes 2 weeks travel to China during May. France: Dual degree program with IESEG in France that includes 1 year at Clemson pursuing MBA and 1 year in France pursuing MIB

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Clemson University Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Science include:

Mark Richardson - President, Carolina Panthers

Nancy Humprhies O'Dell - Access Hollywood co-anchor

Robert H. Brooks - President, Naturally Fresh Foods

Kristie A. Kenney - U.S. Ambassador to the Phillipines

J. Strom Thurmond - U.S. Senator (died 2003)

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Fluor, Lowes, Desoutter, UHS-Pruitt, US Army Corps of Engineers

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 33% $60,900
Financial Services 33% $60,900
General Management 22% $58,000
Marketing / Sales 22% $48,000
Other 22% $50,500
Other 11% $48,000
Operations / Logistics 11% $50,000
Manufacturing 1% $65,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 37%
Three Month Employment 47%
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