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Clark University Graduate School of Management Part Time MBA

Clark GSOM is an AACSB-accredited, small, academically rigorous business school that offers a personalized, collaborative learning experience. We uphold the global Principles for Responsible Management Education, which strengthens our commitment to education, research, and collaboration to foster sustainable social, economic and environmental change. Our students build the capacity to become future leaders who will ensure the long-term viability of our enterprises and our world. We offer a full- and part-time MBA program that meets the needs of various constituencies - working professionals, full-time students, and dual degree students. We also offer specialized masters’ programs in accounting and finance and an undergraduate management major.

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Program Type Full Time Part Time

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Clark University Graduate School of Management Says

Clark GSOM is an AACSB-accredited, small, academically rigorous business school that offers a personalized, collaborative learning experience. We uphold the global Principles for Responsible Management Education, which strengthens our commitment to education, research, and collaboration to foster sustainable social, economic and environmental change. Our students build the capacity to become future leaders who will ensure the long-term viability of our enterprises and our world. We offer a full- and part-time MBA program that meets the needs of various constituencies - working professionals, full-time students, and dual degree students. We also offer specialized masters’ programs in accounting and finance and an undergraduate management major.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Information Management, Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Sustainability
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)

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Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 44% accepted out of 353 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 25
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Years Work Experience: 2
  • In State Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

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

Admission Requirements

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

Admission Information

Clark requires the following of applicants: a completed admissions application; a personal essay; a current resume; two letters of recommendation; an official score report for either the GMAT or the GRE (an uncommon option); and official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs previously attended. Interviews are optional. Internati...Clark requires the following of applicants: a completed admissions application; a personal essay; a current resume; two letters of recommendation; an official score report for either the GMAT or the GRE (an uncommon option); and official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs previously attended. Interviews are optional. International applicants must submit all of the above as well as an official score report for the TOEFL or IELTS (if their native language is other than English) and proof of the financial support while attending the program. The school strongly encourages, but does not require, an online application.

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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 210
Percent International Students 59%
Total Full-Time Faculty 47
Full-Time Faculty 64%

Student Life

Clark University’s location in the urban setting of Worcester, Massachusetts, provides the same opportunities and challenges of any urban campus. Clark’s University Park Partnership brings together the University and Main South communities to help create a safe and vibrant neighborhood for all. However, students must take the usual safety precau­tions. Some report that there are “no real student bars and the like in the Clark area and that the neighborhoods surrounding the school have been allowed to fall into poverty by the town of Worcester.” Students quickly note that “Clark has a world-class police force whose mission to protect the students is paramount” and that policing on campus includes a “good and very, very helpful” escort service though “there have been cases of students being mugged from time to time.” About half of Clark’s MBAs are full-time students. Many spend a lot of time on and around campus. While “undergraduate student groups are closed to graduate students,” MBAs enjoy “fun social events that the business school’s student council puts on, and an interest­ing stock market activity that happens each semester.” Some report that graduate student life “feels very disconnected from the rest of the school” and that it can “get boring at times because we are a very small community.” Others state that the school “provides some net­working alumni activities to help us to search jobs, and for international students, they organize some specific activities, such as Asian New Year, to make students (come) togeth­er and feel (at) home.” Clark’s part-time students “are mostly native[s of] Worcester or Massachusetts, with differ­ent ages and backgrounds.” Full-timers typically “come from different Asian countries,” with India and China especially well-represented. International students “add a richness in perspective,” although some “are weak in English.”

Academic

The Clark MBA program is characterized by high academic standards, meaningful collaboration among faculty and students, and a focus on global business practice. MBA concentration areas include accounting, finance, global business, management, management information systems, marketing, and social change.

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Students Say

A small graduate business program strong in finance (so strong, in fact, that it offers both an MBA with a finance concentration and a Master of Science in Finance), the Graduate School of Management at Clark University provides a “collaborative atmosphere” to a student body drawn from both the immediate region and halfway around the globe. As a result, Clark is “very diversified, which brings many different perspectives to the classroom.”Finance and accounting are standout disciplines here (“Many of the finance professors have impressive concurrent careers, running hedge funds by day and teaching courses by night; they typically have highly recognized professional certifications in addition to their PhDs,” one student notes), but MBAs report other curricular strengths as well, including a “recent­ly added concentration in social change, which allows students to take elective courses in the International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) Department at Clark….There is also a three-year dual-degree program (MBA/MA in CD or ESP) between these two departments.” Clark’s forward-looking, green-leaning proclivities are further revealed in “the dual-degree program offered in environmental science and policy and the MBA.” The School of Management recently added a Master of Science in Accounting. Clark’s professors are “demanding but fair.” Some “are outstanding. They come from expe­rienced fields and they help you live the experience of the new material in all its aspects. Suddenly statistics and finance become easy and enjoyable with them.” Others, however, “are dull and give you tedious work that takes hours but is not interesting.” Students appre­ciate that “The school makes sure to take the student’s opinion into account when re-enlist­ing a professor to teach for the upcoming semesters.” The program also offers “many oppor­tunities to help real businesses in the city” in order to gain “real life experience.” More of this sort of thing could be on the way; as one student observes, “I have seen a steady pro­gression in Clark’s course offerings that indicates that they understand the ‘real-world’ chal­lenges facing students and are adapting appropriately. I am particularly encouraged by the apparent increase in courses addressing innovation, social sustainability, entrepreneurship, and management leadership.”

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About

Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM) offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA); MBA in Social Change; Master of Science in Finance (MSF); MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning; MBA/MA in Environmental Science & Policy; and MBA/MSF. As a GSOM student, you will benefit from small class sizes and close interactions with talented faculty. As a GSOM graduate, you will join an international alumni network of leaders in multinational corporations, family businesses, and new ventures.

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Career

Many Clark students say the Stevenish Career Management Center at Clark’s GSOM “does a good job of helping students prepare for their career search. They edit resumes and cover letters, provide interview coaching, and give students information on nearby career fairs.” The Center provides a range of services including individual advising, resume and cover letter assistance, workshops, career fairs, on-campus recruiting events, alumni networking events, alumni professional seminars, internship placement, and job and internship post­ings. Although internships are required of students with fewer than three years of profes­sional experience, some students consider that “it shouldn’t be a requirement to attain an internship as a graduate student.” Others state the office does “not do a sufficient job of get­ting employers interested in Clark’s students.” Employers who have recently hired Clark GSOM graduates include Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, Aetna Insurance, Public Consulting Group, JP Morgan, AMCOR, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Access to over 50 end-user subject specific databases includingABI/Inform; InfoTrac Academic Index; Compustat; Lexis-Nexis; U.S. Census Material Social Sciences Index.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://www.clarku.edu/offices/oia/

  • Research Facilities:

    Access to over 50 end-user subject specific databases includingABI/Inform; InfoTrac Academic Index; Compustat; Lexis-Nexis; U.S. Census Material Social Sciences Index.

  • Study Abroad:

    Sweden: Vaxjo University Canada: Universite Laval France: Pantheon Sorbonne, Universite de Paris I Germany: University of Trier

  • Women Support Groups:

    Student organization: "Women in Business"

    http://www.clarkwib.com/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Clark University Graduate School of Management include:

Wolfgang Hammes - Managing Director, Deutsche Bank

Lawrence Norman - Vice President Global Basketball, adidas

Ralph D. Crowley - President, Polar Beverages

Matt Goldman - Co-founder, Blue Man Group

Bonnie Keefe-Layden - CEO, Rehabilitative Resources, Inc.

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Epsilon, Commerce Bank, Ernst & Young, Staples, Tommy Hilfiger

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 50% $46,720
Financial Services 31% $46,750
Consulting 14% $49,000
Operations / Logistics 10% $36,000
Consulting 10% $65,000
General Management 10% $39,000
Information Technology 10% $45,000
Manufacturing 8% $36,000
Other 8% $39,000
Non Profit 8% $39,100

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 41%
Three Month Employment 47%
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