From the School

WE RANK AMONG THE WORLD'S MOST ELITE BUSINESS SCHOOLS.

Accredited by AACSB International, Clark GSOM ranks among the most prestigious business schools in the world. We offer students the highest quality curriculum, educational resources, and opportunities.

OUR PROFESSORS DON'T JUST TEACH BEST PRACTICES THEY'VE HELPED DEFINE THEM.
Our professors include some of the most highly regarded and groundbreaking researchers in fields from leadership to finance to corporate social responsibility. They have years of industry experience, are widely published, love to teach, and bring innovative ideas to the classroom.

OUR EAST COAST LOCATION KEEPS YOU CONNECTED.
Living and studying in Worcester, Massachusetts the second largest city in New England offers several distinct advantages, including easy access to exciting job and internship opportunities. What's more, from Clark's historic, tree-lined campus, you can get to Boston and some of the country's most beautiful beaches and mountains in less than an hour and to New York City in just three hours.

WE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR CAREER THEY WILL HELP CREATE.
GSOM partners with Clark's renowned International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) department, allowing student to develop cross-sector skills sought by forward thinking nonprofit organizations and corporations worldwide.

Overview

Applicants
353
Acceptance Rate
44%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
2
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT
530 - 640
GPA
3.09 - 3.5

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
April 1

Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Overall

From the School

MBA
The MBA program is a maximum of 17 course units (51 credits) and a minimum of 12 course units (36 credits) depending on the academic background of the student (up to 5 course units can be waived based on prior coursework). Full-time students typically complete the program in 2 years although students with course waivers may finish in 1 1/2 years.

Students may enroll in the fall or spring semester.

The MBA program offers eight concentrations.
Six classic concentrations:
Accounting
Finance
Global Business
Information Systems
Management
Marketing

Two new concentrations:
Social Change - Demand is surging for professionals who understand the socio-political forces that shape communities and businesses. Students take elective courses in subject areas including social entrepreneurship, community development, and international development.

Sustainability – Coupling the principles of environmental sustainability with the business strategies and fundamentals necessary to achieve responsible management at both the local and global level, students take courses in Eco-Entrepreneurship, Energy Management, Sustainability Marketing, and Sustainability Consulting Projects. Videos: Sustainability concentration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMf3PXUY86Y
Jobs in Sustainability http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LD28o1qMSk

MSA
The MSA program is 10 course units (30 credits) plus 2 foundation course units (which are both eligible to be waived based on prior coursework). Full-time students can complete the program in 1 year.

Students may enroll in the fall or spring semester.

The program is Level 1 approved by the Board of Public Accountancy, meaning graduates have automatically fulfilled the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam, for which they are well-prepared.

MSF
The MSF program is 10 course units (30 credits) and students typically complete the program in 3 semesters.

The program is heavily quantitative and prepares students for a variety of careers in the finance field. Clark GSOM is one of the only schools in the United States to partner with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and one of a handful offering courses on hedge funds.

Students may enroll in the fall semester only.

Dual degrees offered in GSOM:
MBA/MSA
MBA/MSF

Gain the breadth of an MBA and the depth of an MS and stand out to employers with an MBA/MSA or MBA/MSF. These programs are 23 course units (69 credits) and 5 of those course units are eligible to be waived based on prior coursework. Students typically take 3 years to complete the dual degree programs.

Dual degrees offered in conjunction with IDCE:
MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy
MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning

Earn two world class degrees in three years. These dual degrees are 24 course units (72 credits) and 5 of those units are eligible to be waived based on prior coursework.


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.”


Faculty Information

Total Faculty
47

64
Full-time
36
Part-time
32
Female

Specialities of faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.clarku.edu/gsom/graduate/sus/ http://www.clarku.edu/gsom/graduate/esp/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Professor Sarkis hires student graduate assistants to assist with his research on sustainability. http://www.clarku.edu/gsom/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=409&progid=20&

School's environmental commitment 1:
MBA in Sustainability

School's environmental commitment 2:
MBA/MA in Environmental Science & Policy

School's environmental commitment 3:
Professor Sarkis research in the field.

Career overview

From The School

Experience the difference at the Stevenish Career Management Center where successful corporate recruiters have 'crossed over' to university career services.

With three decades of corporate recruiting and HR expertise, we create successful relationships with employers looking to hire talented, resourceful business professionals. Our real-world, real-life approach to career planning and job searching provides students with the optimal skillset to achieve their goals.

Read our alumni profiles: http://www.clarku.edu/gsom/profiles.cfm

Career Rating
80
Average Starting Salary
$49,000

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

50%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Operations/Logistics
10%
Consulting
10%
General Management
10%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

79%
Northeast
18%
International
3%
Mid-Atlantic

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Finance / Accounting 50% $49,100 $46,720 $36,000 $57,500
Consulting 10% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Information Technology 10% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Operations / Logistics 10% $36,000 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
General Management 10% $39,000 $39,000 $39,000 $39,000
Non-Profit 10% $39,500 $39,500 $39,500 $39,500

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 31% $46,750 $46,750 $36,000 $57,500
Technology 31% $49,550 $52,275 $45,000 $65,000
Consulting 14% $49,000 $49,000 $43,000 $55,000
Manufacturing 8% $36,000 $36,000 $36,000 $36,000
Non-profit 8% $39,500 $39,500 $39,500 $39,500

Prominent Alumni

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.

Overview

From The School

2014-2015 tuition
MBA: $3975 per course unit
MS: $4350 per course unit
Dual degrees with IDCE: $4512 per course unit

Clark GSOM offers generous merit-based scholarships ranging from 25% to 100% of tuition.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$13,824

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
48%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
54%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$28,800
Tuition (Out-State)
$28,800
Fees (In-State)
$1,690
Fees (Out-State)
$1,690

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,200
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,200
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$10,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$10,000
Academic Expenses
$2,100

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
210
Out of State
8%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
104

Demographics

4.00%
Minorities
59.00%
International

47% female
53% male

Campus Life

From The School

Clark GSOM is proud to welcome a diverse student population who represent the multinational nature of business today. About 50% of full-time students are international from more than 20 countries. Students come from a wide variety of industry and functional backgrounds, from large multinational corporations and small family-run enterprises, and at different stages in their careers including some who come straight from undergrad. This multiplicity of experiences and backgrounds benefits our students as they learn first-hand how to manage in a diverse community.

Students Say

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.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Patrick Oroszko
Associate Director of Admissions, GSOM

Address
950 Main Street
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610

Phone
508-793-7406

Email
clarkmba@clarku.edu
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Key Stats

353
Applicants
210
Size
44%
Acceptance Rate

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