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The AACSB-accredited Clark Graduate School of Management offers quality programs in management, accounting, and finance. We offer the benefits of a large business school, in a smaller, more intimate setting.

We Rank Among the Best Business Schools
Clark GSOM is a small, academically rigorous, AACSB-accredited business school that offers a personalized, collaborative learning experience. Since its launch in 1982, GSOM has embodied its mission to develop a diverse community of learners, researchers, and business professionals who think critically, manage collaboratively and contribute to their organizations and society.

We are committed to the Principles for Responsible Management (PRME), evident not only in our curriculum and research, but also through personal interactions with our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Our students challenge the status quo, enjoy learning across disciplines, and think on a global level. They become future leaders who ensure the long-term viability of our enterprises and our world.

Professors Who Don’t Just Teach Best Practices; They’ve Helped Define Them.
Our faculty members are highly regarded experts in their fields. They lead all of your classes—not teaching assistants – and they are scholar-practitioners with significant experience and research in the fields of leadership, finance and corporate social responsibility. GSOM faculty are eager to provide students personal attention and professional insights. They truly love to teach, mentor and help students advance their careers.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
163
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.31
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
560 - 430
GPA
3.61 - 3.12

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 1

Regular Application Deadline
April 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
April 1

Round 4
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
26:1
Total Faculty
48

54
Full-time
46
Part-time
38
Female


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 concentrations in sustainability and and in social change, "which allow 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" as well as in the course Accounting and Finance for Sustainability. The School of Management also offers a full-time and part-time MSA program.

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."


Concentrations

Accounting
Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Certificate Programs

Business Administration


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.clarku.edu/programs/mba-concentration-sustainability

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
A number of professors have hired student graduate assistants to assist with research on sustainability, in particular, renowned expert, Will O'Brien. http://www.clarku.edu/gsom/facultybio.cfm?id=783&progid=20

School's environmental commitment 1:
MBA concentration in Sustainability

School's environmental commitment 2:
Dual degree: MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy

School's environmental commitment 3:
Associate Professor of Practice Will O'Brien's research in the field.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$54,085
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
67%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

19%
Operations/Logistics
15%
Marketing
12%
General Management
12%
Finance/Accounting
4%
Human Resources
4%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

69%
Northeast
12%
West
8%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
International
4%
Midwest

Students Say

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 post- ings. Although internships are required of students with fewer than three years of profes- sional 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 Ernst & Young, PwC, Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase, and Macy's.


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
Operations / Logistics 19% $55,000 $50,500 $30,000 $61,500
Marketing / Sales 15% $61,000 $74,250 $55,000 $120,000
Finance / Accounting 12% $39,000 $43,667 $35,000 $57,000
General Management 12% $45,000 $47,653 $42,960 $55,000
Human Resources 4% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Other 4% $51,000 $51,000 $51,000 $51,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consumer Products 15% $53,000 $67,750 $45,000 $120,000
Financial Services 15% $57,500 $53,500 $35,000 $64,000
Government 8% $42,500 $42,500 $30,000 $55,000
Manufacturing 4% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
Non-profit 4%
Technology 4% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000
Other 4% $42,960 $42,960 $42,960 $42,960
Petroleum / Energy 3% $51,000 $52,500 $45,000 $61,500

Prominent Alumni

Wolfgang Hammes
CEO, The Vangi Group LLC, author, speaker

Lawrence Norman
Executive, AGT International

Ralph D. Crowley
CEO, Polar Beverages

Matt Goldman
Co-founder, Blue Man Group

Jason Bennett
Principal Consultant, NTT DATA Consulting, Inc.

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$33,751
Tuition (Out-State)
$33,751
Fees (In-State)
$2,080
Fees (Out-State)
$2,080

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,445
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,445

Expenses per Academic Year

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

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
172
Part Time
49%

In State
38.0%
Out of State
62.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

8.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
24.00%
International

48% female
52% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

Clark University's location in the urban setting of Worcester, Massachusetts, provides the same opportunities and challenges of any urban campus. There is easy access to job and internship opportunities as well as to travel to Boston, Hartford, Providence and New York City. 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 60 percent 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 dif- ferent 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

From The School



Contact
Yingying Chen
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Address
950 Main Street
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610
United States

Phone
508-793-7406

Fax
508-421-3825

Email
gradadmissions@clarku.edu


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