Overview

Applicants
346
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Years Work Experience
6.6
Average Age
31

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
530 - 625
GPA
2.91 - 3.50

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
June 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
June 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
94

89
Full-time
34
Female
11
Part-time
10
Minority


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."


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


Mark McKnew -- Decision Modeling




Tom Zagenczyk - Organizational Behavior

John Mittelstaedt -- Marketing/Consumer Behavior


Russel Purvis - Project Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.clemson.edu/sustainability/research.html http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/healthy-campus/aspire/to-go-green.html https://www.clemson.edu/sustainability/solidgreen/solid-green-day.html http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-university-featured-in-guide-to-322-green-colleges/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.clemson.edu/sustainability/research.html

School's environmental commitment 1:
http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/healthy-campus/aspire/to-go-green.html

School's environmental commitment 2:
https://www.clemson.edu/sustainability/solidgreen/solid-green-day.html

School's environmental commitment 3:
http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-university-featured-in-guide-to-322-green-colleges/

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$60,353
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
33%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
53%
School Facilitiated
47%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
General Management
22%
Finance/Accounting
11%
Marketing
11%
Operations/Logistics
11%
Human Resources
11%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

67%
South
6%
Midwest
6%
West

Students Say

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 oppor- tunities" 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.

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
General Management 33% $50,000 $57,617 $47,850 $75,000
Finance / Accounting 22% $47,800 $47,800 $50,600 $45,000
Human Resources 11% $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Marketing / Sales 11% $70,000 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Information Technology 11% $49,724 $49,724 $49,724 $49,724
Operations / Logistics 11% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000

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 22% $62,500 $62,500 $50,000 $75,000
Manufacturing 22% $72,500 $72,500 $70,000 $75,000
Petroleum / Energy 22% $63,925 $63,925 $47,850 $80,000
Financial Services 11% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Government 11% $49,724 $49,724 $49,724 $49,724
Technology 11% $50,600 $50,600 $50,600 $50,600
Other 10% $48,500 $48,500 $45,000 $52,000

Prominent Alumni

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

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

Robert H. Brooks
President, Naturally Fresh Foods

Nancy Humprhies O'Dell
Access Hollywood co-anchor

Mark Richardson
President, Carolina Panthers

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$18,666
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,672
Fees (In-State)
$500
Fees (Out-State)
$500

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$663
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,327

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,500
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,500
Academic Expenses
$1,300

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
417
Part Time
67%

In State
61.0%
Out of State
39.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
10

Demographics

33.00%
Minorities
22.00%
International

33% female
67% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The full-time and part-time degree programs are now located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, about forty-five 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 dis- tinctive 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 communi- ty 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 manifest itself in pettiness, but rather in a collective effort to elevate the performances of both ourselves and our peers."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kristin Allen
http://www.clemson.edu/mba/

Address
1 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
United States

Phone
864-656-8173

Fax

Email
mbaprogram@clemson.edu


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