From the School

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 should submit their application and related materials online. Admission requirements vary by program; however, in general, applicants can expect the following:

Application Fee: $75 or $100 (non-refundable), submitted with your online application.

Personal statement: A statement in which you discuss your career goals and plans for achieving these goals. Discuss any relevant educational, professional or other experiences that will contribute to your success in the program, and in your career.

Letters of recommendation: Two recommendations are required. Recommendations should be provided from employers, supervisors, professors, instructors or others who are able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential (no friends or relatives please).

Resume: Required.

Test scores: Please have any required test scores sent to Clark University Graduate Admissions:
-GMAT/GRE scores: Required for full-time applicants.
-For part-time applicants with three or more years of professional full-time work experience, submission of GMAT or GRE scores is optional.
-GRE code: 3279 (GRE Information)
-GMAT code: Q4X-6X-30 (GMAT Information)

Foreign language proficiency tests: Required of all international applicants.
Please contact us if you believe you qualify for an exemption.
-TOEFL code: 5969 (TOEFL Information)
-IELTS code: N/A (IELTS Information)

Official transcripts: Have your transcripts mailed directly from the institution to:
Clark University
Graduate Admissions Office
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610. USA

For International Applicants

Official Transcripts:
If the transcripts you will be sending as part of your application have not been translated into English, it is your responsibility as an applicant to have them translated prior to submitting them. All transcripts from international programs must include the original language and the English translation, otherwise your application will be incomplete and will not be considered for admission. If you are sending us your final official transcript, please make sure to include your certificate of graduation that confirms a degree has been earned.

Obtaining a Student Visa:
As an international student, you will have to complete the I-20 in order to receive a visa to study in the United States. The I-20 process begins once you have decided to enroll in the graduate program, not while you are applying to the program. In order to be an enrolling student, you must accept the offer of admission and pay the non-refundable enrollment deposit. Once you have done this, the I-20 process begins.

I-20 Processing:
The following items are needed for an I-20 to be processed:
-International Student Form (from within the application portal)
-Bank statement (no more than six months old)
-Signed Affidavit of Support (this is needed if bank statements are not in your name and you are not using personal funds to finance your education)
-A copy of your passport


We ask that all international applicants refrain from sending financial documents as part of their application for admission. Bank statements and Affidavits of Support must be no more than six months old from the date of submission to be valid for I-20 production. If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Clark University, we will work with you at that time to obtain financial documents.

If you are admitted, you will need to submit all of the above materials (including financial statements) at that time by uploading them to your online application account. For the next steps in the visa process, such as paying your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee and scheduling an interview at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, please read the SEVIS and F-1 Visa Instructions. For more information regarding the I-20 process and how to obtain a visa, please visit the International Students and Scholars Office web page.


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

From the School

Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
Master of Science in Management (MSM)
MBA/MSA Dual Degree
MBA/MSF Dual Degree
MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning
MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy

MBA
Clark’s M.B.A. programs provide a firm foundation in leadership and corporate accountability. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to address the ever-changing issues facing modern business leaders. Students complete in-depth case studies and group projects based on real business challenges, and solve real-time problems for actual companies.

Students can focus their studies by choosing from among a wide variety of concentrations:
  • Accounting
  • Expanded Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Management and Business Analytics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Social Change
  • Sustainability


MSA
Advance your career as a responsible leader in public accounting, corporate accounting or in a non-profit or government setting. Students learn strong ethical business practices and are prepared to take on increasingly complex financial responsibilities in today’s global economy. The MSA is Level 1 approved by the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy; graduates have automatically fulfilled the education requirement to sit for the CPA exam.

MSF
Gain deep and broad analytical skills to solve financial problems through Clark’s master’s in finance. Integrate an understanding of the complexities of management with strong finance and quantitative skills. You will combine theory and practice through rigorous case study analysis, extensive use of software, team-based projects and close working relationships with research and practitioner faculty.

MSM
The master’s in management degree provides students with management knowledge that you can apply as an emerging leader in any career, in any industry. Students learn ways to augment work experience or studies with a solid foundation of graduate management education and a broad understanding of management’s applications.

Dual degrees:
MBA/MSA ~ and ~ MBA/MSF

These dual degree programs are ideal for students who want to combine in-depth finance or accounting expertise with a broad foundation in global business theory and practice. Students earn two degrees, but in substantially less time.

MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy
MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning

Gain solid management skills and create lasting societal or environmental change. These programs combine theory and practice through intensive practicum courses, small seminar-style courses, and by working with business leaders and community groups.

Academic Programs

Degree Formats
Clark GSOM offers numerous options for completing your degree. Full or part-time options are available for the MBA, the Master of Science in Accounting, and the Master of Science in Management. A select number of courses are offered online each semester, and accelerated courses are offered during summer and certain school breaks. Day and evening options are available at both the Southborough, MA campus and the main campus in Worcester. In addition, MBA applicants with three or more years of managerial experience in a professional position are considered for the Professional Track, which offers up to two course waivers. Students can begin in January or September.

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and the various dual-degrees are offered only as full-time programs.

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
GSOM is pleased to offer the prestigious Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society to its top students in each graduate program. BGS is an international honor society of students and scholars from business programs accredited by AACSB International. Every year, GSOM celebrates the academic achievement of its top performing students with a Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony and reception.

Study Abroad
GSOM students can travel outside the U.S. to gain hands-on experience addressing global business issues through Clark's Global Programs. The Global Business Seminar is a capstone course that includes a week-long trip to an international business hub. The course focuses on a different country each year examining its business and economic environment and culminating with a visit to a variety of companies within the country. Past trips have included the Netherlands, Greece, Argentina, France, and China. The Doing Business in Northern Europe Program is an accelerated four-week business course that takes place at a major university in Sweden. Students may also apply to study for one semester at the Sorbonne in France.


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."



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

The Stevenish Career Management Center is staffed by experienced professionals who will help advance your career. GSOM continually forms 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

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

Tuition varies by master’s degree program. Applicants are encouraged to visit program web pages for accurate degree costs.

Master of Business Administration (MBA): clarku.edu/master-business-administration-application-requirements

Master of Science in Accounting (MSA): clarku.edu/ms-accounting

Master of Science in Finance (MSF): clarku.edu/ms-finance

Master of Science in Management (MSM): clarku.edu/ms-management#managementreq

MBA/MSA Dual Degree: clarku.edu/dual-degree-mbams-accounting#dualaccountreq

MBA/MSF Dual Degree: clarku.edu/mba-ms-finance

MBA/MA in Community Development & Planning: clarku.edu/mbama-community-development-and-planning-dual-degree

MBA/MS in Environmental Science & Policy: clarku.edu/mbams-environmental-science-and-policy

The Graduate School of Management offers merit scholarships starting at 25 percent of tuition in all programs, both fulland part-time, at the time of admission. Criteria used in scholarship consideration includes academic background, GMAT or GRE test scores, professional experience, and potential for success in the field. Clark partners with outside programs to offer these special fellowships:

  • Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program: The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly Fellows/USA) provides returning Peace Corps volunteers with scholarships covering at least 50 percent tuition, as well as special internship opportunities. Fellows also will be considered for paid assistantships.
  • AmeriCorps Alumni Fellowships: AmeriCorps alumni receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, with a guaranteed fellowship covering 40 percent tuition; awards can be larger, based on merit.
  • City Year Scholarship: City Year alumni receive a guaranteed fellowship covering 40 percent tuition; awards can be larger, based on merit.
  • Prospanica (formerly National Society of Hispanic MBA) Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM) Scholarships: This scholarship ranges from 25 to 100 percent of tuition and is awarded annually to an incoming MBA student. Preference goes to students of Hispanic heritage or students with a demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic community.
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA): This scholarship ranges from 25% to 100% of tuition and may be awarded to an incoming student in any GSOM master’s degree program. Applicants must be a member of NABA to be eligible for award.



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%
Minorities
24.00%
International

48% female
52% male

Campus Life

From The School

GSOM students are part of a diverse environment of bold thinkers, creative leaders and confident risk takers – all of whom are eager to break down barriers among cultures, perspectives and disciplines. The Graduate School of Management offers several student organizations, including:

GSOM Student Council
The GSOM Student Council promotes an interactive student community, represents GSOM on university-wide graduate committees, and functions as a unified voice for GSOM graduate student concerns.

GSOM Finance Association
The GSOM Finance Association is dedicated to promoting professional and academic awareness of the finance industry while fostering social activities. The goal of the Finance Association is to educate and prepare students for Finance-related careers by hosting a series of events and activities.

Clark Women in Business
The Clark Women in Business organization encourages the development of female students as leaders and professionals. The group promotes individual growth and goal achievement, and helps women reach out to each other to create strong support networks.

Clark Net Impact Chapter
Clark’s Graduate Net Impact Chapter gathers students to learn about opportunities for involvement in the areas of corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and nonprofit management.

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


Campus and Location

An Affordable East Coast Location that Keeps You Connected.
Clark’s beautiful, tree-lined campus is located in Worcester, Massachusetts - the second largest city in New England. Living and studying in Worcester offers several distinct advantages, including affordable living options. The city is a center for biotechnology research, healthcare, financial services, higher education and green energy—an ideal setting for landing the right internship or job, and launching an enduring career.

Worcester's location in central Massachusetts is one of its greatest assets, with the cities of Boston, Providence, Hartford and Springfield—and the terrific prospects they offer in the media, financial, healthcare and insurance fields—only a short drive away. The campus is also only three hours from New York City.

Facilities

Libraries
GSOM students have access to numerous libraries and research spaces on campus, including the following:

Academic Commons at Goddard Library – The University's main library consists of a cutting-edge facility for research, teaching and learning by centralizing academic and research support services for students and faculty. It provides hundreds of thousands of traditional and electronic resources.

Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library – The Kasperson Research Library offers one of the most extensive research collections in North America on environmental risk and hazards, and human dimensions of global environmental change.

Computer Labs
GSOM students have access to a dedicated computer lab, with necessary course software including Bloomberg and MATLAB. There are a number of general computing lab spaces throughout campus.

Athletic Facilities
All students have access to the athletic facilities on campus. The Kneller Athletic Center is the center of athletic life, featuring the primary basketball court, a recreational court, and space for indoor badminton, baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, running, soccer, softball, tennis, four racquetball courts and two squash courts. Also housed in the building is a six-lane, 25-yard competition-sized pool. Attached to the Kneller is the James and Ada B. Bickman Fitness Center, encompassing two floors of cardio and free weight equipment, as well as multipurpose space for our wellness-related classes and group fitness activities.


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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