9 months
1488 USD/credit 56544 USD/full
1488 USD/credit 56544 USD/full
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By earning the Masters in Business Administration degree at Clarkson University, you demonstrate your uncompromising work ethic and take the next step forward in your career with an internationally recognized education.


During this program you master an advanced curriculum developed with industry leaders and have proven your ability to solve real-world problems. From corporate offices to independent start ups, you become sought after because you excel. If you're ready to lead and take on new challenges, then it's time to make the future you want.

The Clarkson MBA makes you a stronger candidate for the job you want.

Conduct Research. Create Solutions. Network. Succeed.

Career opportunities

A Business Administration degree at Clarkson University can lead to higher salaries that pay back the investment in a graduate education. 

A general MBA results in a median early-career salary of nearly $60,000 and a median mid-career salary of around $100,000, according to PayScale’s College Salary Report. The average starting salary for Clarkson MBA's is $70,000!

In 2018, MBA students had 100% job placement within 3 months of graduation. 

Global Experience: 

In lieu of taking courses at Clarkson University, you can also take your spring semester global, and complete a semester exchange at one of our partner institutions:   

  • IÉSEG School of Management, France
  • KEDGE Business School, France
  • ESSCA School of Management, China
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Monash University, Australia

Earn a Dual Degree

You can get a dual MBA/MS in Applied Data Science  by completing 21 additional credits

  • Probability & Statistics for Analytics
  • Database Modeling, Design & Implementation
  • Optimization Methods for Analytics
  • Information Visualization
  • Data Mining
  • Capstone Project
The Applied Data Science is STEM designated. 


Clarkson's Online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Known worldwide, AACSB International challenges educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Management Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Organizational Behavior & Performance Management
  • Financial Management
  •  Strategic Planning
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Decision Analysis and Supply Chain Modeling

In addition, take elective tracks in one of the following areas:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation and New Venture Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Data Analytics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

With rolling admissions, students may apply at anytime. Semester starts begin in August and January. 


38 SCH

The program contains 10 core courses as well as five electives in a variety of functional areas. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Clarkson University and/or in United States, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Transcripts from all institution(s) attended
  • GMAT/GRE scores, waivers available, CURRENTLY WAIVED THROUGH 2022
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Statement of purpose
  • 2 letters of recommendation
International applicants also need:
  • English Proficiency Testing (see full checklist for options)
  • U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency 
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    56544 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1488 USD per credit during 9 months.
  • National

    56544 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1488 USD per credit during 9 months.

Living costs for Potsdam

892 - 1945 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Clarkson’s scholarships are primarily merit based. You are automatically applied for all scholarships when you apply to the program. Merit is primarily based on GMAT, or equivalent scores, and undergraduate GPA, but all aspects of your application are considered. Students who qualify to waive the GMAT will still be considered for scholarships, but typically receive the Fellowship level award.Scholarships require you to maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA. If you have access to an employer benefit plan, you must choose either it or a merit scholarship, not both.

Awards are granted based on a percent of your program’s total cost, and range from 15% to 75%. Award amounts can change with actual courses taken. The standard award levels are as follows:

Fellowship (3.3 GPA, 550 GMAT) – at least 15%

Dean's (3.5 GPA, 600 GMAT) – at least 25%

Presidential (3.7 GPA, 650 GMAT) – at least 40%

Trustees (3.9 GPA, 700 GMAT) – at least 75%

Clarkson also offers an Early Decision Award for residential business programs. Committing to a cohort-based residential program by March 1st of the year you intend to join the program will grant you an additional scholarship based on your merit scholarship achievement. These awards vary from an additional $3,000–$9,000 as follows:$3,000 Fellowship Level$5,000 Dean’s Level$7,000 Presidential Level$9,000 Trustees Level

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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