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    Teamwork is a central focus of Clarkson’s One-Year AACSB accredited MBA program. We emphasize the development of effective communication skills, including oral, written and multimedia methods. The core courses use cases, behavioral role playing, and simulation gaming as teaching methods. Several hands-on projects, consulting projects, and global business program opportunities provide application of theory to real business situations.

    The One-Year Accounting MBA is a 38 credit-hour program. All students are required to take ten (two credit hours each) MBA modules with a required experiential course (three credit hours). You also have the option to specialize in your chosen field by completing one of our Advanced Certificate Programs, recognized by New York state for academic rigor and leadership development:

    • Global Supply Chain Management

    • Innovation and New Venture Management

    • Environmental Management

    • Accounting

    • Six Sigma & Process Improvement

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Admission to the program is based upon the overall qualities of your application including academic performance; professional references, standardized test performance, and an overall demonstration of fit and drive for the program. The application fee to the 1-year MBA is only $35.Minimum admission requirements for the program are:Submission of application form online (preferred method) or by print.A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. No specific undergraduate major is required. Any degree earned internationally must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor degree.Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. All transcripts must be submitted regardless of how many credits were earned. Submission of an official GMAT or GRE test score. (Note: This requirement may be waived for any applicant that has previously completed a Master's or Doctoral degree program).Resume (when using our online application tool, you will be required to submit this along with your application).Two Essays (when using our online application tool, you will be required to submit this along with your application) that are one page each in length, double spaced: Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Clarkson University to help you achieve these goals and why now?Describe a personal characteristic or something in your background that will help the Graduate Admission Committee to get to know you better.OPTIONAL: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (i.e. gaps in work experience, academic performance, choice of references, significant strengths or weaknesses to your application, etc.).Three letters of recommendation.International StudentsInternational students will need to provide a TOEFL score of 80 or above in order to have their application reviewed.Students will also need to submit a competed certificate of finance before an I-20 can be issues. This document will be provided to students if they are admitted to our MBA program.PrerequisitesOur prerequisites represent the foundation business coursework that we require all students to have before beginning the MBA program. They can be completed during undergraduate study, our Summer Business Concepts Program (all courses are offered on our campus at no cost), or over the summer at a different institution. The prerequisites are as follows:MicroeconomicsMacroeconomicsOrganizational Behavior/Principles of ManagementFinancial AccountingManagerial AccountingStatisticsCorporate FinanceOperations ManagementMarketingBusiness LawInformation Systems/Computer Science English Language Requirements TOEFL iBT® test: 80


    Merit Based Tuition Discounts

    The Clarkson University MBA Program awards scholarships on a merit basis, in the form of tuition discounts. Every applicant is evaluated individually for scholarship money at the time of acceptance, and is not required to complete any additional scholarship application. Awards are primarily based on a student’s cumulative GPA, GMAT or GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and resume. Based on these credentials, an appropriate scholarship amount will be awarded. There is no limit to the number of scholarships that can be awarded in an academic year. For the class of 2013, scholarships ranged in amount from 9-65% off tuition.

    Deadline: Rolling basis

    Application: No additional application required.

    Leadership Scholarship

    This scholarship opportunity is reserved for exceptional students with an undergraduate degree from a partnering institution with an active 4+1 articulation agreement with Clarkson University’s MBA program. To apply, students will be required to submit a 1-page essay describing why they feel they are a good candidate to receive this award.

    Application: 1 page essay.

    Clarkson Women in Business Scholarship

    This scholarship opportunity is sponsored by Clarkson Women in Business (CWiB) and is reserved for an exceptional female student. Clarkson Women in Business is a professional organization associated with the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA), providing educational and empowerment opportunities for Clarkson University’s MBA students, in support of women in business. To apply, students will be required to submit a 1-page essay describing why they feel they are a good candidate to receive this award.

    Application: 1 page essay.

    Crane Company Scholarship

    This scholarship opportunity has been established through generous funding by Crane Company and their foundation, The Crane Fund for Widows and Children for enrolled domestic or international MBA students. This opportunity is reserved for MBA students who have an interest in pursuing the supply chain management track, an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher (i.e., last 60 credit hours of their undergraduate education at the time of acceptance/enrollment), and who have demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in undergraduate co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. To apply, students will need to write a 1-page essay describing in full detail why they are interested in the field of Supply Chain Management; what their career goals are in this area; and why they should be considered for this prestigious scholarship.

    Application: 1 page essay.

    J. Ronald Frazier '45 Endowed Scholarship

    This fellowship will be based on financial need or an incoming student who is in good academic standing within their respected university. Students who are enrolled in their university's School of Business and who wish to pursue a career in Supply Chain Management will be considered for this fellowship. If no students meet the requirements of this fellowship, the fellowship May be used for other students in good academic standing with financial need.

    Application: 1 page essay.

    Other Financial Assistance and Important Forms: The Office of Graduate Business Programs and Clarkson University's Student Administrative Services Office are available to help you through the financial process. The following links will assist you as you explore the options that are available to you.

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