Business Administration, MBA


Program Summary

Format: Online, On-site, Hybrid

Locations: Potsdam, Capital Region

Credit Hours:

Residential MBAHybrid MBAOnline

Cost: per credit hour, scholarships and fellowships available

Our Program

One-Year Residential MBA
The Clarkson Residential MBA is a residential program housed on Clarkson University’s Potsdam campus. Students take classes on an accelerated schedule and can complete their degree in as little as nine months.

Hybrid MBA
Classes in the Hybrid MBA program are available online and/or during the evenings at the Clarkson University Capital Region campus. Students have access to all Clarkson School of Business resources — academic and professional networks, career services, and alumni. Students may take all classes on campus or mix in as many classes from the online program (see below) as they want; the classes and curricula are the same.

Online MBA
The Clarkson Online MBA is designed to enable working professionals to earn their Clarkson MBA on their schedule — wherever they are — while they continue working. Students take all of their courses online, with full access to Clarkson School of Business resources.

MBA in Healthcare Management
The MBA in Healthcare Management combines business theory and hands-on experience, preparing students for business leadership positions in a broad range of disciplines in the vibrant healthcare industry. Courses are available online or on-site at the Clarkson University Capital Region Campus. Students may complete the program entirely on campus, entirely, or mix and match.

Capital Region JD/MBA with Albany Law School
The JD/MBA program enables Albany Law students to complete both the JD in MBA in 18 months less than it would take to complete the degrees separately. Both degrees can be completed in 3.5 years which offers considerable tuition savings.

MBA Dual Degrees



Design and delivery of the MBA curriculum introduces the student to core business disciplines; the building of logical reasoning skills combined with computer, communication, and people skills; and the development of an ethical, technology savvy, practical perspective for decision-making.


Degree Requirements

One-Year Residential MBA (Potsdam Campus)
10 core courses at 2 credits each, 1 experiential course, 5 electives

Hybrid MBA
11 core courses at 3 credits each, 5 electives

Online MBA
11 core courses at 3 credits each, 5 electives

MBA in Healthcare Management
MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. The BS/MBA in Healthcare Management joint program reduces the number of MBA courses needed from 16 to 14. Up to three required courses and three preliminary courses half courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the BS program at ACPHS. The remaining courses are usually completed on a full-time basis the year following graduation from ACPHS. In addition to coursework, all MBA students are required to complete an administrative internship.

Capital Region JD/MBA with Albany Law School
This program is designed to meet the management development needs of students enrolled at Albany Law School. Students spend their first year in law studies, their second year in management studies, and their third and fourth years in law and management studies. Four designated law courses transfer into the MBA degree.  Students are required to complete their MBA the winter term of the year they petition to graduate at ALS.  Students may chose either the MBA or the Healthcare MBA.

MBA Dual Degrees

  • Masters of Engineering/MBA (Chemical & BiomolecularCivil & EnvironmentalMechanicalElectrical)
    Students have the opportunity to earn two master’s degrees in two years, developing both engineering and management skills in a stimulating, project-based environment.Students first complete a program leading to a 30-credit hour, non-thesis Master of Engineering degree.  This program focuses on practical engineering applications in an environment that can span the boundaries between traditional disciplines.
  • Masters of Environmental Politics and Governance/MBA
    There are 16 credits of overlapping coursework between the MBA and MS EPG programs, allowing for the MBA and MS EPG degree requirements to be completed in a combined 52-credit program of study spanning two years, including an MS thesis (6 credits) supporting the EPG degree (see sample curriculum ).
  • Masters of Data Analytics/MBA
    There are 17 Credits of overlapping coursework between the MBA and MS Data Analytics programs, allowing for the MBA and MS Data Analytics degree requirements to be completed in a combined 54-credit program of study spanning two years.

Admission Requirements

General Requirements for Admissions
Admission is based upon evidence of intellectual achievement, motivation, and aptitude. All students must have, or be a candidate for, an undergraduate degree from an accredited college before applying for graduate admission status. A grade average of “B” (3.0 cumulative index) or better in undergraduate work is expected for admission. Students with advanced degrees or substantial graduate work will also be judged on the record of previous graduate accomplishments.

Application Materials for all MBA programs:

  • All official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE Scores (may not be needed for applicants with work experience, graduate degrees or other practical/applied skill sets. The LSAT may be used in lieu of the GMAT for students applying to the JD/MBA program)
  • Essay
  • Resume

International Students

  • TOEFL or IELTS (see additional detail below)
  • Certificate of finance to receive an I-20

English Language Ability:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Must score a minimum of 213 on the computer based or 550 on the paper based or 80 on the internet based TOEFL. Non-U.S. applicants who have not studied for at least two years in an English-speaking program must also submit an official score from the TOEFL
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Overall score of 6.5 (with a potential request for a telephone interview).

Career Opportunities

The average starting salary for Clarkson MBAs is $67,000.
That means earning about $20,000 more than workers with bachelor’s degrees. That advantage grows greater over time.

Thinking about an MBA means thinking about return on investment.
Clarkson delivers one of the highest returns on investment of all colleges and universities in New York state — including those in New York City.

Clarkson’s flexible programs let you tailor your MBA to your needs.
Clarkson’s School of Business works with your schedule, your finances and the way you envision your future. Our professors give you personal attention to help you learn as an individual — and to prepare you for success in today’s intensely competitive market.


Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the Online MBA or the One-year Residential MBA program in Potsdam, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Nick Attanasio
MBA Recruiter

If you are interested in learning more about the Hybrid MBA in Schenectady, have questions or are ready to apply contact:
Erin Wheeler
Director of Admissions, Professional Programs

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