Clarkson University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Master of Science in Engineering & Global Operations Management
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Clarkson’s OBUS programs are distinguished by flexible scheduling, student engagement and faculty credentials. Students work at their own pace, completing in 1.5-5 years. Classes are taught by regular, full-time teaching faculty in the School of Business. While classes can be taken wherever there is high speed internet, students meet with the professor live in a virtual classroom every week. This allows for better networking with classmates, participation in group discussions and collaboration.

School type Private
Terms Quarter
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 3
Concentrations offered
General Management Production/Operations Management
Leadership Public Administration
Management Information Systems Supply Chain Management/Logistics

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 28
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. No


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 17 full-time; 2 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 71% full-time; 0% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 12
Average experience teaching online courses 5 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 1 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 9
Maximum class size 15

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All
Dedicated business school career center Yes
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 1.5 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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