2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog

MBA (Castleton+Clarkson University 4+1)

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Contact: Professor Paul Cohen, Department of Business Administration

Castleton offers this degree program in conjunction with Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York). This program enables Castleton students to complete an MBA in one year instead of the usual two years after a bachelor's degree. Class size for the one-year MBA program is restricted. Students are encouraged to apply early or possibly be placed on a waiting list.

Students will complete a bachelor's degree at Castleton, majoring in any of the Liberal Arts and Sciences or professional programs, and will take the required foundation courses listed below (many of which will satisfy Castleton's General Education requirements). For GUARANTEED admission to Clarkson's MBA Program students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the foundation requirements.
  2. Graduate with a minimum 3.0 GPA in upper division courses, or the last four semesters at Castleton.
  3. Score in the fiftieth percentile on the Graduate Management Aptitude Test.

In addition:

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of Calculus. (MAT 1531  will serve as foundation for Calculus).

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Program Structure

Building on a knowledge base in the foundation subjects, the MBA program consists of 30 semester hours of study (ten courses) at the graduate level. Eighteen hours must be completed from among the core courses in six of the following eight functional areas of study:

  Financial Management Accounting Theory
  Marketing Management Information Systems
  Operations Management Economic Theory
  Organizational Behavior Management Science

All students must also complete one course in Managerial Policy. The remaining nine hours (three courses) consist of electives from among the graduate offerings of the School of Management.

Thus, the candidate has the opportunity to pursue advanced work in the above functional areas as well as specialized work in a variety of other areas. A candidate for the MBA degree must also complete a project designed to test oral and written communication skills.

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