4+1 MBA/MS Program with Clarkson University

St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University have established an agreement that allows St. Lawrence students to plan their undergraduate program to include courses that serve as a foundation for graduate study in business at Clarkson. These foundation courses include material required in the first year of study in the MBA of MS programs at Clarkson. Students who plan their undergraduate program carefully are able to earn an undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and an MBA of MS degree from Clarkson in five years. If necessary, any remaining foundation courses may be taken at Clarkson the summer prior to beginning the MBA or MS program.

What are the MBA and MS Programs?

The Clarkson Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students for leadership positions within an increasingly global and technological work environment. The Master of Science in Management Systems (MS) program provides the opportunity to concentrate in a particular field of interest. The MS can be earned in three functional areas: Human Resource Management (MSHR), Information Systems (MSIS), and Manufacturing Management (MSMM).

Early Admission may be granted at the completion of the Junior year for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 and a 70 th percentile GMAT score. Regular admission will be granted to any student having completed 18 credits in specified foundation courses with a minimum 2.0 in each, a GMAT score above the 50 th percentile, and a 3.0 upper division GPA.

Foundation Courses

Satisfactory completion of foundation requirements will include a total of 27-33 equivalent semester hours. Listed below are approved courses at St. Lawrence University, which will satisfy foundation requirements.

Clarkson University
Foundation Requirements
St. Lawrence University
Course Equivalents

Accounting: Financial and Managerial

Economics: Micro and Macro*

Corporate Finance

Operations/Production Management

Computer Science: Information Systems

Statistics and Quantitative Methods

Law and Society**

Principles of Marketing

Computer Programming***

Principles of Management and Organizational Theory

ACC 203 & 204

ECON 100 and ECON 251 or ECON 252

ECON 313

OM 331

CS 140

MATH 113 or ECON 200

ECON 305 ‡

MK 320 †

CS 219

PSYC 313 or OS 286

*MS students are only required to take one economics course.

**Not required for MS students.

***Only required for MSIS students.

† Courses by cross registration at Clarkson University

‡ To assure full coverage, students will need to complete a book review surveying the legal environment of business or take other appropriate law-related courses at SLU