4+1 MBA/MS Program with Clarkson University | St. Lawrence University Masters of Business Combined Programs

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. Students may plan their undergraduate program to include an undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University and an MBA degree from Clarkson in five years. Every St. Lawrence student is eligible, regardless of whether or not they’ve taken business courses.

What is an MBA and what are the advantages of the 4+1?

The Clarkson Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students for leadership positions within an increasingly global and technological work environment. It takes the strong foundation that students have developed during their time at St. Lawrence and adds an additional layer of education and preparedness to further aid future career goals. 

As a 4+1 partner, all St. Lawrence graduates who are admitted to the Clarkson MBA program will receive, at a minimum, the following benefits:

  • Minimum $10,000 Tuition Scholarship
  • $4,000 Travel Scholarship for a two-week study abroad experience
  • Graduate Assistant position that allows students to earn up to $3,000

Also, students who earn at least a 3.0 GPA while at St. Lawrence and score 550 or higher on the GMAT are eligible for a streamlined admissions process – no application, no essays, no letters of recommendation. Simply provide a transcript and official GMAT score and you're in.  Students who do not meet these criteria are still eligible to apply to Clarkson’s MBA program using their traditional application.

Foundation Courses

The courses listed below are will satisfy foundation requirements. If necessary, any foundation courses not taken at St. Lawrence may be taken free of charge through Clarkson’s MBA Summer Business Concept program.

Clarkson U. Foundation Requirements / SLU Course Equivalents

Accounting:  Financial and Managerial / ACC 203 & 204
Economics:  Micro and Macro / ECON 100 and ECON 251 or ECON 252
Corporate Finance / ECON 313
Operations/Production Management / OM 331+
Computer Science: Information Systems / CS 140 and IS 200+
Statistics and Quantitative Methods / STAT 113 or ECON 200
Law and Society / ECON 305 or ECON 307
Principles of Marketing / MK 320+
Principles of Management and Organizational Theory / PSYC 313 or OS 286+

+Courses can be taken by cross registration at Clarkson University

Contact Information

SLU Contact:                                         Clarkson Contact:

Alan Lockard                                         Christopher Wszalek
Hepburn Hall 15                                     Snell Hall 320
(315) 229-5057                                       (315) 268-6613
alockard@stlawu.edu                              cwszalek@clarkson.edu