The AACSB-accredited David D. Reh School of Business at Clarkson University is named after a Clarkson alumnus who was an incredibly hard-working entrepreneur and humanitarian. To carry on his legacy, the School of Business collaborates with industry leaders to provide the best innovative and entrepreneurial business education possible. When students graduate, they are confident leaders ready to find success in any industry they pursue.
The undergraduate degree programs are advantageous in how they each are a combination of disciplines. Undergraduates can pursue a Bachelors in Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Engineering & Management, Financial Information & Analysis with a concentration in Accounting, Global Supply Chain Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, or Mathematical Economics. Graduate business programs also are merged with multidisciplinary perspectives. Graduate students can earn a Masters in Business Administration, Data Analytics, Engineering Management, Healthcare Data Analytics, or an MBA in Healthcare Management. There are dual degrees offered that combine an MBA with either Data Analytics, Engineering, or Environmental Politics & Governance.
Those who need financial assistance will find many grants, scholarships, student employment, and work-study opportunities. Graduate Assistantships exist with the Career Center, the Office of Student Organizations, and the Office of Student Life & Engagement. Every business student will gain international experience while pursuing their degree. There are semester-long or year-long Study Abroad Program in places like Germany, Japan, South Africa, or Ireland or a summer Global Business Program trip to Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, or Argentina. There is also the semester-long Canadian Studies Course on-campus that consists of excursions over the border to study business in Canada.
Involvement in student organizations like Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Phi Omega, Circle K, Clarkson Innovation Network, Strategic Investment Group, Student Ambassadors, Graduate Student Association, Microfinance Club, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Society of Professional Women help students to have fun, connect with peers, serve others, and grow in knowledge and experience. Internships and Co-ops, in areas like financial services, project management, global manufacturing technology, sales/marketing, trade customization, and web development, are considerable assets to building a resume, gaining hands-on experience, and making connections in the industry.
With entrepreneurship being at the heart of Clarkson, business students have incredible resources to support their entrepreneurial ventures. The Reh Center for Entrepreneurship offers guidance, programming, teamwork, skill-building, training, a Young Innovators and Entrepreneurs Program, and an Innovation Hub. Every first-year business student takes the required course: Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation, where they go from creating an idea and formulating a plan, to a pitch and real funding. The Shipley Center for Innovation assists students with bringing their new ideas to life, working with the latest technology, entrepreneurial guidance, patents, and resources to make it happen. Clarkson Ignite provides incredible resources, workshops, events, and a shared collaborative space to imagine, design, create, develop, and implement a business plan.
Graduate students can benefit from the AACSB-accredited fully online Masters in Business Administration degree program.