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4+1 Partners

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Clarkson University's School of Business has established 4+1 agreements with a number of U.S. and Canadian universities that allow you to plan your undergraduate program to include courses that will serve as a foundation for graduate study in business.

4+1 agreements may allow qualified undergraduate students completing a baccalaureate degree to earn the MBA in just one year. An undergraduate major in business or economics is not required. These foundation courses include material required in the first year of study in most MBA programs.

Foundation requirements include the following subjects and must be completed with a grade of C or better (we also recommend one course in calculus):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Statistics
  • Business Law
  • Operation/Production Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Computer course

If you are currently pursuing your bachelor degree, you can select electives in order to complete most of the foundation courses as a part of your undergraduate program. Or, you may take any or all the foundation courses during our summer Business Concepts Program at Clarkson. Courses may also be taken at another institution with prior approval from the Director of the Graduate Business Program prior to the beginning of the MBA program.

New York | Vermont | North Carolina | Alabama | Pennsylvania | Canada

New York

Alfred University (Adobe Document 369 KB)

Alfred State University (Adobe Document) 

Cazenovia College (Adobe Document 383 KB)

Clarkson University (Adobe Document 581 KB)

Elmira College (Adobe Document 374 KB)

Hartwick College (Adobe Document 376 KB)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Adobe Document 360 KB)

Houghton College (Adobe Document 372 KB)

Keuka College (Adobe Document 362 KB)

Paul Smith's College (Adobe Document 361 KB)

St. Lawrence University (Adobe Document 374 KB)

Siena College (Adobe Document 369 KB)

Skidmore College (Adobe Document 369 KB)

SUNY Brockport (Adobe Document 387 KB)

SUNY Canton (Adobe Document 377 KB)

SUNY Cortland (Adobe Document 373 KB)

SUNY Fredonia (Adobe Document 370 KB)

SUNY Geneseo (Adobe Document 381 KB)

SUNY Oneonta (Adobe Document 386 KB)

SUNY Plattsburgh (Adobe Document 368 KB)

SUNY Potsdam (Adobe Document 375 KB)

Wells College (Adobe Document 370 KB)



Castleton State College (Adobe Document 370 KB)

Champlain College (Adobe Document 361 KB)

College of St. Joseph (Adobe Document 385 KB)

Green Mountain College (Adobe Document 366 KB)

Johnson State College (Adobe Document 359 KB)

Lyndon State College (Adobe Document 369 KB)

Norwich University (Adobe Document 367 KB)

Middlebury College (Please contact us for more information)

St. Michael's College (Adobe Document 378 KB)

Southern Vermont College (Adobe Document 366 KB)

Vermont Technical College (Adobe Document 360 KB)


North Carolina

Greensboro College (Adobe Document 453 KB)

North Carolina A&T State University (Adobe Document 378 KB)



Tuskegee University (Adobe Document 364 KB)



Mercyhurst College

Susquehanna University 



Brock University (Adobe Document 370 KB)