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01-12-2016

SUNY Canton & Clarkson University Announce Five-Year MBA Plan

A Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management at SUNY Canton now leads directly into the one-year Master of Business Administration program at Clarkson University, Potsdam.

Bertrand H. Snell Hall, home of Clarkson University's School of Business.“Our new agreement will help us attract students who want to complete their advanced degrees within a year of graduating from SUNY Canton,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the SUNY Canton School of Business and Liberal Arts. “It will be advantageous to the community, as it will help us keep today’s scholars and tomorrow’s entrepreneurs here in the North Country.”

SUNY Canton students can elect to take nine classes during their undergraduate education that will prepare them for Clarkson’s MBA program. Clarkson will be awarding a 4+1 Fellowship, consisting of a $10,000 tuition scholarship, a $4,000 travel scholarship and a $3,000 graduate assistant position to those students who enroll in the one-year graduate degree.

According to SUNY Canton Associate Professor Janice Robinson, there could be as many as a dozen students at the college who are poised to take advantage of the new opportunity.

“Clarkson has always been extremely supportive of our students,” she said. “Our competitive undergraduate program is comprehensive and skills-based and its popularity and recognition have been growing. This agreement will help our most successful students obtain a nationally-recognized graduate degree locally.”

Students may begin in Clarkson’s accelerated MBA program as early as August 2016, Robinson said.

"4+1 Fellowship students from SUNY Canton will be able to take advantage our network of successful professionals who can give them experienced perspectives on their future career," said Clarkson School of Business Dean Dayle Smith. "And with the merger of Union Graduate College into Clarkson University, students now have access to a global alumni network of 40,000 and even more electives and course delivery choices."

For information about SUNY Canton’s new relationship with Clarkson University’s MBA program, please contact SUNY Canton Admissions, 315-386-7123 or email admissions@canton.edu.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

About Clarkson University

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Bertrand H. Snell Hall, home of Clarkson University's School of Business.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bhsh-winter.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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