The School's curriculum
is designed to develop and enhance general management skills
and to prepare students to lead and manage major corporations
or their own businesses. In response to industries' expressed
desire that our students become especially attuned to the demands
and expectations of aspiring managers in today's business organizations,
and to the measures and criteria used to determine business success,
the School is committed to training students to master and exceeds
these measures beyond the 21st century. Our record of achievement
- Our students have relevant
industry experience and are able to provide solutions to today's
- We are focused on business
curriculum innovation with the development and implementation
of initiatives for careers where minorities and women are under-represented.
- Ranked among the top five
institutions as the "Best College or University for African
Americans" by Black Enterprise magazine and ranked number
one for the "Best Return on Investment" for two-year
MBA Programs by Business Week magazine.
- Historically, the MBA program
has produced more African American graduates than any other program
and amongst the highest recruitment candidates within the nation.
Bachelors of Arts
The program confers the Bachelor of Arts degree in two areas:
Business Administration and Accounting. Business Administration
majors study a broad cross section of fundamentals that prepares
them for specialized studies in their junior and senior years
in one or more of the following areas of concentration: accounting,
finance, international business, management and marketing. In
addition to the University's general education requirements,
students take specific courses for each degree.
Accounting majors obtain a practical and theoretical knowledge
of accounting fundamentals through structured studies in accounting,
auditing, accounting information systems and taxation. The wide
range of course offerings prepares students for career opportunities
in public and private organizations.
Bachelor of Arts and Master
of Arts in Accounting - Dual Degree
The Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Accounting is aimed
at students who want to meet the 150 semester hour requirement
in five years and simultaneously earn the bachelor's degree and
the master's degree. The program incorporates the Bachelor of
Arts in Accounting and the Master of Arts in Accounting by taking
no free electives until the fourth year and taking two graduate
course electives to satisfy the free electives requirements of
the bachelor's degree. The 150 semester hours are required by
40 of 54 jurisdictions awarding CPA certificates.
Master Of Business Administration
The MBA degree from Clark Atlanta University opens doors for
students seeking professional careers in major corporations in
the areas of accounting, finance, decision science/information
systems, and marketing. The graduate program prepares students
to fill leadership roles through its challenging curriculum,
innovative programs and supportive environment, and then provides
the opportunity for its students to market themselves to Fortune
500 companies that recruit annually at the School of Business.
The demonstrated success of those students who have graduated
from Clark Atlanta attracts interested companies to revisit the
school year after year.
Students who choose the School
of Business Administration have diverse academic and cultural
backgrounds. Every year the student body consists of a solid
mix of students from across the country and several international
countries, a balanced mix of men and women, with varying degrees
of experience. The Business School's more than 2,500 graduates
enjoy rewarding management and professional careers in public
and private sector organizations in the United States and abroad.
Students may select from four concentrations: Accounting, Decision
Sciences/Information Systems, Finance, or Marketing.
Master Of Arts in Accounting
The Master of Arts in Accounting is aimed at students, who have
completed a bachelor's degree in Accounting or its equivalent.
In addition to awarding a master's degree, the program supplements
the bachelor's degree to meet the 150 semester hours, which is
a minimum requirement for CPA certification in most states. A
significant highlight of the one-year full-time program is that
its course offerings are scheduled one day a week, permitting
candidates in the Atlanta area to take advantage of pursuing
their degree while maintaining employment.
of Business is Accredited by AACSB/The International Association
for Management Education at both the Undergraduate and Graduate