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Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University
School of Business Administration
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Accreditation: AACSB, Other
Faculty: 42
Year Founded: 1865

MBA Program
Degree Granted: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
Program Type: Full-time
Delivery Format: Classroom Setting
Program Length: 2 Academic Years
Web Site: http://www.sbus.cau.edu

Since 1946, the School of Business Administration has flourished as the major producer of black MBAs in America. In 1974, the School of Business earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School is committed to continuous improvement of its historic teaching and service tradition, with emphasis on intellectual contributions. Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration is a nationally renowned program. Business Week recently listed CAU School of Business Administration as the number one two-year program for the return on investment and we continue to place our graduates with top Fortune 500 companies. The National Black MBA Association presented Clark Atlanta University with the 2006 "Educational Institution of the Year" Award. In addition, The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive 2006 survey Recruiters named Clark Atlanta University among the top ten schools in the nation when asked which M.B.A. programs are best for hiring minority graduates. . Our MBA degree opens doors for students seeking professional careers in major corporations in the areas of accounting, finance, information systems and marketing. The School 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 by inviting Fortune 500 companies to recruit annually at the School. The demonstrated success of those students who have graduated from CAU attracts interested companies to revisit the school year after year. The size of CAU's program is small with approximately 160 students in the first and second year classes and a student to faculty ratio of 11:1. An intimate classroom setting, easy access to faculty, and the supportive, cooperative atmosphere among the students create a learning environment that is uniquely individualized, and fosters a spirit of enthusiasm and involvement. The program has helped thousands of people achieve their professional goals. Those who have chosen CAU have benefited from the MBA through greater job satisfaction, higher earnings, increased responsibility, and having a more powerful impact on the working world. The curriculum is designed around sequential course work providing an educational experience which prepares students for managerial opportuniti

Application Deadlines

Start Date: July 23, 2007
Rolling Admissions
Period Begin: September 1, 2006
Period End: April 2, 2007

Application Fee: 40 USD (United States of America, Dollars)
There are multiple application fees for this program.

Total Program Cost

Total program costs below were estimated based on one year’s tuition and required fees. Please visit the school’s Web site for the most current information.

Resident: 37,520 USD (United States of America, Dollars)
Non-Resident: 37,520 USD (United States of America, Dollars)
International: 37,520 USD (United States of America, Dollars)

Financial Aid
Web site: http://www.cau.edu

Admission Statistics:
Completed Applications Received: 134
Offers of Admission: 90 (67.2%)
Enrolled Students: 62 (68.9%)

Entering Class Statistics:

Citizenship Information: 6 countries are represented.

United States, Canada, or Bermuda (85%)
Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America (10%)
Africa (5%)


Primary Area of Study for First Degree:

Mean: 27
Median: 27
Middle 80% Age Range: 23 to 35

Years of Work Experience:
Mean: 4.0 years
Median: 4.0 years
Middle 80%: 1.0 years to 8.0 years
Full Range: 0.0 years to 12.0 years

Undergraduate GPA (U.S. Students Only):
Mean: 3.0
Median: 3.0
Middle 80%: 2.4 to 3.6

GMAT� Information:
Mean: 430
Median: 430
Middle 80%: 310 to 540

Employment statistics reported here for graduates of the MBA Program program reflect all information received as of September 30, 2006 for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2006. 

[-] Overall Job Acceptance

Total class: 46
Seeking employment: 29 (63.04%)
Received offer by three months after graduation: 27 (93.10%)

[+] Overall compensation
Base Salary
$50,000 - $85,300
Signing Bonus
$7,500 - $30,000
Other Guaranteed Compensation
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[-] Job Acceptance and Salary by Functional Area
(U.S. Dollars)

  Percent Accepting Offers Mean Salary Median Salary Range of Salary
Consulting Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered
Finance/Accounting 29.7% $80,000 $82,000 $70,000 - $85,000
General Management Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered
Human Resources 7.4% $75,000 $75,000 $65,000 - $85,000
Management Information Systems Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered
Marketing/Sales 51.9% $78,000 $80,000 $65,000 - $85,000
Operations/ Production 7.4% $75,000 $75,000 $65,000 - $85,000
Other 3.6% $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 - $50,000

[-] Job Acceptance and Salary by Industry (U.S. Dollars)
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[-] Job Acceptance and Salary by Geographic Region
(U.S. Dollars) 

  Percent Accepting Offers Mean Salary Median Salary Range of Salary
Mid-Atlantic U.S. Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered
Midwest U.S. Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered Not Entered
Northeast U.S. 17.2% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 - $80,000
South U.S. 69.0% $73,000 $80,000 $50,000 - $85,400
Southwest U.S. 10.4% $78,600 $85,400 $65,000 - $85,400
West U.S. 3.4% $85,400 $85,400 $85,400 - $85,400


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