Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Business Administration

General Information

Degrees Offered


The full-time and part-time MBA degree programs are now located in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, about 45 minutes away from the main university campus. The Greenville campus is located at the ONE Building in the center of downtown Greenville. Downtown Greenville offers the urban ambiance and amenities to support educational programs geared toward working professionals, executives and adult students.

Our new location strategically places college faculty and students at the center of the region’s most dynamic business location. The vibrant Greenville business community is a living laboratory for Clemson MBA students. Full-time students can attend classes and simultaneously hold internships or part-time positions in local businesses ranging from start-up IT firms to global Fortune 500 companies. Our central downtown location is very convenient for working professionals in the Greenville community, who can complete their degree during the evening while working full-time to advance their careers. Both full-time and part-time students have opportunities to network with members of the business community in a variety of college-sponsored events and they can actively participate in local professional organizations.

About the Program

Purpose and Objectives

At Clemson, we recognize and respect that every student is a unique individual.  Your dreams and aspirations are as personal and distinct as your own fingerprints.  We also believe that life is bigger than any classroom - jobs, family obligations, and other responsibilities deserve ample time and attention.  And it`s important for people to have time to simply enjoy life.

Please contact our admissions director, if you have further questions about our program.

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Jane Layton)

Application Requirements

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Jane Layton)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

Course of Study

Program of Study

Earning an MBA from Clemson doesn`t require you to conform to a rigid, arbitrary set of rules and requirements. Instead, we put you in control to create a course of study that fits into your life.  Many paths may lead to your goal, but it is up to you to choose which one you will follow, and how fast you will travel.

Choose to attend classes full time, part time, or on the fast-track accelerated program – you can even earn a dual degree. When you apply to the Clemson MBA, our advisers will work with you to design a curriculum that will help you meet your goals, within your time constraints. Earn your MBA your way.

Full Time
The full-time Clemson MBA is offered in a close-knit environment in which students develop a lifelong network of friends and contacts. Depending on your undergraduate degree and prior work experience, the full-time program can be completed in as little as 12 to 15 months or as long as 21 months. We will encourage you to pursue an internship or participate in a study abroad experience during the summer months.

Part Time
Part-time, working professional students must have a minimum of two years of work experience, but often have five to 10 years of experience. Students who choose to pursue the Clemson MBA part time can complete the MBA in two to three years by taking two courses per semester. Students may accelerate the program to earn their degree even faster by taking additional courses as their schedule permits.

Emphasis Areas
In addition to a core of business foundation courses, both full-time and part-time MBA students select areas of emphasis to build deeper expertise in an area that matches their career goals. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Innovation/Entrepreneurship
  • Health Services
  • Services Science
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Supply Chain and Information Management
Current Program


MBA students engage in applied research projects through the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which promotes entrepreneurial activity and economic development; and the Clemson University Center for International Trade, which enhances the ability of organizations and policy makers to respond effectively to a changing international economy.

Our Students

The Clemson MBA Program currently enrolls approximately 280 students. We have over 90 students pursuing their degree on a full-time basis during the day and more than 190 working professional students who work full-time during the day and complete their degree in the evening program. We offer a full slate of classes for working professionals in the evening.Twenty-three percent of students are international, and 30 percent are women.

MBA students are hired by a wide variety of businesses and organizations.  Recent employers have included Lockheed-Martin, Michelin, Resurgent Capital, General Electric, Plastic Omnium, and Fidelity.

Other Information

Dual Degree Program

Dual graduate degree MBA/MS or MBA/PhD opportunities are available to interested and qualified students. Both the MBA and a second graduate degree may be earned in approximately two and one-half years, if the second graduate degree is approximately 30 hours and classes are taken full time. Students have combined their MBA with a variety of other graduate degrees available at Clemson, such as computer science, tourism, bioengineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, construction science management, professional communication and marketing. Many other combinations are also possible.

Program Coordinator

  • Jane Layton
  • 1 North Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone: (864) 656.8175
  • Email:

Additional Contacts

  • Kristin Allen
  • 1 North Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone: (864) 656.8173
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  • Linda Parr
  • 1 North Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone: (864) 656.3975
  • Email:
  • Jamie Patterson
  • 1 North Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Phone: (864) 656.8183
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English Language Studies

About ELS

Conditional language admission is offered to graduate candidates who have met all admission requirements except language proficiency. Students may meet language proficiency requirements through completion of ELS Level 112 Intensive Program.

Standardized Exam

The academic program reserves the right to require applicants admitted with conditional letters of admission (CLAs) to post adequate GMAT or GRE scores prior to matriculating into the program.