Graduate School of Management

Clark Univeristy

Dean's Welcome

Dean Catherine UsoffWelcome to the Graduate School of Management (GSOM), a special place at Clark University.

If you are interested in belonging to a community that encourages challenging the status quo, embraces diversity, enjoys learning across disciplines, thinks on a global level, has a high regard for sustainability and social issues, and prepares you for a career in an array of business fields, you have come to the right place.

In addition to producing impactful research, GSOM professors take a keen interest in our students and their professional development. All students attend classes taught by GSOM faculty, not graduate assistants, and the small class size allows students to engage and get to know our faculty and often work with them on research projects. This connection between students and faculty is a distinct advantage of studying at Clark GSOM.  Because of these opportunities and relationships, our alumni keep in touch with their former professors and staff, which results in a far-reaching alumni network for your benefit.

Our students learn along with, and also from, other GSOM students coming from many different countries and backgrounds. The diversity of our student body provides an opportunity to study in an environment that exemplifies a truly global organization, providing an experience that many other schools cannot duplicate. Further, as an AACSB accredited institution since 1986, our Graduate School of Management is committed to maintaining high quality instruction, establishing lasting industry and corporate partnerships, and providing a rigorous academic experience that will challenge and prepare you for a career in your field of choice. You will graduate GSOM with skills that are valued by organizations around the world.

My hope is that you will come to Clark and feel at home here, engage in all we have to offer, and leave with the confidence and skills you need to change your world. I encourage you to visit our beautiful main campus at Clark University in Worcester or our Southborough (Ma) location and learn more about our transformative degree programs.

Catherine Usoff, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School of Management
Clark University

Catherine Usoff came to GSOM from Bentley University where she was a faculty member for 19 years.  She was the inaugural chair of the Information & Process Management department after thirteen years in the Accounting department. Catherine has extensive curriculum development experience and has created and fostered many corporate relationships. Most of her recent teaching experience has been in a full-time MBA program. She worked with many leading local companies where her MBA students have completed business process improvement projects. Catherine earned her B.S. in Accounting from Boston College, and an MBA and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She lives in Acton, MA with her husband and son, and has a daughter in graduate school in California.