Beacon Institute Launches New Clarkson Graduate Program

Online graduate business programs ranked #12 in nation

Coinciding with U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the best online graduate business programs, Beacon Institute (a subsidiary of Clarkson University) launched a new Clarkson University master of science in engineering management on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Institute’s Hudson River campus in Beacon.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Clarkson University’s graduate business programs number 12 in the nation. Clarkson offers both a master of business administration (MBA) and a master of science in engineering management online. The new M.S. in engineering management is the first graduate program to be offered by Clarkson University in the Hudson Valley region.

beacon-clarksonThe hybrid program in Beacon, a combination of in-person and online classes, is taught by Clarkson University faculty and has attracted 18 students representing 17 different corporate and government entities from six different states around the U.S. The students are working professionals, most in engineering-related positions, looking to advance their degrees while earning a living.

The opportunity to study online is vital to students who need to further their education for career advancement but cannot attend graduate school in person full-time or part-time because of their work, family and travel schedules.

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries is a not-for-profit environmental research organization engaging scientists, engineers, educators and policy experts in collaborative work focusing on real-time monitoring of river ecosystems. For more information, visit their website,

Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson University is a research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs. For more information about the university, visit their website,

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