MBA|CPT Graduate Program

Cleary University

Cleary University, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, features an innovative, hands-on Masters of Business Administration curriculum that centers on practical and immediately-usable business skills.  One way they do that is by offering a unique practical training opportunity in which international graduate students are allowed to work in full-time employment in local US companies, as early as the first semester, while enrolled in their Master of Business Administration Program.

This mandatory CPT program can begin as early as the first semester, in the following majors:

For students who hold a 3 year diploma, or equivalent, or who do not have four-year degree in a business related field desirous of enhancing their business understanding and knowledge, Cleary University offers the Certificate in Graduate Business Foundations.

The Certificate in Graduate Business Foundations provides students with the prerequisite coursework necessary for success in the Cleary University MBA program. This “bridge” program will serve to enhance the students understanding of business and analytical content and provide an additional session of study prior to integration with students with their four-year degree counterparts in the Management and Healthcare Leadership MBA programs respectively.

 Types of Employment Available at Cleary University:

  • On-campus paid employment: Up to 20 hours per week, beginning in the first year.
  • Off-campus Curricular Practical Training or internships: Up to 40 hours per week of off-campus paid employment starting after one year of study. This is authorized by SEVIS only for graduate students at Cleary University where such employment is a mandatory component of the curriculum and is required to begin immediately. 
  • Off-campus FIRST YEAR Curricular Practical Training: Paid employment or internships up to 40 hours per week, as early as the first semester of study. 
  • Off-campus unpaid internships: Employment for training purposes only.

For students who hold a 3 year diploma, or equivalent, or who do not have four-year degree in a business related field desirous of enhancing their business understanding and knowledge, Cleary University offers the Certificate in Graduate Business Foundations.

The Certificate in Graduate Business Foundations provides students with the prerequisite coursework necessary for success in the Cleary University MBA program. This “bridge” program will serve to enhance the students understanding of business and analytical content and provide an additional session of study prior to integration with students with their four-year degree counterparts in the Management and Healthcare Leadership MBA programs respectively.