From the School

Peter F. Drucker is known as the father or modern management, and his writings on management theory and practice have proved timeless in understanding and predicting worldwide business practices. The fundamental aspects of his works form the foundation of the School's management philosophy. The Drucker School views management as a liberal art and human enterprise that integrates perspectives from a variety of academic disciplines.

The Drucker School of Management is dedicated to training effective and ethical leaders and managers in all sectors of society. Named after one of the most prominent management thinkers of the 20th century, the Drucker MBA program offers an intimate and interactive academic experience with world renowned professors and average class sizes of 25 students per class. Approximately 70% of our classroom instruction is either in discussion or case analysis format, and we foster team-building in classroom projects and presentations.

The Drucker MBA curriculum also immerses you in the real world of business with meaningful opportunities for practical application. In addition to gaining a solid foundation in marketing, finance, accounting, strategy, and leadership, you will have extensive opportunities to apply your analytical skills through a variety of channels, such as clinics, student projects, firm and company research, and the new Institute for the Practice of Management. The Drucker School's Practice of Management, the experiential-learning arm of the curriculum, will prepare you to become a future senior manager or executive through opportunities for invaluable real-world experience.

Overview

Applicants
179
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT
580 - 660
GPA
2.93 - 3.69

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
February 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
December 1

Round 3
February 1

Round 4
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

Overall

From the School


MBA Program
The Drucker School attracts students who exhibit strong leadership skills and exceptional academic achievement. The MBA program emphasizes the importance of social responsibility in the complex, globally-connected economy while focusing on ethical management. Our MBA program is ranked among the nation's Top 10 in faculty and classroom experience according to The Princeton Review. The Drucker School is also ranked as a 'Best Business School' by U.S. News and World Report.

Curriculum
The MBA curriculum is designed to enable students to simultaneously build knowledge and develop professional skills. Core courses provide candidates with an understanding of the fundamental disciplines of management. Elective courses enable students to specialize in a particular field of interest. Our flexible scheduling allows for both full-time and part-time study. Students are also able to take courses outside of the management program in other disciplines through the various schools at Claremont Graduate University and the Claremont Colleges Consortium.

Faculty
Our faculty at the Drucker School set the benchmark for the highest standards of academic excellence. The faculty is committed to creating a rich learning experience for students, while outside the classroom they produce influential publications and guide private, public and non-profit organizations in best practices. Students have access to experts in strategic management, leadership, marketing management, new venture finance, and global markets.


Students Say

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management operates a distinctive MBA program in general management, which “embeds both business and social values into its curriculum.” The school’s “unique management philosophy” is largely inspired by the eponymous Peter F. Drucker, a pioneer writer and thinker in the field of management theory and practice. Particularly interesting is the school’s Drucker-inspired concept of “management as a liberal art,” which “gives students the opportunity to gain insights into management from various perspectives.” In addition to “classes that focus on leadership, sustainability, organizational development, and effective management,” every student must “take a class solely based on Drucker’s philosophies as a core requirement.” Of particular note, the Drucker MBA focuses on “developing ethical leaders,” with class materials constantly emphasizing “the importance of social responsibility in business.”

Drucker offers a number of graduate-level business degrees, including an MA in Arts Management as well as three options for the MBA: a full-time MBA in the day, a fully employed MBA for working professionals, and an executive MBA in the evenings and weekends. Students in all three programs have access to intensive overseas courses, offered during semester breaks, as well as semester-long exchange programs. While students are not required to complete an internship, “There are plenty of opportunities for students to get access to various companies through the many extracurricular clubs offered like the Entrepreneur & Venture Capital Club that visits businesses and entrepreneurs in Southern California.” Most Drucker instructors are “excellent teachers,” who are “very talented [and] well trained in their fields.” While most have PhDs in business, the program is not overly academic; “Material feels very up to date and applicable.” While some students would like to see more academic rigor, they also appreciate the school’s “good reputation” as a member of the Claremont Consortium of Colleges, which includes such well-known institutions as Pomona College and Claremont McKenna.

A “boutique” school with intimate class sizes, Drucker students benefit from “small classes and extremely close and personal interaction with professors.” In addition to office hours, “it’s not uncommon to be invited to lunch or coffee with a professor.” When it comes to participating in this management-focused school, students are not let down: “The MBA Administration at Claremont Graduate University is amazing,” consistently demonstrating accessibility, as well as “a willingness to accommodate the various needs of students.” Despite incorporating a number of distinct degree programs, “there is a very good culture of communication between the administration, professors and students.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
36

58
Part-time
42
Full-time
27
Minority
27
Female

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://www.cgu.edu/pages/8963.asp

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

From The School

The career services available to students at the Drucker School are designed to provide the tools needed to successfully navigate into the working world and beyond. The department brings major US corporations, such as GE Capital, Deloitte & Touche, Johnson & Johnson, and Disney, on campus to interview students. Each year the School hosts career fairs on campus and a series of workshops and panels aimed at empowering students to embrace the career path of their choice.

Career Rating
85
Average Starting Salary
$61,333

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
80%
Graduate Facilitated
20%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
80%
Graduate Facilitated
20%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Marketing
18%
Operations/Logistics
18%
General Management
9%
Consulting
9%
Finance/Accounting
9%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

87%
West
13%
International

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 36% $55,000 $57,600 $3,600 $83,000
Non-Profit 30% $55,000 $48,200 $37,000 $56,000
Operations / Logistics 18% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
General Management 18% $60,000 $58,000 $48,000 $80,000
Consulting 9% $104,000 $104,000 $104,000 $104,000
Finance / Accounting 9% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Other 9% $55,000 $60,000 $45,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Non-profit 30% $55,000 $48,200 $37,000 $56,000
Media / Entertainment 20% $50,000 $50,000 $45,000 $50,000
Consulting 10% $104,000 $104,000 $104,000 $104,000
Financial Services 10% $45,000 $45,000 $45,000 $45,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 10% $60,000 $60,000 $60,000 $60,000

Prominent Alumni

Rajiv Dutta
President, Skype Technologies SA

Ming-Hsun Chen
Chairwoman, China Development Financial Holding Corp

Stephen Rountree
Pres. & COO, Music & Performing Art Ctr of LA Cnty

Colin Forkner
CEO & Vice Chairman, Pacific Coast National Bank

Brad Adams
CEO & Chairman, Sunstone Systems International

Overview

From The School

There are several departmental fellowships available to students, including the Doris Drucker Women in Leadership Fellowship, a scholarship opportunity honoring Doris Drucker, the wife of famed management scholar and social philosopher Peter Drucker. This scholarship rewards exceptional women wishing to further their careers in management and leadership. More information on this and other fellowship opportunities may be viewed at www.cgu.edu/fellowships.

Institutional financial aid is based on the applicant's professional work experience, academic qualifications, and GMAT score. It is applied for as a part of the application process. Government loans (FAFSA-for U.S. citizens and permanent residents) and International Student loans are also available.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$10,361

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
71%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
56%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
76%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
62%

New Students Receiving Loans
15%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$50,700
Tuition (Out-State)
$50,700
Fees (In-State)
$500
Fees (Out-State)
$500

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,941
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,941

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,100
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,100
Academic Expenses
$800

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
137

Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

24.00%
Minorities
37.00%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Maybe it’s all that Southern California sunshine, but students at Drucker say the school’s “atmosphere is light and harmonious.” Attracting MBA candidates from across the country, as well as internationally, “the student body is very diverse.” In the full-time program, students “generally skew younger and less experienced,” but they are nonetheless “friendly and eager to learn.” Friendships blossom easily, and collaboration is more common than competition among classmates. A student explains, “We are competitive on a friendly level, for example in case competitions we get very competitive, yet we can also go grab a beer at the end of the day and have a good time.”

When they are not hitting the books, Drucker students are eager to socialize with their colleagues. Among other campus events, the school hosts “regular student mixers,” of which the biweekly Thursdays on Drucker Way are particularly popular. It’s hard to dispute the fact that “beer, food, and table tennis is a nice way to end the week.” Located in the small town of Claremont, just north of Pomona, California, and east of Los Angeles, “Claremont is known as the city of trees and PhDs.” Around the business school, “the landscape is beautiful,” and it is located “close to the village (downtown) so we can easily walk there if we need anything that isn’t on campus.” A current student enthuses, “I’m having the time of my life here!”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Mark R. Estrada
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone
909-607-7811

Email
drucker@cgu.edu
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Key Stats

179
Applicants
137
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists