Overview

Applicants
149
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.20
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
550 - 610
GPA
2.95 - 3.59

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
December 1

Regular Application Deadline
February 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
April 1

Round 4
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
52

62
Part-time
38
Full-time
31
Female
27
Minority


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."


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

Average Starting Salary
$66,587

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

19%
Marketing
19%
Consulting
19%
General Management
19%
Finance/Accounting
19%
Other
7%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

87%
West
13%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

The Career Management office at Drucker works with students on career planning, skills development, and networking. They also oversee an alumni mentor program, which connects current students with graduates of the MBA. Nonetheless, students would like to see "better relations with alumni" across the board. Unlike at larger business programs, "recruiters do not come on campus" for interviews, though students notice that there has been a recent push to bring more companies to Drucker for interviews and networking events. Though still slightly beleaguered, "recruitment has increased and the effort is noticeable, but [it is] a work in progress."

For the class of 2013, at least 75 percent of graduates were employed within three months of graduation, with an average starting salary of almost $61,333. There are Drucker grad- uates living in all fifty states, and recent graduates have accepted positions at a range of companies, including Bank of NY Mellon, Barclays Capital, Northwest Airlines, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, International Monetary Fund, KPMG, Mattel, and Risk Management Solutions, among many others.


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
Consulting 19% $120,000 $118,333 $100,000 $135,000
Finance / Accounting 19%
Marketing / Sales 19% $74,500 $66,500 $45,000 $80,000
Other 19% $42,000 $49,500 $42,000 $64,500
General Management 19%
Operations / Logistics 7%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 19% $120,000 $106,500 $64,500 $135,000
Media / Entertainment 19% $55,000 $57,167 $42,000 $74,500
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 19%
Other 19%
Consumer Products 12%
Non-profit 6%
Technology 6%

Prominent Alumni

Tawni Cranz
Chief Talent Officer, Netflix, Inc.

Junro Ito
Executive Officer and Director, Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Sirena Liu
Managing Director, China, 20th Century Fox

Mark Hatch
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, TechShop

Saori Casey
Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Apple, Inc.

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)
$60,864
Tuition (Out-State)
$60,864
Fees (In-State)
$500
Fees (Out-State)
$500

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,902
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,902

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
109
Part Time
27%

Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

9.00%
Minorities
50.00%
International

31% female
69% 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 nonethe- less "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 col- leagues. 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
John Lee
Associate Director of Admissions and Recruiting

Address
1021 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
United States

Phone
909-607-7811

Fax
909-607-9104

Email
drucker@cgu.edu


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