Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University – Claremont, California

February 20th, 2013 by

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Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University - Claremont, California

Key Differentiators

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management has a philosophy based on people; management as a human enterprise and a liberal art.  The people at Drucker embrace this philosophy and treat others with respect, praise them individually and embrace them in the collegiate synergy that has been created within the academic community.

Drucker serves the purpose of making a difference in lives of those with whom the institution serves.  Their beliefs about management as a liberal art is the focus of the school’s educational philosophy by integrating perspectives from social and behavioural sciences, philosophy and humanities, history, technology, religion and mathematics.  The philosophy brings together the complex realities of the world, diverse cultural, institutional and intellectual backgrounds and the school’s ethical responsibilities.

The business school has a mission to achieve their purpose by developing and enriching the professional lives of students.  They want to enhance students’ abilities to think ethically and critically about complex issues, make proper strategic decisions and lead others by inspiring achievement of a common purpose.  They aim to provide a practical, reflective learning experience that instills intellectual curiosity and learning skills that will foster a search for understanding openness, innovation and change.



The MBA Programme has a focus on the needs of the creative economy and integrates theory and practice within collaborative team environments.  The goal of the programme is to develop future managers who will be able to make complex business decisions and lead and inspire others.

The programme is two years and requires 60 credit hours of course work. Eight of the courses are core courses (32 credit hours) and 28 credit hours are reserved for electives.  The structure is flexible and focused on creating a foundational management core, developing ethical judgment and practice habits and discovering innovative management techniques.  During the first year, students complete the foundational core of courses, which are listed below:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • The Drucker Difference
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Operational Methods
  • Strategy
  • Macro Economics
  • Managerial Accounting

During the second year, students take electives and may choose a concentration in the areas of:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Global Management
  • Information Technology Management

Below is a diagram of the course structure, provided by Drucker.

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The Professional MBA Programme is designed to provide the basic MBA experience, but is delivered through a “modified cohort” approach, making the structure much more flexible to accommodate the schedule of working professionals.  It also contains professional assessments and executive coaching throughout and is completely customised for each individual.

The programme is 52 credit hours and 24-28 electives are incorporate into the “Professional Pathway”, which is tailored to each professional’s educational needs.  An opportunity to study abroad in the UK, Hong Kong and Costa Rica is also included.

The Executive MBA Programme is flexible and allow executives to move at their own pace and build a class schedule around their personal and professional lives.  The programme consists of three, 14-week semesters that are divided into six, seven-week modules.  The programme can be started at any of the six entry points, and courses meet on weekday evenings and Saturdays, once a week, for three hours at a time.

The classroom experience is structured in small class sizes and places a strong emphasis on leadership and strategy; the skills need for senior managers.  An extensive list of courses for both of these areas is offered to the students. Below is a list of the core courses, strategy courses and leadership courses, provided by Drucker.

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General Information

The Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Claremont Graduate University
1021 North Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-6160
United States
t: +1 909-621-8000
w: www.cgu.edu