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Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: October 11, 2013.

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150 E. 10th Street
Claremount, CA 91711
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School Data

Annual Tuition: $$57,060

Acceptance Rate: 91%

Full-Time Enrollment: 35

International: 29%

Minority: 34%

Female: 26%

Male: 74%

Application Deadlines:

Round 1 – December 1, 2017

Round 2 – February 1, 2018

Round 3 – April 1, 2018

Round 4 – June 1, 2018

Final Deadline – August 15, 2018

Just mention the name Peter F. Drucker and doors open. The greatest management sage who ever lived, Drucker made Claremont–one of the world’s most beautiful university towns–his home for the most productive part of his life. Though he died in 2005 at the age of 95, his influence is deeply embedded in the MBA program here. The curriculum is designed around the belief that management is a human enterprise –an art as well as a science – that integrates perspectives from the social and behavioral sciences. The MBA degree requires completion of 60 units of study. The Drucker School’s curriculum is designed around a required core platform of eight sequenced courses (32 units) plus 28 units of elective courses.

Once students have completed the basic core requirements, they direct their studies toward a specified area of concentration in strategy, finance, marketing, leadership, global management, or non-profit management. Students may also take up to 12 elective units within the other schools at the Claremont Consortium.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2012): 89

BusinessWeek (2012): NR

Forbes (2013): NR

U.S. News & World Report (2014): 101

Financial Times (2012): NR

The Economist (2012): NR

Rankings Analysis: The Drucker School fell seven places to 89th in Poets&Quants’ 2012 ranking of the top 100 best MBA programs in the U.S. The decline can completely be attributed to a weaker showing in the U.S. News & World Report ranking in 2012. Drucker slipped to 75th from 63rd a year earlier. The school is not ranked by four of the five most influential rankings of business schools, so our composite list is based entirely on the school’s U.S. News standing.  The school will likely take another hit in this year’s ranking after it dropped to No. 101 in U.S. News’ 2014 listing.

Tuition & Fees: $101,400

Average GMAT: 614

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 550-682

Average GPA: 3.29

Acceptance Rate: 61.3%

Full-Time Enrollment: 84

International: 41.7%

Female: 33.3%

Minority: 28.6%

Average Age: 27

Class of 2012:

Average Base Salary: $56,000

Average Signing Bonus: $5,000

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 12.5%

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 75%

Where the Class of 2011 Went to Work:

Consulting: 38%

Financial Services: 25%

Media/Entertainment: 4%

Non-Profit: 4%

Petroleum/Energy: 13%

Technology: 13%

Other: 3%

Top Employers of the Class of 2011:

Southern California Edison 3

PricewaterhouseCoopers 1

Deloitte 1

American Heart Association 1

China Trust Bank 1

Intel Corp. 1

Peppers & Rodgers Consulting 1

Cognizant Consulting 1



Towers Watson 1

Northrop Grumman 1

Raytheon 1

Union Bank 1

Bersin & Associates 1