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Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Management

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

Annual Tuition: $48,480

Acceptance Rate: 91%

Full-Time Enrollment: 35

International: 29%

Minority: 34%

Female: 26%

Male: 74%

Application Deadlines: Early Action: Round 1 - December 1, 2022* | Priority Deadline: Round 2 - February 1, 2023 | Round 3 - April 1, 2023 | Round 4 - June 1, 2023 | Final Deadline: July 5, 2023 (International applicants) | August 15, 2023 (Domestic applicants)

At the Claremont University Drucker School of Management, students follow in the footsteps of Peter F. Drucker, the greatest management sage who ever lived. Drucker made the beautiful city of Claremont his home for the most productive part of his life. The Drucker school borrows from his legacy by integrating Drucker’s philosophy of business with practice-based learning and industry experience.

The B-School is in Claremont, California, a peaceful city about 35 miles outside downtown Los Angeles often recognized for its many undergraduate colleges, picturesque tree-lined streets, and green spaces. The San Gabriel Mountains are nearby for those who enjoy hiking, biking, and exploring trails.

Before the program kicks off, each MBA works with the Career Center to craft a personalized plan. 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 Drucker MBA can be completed in as little as 12 months, but the B-School says MBAs typically take around 21- 24 months. The program is highly flexible – giving students the option to switch between in-person, online formats each semester based on what’s best for them at the time.

The Drucker MBA centers itself around four main modules – the Drucker Signature Platform, People & Strategy, Analysis & Decision-Making, and a concentration of choice. The MBA degree requires the completion of 48 units of study. The curriculum has a required core platform of eight sequenced courses (36 units) plus 12 units of elective courses.

Once MBAs have completed the core requirements, they direct their studies toward a specified area of concentration in Analysis & Decision Making, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology Management, Strategy, or People & Strategy.

Drucker also offers a comprehensive dual-degree program, with around one third of MBAs deciding to pursue a second degree. The school’s range of dual degrees provides a more novel selection with programs such as Art Business, Innovation Systems Design, Political Science, and more.

Aside from required courses, Drucker has a wide array of student associates, conferences, and case competitions like their annual Kravis Concept Plan Competition for MBAs to get involved in.

“The Drucker experience has taught me to try new things. The classes, the faculty, the staff have all pushed me to try different avenues and look into different industries as a way to explore my self-growth. Now, after graduating with my MBA, I know exactly what I want. Coming to Drucker was a way not only to experience new things, but a way to understand what I am looking for in terms of a five year goal. I’m able to walk out into the real world and into the job market with confidence and say ‘yes, I am ready and prepared to take on challenges,’” says MBA Ray Shieh in a YouTube video.