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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.”

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121 E. 10th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
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