Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

Introduction

Why Drucker?

What makes one school different from the next? We believe it is the philosophy and the people that will ultimately define your grad school experience. And our philosophy is based on people—management as a human enterprise, as a liberal art. The people you’ll meet at the Drucker School reflect this philosophy—from the staff, to the faculty, to your fellow students—in every interaction. You will be treated with respect, praised for your individuality, and embraced by the collegial synergy of our academic community.

Here you’ll find high expectations and challenging programs, but also words of encouragement and expert guidance. You’ll find professors publishing the leading books in their fields who are eager to engage you in lively discussions about today’s most pressing issues. You’ll find a management style that values the cultivation of human potential as a company’s most valuable resource. You’ll find a school that is global, diverse, and rich with resources, while being intimate and flexible enough for you to explore the path that is right for you.

Here at the Drucker School, you’ll find something different. But don’t take our word for it—experience the difference firsthand and discover the possibilities your future holds at the Drucker School.

Our Purpose


We make a difference in the lives of those with whom we learn and the institutions we serve.

Our Mission


We achieve our purpose by developing and enriching the professional lives of our students:

  • Enhancing their ability to think rigorously and ethically about complex, ambiguous issues, to make sound strategic decisions, and to lead and inspire others to achievement of common purposes
  • Providing a personalized and practical, yet reflective learning experience
  • Instilling intellectual curiosity and learning skills that will sustain a lifelong search for understanding and openness to innovation and change

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Master

Executive Management Programs

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

It is our intention that our graduates develop an unsurpassed understanding of management-related topics [+]

We believe that management is very much a human enterprise, an art as well as a science, which integrates perspectives from the social and behavioral sciences, from philosophy and the humanities, from history and technology, and from religion and mathematics.It is our intention that our graduates develop an unsurpassed understanding of management-related topics. The Executive MBA program provides the full range of core management disciplines expected in a traditional MBA program. We build on that core by providing courses focused on leadership and strategy, with an emphasis on ethics, dignity of human interaction, and an increased opportunity for self-expression.The idea of self-expression, specifically the interaction among fellow executives, is one of the distinctions of the Executive Management Program. Graduates of the program feel this interaction has greatly heightened their understanding of the complex issues of the world today. It has also fostered new insights by applying management concepts across different industries and organizational backgrounds.Executives can shape the program to suit their demanding schedules. Classes are offered on weekends, on week nights, and in intensive formats. Executive Management Program students can decide which courses to take when; core classes can be mixed with advanced offerings. What's more, the Drucker School offers both certificates and degrees in an effort to meet the needs of each student.Who Should Apply?The Drucker School seeks, as candidates, motivated professionals committed to learning and preparing for future advancement. Students come from a wide range of industries, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. Many are individual practitioners, in fields such as medicine or law, who are looking to enhance their managerial skills. The common thread among our students is that they are working professionals in key managerial and decision-making roles. Our program is flexible, accommodating work and personal schedules.Executive Management Programs* Executive Certificates - Our certificates focus on strategy, leadership, and general management. Certificates can be stand-alone accomplishments or can serve as building blocks for one of our degree tracks. * Executive MBA - The Executive MBA degree is designed for mid-career executives who want to make the transition to high-level leadership roles. It offers the intellectual leverage needed to advance your organization's goals and manage your career.* Master of Arts in Management - This degree, built around the same core requirements as the EMBA, is a specially-focused degree designed for those who want to specialize in the management implications of strategy and leadership.* Master of Science in Advanced Management - This program is designed for those who already possess an MBA or EMBA degree, but who wish to refresh their management knowledge and skills. [-]

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Master of Science in Advanced Management (MSAM)

Campus Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

If you are a senior-level manager looking for personal and professional growth, stimulating interaction, and valuable insights on leadership and strategy, you should consider this degree program [+]

The Master of Science in Advanced Management is an innovative, post-master's degree for professionals who have a well-established management career. It is ideal for senior-level executives who received their MBA early in their careers, but desire additional education to match their changing responsibilities. This degree offers students an opportunity for intellectual renewal with a concentration on leadership, strategy, and critical thinking skills for managers in corporate, private, non-profit and governmental organizations. We venture beyond theory—spirited interaction with faculty and peers is a key aspect of the educational process, with benefits for both participants and their organizations.... [-]


Master of Science in Human Resources Design

Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 USA Claremont + 1 more

The primary purpose of the MSHRD program is to prepare its graduates to maximize the management and utilization of their organization's most important assets, its human resources [+]

The primary purpose of the MSHRD program is to prepare its graduates to maximize the management and utilization of their organization's most important assets, its human resources. We prepare our graduates to take leadership roles in strategic decisions involving HR issues. Our goals are to increase the effectiveness of HR professionals in working with their organization's leaders, with an emphasis on organizational strategy and change.Specifically designed for the working adult, MSHRD courses are offered in the evening or on Saturdays. All courses are two units completed in seven weeks time. There are two modules per semester. With a normal course load of two courses per module, graduation is possible in less than two years (36 units are required for graduation).Increased global competition and rapid organizational change are profoundly impacting the human resources profession. To be a valued strategic partner and an organizational leader, human resources professionals must possess up-to-date knowledge, crucial analytical skills and the ability to implement organizational development and design tools.PROGRAM GOALSThrough personal interaction among distinguished faculty and practitioners, the MSHRD program will provide students with the skills to:- Design and lead organizational change - Function as strategic business partners as part of the senior leaderships team - Understand how business issues, social, regulatory, and technical changes affect human resources requirements and costs - Manage an increasingly diverse workforce in a global economy - Apply strategic HR management practices to their organizations [-]

Masters of Science in Information Systems - MSIS

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

We prepare professionals and educators to be outstanding leaders in the use of information systems and technology to create business and societal value [+]

We prepare professionals and educators to be outstanding leaders in the use of information systems and technology to create business and societal value. Our graduates understand the technologies and techniques that organizations use to meet their information and business needs. In support of this mission, the School of Information Systems and Technology offers master's and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs, in information systems and technology. Further, we maintain a strong research agenda and community outreach activities.44 units of course work.* 2 Competency Courses - Organization as Information Processing Systems- Information Technology (Programming) * 4 Core Courses - Data Base Concepts - Information Analysis and Design- Communications and Networking- Management of IT * 4 Concentration CoursesThe concentration will include a set of 4 courses that for a total of 16 units, with at least one course from each of two broad areas: Technology/Tools and Management/Strategy. The concentrations generally fall within the field strengths of the core faculty. In addition, a student will be able to customize his or her own concentration. The customized concentration would allow students to select a set of courses that would meet their needs, but keeping the principle that at least one course must come from each of the two areas, and no more than 8 units could be taken outside the IS discipline but must be taken within CGU. In all cases, independent study classes can be used for concentration credits. Courses will apply to more than one concentration area (e.g., Internet Technology would apply to both the electronic commerce and telecom concentrations). Additional courses offered by other Schools at CGU, courses transferred into the degree, or independent study courses could be used to earn concentration units. ... [-]


MS in Financial Engineering Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

Our FE program has a dual focus on financial management and applied mathematics [+]

Several factors make the Financial Engineering Management program at Claremont Graduate University unique and highly desirable to both students and employers.

Our FE program has a dual focus on financial management and applied mathematics.

In the mathematics component, students develop the analytical skills and technical competencies needed to design and evaluate complex financial products. Technical excellence is emphasized as FE students take math courses with mathematics Ph.D. students. In the finance component, students develop the managerial vision and leadership capabilities needed to understand and communicate the responsible strategic use of such products. Teamwork and leadership are emphasized as FE students take finance courses with MBA students. ... [-]

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Master of Arts and Cultural Management (MACM)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

A program for students with a strong background in the arts or humanities who want to combine management, policy, and decision-making training with advanced study in the humanities [+]

The Master of Arts and Cultural Management ( MAACM ) is a joint program between the Drucker School and the School of the Arts and Humanities. It is an applied program, designed for students with a strong background in the arts or humanities who want to combine management, policy, and decision-making training with advanced study in the humanities.At Claremont Graduate University, you will be part of the dynamic culture of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities. Issues that most concern the global community of arts and cultural policy, now and for the future, are part of the unique cultural landscape of the greater Los Angeles area. As an arts and cultural manager, you must be able to function as a community leader, planner, educator, facilitator, and fund-raiser. You must know how to interpret, influence, and formulate art and cultural policies and advocate the value and missions of an organization to diverse constituencies including artists, business people, government officers, and members of local communities.Our program in arts and cultural management strives to achieve the optimal balance of advanced study in arts and cultural theory, policy, management, and hands-on experience. Internships, practical research on live issues, and a faculty engaged in the community-at-large provide a unique opportunity to master the skills and knowledge required of leaders in arts and cultural management. [-]

Master of Arts in International Political Economy (MAIPE)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

Graduates will be trained in the analytical tools most frequently in demand for analyzing trends and issues in the international political economy [+]

If you want to thrive in the global economy, strategic tools are a must.Analytical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on World Politics and Economics.Globalization and the increased interconnectedness between politics, economics, and policy require a new set of specialized educational tools. The four-semester Master of Arts in International Political Economy (MAIPE) program prepares students from the United States and around the world to analyze the complex interactions between political and economic trends, both domestically and at the international level. This program provides the analytical tools and contextual background that prepares students for the challenges of competition in market economies around the globe. The MAIPE program is also ideal for students who may be interested in subsequent pursuit of the Ph.D. degree, since the foundations laid in this program allow full transfer of credits toward the doctorate.An Analytical and Interdisciplinary Approach to World Politics.... [-]


Master of Arts in Management

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

Address the needs of non-profit managers; executives in state, local, and national government; and business professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills [+]

The Drucker School's strengths in strategy and leadership are prominently featured in the components of the Master of Arts in Management. This degree program is designed for professionals who wish to specialize in the management implications of these areas. It address the needs of non-profit managers; executives in state, local, and national government; and business professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills.The Master of Arts in Management requires 32 units of coursework for completion. The core requirements are drawn from those of the EMBA, consisting of 16 units of courses in Quantitative Methods, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, and Management and Information Systems. The remaining 16 units consist of 8 units of Leadership courses and 8 units of Strategy courses. Classes taken for one (or more) of our Executive Certificates directly apply to the Master of Arts in Management. [-]

Master of Arts in Politics, Economics, and Business (MAPEB)

Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2016 USA Claremont + 1 more

A unique transdisciplinary degree program that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns with particular relevance to public sector and nonprofit management [+]

The Master of Arts in Politics, Economics and Business (“MAPEBâ€?) is a unique transdisciplinary degree program that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns with particular relevance to public sector and nonprofit management.At Claremont, we are in the enviable position of being able to draw from the best of management, politics and economics to offer a unique and valuable degree program.  The MAPEB is developed around the synergy between the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the School of Politics and Economics. This collaboration enables our students to successfully engage in multi-disciplinary study related to public sector and nonprofit management. While other universities focus on each of these disciplines in isolation, at CGU, we have found that understanding the interrelations between fields is crucial to professional success and future opportunities. In this innovative degree program, students gain a blend of analytical skill, practical experience and technical training useful in many environments. Politics responds to and shapes the environment in which all businesses operate and provides useful information about the processes and impacts of decisions. Knowledge of the fundamentals of economics and management provides the student with a comparative advantage when competing for key employment opportunities in the private, nonprofit, public, and research environments. The analytical tools we provide in economics and statistics are increasingly fundamental to success in a variety of positions in business, government and non-profit organizations. Business and government relations are becoming more complex at both the local and the global level. The greater Los Angeles area provides abundant community-centered opportunities as well as access to the Pacific Rim and Latin America, allowing for both local and international applications of the concepts explored in the unique learning environment that is Claremont. Opportunities for practical application can be developed through a variety of interesting internships and research projects.... [-]


Master of Arts in Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

The program has the advantage of drawing portions of the curriculum from two complementary domains - public policy and evaluation - and offering more extensive coverage of the relevant topics [+]

The Master of Arts in Public Policy and Evaluation (MAPPE) is a joint program between SPE and SBOS that draws from Public Policy in SPE and Evaluation in SBOS.  In addition, strong research methodology offerings in both schools allow students to build a combination of skills that will prepare them for a wide range of attractive careers.   

The MAPPE program has the advantage of drawing portions of the curriculum from two complementary domains -- public policy and evaluation -- and offering more extensive coverage of the relevant topics.  In a single program, we can provide training on the organizational and process implementation techniques, plus training on the technical aspect of outcome evaluations.  ... [-]


The Master of Arts in Management (MAM)

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Claremont

The Master of Arts in Management (MAM) degree is designed for students who seek a comprehensive introduction to the field of management [+]

The Master of Arts in Management (MAM) degree is designed for students who seek a comprehensive introduction to the field of management. The degree allows you to gain essential skills in business management and is suited for a variety of clienteles. If you are a recent graduate, regardless of your undergraduate major, and you wish to gain a better understanding of the field of management as the next step toward your professional objectives, you will find that the MAM degree will enable you to understand the full range of managerial issues from marketing, to accounting and finance, to strategy and leadership. On the other hand, if you have been working full-time for a while, in the for-profit, non-profit, or public sector, the MAM offers the opportunity to develop a broader perspective on managements and to update your management knowledge about the more recent advances in the field. The Drucker School's strengths in strategy and leadership are prominently featured as components of the degree.... [-]