Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management – Claremont Graduate University
The Claremont Graduate University, formerly named the Claremont Graduate School, is the graduate arm of the Claremont Colleges and was established in 1925. The Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management was founded in 1971 and in 1987 was named in honor of Peter Drucker, a pioneer in management theory who helped create one of the first EMBA programs in the U.S. Today the Drucker School offers a range of graduate business programs. Masatoshi Ito, a successful Japanese businessman and long-time friend of Drucker’s, has donated more than $20 million to the school to date, resulting in his name being added to the official school name in the early 2000s.
The Drucker School is accredited by the AACSB and received a reaffirmation of this accreditation in the spring of 2008.
Claremont Graduate University is part of the greater Claremont Colleges campus located 35 miles east of Los Angeles in Claremont, California. Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer Colleges are located on the same grounds as the Claremont Consortium graduate facilities, which are modeled after Oxford University.
The campus is located just over an hour away from the Los Angeles International Airport and only 45 minutes from the John Wayne airport in Santa Ana, California.
Masatoshi Ito’s initial gift of $3 million in the 1990s was used for the construction of the Ron W. Burkle Family Building, which houses the Drucker School.
The Drucker School employs 18 full-time faculty members who teach MBA, Professional MBA and Executive Management Program courses. There are also 31 adjunct faculty members, one executive-in-residence, and four senior fellows. Besides teaching courses, faculty are actively involved in research as part of the Drucker School’s three research centers. The student/faculty ratio at the Drucker School is 10:1.
MBA Degree Offerings
In addition to the traditional, full-time MBA, the Drucker School of Management offers a part-time and an Executive MBA.