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

Claremont University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Claremont University Executive MBA (EMBA) at Drucker Graduate School of Management is characterized by world-class faculty, global perspective, intimate class sizes, and flexible scheduling available at both the Claremont campus and in Downtown Los Angeles. EMBA classes are taught in cohorts designed to strengthen interpersonal relationships and sharpen business acumen. Students can take either seven-week courses or 14-week courses. Intensive courses, with a one-to-two week format are typically offered each semester; these courses are often offered abroad in the summer semester. Weekend courses that meet for two consecutive weekends are also available.


The Claremont University Executive MBA program provides students with a solid foundation of core courses in the traditional disciplines, while also allowing them to take almost two-thirds of their coursework as electives, so that they can tailor the experience to match their interests and goals.

The EMBA is a program comprised of 48 units of coursework, including 16 units of core courses, eight units of emphasis in Strategy or Leadership courses, and 24 units of electives. Core courses include: Financial Accounting; Corporate Finance; Quantitative Methods; Marketing Management; Organizational Behavior; Management & Administration; Leadership for the 21st Century: A Paradigm Shift for a Global Environment; and Creating Effective Organizations.

Up to eight units of electives can be taken outside of the Executive Management Program, and any of the 14 elective courses may be used to fulfill requirements in Leadership or Strategy.

Claremont University Executive MBA students have several opportunities to study abroad in Prague, China, Costa Rica, or New Zealand during spring break (March). Offered as transdisciplinary courses, these courses allow students to partner with graduate students from other disciplines, such as psychology and political science, to develop an understanding of the political, economic, legal, and social dimensions of globalization as they impact strategy formulation and international trade.

Class Profile

The typical Claremont University Executive MBA class is made up of 55 percent female and 45 percent male students. The average student has 15 years of professional work experience and is around 44-years old. Students enter the program with a previous GPA of 3.4.


At Drucker, personalized, one-on-one career planning and coaching is available to provide students with a deeper understanding of their career skills, interests, values, and goals, and to supply advice on managing career development once they begin a new job.

Career Connections workshops offer assistance in creating a winning résumé, interviewing skills and preparation, and proven techniques for negotiating job offers and compensation. Career resources include tools to help find internships and job opportunities, including print and online resources, industry, Drucker and CGU networks, and informational interviewing techniques.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The full tuition for the Executive MBA program at Drucker is $104,880. This includes all class materials and a cash card for meals.

Drucker EMP fellowships acknowledge the exemplary contributions and potential for continued leadership growth of a select group of Executive scholars. In addition to receiving financial assistance, fellows are periodically called upon to represent the Executive student body at public relations and recruiting events.

There are three main types of financial aid: Federal Direct Stafford loans, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, and alternative educational loans.


Applicants to the Claremont Executive MBA program must have a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. Most students join the program with more than 10 years of professional work experience.

To apply to the Claremont University Executive MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, all college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé, and three letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete a career statement. Applicants must also send in their GMAT scores and a nonrefundable $80 application fee.

All applicants that are invited for an interview will be notified via email. Interviews are required for admission.

The application deadlines for the Claremont Executive MBA program are as follows:

  • Fall Module 1 – August / July 1 deadline
  • Fall Module 2 – October / September 1 deadline
  • Spring Module 1 – January / December 1 deadline
  • Spring Module 2 – March / February 1 deadline
  • Summer Module 1 – May / April 1 deadline
  • Summer Module 2 – July / June 1 deadline

Applications will be accepted after the deadlines on a space-available basis.

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