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

Claremont University Full-Time MBA Structure

Claremont University full-time MBA courses at Drucker Graduate School of Management are offered primarily in a daytime format. Drucker offers one intake of students per year, and classes begin in the fall. Students have the opportunity to participate in a semester-long exchange program with a partner school in Japan, Switzerland, the Netherlands, or Argentina.

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Curriculum

The Claremont University full-time MBA degree is a two-year program requiring 60 units of coursework, 36 units of core courses, and 24 units of electives.

Core courses include: Quantitative Methods, Marketing Management, Financial Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Corporate Finance, Applied Operational Methods, Strategy, Macro Economics, and Managerial Accounting.

Students may choose one or two areas of concentration to focus their studies, and select elective within these areas of concentration. Concentrations are offered in: Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Leadership, Global Management, and Information Technology Management.

MBA students have a number of opportunities to study abroad. Offered as transdisciplinary courses, these global 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 Drucker Graduate School of Management features just over 300 students, representing 27 countries. About 32 percent of the class features students born outside of the United States.

Careers

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 & Financial Aid

The current tuition for the entire Drucker MBA program is $114,120. Including the mandatory student fee of $300 per semester, this brings the total to $115,320.

Fellowships are awarded by the department based on merit (i.e. GMAT, GPA, work experience, and leadership background). Institutional aid awards are applied directly toward tuition and will continue as long as the student remains in good standing in the program.

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

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Claremont University full-time MBA program must have a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. Students are advised to have at least three years of professional experience, but it is not a requirement.

To apply to the full-time MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, all college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, a current résumé and two letters of recommendation. The school also requires applicants to complete two essays, one about their leadership experiences and goals, one providing a visual representation of the student. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores that were taken in the previous five years and a nonrefundable $80 application fee.

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

Application Deadlines

Spring 2018 deadlines are as follows:

Priority  – November 1, 2017
Final (International)  – December 1, 2017
Round (Domestic)  – January 2, 2018