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Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management – Claremont Graduate University - Part-Time MBA

Claremont University Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The Claremont University part-time MBA program at Drucker Graduate School of Management is designed for working professionals who want to pursue their degree while remaining in the workforce. The coursework takes eight semesters or at least two and a half years to complete, including two summer sessions.


Like the full-time program, the Claremont University part-time MBA program is 48 credit units. Core courses, which make up 14 credits, include classes such as business analytics, corporate finance, financial accounting and marketing management. The Drucker Executive Platform includes 8 credits and electives make up 26 credits. Students may choose from eight concentrations;  marketing, supply chain management, human resources management, leadership, finance, entrepreneurship, information technology management, and strategy.

In addition to on-campus classes, part-time students have the chance to study abroad as part of one-week trips organized each year. In the summer, students can travel to Prague, China, Costa Rica, or New Zealand as long as they have maintained a previous GPA of at least 3.0 for one semester.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Claremont University part-time MBA is $1,980 per unit. Fees for the 2020-2021 academic year include:

$245 Student Fee
$125 Technology Fee
$719 International Student Services Fee* (international students only)
*Subject to change.

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to incoming students from all backgrounds. Drucker has several fellowships named after the school’s namesake in addition to diversity and not-for-profit scholarships. The school also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and has a partnership benefiting former City Year corps and staff members. Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

Students looking for outside funding can investigate the options available through the federal government, like Direct Unsubsidized and Direct PLUS loans, and from private lenders.


To be considered for admission to the Claremont University part-time MBA, students must have received a bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent from an accredited institution. Three years of professional work experience is recommended, but not required.

Applicants may submit their materials online or by mail to the admissions committee. A completed application includes the following: a complete application form, official undergraduate transcripts, two letters of professional recommendation, responses to two essay questions, a resume, and an $80 application fee. International applications must also submit TOEFL scores. The program requires minimum scores of 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test and 100 on the internet-based test.

An interview is required for admission, and the admissions committee contacts all students who they would like to interview. An interview invitation can be sent out any time after a completed online application form and resume are received. On-campus interviews are recommended; in some circumstances a telephone interview is an option.

Waiver requests for the GMAT/GRE may be available for select candidates. To qualify, please send relevant information to

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall Module 1 – August August 15
Fall Module 2 – October October 1
Spring Module 1 – January December 1
Spring Module 2 – March February 1
Summer Module 1 – May April 1
Summer Module 2 – July June 1


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