Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to call the MBA office between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm at (909) 607-7811.

You may also send us an email at


How much is the application fee? Can I request an application fee waiver?
The application fee is $80 and we do not offer fee waivers at this time.

Do I need to have a business background to apply to the program?
No, you do not need a business background. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds.

Are there any advantages of applying early?
We are a small program and our classes can fill quickly. Early applicants also have the advantage of receiving priority fellowship consideration.

May I defer my application?
Yes. You may defer your admission for up to one year.

If I have already completed MBA classes at another university, may I waive some of the classes or transfer credit?
The Drucker School does not apply transfer credit, unless students are members of a Drucker MBA formal partnership such as JD/MBA (Southwestern Law School) or ISD/MBA (Art Center College of Design).

Upon approval of the department, students may waive certain courses for which they have successfully completed comparable graduate-level courses at another university. All MBA students are required to complete 60 units of coursework.

Am I eligible to apply if I already have an MBA degree from another university?
If you already have an MBA degree from another university, we are unable to offer to admission to the Drucker School MBA program.

When will I find out the Admissions Committee's decision on my application?
It normally takes up to four weeks after the time of interview.

How do I submit my letters of recommendation?
Letter of recommendation must be submitted to:
CGU Admissions
160 East 10th St.
Claremont, CA 91711

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Newly Admitted Students

I have been admitted. What's the next step?
Once you have been admitted, you will receive an official admission letter and an enrollment card that you must fill out and return with your enrollment deposit signifying your intent to enroll. Contact if you prefer to pay the deposit online of if you have other questions concerning the enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit will be credited toward your tuition payment.

Where do I purchase my textbooks?
You are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks, case packets and/or course packs, and other supplemental documents.  You can purchase most of your required materials at the Huntley Bookstore, which is located on campus at the corner of Dartmouth and Eighth Street.

Of course you are free to purchase your textbooks wherever you like, but be sure that you purchase your books in a timely manner because in many cases there is assigned reading before the first day of classes.

How do I register for classes?
Contact MBA Program Support to make an appointment with the academic advisor to register for classes. The course schedule is published on the Current Students section of the Drucker website.
MBA Program Support
Jeannie Bullard
(909) 607-9014
The primary purpose of the academic advising program is to assist you in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with your life goals and professional career. Although the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with you, the academic advisor will assist you with identifying and assessing alternatives.

When is new student orientation?

We will send you an invitation to orientation, which typically takes place two weeks before the start of fall classes.

How is the MBA program structured?
The MBA curriculum is designed around a mandatory core platform of eleven sequenced courses and 28-30 elective units. Many of the elective courses have prerequisite requirements. Students should ensure that these requirements have been met prior to registering for any elective courses. It is the responsibility of the student to meet all degree requirements.
Semester I
MGT 306  Quantitative Methods
MGT 326  Financial Accounting
MGT 345  Organizational Behavior
MGT 325  The Drucker Difference
MGT 380A Practice of Management: Professional Practice

Semester II
MGT 335  Corporate Finance
MGT 360  Applied Operational Methods
MGT 321  Marketing Management
MGT 382 Macroeconomics
MGT 380B Practice of Management: Professional Practice

Semester III
MGT 340  Strategy

24 units of elective courses

Can I pursue an area of concentration?
It’s up to you! You may complete a course in general management or you may direct your studies in order to achieve an Area of Concentration. An Area of Concentration consists of twelve related elective units. Each elective course is assigned to one or more areas of concentration. The Management Program currently offers Areas of Concentration in Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Leadership, Global Management, and Information Technology Management. For additional information, contact the Academic Advisor.

How can I access course schedules and syllabi?
Course schedules and syllabi are available here:

How often do classes meet and how long are the semesters?

The fall semester begins in late August and the spring semester begins in late January. Classes are offered during the summer in two seven-week terms. Summer Semester I begins in mid-May and Summer Semester II begins in mid-July.

The fall and spring semesters are 14 weeks long and are divided into two seven-week modules (Module 1 and Module 2). Four-unit classes meet once a week for three hours for 14 weeks. Two-unit classes meet for only 7 weeks. Because the summer semesters are only seven weeks long, four-unit classes meet twice a week for three hours.

How can I access e-mail and internet resources?
Every student receives a campus e-mail address formatted according to your name:

New students are automatically assigned a email account at the beginning of their first semester. The account access information is distributed by the academic department (usually at the department's orientation session).

Any student who prefers to use a personal or work email account must have the email account forwarded to that preferred account. You can do this with the help of OIT (Office of Information Technology).
The helpdesk is located in ACB 303 or you can visit one of the student labs for assistance.

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Do I need a laptop computer for classes?
Laptops may be used for purposes directly related to class participation. Professors will decide if laptops may be used during examinations. The Burkle Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where do I get a parking permit?
Parking permits are required when parking in any CGU parking lot.  Visit Campus Security, located in the Pendleton Business Building at 150 East Eighth Street, Claremont, CA 91711 (At the intersection of Dartmouth Ave. & Eighth Street). To register your vehicle you will need your driver's license, CGU ID card, and your vehicle registration.

Street parking on campus does not require a parking permit. However, when parking on the street, vehicles cannot be left overnight. The City of Claremont will give you a one-night overnight parking pass if you call them at (909) 399-5411.

Please be nice to our neighbors! CGU has an agreement with the city and our neighbors to never park on the west side of College Avenue nor within the neighborhoods west of College Avenue. If you still have questions about where you can park, please view the campus map below.

Campus Map

Where do I get information about relocating to Claremont?
If you are interested in moving to Claremont or any of the surrounding communities, visit the Claremont University Consortium’s housing office (free service) at:
1263 N. Dartmouth Ave.,
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-2609

Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The CGU Housing Office can assist you in locating a residence. For additional information on housing, visit the Housing website.

We also encourage international students to contact International Place for additional information and assistance with housing arrangements.


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