Curriculum

MBA
BREAKDOWN


60 Units

36 Units
Core Courses

24 Units
Elective Courses

 

The MBA degree is a two-year program requiring sixty (60) units of coursework, including eleven sequenced core courses (36 units) and 24 units of electives. You may also take up to 8 elective units within the other Schools at the Claremont Consortium.

The structured yet flexible curriculum has four major tenets to prepare students for their professional goals:
  • The Drucker Difference
    Educating students on the philosophies and values of Peter Drucker
  • Foundational Management Core
    Traditional business courses (Organizational Behavior, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, etc.) that every MBA needs in their toolbox
  • Ethical Judgment and Practice
    Embedded in all core and elective courses, designed to challenge and guide your thinking and actions
  • Practice of Management
    Elective courses focused on experiential learning by bringing theory to practice

 

Curriculum Structure

First Year—Students complete the foundational core business courses in the first year along with the Drucker Difference and The Practice of Management: Professional Practice.

Second Year
—Students align their individual professional goals through elective and management practicum courses. Management practicum courses are client-based coursework where students work in teams on a project with a client.

 

Course Flow


Year 1
Year 2
Fall

Spring

Fall

Spring

Quantitative Methods
Marketing Management Strategy  Elective 
The Drucker Difference Corporate Finance Elective Elective
Practice of Management A: Professional Practice Practice of Management B: Professional Practice
Elective Elective
Financial Accounting Macroeconomics Elective  
Organizational Theory and Behavior Applied Operational Methods    

 


Concentrations

You may choose one or two areas of concentration to focus your studies. Concentrations are offered in:
  • Strategy   The strategy concentration is designed to equip you with the core concepts, frameworks, and techniques of strategic management. Strategic management is about managing the enterprise to achieve superior performance. Thus, you will learn how to identify the sources of profit available to the business enterprise, and to formulate and implement strategies that exploit these sources of profit.
  • Finance   The study of finance involves determining what to invest in, how much to invest, where to obtain funds, and how capital markets work. You will be prepared for career opportunities managing the finances of industrial, commercial and marketing enterprises; insurance companies; government, hospitals and other not-for-profit service institutions.
  • Marketing   Marketers are trained to see customers as important assets to the organization. This means that marketing activities center around attracting, retaining and growing customers so that the organization survives and grows.
  • Leadership    The leadership area of concentration can help you develop a clear perspective of an entire organization’s operations. Focus is on improving organizational effectiveness through the better management of people and systems. This concentration will help prepare you for a general management position in wide variety of industries and types of organizations. If your career is moving from technical work toward more management responsibilities, you might find a leadership concentration to be of particular value.
  • Global Management   This concentration can help prepare you for the challenges of managing in a global economy. You will learn to examine organizations, markets and institutions from a multi-national perspective so that you’ll understand how culture, economics, geography and politics impact a manager’s role in markets that cross national boundaries. A global management concentration is an excellent choice if you are interested in a career with a large, multi-national corporation, or if the industry in which you would like to work is one that faces strong international competition.
  • Information Technology Management   The Drucker MBA IT Management concentration is for students who are looking to careers in IT such as leading IT functions, managing IT consulting or development, or working in IT and technology-related start-ups. IT related careers continue to be one of the fastest growing fields and this concentration provides essential knowledge and skills to be successful in this domain.

 

 

 

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