Master of Arts in Politics, Economics, and Business

The Master of Arts in Politics, Economics and Business (MAPEB) is a unique transdisciplinary degree program† that provides a cutting-edge perspective on local and international concerns.

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At Claremont, we are in the enviable position of having a strong level of cooperation and synergy between the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the Division of Politics and Economics (DPE). This collaboration enables our students to successfully engage in multi-disciplinary study. While surrounding business schools and universities largely focus on each of these disciplines in isolation, at CGU, we have found that studying the interrelations between fields is crucial to broader understanding and future opportunities.

In this innovative degree program that draws expertise from politics, business, and economics, students gain a blend of analytical skill, practical experience and technical training useful in many environments. Politics responds to and shapes the environment in which business operates and provides useful information about the processes and impacts of decisions. Knowledge of the fundamentals of economics and business provides the student with a comparative advantage when competing for key employment opportunities in the private, public and research environments.

The analytical tools we provide in economics and statistics are increasingly fundamental to success in a variety of positions in business, government and non-profit organizations. Business and government relations are becoming more complex at both the local and the global level. The greater Los Angeles area provides abundant community-centered opportunities as well as access to the Pacific Rim and Latin America, allowing for both local and international applications of the concepts explored in the unique learning environment that is Claremont. Opportunities for practical application can be developed through a variety of interesting internships and research projects.
48 units required)


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The Curriculum

Twelve courses totaling 48 units are required for the MAPEB. The program can be completed in four (4) semesters of full-time coursework, or on a part-time basis.  See 5 different tracks below.

 Core Requirements (20 units):


    * SPE 471:  Strategic Modeling for Politics, Economics, & Business Decisions – 4 units
    * ECON 313: Microeconomics  or SPE 324 Economics of Mgmt & Organization (both 4 units)
    * MGMT 326:  Financial Accounting – 4 units
    * MGMT 335:  Corporate Finance – 4 units   OR
    * MGMT 328:  Budgeting and Finance for Non Profits – 4 Units
    * MGMT 340:  Strategy – 4 units

Research Tools (8 units):


    * MGMT 306:  Quantitative Methods – 4 units
    * PP 481:  Quantitative Research Methods – 4 units
    * PP 482:  Advanced Quant. Research Methods – 4 units
    * PP487 Applied Data Analysis – 4 units

 

Track 1: Risk Management - 20 units


    * SPE 315:  Game Theory -  4 units   OR
    * MGMT 307: Game Theory – 2 units (plus 2 unit elective)
    * MGMT 383:  Economics of Strategy – 4 units
    * SPE 320:  Foundations of Complex Adaptive Systems – 4 units
    * SPE 448:  Seminar in Computational & Agent Based Modeling – 4 units
    * MGMT 358: Negotiations & Conflict Resolutions- 4 units

      Plus 2-unit internship optional  OR 1 Elective for 20 unit total

 

Track 2: Financial Policy - 20 units


    * Econ 350: Global Money and Finance – 4 units OR
    * Econ 337: Behavioral and Empirical Finance – 4 units
    * Econ 339: Global Financial Markets – 4 units  OR
    * MGMT 373: Financial Strategy and Policy – 4 units
    * MGMT 402: Asset Management Practicum  - 4 units  * Faculty approval necessary
    * SPE 324:  Economics of Management and Organization – 4 units OR
    * ECON 347:  International Trade and Policy – 4 units

      Plus 2-unit internship optional  OR 1 Elective for 20 unit total

 

Track 3: Leadership - 20 units


    * MGMT 336:  Corporate Governance – 2 units
    * MGMT 362:  Revitalization – 4 units 
    * MGMT 345:  Organizational Behavior – 4units*
    * PP411:  International Political Economy – 4 units  OR
    * SPE 476: The Global Economy – 4 units
    * SPE 324 Economics of Management & Organization – 4 units (if NOT taken in Core)

      Plus 2-unit internship for 20 unit total

      OR

      Any other Drucker MGT classes with the listing of Leadership (L).  Please request the list from Drucker MBA academic advisor

 

Track 4: Public Policy - 20 units


    * PP 330:  Public Policy Process – 4 units
    * PP 338:  Policy Design  - 4 units (plus one of the following sub-concentrations)
    * SPE 349:  Energy Environment Policy – 4 units
    * Econ272:  Environmental Economics – 4 units *Faculty approval necessary

      OR

    * EDUC 525:  Politics of Inequality – 4 units
    * EDUC 337:  Issues in Contemporary Education - 4 units

      OR

    * PP345 Urban Politics : Public Private Contracting – 4 units
    * PP346 Economic & Community Development - 4 units
    * MGT300 CEO Forum

      Plus 1 Elective for 20 unit total

 

Track 5: Non Profit & Sustainable Development - 20 units


    * PP 330:  Public Policy Process – 4 units
    * PP 338:  Policy Design  - 4 units
    * PP346 Community & Economic Development - 4 units
    * MGT 517 Non-Profit Management and Administration – 4 units
    * MGT 334 Finance and Accounting for Non-Profits – 4 units
    * MGT 330 Sustainable Business – 24 units
    * MGT 353 The Non-Profit Leader – 4 units
    * MGT 374 Topics in Sustainability – 24 units

      Plus 1 Elective for 20 unit total

 

 

 


 

Contact Information:

For program inquiries
Annekah Hall
Assistant Director of Admissions
909.607.3371

For application questions
Admiss@cgu.edu
909.621.8069

 
 

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