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Executive MBA


Note: The Executive MBA program is not currently accepting applications.

We are excited to announce the new Flex MBA. This program is designed to offer professionals like you the flexibility in curriculum and scheduling you need to reach your goals. It features the same courses in general management, leadership and strategy as the Executive MBA, including the innovative Drucker Executive Platform.

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We will be launching additional programs for senior professionals and executives next year.

The executive of tomorrow knows that effective leadership requires keen judgment as well as the ability to inspire. With an emphasis on leadership and strategy, Drucker’s highly flexible Executive MBA (EMBA) program is an ideal learning environment for working professionals wishing to broaden their career options and learn to “see the future as it happens.” We aspire to create change agents and visionary leaders ready to lead their organizations to the future.

The EMBA program targets mid- to senior-level managers and entrepreneurs looking to hone their leadership skills and sound strategic decision making. Drawing upon the seminal works and ideas of Peter F. Drucker, you will undertake rigorous exploration of leadership and management fundamentals and apply what you learn in a variety of business contexts. The Drucker School setting allows you to do this in an environment that features flexible scheduling geared toward working professionals, innovative curriculum, award-winning faculty, and intimate class sizes. And, in contrast to other EMBA programs, you can enroll at any time and complete at your pace, as it is not cohort-based. The Drucker School is Southern California’s only customizable executive management program that prepares tomorrow’s leaders today to make a global difference.

Program Highlights
  • The Drucker Executive Platform brings the core principles of Peter F. Drucker into dialogue with innovative ideas on the practice of leadership, mindfulness, and career revitalization.
  • Flexible course scheduling allows you to choose courses offered in different formats, including hybrid, weekend intensive, and weeknight courses. You also have access to most MBA-level courses as well, expanding your elective options.
  • You may start your coursework at any of six times throughout the year and tailor it to your personal and professional life, completing the program in as few as 21 months or over several years.
  • With a dynamic, experiential curriculum, you’ll receive valuable executive coaching from faculty experts and draw on real-life case studies to improve your strategic decision making, allowing you to immediately apply the ideas you learn in class to your work.
  • Earn executive certificates in general management, leadership, and strategy at no extra cost as part of your degree
  • National and international short-term residential courses let you visit markets and get firsthand knowledge of business practices in such places as Silicon Valley, Japan, and New Zealand.
  • Tuition includes executive coaching, meals, books, and class materials.
  • Our program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the top management education association in the United States.

Program At-a-glance

  • 48 units

    required units

  • Executive MBA (AACSB Accredited)

    degree awarded

  • In Person


  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 2-4 years | full time*

    estimated completion time

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Adriana Leake

Assistant Director of Admissions


Where You Can Find Our Alumni


  • Portrait of Bernie Jaworski

    Bernie Jaworski

    Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts

    Research Interests

    Client Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy

  • Portrait of Vijay Sathe

    Vijay Sathe

    C.S. & D.J. Davidson Chair and Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Family business, Mindful revitalization, Creative economy, The Effective Executive, Managing Change

  • Jay Prag

    Jay Prag

    Clinical Full Professor
    Academic Director
    Faculty Coordinator, Center for Business & Management of the Arts

    Research Interests

    Corporate Finance, Investments, Economics of Strategy, Macroeconomics

  • Portrait of James Wallace

    James Wallace

    Associate Professor of Accounting

    Research Interests

    Accounting, Finance, Financial statement analysis, Sustainability

  • Portrait of Katharina Pick

    Katharina Pick

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Organizational behavior, Teams, Organizational theory, Leadership, Corporate governance, Power and influence

  • Portrait of Gary Gaukler

    Gary Gaukler

    Full Professor

    Research Interests

    Analytics, Innovation, Operations management, Management, RFID and sensors, Supply chain management, Technology

  • Hideki Yamawaki

    Hideki Yamawaki

    Ito Chair of International Business and Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Design Thinking, Competitive Strategy, International Business, International Trade, and Foreign Direct Investment


Executive Core Courses (16 units)
Business Analytics (4 units)
Financial Accounting (4 units)
Corporate Finance (4 units)
Marketing Management (2 units)
Creating Effective Organizations or Organizational Behavior (2 units)

Drucker Executive Platform (8 units)
Drucker Philosophy (2 units)
Leadership Practicum (1+1 units)
Finding Clarity (2 units)
Creating the Future (2 units)

Elective Courses (24 units)
Up to 8 units may be taken at CGU outside of the Drucker School

Overview of Our Class

Drucker Executive Platform

The Drucker Executive Platform (DXP) provides you with the vital knowledge and practice you need to become a change agent and visionary leader in your organization. This set of courses prepares you to:

  • identify and manage the execution of new opportunities
  • inspire and engage stakeholders
  • redefine the business
  • lead your organization to the future

Executive Management Certificates

During the course of your Executive MBA degree, you may choose to earn three optional certificates that count toward your Executive MBA degree.

Certificate in Strategy

  • Enables you to learn and develop strategies that you can implement in your work or organization; think and act strategically so that you can be an effective manager and leader; and implement decisions that will have a positive impact on your organization.
  • The Certificate in Strategy requires eight units to complete.

Certificate in Leadership

  • Equips you with the skills to be an effective leader in today’s dynamic business world.
  • Gain knowledge and skills that will empower you to enact meaningful change within your organization, working one-on-one with Drucker faculty on leadership coaching and effective management techniques.
  • The Certificate in Leadership requires 8 units to complete.

Certificate in General Management

  • Imparts and reinforces business knowledge and skills that equip you to be a successful manager.
  • Learn foundational core management areas such as quantitative methods, accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and strategy, depending on your educational needs.
  • The Certificate in General Management requires 12 units to complete, which consists of core foundational courses in management and executive management.

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