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

UNITS
48 units

COMPLETION TIME
Flexible, average is 2–4 years

COURSES BEGIN
Six entry points (Module I or II in fall, spring, or summer)

DEGREE AWARDED
Executive MBA

Overview of Our Class
  • Average Undergraduate GPA
    3.4
  • Average Age
    44
  • Average Years Work Experience
    15
  • Underrepresented Minorities
    36%
  • Female
    55%
  • Hold Advanced Degrees
    36%
Curriculum

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

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

Featured Courses

MGT 537A
The Executive Mind I: The Power of Attention

Offers a systematic approach to the challenge of managing oneself, teaching self-management methods and tools that can be applied immediately and practiced for a lifetime.

MGT 726
Creating Effective Organizations

Examines how managers can create more effective organizations with a focus on organizational politics and alternative organizational structures.

MGT 728
Managing Client Relations & Customer Experience Management

Explores an emerging area of management practice: the nature and quality of the customer experience.

MGT 380
Drucker Philosophy

Focuses on the key principles of Peter F. Drucker, from leading self, organizations, and businesses to the broader functioning of society itself.

MGT 410
Entrepreneurial Finance

Focuses on the application and adaptation of existing financial tools and methodologies to the entrepreneurial venture.

MGT 325
Finding Clarity: For Critical Career Issues

Learn the intellectual and emotional skills needed to be productive and happy in your career.

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

Certificate in Leadership

Certificate in General Management

Faculty & Research

  • Jenny Darroch profile image

    Jenny Darroch

    Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Drucker School of Management
    Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    Research Interests

    [Marketing] strategy, Innovation and entrepreneurship, Brand management, Knowledge management, Consumer behavior

  • Bernie Jaworski profile image

    Bernie Jaworski

    Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts

    Research Interests

    Client Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy

  • Vijay Sathe profile image

    Vijay Sathe

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

    Research Interests

    Business and global strategy, Revitalization of self, Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Venture capital

  • Jay Prag profile image

    Jay Prag

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Corporate finance, Investments, Economics of strategy, Macroeconomics, Nonprofits, Corporate culture

  • James Wallace profile image

    James Wallace

    Associate Professor of Accounting

    Research Interests

    Accounting, Finance, Financial statement analysis, Sustainability

  • Jonathan Jaffee profile image

    Jonathan Jaffee

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests

    Client management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy, Business law

  • Katharina Pick profile image

    Katharina Pick

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

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

  • Gary Gaukler profile image

    Gary Gaukler

    Associate Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Analytics, Innovation, Operations, Management, Supply chain, Technology

  • Hideki Yamawaki profile image

    Hideki Yamawaki

    Ito Chair of International Business and Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Strategic management, Design and competitive strategy, International business

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Nicholas Lopez

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-7151 (Direct)
T: 909-607-7811 (Central Admissions)
E: nick.lopez@cgu.edu