Key Dates and Deadlines
Our executive management programs follow a rolling admissions process, with 6 start dates throughout the year. We recommend submitting your application as early as possible in order to secure a spot in the incoming class. Applications received after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
|Fall Module 1 – August||July 1|
|Fall Module 2 – October||September 1|
|Spring Module 1 – January||December 1|
|Spring Module 2 – March||February 1|
|Summer Module 1 – May||April 1|
|Summer Module 2 – July||June 1|
- We are looking for Executive MBA students who are high achieving, mid-to-late career professionals who would like to advance themselves and their companies to the next level. Students in Drucker’s Executive Management Programs come from a wide range of industries—corporate, private, government, and nonprofit; but all regularly make decisions that have far-reaching impacts for their organizations. Their diverse backgrounds contribute to lively discussions arising organically from the wealth of knowledge shared among classroom participants.
- You must have a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- Executive MBA candidates typically have 10+ years of work experience. The Admissions Committee weighs the quality of your work experience and your impact on your current and past organizations.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For priority admission and fellowship consideration, applications should be submitted by the priority deadlines.
All supporting documents should be sent to Claremont Graduate University at the following address:
CGU Office of Admissions
160 E. Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Required application materials include:
This application is part of the ApplyYourself Application Network. You will create a Username and Password so that you can return to work on your application over several sessions. Your information is transmitted through a secured server and is kept confidential until you submit your application. Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by our admissions staff.
The application fee is non-refundable.
Applicants must submit a sealed, official transcript from every undergraduate and graduate institution that has granted the applicant a degree. For undergraduate coursework, applicants are required to submit proof of a completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Applicants currently earning a degree that will be completed prior to attending CGU are required to submit a transcript showing work in progress for evaluation purposes. Once the degree has been granted, a final official transcript documenting the degree conferred must be submitted to CGU.
International applicants are advised to review the International Transcript Guidelines for additional information on submitting international transcripts.
Applicants must submit a copy of their resume.
All applicants must submit scores from the general section of the GRE unless otherwise stated. Please visit the Official Test Scores webpage for additional information.
Scores must be less than five years old.
Scores must be sent directly to CGU by the testing agency.
CGU’s school codes:
ETS (GRE and TOEFL) 4053
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all applicants who meet all the following criteria:
- Whose native language is not English;
- Who are not citizens or permanent residents of countries where English is the sole official language of instruction, e.g., Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Québec), England, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales (see the CGU Bulletin for a complete list of accepted countries); and
- Who do not hold an undergraduate or advanced degree, or will not have earned such a degree prior to enrolling at CGU, from an institution in the U.S. or in countries where English is the sole official language of instruction (see above).
CGU’s school code for the TOEFL exam is 4053.
Your career statement should be 3-5 pages long detailing why you wish to obtain an EMBA degree, what you hope to gain from your experience at the Drucker School, your goals, and what you feel you can contribute to the classroom.
When filling out the online application, please list two non-family references acquainted with your potential for success who will submit a written recommendation on your behalf. In most academic departments, references from faculty members are preferred; applicants with substantial work experience may request professional references.
You will be required to input information for your recommenders (whether they are submitting online or not) in the “Recommendations” section of the online application. Please follow the directions in this section carefully before clicking on “Recommendation Provider List” to input the names and contact information for each recommender. You will have an opportunity to indicate if the reference writer will be submitting online. These reference writers will receive an email from CGU with instructions on submitting an online recommendation.
Recommenders who are indicated as offline will not receive an email from CGU with instructions to submit. These reference writers can submit via traditional mail and should use the supplemental New Student Recommendation Form. Recommenders can also email their letter of recommendation to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com.
Program-specific Application requirements
Interviews are required for all applicants.
The Executive MBA program has a limited amount of fellowship funds available. Fellowships are only awarded at the time of admission and are merit-based. To be considered for a fellowship, write a one (1) to two (2) page essay discussing your achievements, any financial need, and your unique contribution to the EMBA program.