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Full-Time MBA

MBA in Management Sciences

Fast-Track Your Career: No Experience Required

The Drucker School’s Full-Time MBA in Management Sciences is grounded in Peter Drucker’s human-centered approach to management with a rigorous curriculum that prepares you to address organizational challenges driven by technology. Tailored for early-career professionals without requiring prior experience in STEM, it bridges management with technology and science. Through the Claremont Colleges’ transdisciplinary approach, the program offers a uniquely human approach aimed at navigating and shaping the tech-driven business landscape. Students are prepared to create sustainable solutions, uphold social responsibility, and drive positive social change with both analytical and ethical leadership.

This program is STEM designated.

Program Benefits

A core element of the MBA is the Drucker Signature Platform which equips you for leadership in any profession. Ideal for those seeking career progression, it blends critical thinking with a human-centric focus.

The Drucker Signature Platform includes:

  • Drucker Philosophy focuses on the key principles of Peter F. Drucker, from leading self, organizations, and businesses to the broader functioning of society itself.
  • The Practice of Leadership presents leadership as a skill to be developed through field work and reflective assignments.
  • The Future Imagined provides you with tools to envision a new and better future through innovation.
  • Capstone puts your education into practice by applying modes of analysis into a frame of societal impact.

Program Highlights

  • Analytical and Approachable: Our curriculum is designed to make analytical topics approachable for learners from all educational and professional backgrounds.
  • STEM Designated: International students studying in the United States may apply for a 2-year extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT), for up to 3-years total.
  • Rich Diversity & Inclusion: We pride ourselves on cultivating a vibrant community that spans traditional dimensions of diversity and embraces a wide array of professional backgrounds and aspirations, fostering an environment where every learner can thrive.
  • Personalized Experience: Benefit from small class sizes, averaging 15 students, ensuring individual attention and tailored mentorship to meet your career goals.
  • Accelerate Your Career: Gain the essential skills highly sought after by employers.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Complete the degree in as little as 24-months with the option to speed up or slow down when your work or personal commitments change.
  • Explore Your Passions: Earn multiple certificates on the way to your degree, take classes outside of the department, or even add a dual degree.
  • Lifetime Career Coaching: Our  Career & Professional Development Office will help you develop a personalized plan and provides ongoing support for Drucker alumni.
  • AACSB Accredited: All Drucker MBA programs are AACSB accredited — the highest standard for business education.

Career Paths

Graduates of our MBA programs are equipped to lead in a variety of industries, from global corporations to non-profit organizations and public service roles. We emphasize not only career advancement but also the ability to effect meaningful change, preparing you for success in diverse professional settings and societal contributions.

The Career & Professional Development Office is dedicated to your success, offering personalized coaching, goal setting, and comprehensive career preparation strategies. Through this tailored support, students are guided to create effective career plans, ensuring they are well-prepared to achieve their professional objectives.

Ideal Candidates

Our Full-Time MBA program is designed for:

  • Ideal candidates possess a commitment to diversity, collaboration, teamwork, and a passion for learning and viewing challenges from perspectives that differ from your own.
  • Ambitious early-career professionals aiming for a comprehensive STEM-based business education, no work experience or prior STEM education necessary.
  • Individuals eager to tackle complex problems and innovate new products or services through applied theory and analysis.
  • Curious minds looking to spot opportunities and shift customer expectations in a dynamic business landscape.
  • Those with a U.S. equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Program At-a-glance

  • 48 units

    required units

  • MBA in Management Sciences

    degree awarded

  • In Person

    modality

  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 21 months | full time*

    estimated completion time

Areas of Concentration

  • Marketing (certificate)

    Develop a critical understanding of key marketing concepts and gain analytical and evaluative skills to inform strategic marketing decision making.

  • Finance (certificate)

    Explore finance management concepts that teach you how to invest, where to obtain funds, and how capital markets work.

  • Supply Chain Management (certificate)

    Explore concepts of supply chain management while learning to leverage technologies like big data, analytics, optimization, and geospatial systems.

  • Information Technology Management

    Study cutting-edge scholarship on the latest in IT functions, IT consulting and development management, and working in technology-related startups.

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Adriana Leake

Assistant Director of Admissions

909-607-3310

Michael Mirabella

Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management

909-607-9049

Curriculum

The MBA in Management Sciences integrates Peter Drucker’s management philosophies with industry desired business skills, preparing leaders for today’s challenges. Delving into topics such as finance, supply chain and logistics, and business analytics with a human centered approach develops graduates who are bilingual in both management and technology. Additionally, elective courses, offer the flexibility to deepen your expertise in areas that align with your career aspirations.

Degree Requirements

Drucker Signature Platform: 8 units

  • Drucker Philosophy
  • Leadership Practicum
  • The Future Imagined
  • Capstone

Analysis & Decision Making: 12 units

  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain

People & Strategy: 12 units

  • Economics of Strategy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Emerging Technologies

Elective Courses: 16 units

MBA in MS students must complete 12 units of STEM-designated electives, which can result in one of several Drucker Certificates.

Other Requirements

Students must demonstrate fluency in financial accounting by the end of their first semester in the program.

Certificate and Transdisciplinary Options

In addition to earning the MBA degree, students have the option to align their coursework to earn Drucker Certificates.

Application Guidelines

Requirements Summary

Item Description
Application Fee $80
Official Transcripts Yes
Resume Yes
Interview Yes
Standardized Test Scores GRE or GMAT, waivers available
Other Requirements Applicant Questionnaire

Please see the application checklist for more details.
   

Start Date
Application Deadline
Fall Module 1 – August August 1
Fall Module 2 – October October 1
Spring Module 1 – January December 1
Spring Module 2 – March March 1
Summer Module 1 – May May 1
Summer Module 2 – July June 1
  

Application Checklist

  
  

Cost & Aid

ESTIMATED TUITION (CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS, NON-RESIDENTS, INTERNATIONAL)
Program 48 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.

 

STUDENT FEES (PER SEMESTER)
$245 Student Fee
$150 Technology Fee
International Student Services Fee*: $661 fall semester, $776 spring semester
**Applies to all international students (F-1 visa only) who are registered in coursework, doctoral study, or continuous registration. The fee is assessed each fall and spring semester for annual ISO accident and sickness plans and administrative fees. Subject to change.

For estimates of room & board, books, etc., please download CGU’s Cost of Attendance 2022-2023 .

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