Online MBA

Master in Business Administration

Empower Change, Drive Success.

At the Drucker School of Management, our Online MBA is crafted around Peter Drucker’s management principles, tailored for the modern professional seeking advancement without compromising personal commitments. This program not only emphasizes human centered management and personal growth within a liberal arts framework but also champions Drucker’s commitment to societal impact and building a functioning society. With a blend of live, interactive sessions, and asynchronous coursework it equips students with the leadership skills necessary to navigate and influence today’s diverse and dynamic professional environments.

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

  • Personalized Experience: Benefit from small class sizes, ensuring individual attention and tailored mentorship to meet your career goals.
  • Flexible Schedule: Coursework is half asynchronous allowing you to take classes on your own time, and half synchronous assuring discussion and engagement among faculty and peers is emphasized. Students also have access to in-person classes on the beautiful Claremont Graduate University campus.
  • Transdisciplinary Approach: A liberal arts foundation and transdisciplinary approach equips students with a broad perspective and versatile problem-solving skills.
  • 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. Description
  • Lifetime Career Coaching: Our  Career & Professional Development Office will help you develop a personalized plan and provides ongoing support for Drucker alumni.
  • 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.
  • 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 just 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 Online 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.
  • Early career and experienced professionals with at least two years of professional work experience.
  • People who are ready to take the next step in their careers.
  • Those with a U.S. equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Program At-a-glance

  • 48 units

    required units

  • Master of Business Administration (AACSB Accredited)

    degree awarded

  • Online


  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 21-24 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.

  • Leadership (certificate)

    Focus on improving organizational effectiveness through the better management of people and systems. Available to more experienced students only.

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Adriana Leake

Assistant Director of Admissions


Michael Mirabella

Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management



The Online MBA program integrates Peter Drucker’s management philosophies with industry desired business skills, preparing leaders for today’s challenges. Elective courses, making up half of the curriculum, offer the flexibility to deepen your expertise in areas that align with your career aspirations.

In addition to online courses, students have the opportunity to take in-person campus on the Claremont Graduate University Campus.

Degree Requirements

Drucker Signature Platform: 8 units

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

Management Core: 16 units

  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

Elective Courses: 24 units

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
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

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Cost & Aid

Tuition and Fees

Program 48 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.


$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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