April 15, 2010

The Drucker School Ranked as a Best Business School by U.S. News and World Report

The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University has been ranked as a “Best Business School” in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 America’s Best Graduate Schools ranking. The School was ranked in the top 10 for business schools in California in both part-time MBA (#5) and overall “Best Business School” (#7) in the latest U.S. News rankings, released this week.

“We are honored at this affirmation of the quality of our programs by the prestigious U.S. News and World Report Best Business Schools ranking” said Academic Dean and Professor of Management Hideki Yamawaki. “To be recognized among the top in the country offers external validation of the quality of our faculty, staff and students and the caliber of the management education that we deliver.”

U.S. News surveyed 426 MBA programs to produce its ranking of top business schools. The 2011 Best Business Schools ranking is based on several factors, including peer assessment, mean starting salary, employment rates, student selectivity, mean GMAT scores, mean undergraduate GPA, and acceptance rate. U.S. News‘s new part-time M.B.A. ranking is based on a fall 2009 peer assessment survey of business school deans and M.B.A. program directors. 314 part-time M.B.A. programs were surveyed for this ranking.

“The rankings of our full-time and fully-employed MBA programs reflect the commitment and investment of our faculty and staff to providing a top-notch management education and a dynamic learning environment for our students” added Professor Yamawaki. “We take great pride in this ranking, as it reflects our ongoing commitment to provide innovative, relevant programs for our outstanding students as we develop graduates with the knowledge and skills to become effective managers and ethical leaders in all sectors of society.”