April 6, 2021

Flexing Its Muscle: Drucker’s Flex MBA leaps 39 spots in U.S. News Rankings

RISING IN THE RANKINGS: Peter Drucker taught that time is a precious resource, which is why flexibility is a key part of the Drucker School's Flex MBA, which moved up 39 spots in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Since its launch last May, the Flex MBA program at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management has attracted increasing numbers of MBA-seeking working professionals. It has also caught the attention of the U.S. News & World Report, making an impressive leap in its 2022 Best Graduate School Rankings for part-time MBAs to No. 73. That’s up 39 spots from its position in the 2021 rankings.

“We are delighted that the accessibility and content of our Flex MBA program is resonating with experienced professionals,” said Interim Dean and Clinical Associate Professor Katharina Pick.

What do today’s students need most? Flexibility.

Drucker’s Flex MBA, now tied with Pepperdine University for the fifth best part-time MBA in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, is designed for middle-to-senior level professionals who want a part-time program that prioritizes flexibility. Students can advance through the program at their own pace, customize their curriculum, and choose from diverse course modalities.

“We are very proud of the success of our newest program,” said Director of Programs and Student Life Andrew Henkes. “Peter Drucker teaches us that time is the only truly limited resource. This is why flexibility is so important to working professionals. We are thrilled to support them on their terms.”

At the core of the Flex MBA is the School’s human-centric approach to business, attracting working professionals who believe management is about people and who seek to contribute to society by applying their skills to purpose-driven organizations.

“Our emphasis on the Drucker management philosophy, our focus on excellent teaching, and the interaction students have with faculty really creates a transformational experience,” said Pick. “Someone might come to us for our flexibility and for the business skills they need to advance, but they leave with a new way of thinking about management and about their own purpose. They gain so much more than a typical MBA.”