April 1, 2024

The Future of Fast Food: Claremont Graduate University Unveils a Revolutionary Master’s Program for In-N-Out Employees

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Happy April Fool’s Day!

In an unprecedented effort to redefine the landscape of the fast-food industry and higher education, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is set to launch the Double-Double Degree Master’s Program in the fall of 2024.

This innovative quadruple master’s program, inspired by the legendary In-N-Out University, aims to nurture the next generation of industry leaders who will carry forward In-N-Out’s legacy of quality, innovation, and unparalleled customer service.

A Culinary Revolution Meets an Academic One

For decades, In-N-Out Burger has been an icon of the fast-food industry, celebrated not just for its delicious burgers but also for its unparalleled service standards and commitment to employee development. Meanwhile, CGU has established itself as a leader in transformative graduate education, pioneering research, and innovative teaching methods for nearly a century. To make this quadruple degree accessible to working professionals, CGU’s generous multi-degree unit policy reflects In-N-Out’s dedication to providing the highest quality product and service at an excellent value.

The Double-Double Degree Masters Program includes:

  • Master of Applied Burgerology (MAB)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Positive Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Mastering the Art of the Burger and Beyond

Drawing inspiration from Peter Drucker, the namesake of the Drucker School of Management at CGU, who famously said, “The best investment you can make is in your employees,” this program embodies the belief that nurturing talent is the cornerstone of success. Drucker’s wisdom resonates through the curriculum, emphasizing that “Culture eats strategy for breakfast… and I eat In-N-Out for lunch,” highlighting the importance of a positive, empowering work environment alongside strategic business acumen.

A Recipe for Success

What makes the program truly groundbreaking is its ability to blend rigorous academic training with practical, hands-on experience. Students will not only learn from leading academics and industry experts but also apply their knowledge in real-world settings, including In-N-Out kitchens, management offices, and local communities. This approach ensures that graduates are not just well-versed in theory but also ready to tackle the challenges of the fast-food industry head-on.

Future-Proofing the Future of Fast Food

This is more than just an academic program; it’s a bold statement about the potential to elevate the fast-food industry through education and innovation.

“We’re not just serving up burgers; we’re cooking up the future leaders of the fast-food industry and giving them the Secret Sauce to Success,” said CGU President Len Jessup.

This program stands as a testament to the transformative power of graduate education and its potential to enrich the employee experience at one of America’s most beloved companies. Join us on this delicious academic journey.