A Message From the Dean

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David Sprott

Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Drucker School of Management
Professor of Marketing

Welcome to the Drucker School of Management!

At the Drucker School, our goal is to develop leaders who create their own futures and those of the organizations they represent, while making a positive contribution toward a functioning society.

We are named after Peter Drucker, widely considered the most influential thinker on management of our time. Drucker served as a professor at the Drucker School for over forty years. What we take from his work is a set of principles that shapes our point of view on graduate management education and guides our curriculum.

One of our guiding principles is a belief that management is a liberal art. The practice of management is very people-centric, and effective leaders seek to maximize human potential for the common good. This is why you will find courses in our curriculum that emphasize self-management and examine how you lead and develop other people.

In addition to a focus on people, we believe that performance and accountability for results are equally important. We address these topics throughout our curriculum and expect you to use data to make evidence-based decisions within a functional area or for the organization as a whole.

We often say our student body is multi-dimensional because we seek out students with diverse backgrounds and interests. As a student, you will be trained to look across subject boundaries, and many of our alumni have gone on to solve some of the world’s most pressing and complex problems.

We are intentionally small, with a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:15. Our size offers you many benefits. For example, our faculty and staff will form long-lasting relationships with you, you will get to know your peers, and you will quickly feel you are part of a community of like-minded people. When you join the Drucker School, you join a community of over 5,000 alumni who are as committed to your success as the faculty and staff.

Another benefit of our small size is the personalized, value-added services we offer. We recognize that you are on a unique journey to change your career, effect change within your organization, or make a positive difference in the world. It is this focus on your individual needs that again sets us apart from many other schools.

We hope you will take the time to get to know us better as we are immensely proud of our school and believe we train leaders who make a positive contribution to society.


David Sprott
Henry Y. Hwang Dean, Drucker School of Management

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