Frequently Asked Questions About the Drucker School of Management
There are no typical students at the Drucker School. Our 300 students span 12 different programs ranging from art business to financial engineering. We rank in the top ten business schools in the nation for percentage of women students and are proud to have 27 countries represented in our classes. Despite this immense diversity, our students are united in their passion for creative leadership and their commitment to Peter Drucker’s people-oriented management philosophy.
Our faculty members publish in peer-reviewed journals and most work as consultants— which means they work on the cutting edge of the current business world. They are also widely recognized for their scholarly acumen and contributions to business theory. For example, Professor Jean Lipman-Blumen earned the International Leadership Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Professor Bernie Jaworski was awarded the Mahajan Award from the American Marketing Association. Unlike bigger schools, the Drucker-Ito School provides numerous opportunities for our students to interact with our stellar faculty; indeed, we have a low student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
One of Claremont Graduate University’s premiere programs, dual degrees offer students the opportunity to earn a second degree in only one to two additional semesters. The MBA is the most popular pairing for the dual degree (with 32 percent of MBAs opting for a second degree) as it provides the broad management training of the MBA with a thorough specialization in an academic or professional field.
Graduate school is a significant investment of resources that promises to reward you with significant returns over your lifetime. In recognition of this fact, we recently raised funds to expand our fellowship program and now disperse $500,000 annually to reduce the tuition cost of our students. Indeed, 60 percent of our students receive some level of fellowship (in addition to federal student loan programs available to nearly 100 percent of domestic students).
The experienced staff of the Drucker Career Development Office start working with you before you even come to campus by advising you on your resume and assisting you with your internship search. When you get to campus and go through orientation, we help you complete a Career Map and Action Plan to help you make the most of your education. We are committed to providing you with world-class support and guidance in achieving your career goals.
We take pride in our notable alumni as well as those who work every day as leaders within major companies such as Disney, ESRI, Mizuho and Toyota. Our students develop immediately applicable skills that lead not only to career opportunities, but also salary increases. Our alumni in California on average see their incomes increase approximately $40,000 between the first year after graduation and the fifth.
With its decades-long history of producing leaders, the Drucker School has a strong alumni network to draw upon. We have more than 5,000 alumni spread across a diverse array of industries, including entertainment, supply chain, financial services, and consulting. As a Drucker graduate, you also belong to the 22,000-strong network of alumni from the whole of Claremont Graduate University, which expands your alumni reach in fields like health care, technology, and human resources.
Studying abroad provides students with the knowledge and experience they need to compete in the global marketplace. We offer exchange programs with institutions on three continents and provide additional opportunities through our international intensive programs. In the latter, students study a foreign economy in a specific academic context, and then travel abroad for 8 to 12 days to supplement their classroom studies with real world experiences.