Who are the typical students at the Drucker School?
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.
Are the faculty at the Drucker School researchers or consultants?
Our faculty all 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.
What are dual degrees?
One of Claremont Graduate University’s premiere programs, dual degrees offer students the opportunity to earn a second degree in only 1-2 additional semesters. The MBA is the most popular pairing for the dual degree (with 32% 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.
Does the Drucker School offer financial support to its students?
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% of our students receive some level of fellowship (in addition to federal student loan programs available to nearly 100% of domestic students).
Does the Drucker School offer opportunities to study abroad?
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 8-12 days to supplement their classroom studies with real world experiences.
What services does the Career Development Office offer?
Our experienced career staff 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.
How do Drucker graduates do professionally upon graduation?
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.
Does the Drucker School have a lot of alumni?
With its decades-long history of producing leaders, the Drucker School has a strong alumni network to draw upon. We have ### 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 the alumni reach in fields such as healthcare, technology and human resources.
Admissions and Program FAQs
Admissions and program information questions are answered on the program FAQ pages:
For additional questions about programs or admissions, please contact the Drucker Admissions Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newly Admitted Students
Now that I have been admitted, what’s the next step?
Once you have been admitted, you will receive an official admission letter and an enrollment card that you must fill out and return with your enrollment deposit signifying your intent to enroll. Contact email@example.com if you prefer to pay the deposit online of if you have other questions concerning the enrollment deposit. The enrollment deposit will be credited toward your tuition payment.
For EMBA students, a deposit is not required if you plan to be immediately enrolled.
Where do I purchase my textbooks?
You are responsible for purchasing your own textbooks, case packets and/or course packs, and other supplemental documents. You can purchase most of your required materials at the Huntley Bookstore, which is located on campus at the corner of Dartmouth and Eighth Street.
Of course you are free to purchase your textbooks wherever you like, but be sure that you purchase your books in a timely manner because in many cases there is assigned reading before the first day of classes.
How do I register for classes?
The primary purpose of the academic advising program is to assist you in the development of meaningful educational plans that are compatible with your life goals and professional career. Although the ultimate responsibility for making decisions about educational plans and life goals rests with you, the academic advisor will assist you with identifying and assessing alternatives.
When is new student orientation?
We will send you an invitation to orientation, which typically takes place two weeks before the start of fall classes and a week before spring classes.
How can I access course schedules?
CGU’s course schedules are available here.
How often do classes meet and how long are the semesters?
The fall semester begins in late August and the spring semester begins in late January. Classes are offered during the summer in two seven-week terms. Summer Semester I begins in mid-May and Summer Semester II begins in mid-July.
The fall and spring semesters are 14 weeks long and are divided into two seven-week modules (Module 1 and Module 2). Four-unit classes meet once a week for three hours for 14 weeks. Two-unit classes meet for only 7 weeks. Because the summer semesters are only seven weeks long, four-unit classes meet twice a week for three hours.
Some courses, namely electives, are offered in an intensive format with specified meeting dates. Intensive courses often meet on the Friday evening, all day Saturday, and half day on Sunday.
How can I access e-mail and internet resources?
Every student receives a campus e-mail address formatted according to your name: firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are required to use and check their CGU emails regularly as all official university communications are sent to their CGU email.
New students are automatically assigned a cgu.edu email account at the beginning of their first semester. The account access information is distributed by the academic department (usually at the department’s orientation session).
Any student who prefers to use a personal or work email account must have the cgu.edu email account forwarded to that preferred account. You can do this with the help of OIT (Office of Information Technology).
The helpdesk is located in ACB 303 or you can visit one of the student labs for assistance.
Do I need a laptop computer for classes?
Laptops may be used for purposes directly related to class participation. Professors will decide if laptops may be used during examinations. The Burkle Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where do I get a parking permit?
Parking permits are required when parking in any CGU parking lot. Visit Campus Security, located in the Pendleton Business Building at 150 East Eighth Street, Claremont, CA 91711 (At the intersection of Dartmouth Ave. & Eighth Street). To register your vehicle you will need your driver’s license, CGU ID card, and your vehicle registration.
Street parking on campus does not require a parking permit. However, when parking on the street, vehicles cannot be left overnight. The City of Claremont will give you a one-night overnight parking pass if you call them at (909) 399-5411.
Please be nice to our neighbors! CGU has an agreement with the city and our neighbors to never park on the west side of College Avenue nor within the neighborhoods west of College Avenue. If you still have questions about where you can park, please view the campus map below.
Where do I get information about relocating to Claremont?
If you are interested in moving to Claremont or any of the surrounding communities, visit the Claremont University Consortium’s housing office (free service) at:
1263 N. Dartmouth Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The CGU Housing Office can assist you in locating a residence. For additional information on housing, visit the Housing website.