Application Guidelines

We are looking for Executive MBA students who are high achieving, mid-to-late career professionals who would like to advance themselves and their companies to the next level. Students in Drucker’s Executive Management Programs come from a wide range of industries—corporate, private, government, and nonprofit; but all regularly make decisions that have far-reaching impacts for their organizations. Their diverse backgrounds contribute to lively discussions arising organically from the wealth of knowledge shared among classroom participants.

The following qualifications and criteria guide our decision-making process:

  • Your leadership experience
  • Your personal characteristics, achievements, and goals
  • Your past academic performance



  • You must have a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

  • Executive MBA candidates typically have 10+ years of work experience. The Admissions Committee weighs the quality of your work experience and your impact on your current and past organizations.


Application Deadlines

The Executive Management Program follows a rolling admissions process, with 6 start dates throughout the year. We recommend submitting your application as early as possible in order to secure a spot in the incoming class.

Start Date  Application Deadline
Fall Module 1 – August July 1
Fall Module 2 – October September 1
Spring Module 1 – January  December 1
Spring Module 2 – March February 1
Summer Module 1 – May April 1
Summer Module 2 – July June 1

Applications received after the deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


Application Process

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. Online application.

  2. Application fee: $80 (non-refundable).

  3. Official transcripts from every institution previously attended.

  4. Resume.

  5. Two (2) letters of recommendation.

  6. Career Statement
: Should be 3-5 pages long detailing why you wish to obtain your desired degree or certificate, what you hope to gain from your experience at the Drucker School, your goals, and what you feel you can contribute to the classroom.

  7. TOEFL or IELTS score (international applicants only): 
To learn more about Claremont Graduate University’s TOEFL and IELTS requirements, click here. Students who score below 600 on the paper-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, and 100 on the internet-based test may be required to participate in the Drucker International Fellows Program. All non-native english-speaking international students are eligible to join the International Fellows Program. CGU’s TOEFL code is 4053.

  8. Interview
: Interviews are required for all applicants.

  9. Fellowship Essay (optional): The Executive MBA program has a limited amount of fellowship funds available. Fellowships are only awarded at the time of admission and are merit-based. To be considered for a fellowship, write a one (1) to two (2) page essay discussing your achievements, any financial need, and your unique contribution to the EMBA program.