Courses & Plan of Study

The Full-Time Drucker MBA is a two-year program designed for students who are looking to transition careers, develop as managers, or acquire new knowledge and skills in management. Candidates range from recent college graduates to those with several years of professional employment. The program provides a solid foundation in the major areas of business within the core Drucker principles and foundations courses. Students can then advance their knowledge via a concentration, electives, and client-based projects.


MBA Unit Breakdown

Core Courses 36 Units
Elective Courses 24 Units
Total Degree 60 Units


Curriculum Breakdown

Year 1: Foundational Business Core & Drucker Difference
11 Courses – 2 Semesters

Year 2: Professional Alignment
5+ Elective Courses + Concentration Option – 2 Semesters

Both Years: Practice of Management
Sequence of Modular Courses – 4 Semesters


Core Courses

Waiving Courses: Students may request waivers from first-year core courses if they’ve mastered them through previous graduate study. Such exemptions, based on transcript reviews or waiver examinations, do not reduce the 60 unit requirement for the MBA degree.


Practice of Management

Bernie Jaworski
Professor Bernie Jaworski, Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts

The Drucker Practice of Management (POM) develops the problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills employers demand and you need in order to stand out.

In order to have a functioning society, organizations must be managed well. Using Peter Drucker’s philosophies on management, POM helps you learn, reflect on and apply core skills that develop the self; build professional credibility and maximize success in a team and organizational setting.

POM has an applied orientation, balancing theory and practice. Led by the instructor and a dedicated team of personal and team coaches, the program uses a hands-on approach of “learning by doing,” guided by self, peer and instructor assessment.

During your first year, you will learn techniques, methods and frameworks that you then immediately test out in a real-world setting, in simulations, role-play exercises, and complex projects.

During your second year, you have the option of joining a handpicked project team that includes faculty and a professional project manager, in order to advise a company or organization on a problem of critical strategic importance, in an immersive 15-week project.


Areas of Concentration

After your first semester, you will have the option of choosing an area of concentration. Concentrations should be aligned with your professional goals as it helps to push you into the next level of your career. You will be mentored by faculty and an academic advisor in your concentration. The Drucker School offers concentrations in the following areas:



Study Abroad & Exchange Programs

Aerial view of the Erasumus University in Rotterdam.
Aerial view of the Erasumus University in Rotterdam.

Study Abroad intensive courses are open to all Drucker students, but the Full-Time MBA program offers its students the exclusive opportunity to participate in several semester-long international exchange programs.

Requirements: You must be a second year student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Programs are limited to two students per year. You will pay the same tuition rate through CGU and be expected to take the equivalent of at least 12 CGU units.