Courses & Plan of Study

The Part-Time Drucker MBA is a two and half or three-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.

 

Part-time MBA Unit Breakdown


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

 

Curriculum Breakdown – Fall Entry


Semester Courses Total Units
Year 1
Fall Financial Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Drucker Difference | PoM Intensive 10 Units
Spring Quantitative Methods, Macroeconomics, Elective 8 Units
Summer Two (2) Electives 6 Units
Year 2
Fall Marketing Management, Practice of Management A, Elective 8 Units
Spring Corporate Finance, Practice of Management B, Elective 8 Units
Summer Two (2) Electives 4 Units
Year 3
Fall Applied Operational Methods, Elective 8 Units
Spring Strategy, Elective 8 Units

 

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.

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.

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:

 

 

Global Immersion

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

Global Immersion courses are open to all Drucker students. These 4-unit intensive courses meet in Claremont then students travel to a country of focus for one-week. During the immersion week, you will meet with business executives, visit different companies, meet with alumni, and participate in cultural activities. Past Global Immersion opportunities include:

  • Doing Business in a Culture of Political and Economic Change in Prague
  • Doing Business in Asia in Beijing and Shanghai, China
  • Doing Business in a Culture of Sustainability in Costa Rica
  • Doing Business in New Zealand: Competing in the Asia Pacific Rim

Requirements: Part-Time students must have completed one semester and have with a minimum 3.0 GPA.