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The Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management (Drucker School) provides a unique graduate management education and experience that is unique from other schools of management. The School is committed to developing and enriching tomorrow’s leaders by weaving Peter Drucker’s perspective of the liberal art of management throughout the entire Drucker School experience—this represents the Drucker Difference: ethical leadership and effective management.
Our goal is to develop graduates who have an unsurpassed understanding of management-related topics. Courses are constantly updated to reflect leading practices based upon the insights of our own faculty plus contributions from pre-eminent global management practitioners and other academic researchers. Drucker School students are challenged to develop a comprehensive analytical and technical skill set as well as a keen understanding of the practice of management and skills for effective leadership. In this context, we are widely recognized for academic rigor, exceptional teaching, and a highly personalized and supportive environment.
The Drucker School faculty, their research, teaching, and service reflect the core assets of the Drucker Difference. Our faculty is a team whose first and primary purpose is to enhance the professional lives of our students and through them to improve the organizations they lead. Teaching the liberal art of management brings us together with the reality of the world in which we live—our social, institutional, and intellectual history as well as our social and ethical responsibilities. We prepare our students not only for the workplace realities of today, but also for the new realities of the global economy that awaits them tomorrow.
The Drucker School candidate is a well-rounded individual with highly-developed writing, analytical, and communication skills. Candidates usually possess three to five years of professional work experience and have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 grade point average. Ideally, they have demonstrated a superior verbal and mathematical skill set by scoring above 600 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Applicants who fall outside these parameters may be admitted due to outstanding personal qualities, supportive essays, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. The ideal candidate will have made a positive impact in the communities and organizations they have served and demonstrate the motivation to do the same in their academic program.
Admission requirements are detailed in the Admissions section of the Bulletin.
Dual Degree Programs
CGU offers students the option of enrolling in a dual degree program–the opportunity to earn two degrees simultaneously. Complete details about dual degrees are provided in the Enrollment in Multiple Programs secrtion of the Bulletin.
Dual degree programs allow students to earn two degrees at less cost and time than would be the case if the degrees were pursued separately. Established dual degree programs currently exist with the Master of Science in Information Systems & Technology , the Master of Public Health , and the Economics, PhD/Business Administration, MBA .
Concurrent Degree Programs with the MBA
Innovative Systems Design with Art Center College of Design. A collaboration between the Drucker School and Art Center College of Design offers students the opportunity to earn the MBA from CGU and a Master of Science in Industrial Design from Art Center. Applicants must be accepted by both institutions. CGU may accept up to 12 units from Art Center toward the MBA requirements. Art Center will accept up to eight Drucker units toward its 74-unit program.
JD/MBA with Southwestern Law School. The Drucker School and Southwestern Law School offer a concurrent degree program that helps Drucker and Southwestern students enhance their education and career options by earning an MBA from CGU and the Juris Doctorate (JD) from Southwestern Law School. The combination of legal training and management skills is increasingly in demand, and graduates of these programs should find enhanced career opportunities so as to make a positive difference in the areas of law and business.
MBS/MBA with Keck Graduate Institute. The Drucker School and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) have partnered to develop the “Drucker/KGI 2+1 Program.” The 2+1 program combines the Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree at KGI with the MBA from CGU. The goal of the 2+1 program is to provide MBS students with additional business training in the areas of marketing, strategy and leadership.
Jointly Offered Programs
The Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management offers a number of joint programs with faculty from other disciplines at CGU.
Accelerated BA/MA Program
See the Accelerated Degree Program section of the Bulletin for details.