The Drucker School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Management (MA), Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), Advanced Executive Master of Business Administration (AEMBA), and Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE) as well as a doctoral program in management, and a joint degree in financial engineering (MS), arts and cultural management (MA). Other programs include 4+1 degrees with Claremont’s undergraduate colleges; interdisciplinary programs in psychology, education, and humanities; cross-registration with the Schools of Organizational and Behavioral Science, Politics and Economics, Humanities, and Information Science; cooperative programs with Oxford University, England, Saint Gallen, Switzerland; and Hitotsubashi University, Japan; work-study programs, foreign exchange with Japan, Switzerland, and France; internship programs, including field studies, honors, and consulting projects; and joint research with faculty. The strongest areas of study are strategic management, general management, leadership, entrepreneurship, and venture finance. The most popular courses are Strategy and Leadership, Global Economy, Revitalization, Financial Policy, and Strategy. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus through a Distinguished Speaker series and an Executive Forum series.
Sixty total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 30 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Organizational Behavior
- Information Management/Applied Operations
- Marketing Management
- Corporate Finance
- The Strategy Course
- Morality and Leadership/Drucker on Management
- Quantitative Methods
Required courses for the MSFE include:
- Stochastic Processes
- Mathematical Finance
- Managerial and Financial Accounting and Control
- Managing Corporate Finance
- Financial Derivatives
Students may eliminate or substitute requirements by completing comparable courses at an accredited school with a grade of B or better within the past 5 years.
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 16 months; maximum, 6 years. For students attending part time, the maximum is 6 years.
In a recent year, there were 12 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there were 12 part-time faculty, of whom 93% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of credit hours faculty teach is 16; average business class size is 25.