Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
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Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
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Motto "The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It"
Type Private
Established 1971
Dean Jenny Darroch
Location Claremont, California, USA

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, or more commonly, the Drucker School of Management, is the business school of Claremont Graduate University, which is a member of the Claremont Colleges. The school is named in honor of Peter Drucker, who taught management at the school for over 30 years.


Peter Drucker came to California in 1971, where he developed the MBA program for working professionals at Claremont Graduate School, now Claremont Graduate University or CGU. The CGU advanced studies program was founded in 1925 and is the oldest all-graduate institution in the United States, with many notable alumni in different fields all over the world. The university's management school was named the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management in his honor in 1987. He taught his last class at the school in the spring of 2002.

Masatoshi Ito provided an initial $3 million gift to help build the school's current home and a subsequent $20 Million gift to assist the School with its future strategic plans.[1] In January 2004, Ito's name was added to the school's name, becoming the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.

The school adheres to Drucker's philosophy that management is a liberal art, taking into account not only economics, but also history, social theory, law, and the sciences.[2]


Drucker School of Management is located in Claremont, California in Los Angeles County. In 2016, the Drucker School launched a second campus location in downtown Los Angeles. Claremont ranked No. 5 on Money Magazine's list of the "Best Places to Live" in a 2007 Money Magazine ranking of the top 100 towns and cities in America. They called Claremont "the City of Trees and PhDs," as they placed them 1st in the West.[3] The Burkle Building is home to both the Drucker School and the Drucker Institute.[4]



Drucker School of Management includes the following programs: Master of Business Administration (MBA); Fully-Employed (part-time) MBA; Executive MBA; Master of Science in Financial Engineering; Masters in Arts Management; Masters in Science in Advanced Management; and PhD Program. The School also offers several joint programs: MBA/JD, Masters of Arts in Politics, Economics and Business, and MBA/Public Health. Through The Robert Day School, a part of CMC, the Drucker School offers the latter part of a BA/MBA program.

International links

The Drucker School has a program in Oxford University for 12 days and another that visits Hong Kong for the same amount of time. It also offers exchange programs with Hitotsubashi University in Japan, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, Inha University in South Korea, and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.


Business school rankings
U.S. News & World Report[5] 63

The Drucker School has fallen out of the U.S. News & World Report Best Business School rankings.[6]



  • Jean Lipman-Blumen - Co-founding director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership. She received her PhD from Harvard.
  • Richard R. Ellsworth - Previously, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School. He is also the author of the book Leading with Purpose (Stanford University Press, 2002) and co-author of Leadership and the Quest for Integrity (Harvard Business School Press, 1989). One of his articles for the Harvard Business Review was a runner up for the McKinsey Prize for best article of the year. He received his MBA from Stanford and his D.B.A. from Harvard University.
  • Joseph A. Maciariello - The co-author of "The Effective Executive in Action: A Step-by-Step Guide to Right Action" and "The Daily Drucker." He is also the only person to have ever co-authored a book with Peter Drucker. He also was the editor of the Revised Edition of Peter Drucker's classic entitled "Management." Received his PhD at New York University (NYU).
  • Vijay Sathe - Professor of the Harvard Business School for ten years prior to the Drucker School of Management. The author of Corporate Entrepreneurship: Top Managers and New Business Creation. Currently also a Professor for the IMD MBA program in Europe during the summer.
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Author of "Finding Flow," "Good Work," and "Good Business," the focus of his research is on creativity and happiness, particularly within a work setting. He is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago, earning his B.A. and PhD there, as well.
  • Jenny Darroch - Current Dean of the Drucker School, author of "Marketing Through Turbulent Times," and "Why Marketing to Women Doesn't Work." She is also Professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Marketing.


Alumni of the school include Robert Coe, Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley; Shuming Zhao, Business School Dean at the University of Nanjing; Brad Adams, CEO and Chairman of Sunstone Systems International; Colin Forkner, CEO, Pacific Coast National Bank; Rajiv Dutta (deceased) Chief Financial Officer, eBay and President, Skype; Tawni Cranz, Chief Talent Office at Netflix, Inc.; Junro Ito, Executive Officer and Director at Seven & i Holdings Co.; Sirena Liu, Managing Director, China at 20th Century Fox; Mark Hatch, CEO & Co-Founder at Techshop; Saori Casey, Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at Apple Inc.


  1. ^ "Flame Fall 2004" (PDF). November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "Drucker Homepage". November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Money Magazine Ranking". CNN. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Drucker Institute". Drucker Institute. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "2018 Best Business Schools Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2017-03-13. 
  6. ^ "U.S. News & World Report Best Business School Rankings 2016". Retrieved 2016. 

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