Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management

1021 North Dartmouth Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711

Admissions: (909) 607-9064

Fax: (909) 607-9104

Email: drucker@cgu.edu

Website: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/1247.asp

Apply Online: http://www.cgu.edu/pages/431.asp

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions (varies based on your anticipated start date)

Unlike most Executive MBA programs, the Claremont version feels a bit more like an evening MBA program. Students are not in a typical lock-step, cohort, traveling through the program together and attending classes largely on weekends over a set period of time. While this gives students a lot of flexibility in structuring their MBA studies, the downside is obvious: you don’t have a group of people who you will get to know and learn from on a fairly intimate basis.

The coursework for the EMBA here can be done in as little as 18 months or as long as seven years. Yes, you read that right: seven years! There’s also no required international exposure, though there are study abroad options in Costa Rica, Oxford, England, and Hong Kong (all at additional cost, of course).

On the other hand, you can take nearly two-thirds of your coursework in electives, allowing you to pretty much tailor this EMBA to your interests and taste. Normally, electives in EMBA programs are few and far between. And you can pretty much adjust your course load based on the demands of your professional and personal life. That’s also rare in a typical EMBA program.

Classes are offered weeknights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program consists of three 14-week semesters divided into six 7-week modules each year.

Latest Up-to-Date Rankings:

2012 Poets&Quants: NR

2011 BusinessWeek: NR

2011 U.S. News & World Report: NR

2010 The Wall Street Journal: NR

2011 Financial Times: NR

Rankings Analysis: The Claremont Executive MBA program is unranked.

Application Fee: $60

2012 Tuition & Fees: $87,168

Average Months of Work Experience: 168

GMAT Required: No.

Class Enrollment: 15 to 20 students per class

International: NA

Female: 45%

Mean Age: 42

Classes Meet: Classes typically meet on weekday evenings and Saturdays once a week for 3 hours.

Length of Program: 18 months to seven years

Start Date: August, October, January, March, May, July

Students From These Industry Sectors:

Manufacturing: 24%

Non-Profit: 20%

Health Care: 10%

Aerospace/Technology: 10%

Government/Public Sector: 7%

Consumer Products: 7%

Financial Services: 4%

Other: 18%

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About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.