The Drucker School of Management Announces a Unique New Course "Doing Business in Asia"

Starting in January 2010 the course “Doing Business in Asia” will explore business practices for multinational organizations in China and the Asia-Pacific region and will include a 12-day residential component in Hong Kong.

Claremont, CA, April 26, 2009 --( As the global economy is evolving with financial crises, the emergence of China as a major power in many economic and non-economic dimensions and the relative decline of Western Powers all suggest a need for multinational organizations to formulate and implement effective new strategies as a necessary survival response to a changing world.

To explore these fundamental changes with a focus on China and the Asia-Pacific region, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management is pleased to announce its unique new course “Doing Business in Asia”. The course will be offered in early January each year beginning in January 2010, and will include a twelve-day residential component in Hong Kong consisting of in-class lectures, corporate visits, and various social and cultural events.

The course will focus on formulating and implementing global strategies in the context of changing economic, political, trade, social and legal environments in the global economy. The students will explore the implications for multinational organizations regarding suitable business models, global footprints, off shoring and outsourcing strategies, as well as emerging markets and new competitors in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

The course is a partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and its Asia-Pacific Institute of Business. The Hong Kong class will be a 4 unit course open to MBA, EMP, TNDY and other students of Claremont Graduate University. For the full course overview and structure, please visit

About the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Named after Professor Peter Drucker in 1974, the Drucker School was established to satisfy the niche of part time executive management education. Today, the school shares its name with one of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs, Masatoshi Ito, combining a thinker (Peter Drucker, the founder of modern management) with a doer (Masatoshi Ito, who built the largest retail network in Japan), and reflecting a decidedly global orientation. Drucker has some 4,400 alumni around the globe, many of whom are leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

The school is known for its innovative programs, which in addition to the Masters in Arts Management (AM), includes the traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Executive Management Program (EMBA), a Master of Science in Financial Engineering (MSFE), a Master in Politics, and Business and Economics (MAPEB), as well as a variety of certificate programs and customized corporate executive education offerings. The Drucker School’s programs and degrees are unique in their focus on management as a liberal art, rather than specific concentrations on core business functions such as accounting, finance, or marketing.

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study. More than 2,000 students are studying for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 22 disciplines. Located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CGU is part of a liberal arts consortium commonly known as The Claremont Colleges. The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) includes Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer colleges, plus the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and Claremont Graduate University.

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
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