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Intuit Inc. Founder Scott Cook Visits the Drucker School of Management

Claremont, CA, May 06, 2009 --( Scott Cook, the founder and chairman of Intuit Inc., visited the Drucker School of Management for an on-stage conversation with Rajiv Dutta, current Drucker Executive-in-Residence and former President, eBay Marketplaces, PayPal and Skype. The on-stage conversation titled “Harnessing the Power of Many” focused on how companies reach beyond their traditional boundaries to tap into the thoughts and ideas of those outside their organizations.

Cook is one the most renowned entrepreneurs in the US and worldwide, and is a member of the board of directors of eBay, Procter & Gamble, the Asia Foundation, the Harvard Business School Dean's Advisory Board, the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin, and the Intuit Scholarship Foundation. His company Intuit Inc., which develops software to help individuals and businesses manage their finances, was recently named among America’s most admired companies and one of the country’s best places to work.

Cook’s visit was part of the Drucker School’s Centennial Events celebrating the 100th anniversary of the father of modern management Peter Drucker. This was the third in a series of Drucker Centennial conversations with business leaders on the challenges of managing in the 21st Century.

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.

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