The Drucker School of Management Recognizes Its Best MBA Applicants

“Apply Early and Be Our Guest”

Claremont, CA, September 23, 2009 --( The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, offering one of the top MBA programs in Southern California, will recognize some of its strongest MBA applicants this fall by welcoming them to beautiful Claremont, California to celebrate Drucker Day 2009.

MBA applicants who submit their applications by the November 1st early application deadline will have a chance to be selected for a weekend-long trip to Southern California and participate in the biggest management event of the year and the highlight of the Drucker Centennial celebrations – Drucker Day – on November 7, 2009. The selected MBA applicants will also be invited to a Drucker School community gathering with special guest Doris Drucker, physicist, inventor, and wife of famed management scholar and social philosopher Peter Drucker, at an outdoor Sunday Brunch on November 8.

The Drucker Centennial marks the 100th birthday of Peter F. Drucker – the father of modern management, author of 39 books on organizational behavior, innovation, economy, and society, and a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Centennial is a time of commemoration and celebration of Peter Drucker’s work and legacy and reflects the efforts of the Drucker School and Drucker Institute to ensure that his teachings on effective management, ethical leadership and social responsibility endure into the next century. Drucker Day is the culmination of Drucker Week, which features some of today’s most prominent names in management thinking, including Warren Bennis, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Charles Handy, and Frances Hesselbein. For a full list of the events of Drucker Week, visit the Centennial events calendar.

Drucker Day is an all-day event for Drucker alumni, current students, and friends of the School to listen to great speakers, hear Drucker faculty in conversation with industry leaders, network, and enjoy good food – all in a spectacular setting. Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, Built to Last, and How the Mighty Fall, will give the keynote address and will be followed by a full-day of headline speakers, including Charles Handy, noted author and co-founder of the London Business School; Bob Shapiro, former CEO of Monsanto; Faye Washington, CEO of YWCA of Greater Los Angeles; Paul Zak, Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies; authors Will Hopper & Bob Nelson and more. Also part of Drucker Day is a Drucker Expo – an all-day exposition ‘under the tent’ featuring exhibits by Drucker School student organizations, Drucker Career Management and the Drucker Institute and will be a great way to connect with all that goes on at the Drucker School.

This opportunity is open to applicants to the full-time MBA program who demonstrate excellence in their academic achievement. To be considered for selection to attend Drucker Day, applicants must submit a completed application by November 1, 2009.* Round-trip travel costs, hotel stay and meals during the visit will be covered by the School. All Drucker Day events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

MBA Program applicants who apply before the November 1st deadline will also receive special consideration for the unique Drucker Centennial Fellowship. The Drucker Centennial Fellowship is awarded as part of the year-long Drucker Centennial celebration in commemoration of Peter Drucker’s impact on management thinking. The Fellowship is awarded to applicants with exceptional academic backgrounds and who demonstrate the potential to pursue a successful career in a leadership role. Drucker Centennial Fellows receive a scholarship of up to 50% of tuition costs to be applied to up to 16 units per semester. Fellows contribute their time and talents to a variety of strategic and project-related assignments and culminate each semester with a special event with the Dean, faculty, and senior administrators.

For more information on the MBA application process, Drucker Day, or the Drucker Centennial Fellowship, please contact the Drucker School at or (909) 607-7811.

About the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
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. At Drucker, students are challenged to do good and do well, and the curriculum reflects a value-based approached to management education. Along with its sister institution, The Drucker Institute, the Drucker School is committed to advancing effective management, ethical leadership and social responsibility in organizations in all sectors of society, locally, nationally and globally.

* Selection to attend does not guarantee admittance to the program.

Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
Hayley Kiruki