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Drucker School of Management Announces a New Concentration in Nonprofit Management

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management now offers a Concentration in Nonprofit Management. Developed in response to student and industry demand, the concentration emphasizes the relevance of the nonprofit sector in today’s economy and the importance of building a foundational understanding of how it operates for the public good on a local, national and international basis.

Claremont, CA, November 23, 2009 --( The Nonprofit Management Concentration is designed to help students develop the skills to more effectively manage and lead both local and global nonprofit organizations. It focuses on the business aspects of managing the nonprofit enterprise, including the marketing, fundraising, financing and accounting necessary for sustaining growth and creating change within the nonprofit sector. This is in keeping with Peter Drucker’s work in the nonprofit sector, as well as the current research interests of many of the faculty at the Drucker School and Claremont Graduate University. Students will build skills in the following areas: organizational, board and financial governance; management and administration; leadership; legal and intellectual property issues; organizational development; organizational design; and entrepreneurial issues including marketing and plan development.

The new concentration consists of 12 units in the MBA program and 8 units in the EMBA program, and it is available in the following programs: MBA, MA in Arts Management, EMBA and MA in Management. Initial courses offered in this concentration area include: Accounting and Finance for Nonprofits, Nonprofit Management, Leadership and Governance, Theory and Practice of Arts Management, Arts and Cultural Policy, Consulting Clinic, Marketing for Nonprofits, and Nonprofit Law.

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. 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.

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, in a lovely city of “trees and PhDs” nested in the foothill of the San Gabriel Mountains, 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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