Flexing Its Muscle: Drucker's Flex MBA leaps 39 spots in U.S. News Rankings


Since its launch last May, the Flex MBA program at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management has attracted more and more MBA-seeking working professionals. It's also caught the attention of the U.S. News & World Report, making an impressive leap in the 2022 Best Graduate School Rankings for part-time MBAs to No. 73. That's up 39 spots from its position in the 2021 rankings.

\”We are delighted the accessibility and content in our Flex MBA program is resonating with experienced professionals,\” said Interim Dean and Clinical Associate Professor Katharina Pick.

What do today’s students need most? Flexibility.

Drucker's Flex MBA, now tied with Pepperdine University for that fifth best part-time MBA in the La and Oc areas, is designed for middle-to-senior level professionals who desire a part-time program that prioritizes flexibility. Students can advance through the program at their own pace, customize their curriculum, and select from diverse course modalities.

\”We are very happy with the prosperity of our newest program,\” said Director of Programs and Student Life Andrew Henkes. \”Peter Drucker teaches us that point is the only truly limited resource. This is why flexibility is so vital that you working professionals. We are thrilled to support them on their own terms.\”

At the core of the Flex MBA may be the School's human-centric approach to business, attracting working professionals who believe management is all about people and seeking to contribute to society by making use of their skills to purpose-driven organizations.

\”Our focus on the Drucker management philosophy, our concentrate on excellent teaching, and also the interaction students have with faculty really results in a transformational experience,\” said Pick. \”Someone might come to us for the flexibility but for the business skills they have to advance, but they leave with a brand new way of thinking about management contributing to their own purpose. They gain so much more than a typical MBA.\”

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