About the Program | Admission Procedures

A Joint Program of:
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
The School of Information Science
The Financial Engineering Management Program

“Managers have to learn to know language, to understand what words are and what they mean. Perhaps most important, they have to acquire respect for language as our most precious gift and heritage. Without the ability to motivate by means of the written and spoken word or the telling number, a manager cannot be successful.”

—Peter F. Drucker

“The program made me a lot closer to my classmates. We were able to share our knowledge with each other. This was an advantage over other international students who had to struggle to learn independently. We formed a strong team, perhaps because of the rigor of the program and the external pressures of living in a different culture. I have made a lot of good friends, and I am sure we will keep in contact after graduation.”

—Vincent Chen, Taiwan

“The International Fellows Program gave me confidence speaking in and listening to English. It also gave me the opportunity to interact closely with people from other cultures. I now have a better understanding of those other cultures and other ways of doing business. In a global business environment, it is important to have this knowledge.”

— Hiroshi Ishimura, Japan

In today’s global marketplace, excellence in professional English is a critical component of success. Many students come to the United States to achieve a competitive edge in the international business world.

International Fellows is an advanced English program designed specifically for students admitted to Claremont Graduate University’s programs in management, financial engineering, and information science.

The goals of the program are to help students:

  • • Develop sophisticated spoken and written English for academic and professional purposes
  • • Gain a deeper understanding of American culture — in particular, business and academic cultures
  • • Build confidence for success in the classroom and beyond
  • • Become bilingual and bicultural managers in their field

Stages and Courses

Stage One: Summer Session

  • Advanced English for Graduate Studies: Oral Proficiency
  • Advanced English for Graduate Studies: Text Analysis and Composition
  • Intensive tutorial support for pronunciation
  • Discussion groups with American CGU student leaders

Management 101y: Advanced English for Graduate Studies: Oral Proficiency
Students develop advanced proficiency in oral English through extensive practice that includes managerial problem-solving activities. They participate in small group discussions, individual presentations, and team projects that build their expertise and confidence for communicating effectively in English in graduate classes and business settings. Students have weekly pronunciation tutorials.

Management 102y: Advanced English for Graduate Studies: Text Analysis and Composition
Students analyze articles from business journals, do library and internet research, and review business cases to develop proficiency in graduate-level reading and writing. Written assignments include a summary, case report, critique, argument, and analysis.

Stage Two: Fall Semester

  • Up to 3 Drucker MBA, IS or FE Courses, one of which is Management 345: Organizational Behavior
  • Management 145y: English for Organizational Behavior
  • Tutorial support

Management 145y: English for Organizational Behavior
The course guides students toward greater comprehension of readings, discussions, and lectures for MGT 345: Organizational Behavior. Its primary purpose is to promote effective class participation. The English instructor attends the MBA course to coordinate lessons and observe student participation. Students in weekly tutorials engage in critical discussion of management issues with an English instructor.

Program Completion

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an International Fellows Certificate.

Courses are subject to change.