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Thomas G. Drape, Ph.D.

Chair, Graduate Programs
Associate Professor
Program Director, MBA
Phone: (626) 815-6000 Ext. 2543
Fax: (626) 815-3802
Thomas G. Drape, Ph.D., teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in international business and leadership. He joined the APU team in 2013 and serves as the director of the MBA program. He has held faculty positions at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the University of Puget Sound, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Drape served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 20 years, retiring in 2012. While in the Air Force, he served in a variety of senior leadership and management roles, receiving the highest level of project management qualification in the defense sector.


  • Ph.D. (Bilingual, with Honors), IESE Business School
  • MBA, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., United States Air Force Academy


School of Business and Management

  • Graduate Programs

Courses Taught

  • BUSI 370 - International Business
  • BUSI 548 - International Business Strategy
  • BUSI 566 - International Field Study and Internship
  • BUSI 577 - Global Field Study
  • MGMT 581 - Corporate Leadership