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Drake University - Graduation Requirements

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Graduation Requirements

Candidates qualifying for the degree of B.S. in Business Administration must complete 124 credit hours. At least 42 credit hours must be earned in courses numbered 100 or above. At least 50 percent of required business credit hours must be completed in residence at Drake.

Credit for remedial courses of subcollegiate level is not considered toward meeting the requirements for graduation. The final 30 hours of an undergraduate degree must be taken at Drake University, unless an alternative plan is approved by the Undergraduate Office of Students Affairs.

Candidates qualifying for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (equivalent of "C") for all Drake University work attempted and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses taken in the College that carry a number of 100 and above.

Required Curriculum

Business Courses

All business majors are required to complete the following courses:

Credits

Accounting 041 and 42 (Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting)

6

Business 195 (Business Strategy and Policy)

3

Business Law 60 (Business Law I)

3

Economics 1 and 2 (Principles of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics)

6

IS 44 or CS 65 (IT Applications for Business or Introduction to Computer Science I)

3

Information Systems 101 (Information Systems in Organizations)

3

Finance 101 (Corporate Finance)

3

Management 110 (Management Process and Behavior)

3

Management 120 (Management of Operations)

3

Marketing 101 (Marketing Principles)

3

Statistics 71 and 72* (Statistics I and II)

6

Total

42

* Actuarial science majors take Statistics 131 — Introduction to Probability I and Statistics 141 — Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis I.

Non-Business Requirements

The nonbusiness courses are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

 

Credits

FYS 01-99 (First-Year Seminar or equivalent)

3

Rhetoric 73 (Public Speaking)

3

Math 28 or Math 50 (Business Calculus or Analytic Geometry and Calculus I)

3-4

Total

9-10

The courses listed above as required by the College of Business and Public Administration may be used to fulfill requirements of the Drake Curriculum. Please refer to the Drake Curriculum for additional information.

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