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Upcoming Programs/Events

The Center for Professional Studies programming is designed to introduce you to new, relevant concepts and keep your skills sharp. Join us for a variety of workshops, lectures, and professional development experiences on campus, many of which are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.

Homesteaders Life/Drake University Certificate in Strategic Business Management

- Registration coming soon - check back for Fall 2015 program

- Directions to campus

- Lodging information

Grant Writing Workshop Fall 2015 

-October 26th, November 2nd & November 16th

-Registration begins in July

-For more information contact: Lisa Boes at 515-271-2592

Certified Public Manager® Program

The 24th class of the Iowa Certified Public Manager® Program begins on July 27, 2015.

Certificate in Business Management Program January 2016

-January 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th

-Registration begins in July

-For more information contact: Lisa Boes at 515-271-2592

City of West Des Moines Leadership Series - ongoing
Principal Financial Group® Leadership Program - Summer
DuPont Pioneer Program - Summer


May 20, 2015
Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduate Student of the Year awards ceremony at West End Architectural Salvage on May 7, 2015. The college recognized four graduate students and one faculty member at the event.