The Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, established by William and Jean Buchanan, is focused on providing up-to-date and challenging academic and cocurricular opportunities for entrepreneurial students. It is home to Drake’s major in entrepreneurial management, the joint entrepreneurial management major, the entrepreneurship minor, and an entrepreneurship concentration.
The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship Outreach—made possible by a gift from John and Mary Pappajohn—serves to create a strong relationship between Drake University and the entrepreneurial community in Greater Des Moines and throughout Iowa. Through programs and events including business plan competitions, entrepreneurs expand their possibilities, and you’ll gain opportunities for hands-on experiences with small business owners.
Through the two centers, entrepreneurship education opportunities are found in every college and school across campus. From Delta Rx in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to app development courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication to the music business concentration in the College of Arts and Sciences, entrepreneurial leadership is an important aspect of Drake education.