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Master of Business Administration

‌Drake’s M.B.A. program emphasizes real-world application of knowledge and problem-solving strategies and techniques. In the M.B.A. you will be immersed in advanced courses that emphasize corporate governance, creating customer value, and developing leadership capital. 

You can tailor your M.B.A. with a variety of specializations—such as health care management, nonprofit management, and entrepreneurial studies—giving you the preparation you need to achieve your ambitions. 

You have many choices when it comes to getting your Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), but a few key differentiators—and some surprising facts—set Drake’s graduate program apart: 

  • Expertise—At Drake, you’ll learn from expert faculty and experienced practitioners. You’ll leave each class with lessons and skills you can apply the next day in your job and throughout your career.
  • Convenience—You can finish the M.B.A. in two years, attending part time, because Drake offers more classes on nights and weekends for working professionals.
  • Community—You’ll learn from experienced faculty and your peers, who come from a wide variety of industries and positions. Plus, you’ll have access to the college’s graduate alumni, who work in more than 200 companies across Iowa.
  • Capstone—The final course of the program gives you the opportunity to utilize all you’ve learned toward solving a real-world problem.
  • Communication—The Dardis Communication Workshop will give you the skills to deliver concise and persuasive presentations in class and at work.

For more information, peruse the resources below or contact Dianna Gray, outreach coordinator, at 515-271-3921 or

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Information Session

Learn more about the Drake Master of Business Administration program by attending an information session. Graduate staff will be on hand to answer any questions and help you learn more about Drake's graduate degrees.  

July 17, 2015
Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.