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Curriculum

Drake’s M.B.A. program allows you to customize your degree based on your personal interests.

While working with faculty members to develop leadership skills in courses focused on expanding your business acumen, your adviser will assist you in choosing elective courses and an area of specialization to help you realize your career goals. The 39 credit-hour M.B.A. program consists of 27 credit-hours of required courses, nine elective credit-hours in an area of specialization and three credit-hours of professional development seminars.

Foundations of Decision Making - 6 Credit Hours

Core Courses - 21 Credit Hours

  • MBA 242: Evaluating Organizational Performance
  • MBA 251: Creating Customer Value
  • MBA 253: Enhancing Firm Value
  • MBA 254: Leadership and Human Capital Development
  • MBA 256: Information Technology & Business
  • MBA 257: Project Management
  • MBA 260: Strategic Business Processes (Capstone)

Areas of Specialization - 9 Credit Hours

  • Accounting (12 credit hours required)
  • Financial Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management

Professional Development Seminars - 3 Credit Hours 

Students complete three one credit-hour professional development seminars.

Travel Course

MGMT 280: International Management

This international management course will explore Innovation Around the World.  We will investigate innovative management practices in our own region and then travel to Europe (e.g. London, Berlin, etc.) to compare the impact of local institutions and culture on innovation abroad.  We will explore innovative organizations in all industries with a particular emphasis on technology and financial services.  We will depart Des Moines on the evening of May 4th and return on the morning of May 12th, just before 2017 Spring Graduation. Professors Matthew Mitchell and Carl Vieregger have lived and worked in England and Germany and are very excited to return to explore the most current innovative practices in that region!

If you are interested in enrolling in this travel course, please contact Professor Matthew Mitchell directly at matthew.mitchell@drake.edu or 515.864.8400. 

MGMT 282 Travel Itinerary


Learn more about the Drake Master of Business Administration program. Plan to attend an information sessiondiscuss your educational goals with CBPA staff, or apply now.

CBPA News
October 24, 2017
Drake faculty of the College of Business and Public Administration awarded scholarships to five students to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exam in 2018.
October 17, 2017
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