Drake is one of the few institutions that offers the Bachelor of Music with elective studies in Business so students are able to balance interests in music while completing a minor in business, with additional courses relevant to music administrative work.
These business courses are offered through an arrangement with Drake's College of Business and Public Administration. As part of the music business program, students complete a professional internship during their junior or senior year. Graduates of the program are prepared for full-time work in the field of music business. Graduates also have all of the prerequisites required to begin a master's degree in business or public administration.