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The Drake College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is recognized and accredited by the foremost authorities in the country. To gain and maintain accreditation, the CBPA regularly undergoes reviews by external entities to ensure we are providing our students with the best education possible.



We are one of just 16 universities in the United States to be recognized as a Center for Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries. 


Program Endorsed for CMA Certification


Drake is the only university in Iowa and one of only 36 schools in the United States to have earned endorsement by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), which recognizes programs that meet high educational standards in preparing students to pursue the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential.




The College of Business and Public Administration is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accredited degrees: all undergraduate programs, Master of Financial Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting. As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. For more information, visit



Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association