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Graduate Programs

Are you looking to change careers? Become more competitive in the marketplace? Seize new opportunities?

The Drake University College of Business and Public Administration’s graduate programs will help you achieve your goals and turn you into a strategic and ethical leader.

You can see the proof in our broad community of alumni, which includes business owners and top executives in the state and across the nation. We are proud to say that our alumni base works in more than 200 companies across Iowa.

In addition to this strong community, you’ll benefit from evening and weekend courses that allow you to work full-time while attending school. Led by expert faculty and experienced practitioners, you can leave each class with lessons to apply in your job the next day and as you advance in your career.

All graduate programs can be completed in as little as two years, attending part time:

We also offer full-time joint programs, allowing you to get your M.B.A. or M.P.A. along with a Doctor of Pharmacy or Juris Doctorate.

Undergraduate Programs

At Drake, we don’t just churn out “suits.” We graduate professional students with hands-on experience, distinctive interests and passions, and a well-rounded education.

Our interdisciplinary approach emphasizes not only acquiring advanced business acumen, but also the development of communication, writing, and presentation skills that will propel you ahead of the competition upon graduation. And many of our programs offer a variety of tracks so you can pursue the fields you are passionate about. 

Along with courses taught by experienced faculty, you’ll be learning outside the classroom, too. You will network with business leaders from across the country and work with actual clients on real-world problems. All these experiences focus on the key learning outcomes that will shape your future.

You can choose from 11 undergraduate degrees:

We also offer a Business/Law 3+3 program, which allows you to earn an undergraduate business degree from the College of Business & Public Administration and a law degree from the Drake Law School in just six years.

Additionally, if you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, you can take advantage of our Accelerated Graduate Programs and obtain your B.A./B.S. and graduate degree in five years.


For more information about undergraduate programs, visit the Office of Admission website or call 1-800-44-DRAKE x3181.

July 8, 2018
Robert D. Ray, BN'52, LW'54, died on July 8. Governor Ray proudly served as Iowa’s 38th governor and, later in his career, as the 11th president of Drake University, from April 1998 to May 1999.