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4+1 Admissions Program

In the 4+1 admissions program, students will complete four years of undergraduate study at BVU and 12 months of graduate courses at Drake University. Upon completion, “4+1” students will receive a bachelor’s degree from BVU as well as a master’s degree from Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration.

Program Options

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in a business field & Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in a business field in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in a business field & Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S.B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in a business field in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University and a Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S.B.A.) in the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science/Public Administration & Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in political science/public administration in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University and a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) in the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting & Master of Accounting (M.Acc.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting in the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University and a Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) in the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University.

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Begin your career faster by earning both your undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years.

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Save on tuition costs by completing your degrees in an accelerated program.

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Build alumni connections through BVU and Drake to create enhanced internship and career opportunities.

Photo of Alejandro Hernandez, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration

A quote from the Dean

“The Drake experience for BVU students will be enhanced by career paths available in Des Moines. We also see this as an opportunity for our graduate programs to benefit from the infusion of perspectives and experiences that BVU students will bring to the Drake community.”

—Alejandro Hernandez
Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration

Quotes from our Students

I would not be in my current role without the opportunities provided to me through the School of Accounting. I was able to complete both my undergraduate and graduate degrees in just over 4 years, which saved me valuable time and money.

I am SO glad that I decided to accelerate my accounting degrees through Drake’s SOA, and I felt extremely prepared to crush the CPA exam after graduating - I even scored over a 90 on every exam section!

—Lily DeBates
Advisory Associate, PwC
Drake University Master of Accounting Alum

The Drake MPA program allowed me to network with other professionals while learning more about how to effectively manage a nonprofit organization. The professors took the time to get to know students and were passionate about their success. The variety of courses provided me with skills and knowledge that have helped me grow as a nonprofit leader.

—Cassidy Gomez
Development Coordinator, The ALS Association Iowa Chapter
Drake University Master of Public Administration Alum