Develop your future at Drake! Our faculty’s combined business and teaching experience sets us apart. We work hard to maintain a “real-world,” applications-based teaching environment in accordance with our mission—bringing the classroom into the world and the world into the classroom. Students work with actual clients on legitimate business matters and business leaders engage in the classroom on a regular basis.
Located in the state capital of Des Moines means more opportunities for you as a student. The city is home to Fortune 500 companies, innovative agriculture businesses, leading insurance agencies, and a growing entrepreneurial scene. You’ll have myriad opportunities for internships, hands-on learning, and building extensive networks. Our strong relationships with local business leaders, as well as national and international executives and successful Drake alumni, will benefit you both during your time at Drake and into your professional life.
Undergraduate students begin business coursework freshman year, gaining exposure to business curriculum, professors, and community leaders as soon as they begin their program. Our rigorous academic training emphasizes the development of advanced business acumen as well as communication, writing, and presentation skills. The CBPA also offers four graduate-level degrees that are enhanced by our relationships with leading executives, public officials, and nonprofit directors.
Drake is leading the way in business education, and is committed to helping our students develop the leadership skills, values, and ethics important to the business climate today.