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Drake University, College of Business and Public Administration

Develop your future at Drake! We believe that a business education should be a force for good, contributing to the world's economy and to society.  Our faculty’s combined business and teaching experience sets us apart bringing a “real-world,” applications-based teaching environment into the classroom.  Students work with actual clients on legitimate business matters and business leaders engage in the classroom on a regular basis creating opportunities for immediate impact to organizations and the communities they serve.

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.

Engagement. Innovation. Impact.

AACSB-accredited schools are at the forefront of business education, preparing leaders like you to make a difference. By earning AACSB accreditation, this institution has made a commitment to continually improving the quality of education, ensuring that your coursework will be rigorous, dynamic, and relevant. No matter what path of business education you take, AACSB graduates are changing the business landscape—from startups to large corporations, across industries and around the world.