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Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, IA,
Advance your career. Increase your prospects. And do it when your schedule permits.‌In this format the only one of its kind in central Iowa—each course alternates between online and on-campus classes.


This flexibility allows working adults to earn a degree without sacrificing quality for convenience or personal life for professional development.  This unique format reduces the amount of in-class time by 50 percent—but still provides personal interaction in an academic experience that no other college or university in the Des Moines metro can offer.

Whether on campus or online, you will be immersed in advanced courses emphasizing strategic business applications, ethics, and community engagement.

Engage with your professors and peers with pre-scheduled online and on-campus class meetings.Complete your degree in two years, attending part-timeStudy in a program that reflects how professionals work in the business world both virtually and online.Learn from expert faculty who are recognized scholars and experienced practitioners.Apply real-world lessons from class immediately to your job and throughout your career.Gain access to our graduate alumni, who work in more than 200 companies across Iowa

Programme Structure

Corporate Governance & Ethics

This course presents an in-depth examination of the issues related to corporate governance in an ethical society. General theories of governance and ethics provide a foundation for students to refelct on their personal and professional responsibilities within an organizational setting.

Leading with Data

This course will focus on the role of data in today's fast-paced, competitive, data-rich, global business environment. Emphasis is on developing the habits of mind necessary for data-driven leadership.

Financial Reporting and Analysis

This course provides students with a conceptual foundation that demonstrates how financial statements reflect the strategic decisions made across business disciplines. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

A current professional resume or curriculum vitae is required. Please include information regarding current and/or past employment history as well as professional development and internships completed.

A typed, one-page essay is required. The essay should provide details about how a graduate education at Drake University will help you reach your academic and career goals.

Two letters of recommendations are required. When selecting your references, choose individuals such as professors and employers who can attest to your potential for success in a graduate program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    655 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 655 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Des Moines

  • 973 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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