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Graduate Degree Programs
CPBA graduate programs use an integrative approach that emphasizes real-world application of knowledge and problem-solving strategies and techniques. Technology and management are incorporated into and across courses. The CBPA graduate programs are flexible and tailored to suit your goals. You will learn from experienced faculty and successful business leaders and network with professionals in the classroom. All of our graduate degrees are fully accredited by the AACSB -- the international association for management education.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS OF STUDY (click for printable document):
- Master of Accounting
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Financial Management (part-time only)
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Public Administration Ames weekend degree program
- Master of Public Administration Davenport weekend degree program
APPLICATION AND ADMISSON:
To be considered for admission to the College of Business and Public Administration graduate programs, applicants must have received a bachelor's degree (any major) from an accredited college or university. Required application materials and the Application for Graduate Programs are available online.
All materials must be received prior to an admission decision being made. Drake reviews each applicant's college transcript for relevant coursework and undergraduate GPA. We also take into consideration any graduate coursework and professional experience.
Successful candidates generally have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA and score 500 or higher on the GMAT exam (if required). We also consider any graduate course work, professional experience and recommendations in admission review.
Drake course descriptions are available online at http://www.drake.edu/students/ by selecting “Course Descriptions” in the Academics block. Please select the most recent catalog term and choose courses by academic area from the drop down menu.
Fall 2012 Class Profile
Fall 2012 enrollment:
- 30% full-time students
- 49% female
- 6% international citizens
2012 Entering class demographics:
- Average age: 28
- Average GMAT: 550
- Average UG GPA: 3.28
Rolling admission - admitted students may begin the their graduate program in any term.
To be considered for admission for Drake University graduate study, students must hold a bachelor's degree in any major from an accredited college or university. In making an admission decision, Drake reviews each student's college transcripts for academic progress and undergraduate GPA.
- Spring (January ) Dec 1
- Summer (May/July) April 1
- Fall (August) July 15
For further information on the application process and our admission requirements, please review our compiled lists of FAQs based on the following subject areas: