Master of Business Administration

Become a Data-Driven Leader

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

No GMAT or GRE required.

Become a competitive player in today’s evolving business climate with an online MBA from Drake University.

Program Details: 2 years | $718 Cost per Credit | 36 Credit Hours

Regarded as one of the top-ranking master’s institutions for academic quality and value, both in the Midwest and nationally, Drake University is now offering its Master of Business Administration degree 100% online. All six-week courses are asynchronous, which means you can study when and where it works best for you. There are no in-person requirements or scheduled online class meetings. 

Led by expert faculty who are recognized scholars and experienced practitioners, Drake’s online MBA curriculum focuses on a balance of strategic decision-making, ethical leadership, and analytical reasoning that can be brought into any workplace immediately. The 36-credit hour program can be completed in two years, attending part-time. Drake’s online business master’s program is designed to prepare effective communicators, ethical stewards of organizations, data-driven problem solvers, and global citizens. In addition to providing a broad foundation in advanced business principles, the online MBA program allows students to customize their degree based on personal interests and career aspirations.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Health Care Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Leadership & Human Capital Development
  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Individualized – Select nine credits hours tailored to your unique interests from among all specialization courses offered.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class, BLAW 250: The Law of Business Organizations… I found it very challenging since I was unfamiliar with much of the subject matter but was able to keep up and do fine on the tests and quizzes. Classmates had recommended this class to me, and I understand why.” -Polly Welp, Drake University Online Student

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.
  • Submit an electronic copy of your résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a typed, one-page essay detailing how a graduate education at Drake University will help you reach your academic and professional goals.
  • Submit contact information for two professional recommendations.

Student Testimonials

Amy Staebler, MBA — Amy pursued her online MBA to communicate better with upper management. “It [the MBA program] was super applicable to my job, and the six-week courses kept me interested.” The coursework exposed her to applicable software and skills. “Drake gave me the background needed to clearly communicate information.” Additionally, her decision to earn her MBA propelled her to a new career path. “The classes I liked the least as an undergraduate were business analytics. But in graduate school, I found them to be super interesting. Now I’m actually in a business analyst role.”

Cooper Christiano, MBA — Earning an MBA has been a goal since high school. Initially skeptical of the online format of Drake’s MBA program, Cooper quickly realized it was the right choice for him. “My professors went above and beyond to provide guidance. It was like talking with a friend.” While personally fulfilling, it has also paid off professionally. “My classes put me ahead of the game. My boss recognized that and moved me up to the regional vice president.”

About the College of Business & Public Administration

Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration prepares students for immediate and enduring success in a progressively technological, data-driven, and global environment. With a commitment to integrate data analysis, entrepreneurship, and globalization into our curriculum, our graduates are poised to thrive in today’s competitive job market.   

Staying true to our mission of bringing the classroom into the world and the world into the classroom, our graduate degrees are enhanced by our expert faculty and relationships with local business leaders, as well as national and international executives and successful Drake alumni. 

In addition to university accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA) is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The CBPA is also one of just seventeen universities in the United States to be recognized as a Center for Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries.