Master of Business Administration

Become a Data-Driven Leader

Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success

No GMAT or GRE required through Fall 2022.

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 | 39 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 39-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:

Healthcare – Deepen your understanding of the ever-changing healthcare industry, through an in-depth series of courses focusing on healthcare policy, healthcare administration, ethics, law, and advocacy.

Business Analytics – Learn to leverage analytics, translate insight into action, and influence business decisions through innovative curriculum in database management, machine learning, and data mining.

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.

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.