College of Business and Public Administration

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Program Options

M.B.A. On-Campus Program

M.B.A. Online Program

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Program Overview

On-Campus Program

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program uses an integrative approach that emphasizes real-world application of knowledge and problem-solving strategies and techniques. Sustainability and organizational decision making are incorporated into and across courses. Students customize this program by selecting an area of specialization to develop skills best suited to their academic and career goals. The M.B.A. is backed by Drake University’s full resources and reputation.

Online Program

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.


On-Campus Program Requirements

  • Number of Credit Hours required: Thirty-nine hours of credit are required for completion.
  • Required Courses
Course Credits
Foundations of Decision-Making 6
MBA 240 - Values and Ethics in Decision-Making 3
MBA 245 - Leading with Data 3
M.B.A. Core Courses 21
MBA 242 - Evaluating Organizational Performance 3
MBA 251 - Creating Customer Value 3
MBA 253 - Enhancing Firm Value 3
MBA 254 - Leadership & Human Capital Development 3
MBA 256 - Information Technology and Business 3
MBA 257 - Project Management 3
MBA 260 - Strategic Business Policy (capstone) 3
Areas of Specialization - Select three courses from a group of electives designed to focus on an area of specialization.  The areas of specialization include: 9-12
Accounting* (select four courses) 12
BLAW 250 - The Law of Business Organizations 3
ACCT 120 - Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 167 - Financial Accounting III 3
ACCT 175 - Auditing Principles 3
ACCT 185 - Individual Taxation 3
ACCT 186 - Business Entity Taxation 3
ACCT 210 - Accounting for Non-Profit 3
ACCT 255 - Tax Research and Planning 3
ACCT 265 - Emerging Accounting Issues 3
ACCT 275 - Seminar in Auditing 3
ACCT 276 - IT Auditing 3
ACCT 277 - Fraud Examination 3
ACCT 278 - Internal Auditing 3
ACCT 280 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
Cybersecurity Management 9
ACCT 276 - IT Auditing 3
ACCT 277 - Fraud Examination 3
ACCT 278 - Internal Auditing 3
BLAW 298 - Practical Contract Interpretation 3
INS 280 - Operational Risk Management 3
IS 298 - Cybersecurity Management 3
IS 298 - Cyber Attack Prevention and Mitigation 3
Financial Management 9
ACCT 280 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
ECON 280 - Business, Government, and the Global Economy 3
FIN 280 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN 281 - Regulatory Environment for Financial Institutions 3
FIN 283 - Multinational Financial Management 3
FIN 284 - Analysis of Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives 3
FIN 285 - Equity Evaluation 3
FIN 286 - Risk Management for Financial Institutions 3
FIN 288 - Futures, Options, and Swaps 3
INS 280 - Operational Risk Management 3
QUAN 270 - Quantitative Analytical Methods 3
Health Care Management 9
HLTH 261 - Health Care Policy 3
HLTH 263 - Health Care Administration 3
HLTH 264 - Beyond Ethics: Policy & Healthcare 3
HLTH 266 - Health Regulation, Law, and Advocacy 3
Human Resources 9
BLAW 245 - Law in the Workplace 3
BUS 283 - Negotiaion and Conflict Resolution 3
MGMT 282 - Human Resource Management, or
MPA 216 - Managing Human Resources as Assets
3
MGMT 284 - Staffing Organizations 3
MGMT 288 - Compensations and Benefits 3
MGMT 298 - Special Topics 3
PADM 287 - Workplace/Workforce Issues 3
PADM 288 - Human Resource Applications 3
Individualized - Select nine credits tailored to student's unique interests from among all specialization courses offered 9
Innovation and Leadership 9
BLAW 245 - Law in the Workplace 3
BUS 212 - Seminar in Executive Leadership 3
BUS 283 - Negotiaion and Conflict Resolution 3
BUS 298 - Special Topics 3
ECON 280 - Business, Government, and the Global Economy 3
INS 280 - Operational Risk Management 3
MGMT 280 - International Management 3
MGMT 298 - Special Topics 3
Marketing 9
MKTG 275 - Sales Management 3
MKTG 280 - Global Marketing Management 3
MKTG 285 - Brand Management 3
MKTG 291 - Services Marketing 3
MKTG 298 - Special Topics 3
Nonprofit Management 9
ACCT 210 - Accounting for Non-Profit 3
MPA 221 - Public Organizations and Leadership 3
PADM 270 - Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations 3
PADM 273 - Nonprofit Management 3
PADM 280 - Managing Across Sector Boundaries 3
PADM 281 - Program Performance Evaluation and Management 3
PADM 283 - External Resource Development 3
Professional Development Seminars - Complete three 1-credit professional development seminars 3

 


Admission to On-Campus Program

Master of Business Administration applicants must meet the following admission requirements.

  • Graduate Admission Application: Applications may be completed online.
  • Application Fee of $50. Applicants who have previously paid the fee are not required to do so again.
  • Official transcripts for ALL undergraduate and graduate coursework from EVERY institution attended (even if a degree was not earned).
  • Current professional resume.
  • Personal essay: A personal essay no longer than one page should explain the candidate’s reason(s) for pursuing the M.B.A. degree. Examples of leadership background and experience should be included.
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation.
  • Grade Point Average Criteria: Successful candidates for admission typically have the following minimum graduate point average. Students who do not meet these G.P.A. minimums may contact the Graduate Programs Office of the College of Business and Public Administration for additional information.
    • Undergraduate GPA = 3.00 (upper division and cumulative), and
    • Graduate GPA = 3.00 (cumulative)
  • Test requirement: Applicants must submit official GMAT or GRE results. Successful candidates for admission typically have a minimum score of 500. For GMAT testing information, go to: http://www.mba.com. GRE scores: Quantitative=152, Verbal=152. For GRE testing information, go to www.ets.org/gre.  Details on the entrance exam waiver can be found at www.drake.edu/mba/application.
  • TOEFL exam: International candidates must submit TOEFL results. Minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 213 on the computer-based examination, 550 on the paper-based examination, or 79-80 on the internet-based test.
  • Application deadlines: To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received by the following deadlines.
    • Fall admission - July 15
    • Spring admission - December 1
    • Summer admission - April 1

 

Online Program Requirements

Course Credits
Foundations of Decision-Making 6
MBA 240 - Values and Ethics in Decision-Making 3
MBA 245 - Leading with Data 3
M.B.A. Core Courses 21
MBA 242 - Evaluating Organizational Performance 3
MBA 251 - Creating Customer Value 3
MBA 253 - Enhancing Firm Value 3
MBA 254 - Leadership & Human Capital Development 3
MBA 256 - Information Technology and Business 3
MBA 257 - Project Management 3
MBA 260 - Strategic Business Policy (capstone) 3
Areas of Specialization - Select three courses from a group of electives designed to focus on an area of specialization.  The areas of specialization include: 9
Accounting 12
BLAW 250 - The Law of Business Organizations 3
ACCT 120 - Advanced Managerial Accounting 3
ACCT 167 - Financial Accounting III 3
ACCT 175 - Auditing Principles 3
ACCT 185 - Individual Taxation 3
ACCT 186 - Business Entity Taxation 3
ACCT 210 - Accounting for Non-Profit 3
ACCT 255 - Tax Research and Planning 3
ACCT 265 - Emerging Accounting Issues 3
ACCT 275 - Seminar in Auditing 3
ACCT 276 - IT Auditing 3
ACCT 277 - Fraud Examination 3
ACCT 278 - Internal Auditing 3
ACCT 280 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
Business Analytics
MDAL 210 - Business Analytics, Teams, and Projects 3
MDAL 220 - Information Technology Legal and Ethical Issues 3
MDAL 230 - Data Management and Visual Analytics 3
MDAL 240 - Statistical Modeling 3
Cybersecurity Management 9
ACCT 276 - IT Auditing 3
ACCT 277 - Fraud Examination 3
ACCT 278 - Internal Auditing 3
BLAW 298 - Practical Contract Interpretation 3
INS 280 - Operational Risk Management 3
IS 298 - Cybersecurity Management 3
IS 298 - Cyber Attack Prevention and Mitigation 3
Financial Management 9
ACCT 280 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
ECON 280 - Business, Government, and the Global Economy 3
FIN 280 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management 3
FIN 281 - Regulatory Environment for Financial Institutions 3
FIN 283 - Multinational Financial Management 3
FIN 284 - Analysis of Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives 3
FIN 285 - Equity Evaluation 3
FIN 286 - Risk Management for Financial Institutions 3
FIN 288 - Futures, Options, and Swaps 3
INS 280 - Operational Risk Management 3
QUAN 270 - Quantitative Analytical Methods 3
Health Care Management 9
HLTH 261 - Health Care Policy 3
HLTH 263 - Health Care Administration 3
HLTH 264 - Beyond Ethics: Policy & Healthcare 3
HLTH 266 - Health Regulation, Law, and Advocacy 3
Human Resources 9
BLAW 245 - Law in the Workplace 3
BUS 283 - Negotiaion and Conflict Resolution 3
MGMT 282 - Human Resource Management, or
MPA 216 - Managing Human Resources as Assets
3
MGMT 284 - Staffing Organizations 3
MGMT 288 - Compensations and Benefits 3
MGMT 298 - Special Topics 3
PADM 287 - Workplace/Workforce Issues 3
PADM 288 - Human Resource Applications 3
Individualized - Select nine credits tailored to student's unique interests from among all specialization courses offered 9
Innovation and Leadership 9
BLAW 245 - Law in the Workplace 3
BUS 212 - Seminar in Executive Leadership 3
BUS 283 - Negotiaion and Conflict Resolution 3
BUS 298 - Special Topics 3
ECON 280 - Business, Government, and the Global Economy 3
INS 280 - Operational Risk Management 3
MGMT 280 - International Management 3
MGMT 298 - Special Topics 3
Marketing 9
MKTG 275 - Sales Management 3
MKTG 280 - Global Marketing Management 3
MKTG 285 - Brand Management 3
MKTG 291 - Services Marketing 3
MKTG 298 - Special Topics 3
Nonprofit Management 9
ACCT 210 - Accounting for Non-Profit 3
MPA 221 - Public Organizations and Leadership 3
PADM 270 - Foundations of Nonprofit Organizations 3
PADM 273 - Nonprofit Management 3
PADM 280 - Managing Across Sector Boundaries 3
PADM 281 - Program Performance Evaluation and Management 3
PADM 283 - External Resource Development 3
Professional Development Seminars - Complete three 1-credit professional development seminars 3
BUS 200 - Professional Development Seminar, or
MBA 200 - Who is U.S.
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Admission to Online Program

To apply for admission to Drake’s fully online Master of Business Administration program:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities. Official transcripts are prepared and sent by the institution in question and received by Drake University in a sealed envelope. Transcripts mailed directly to the student must remain in the sealed envelope to be considered.

Mail transcripts to: 

Online Enrollment Office
ATTN: Drake University
8201 Peters Road, Suite 3400
Plantation, FL 33324

Or email:

drakeonlinetranscripts@drake.edu

  • 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.
  • Submit an official entrance exam score from one of the following exams:
    • Graduate Record Exam
    • Graduate Management Admission Test

Entrance Exam Waiver

The entrance exam is automatically waived if you meet one of the three conditions below.

  • You are a Drake University CBPA undergraduate alumnus from within the last five years and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • You are a Drake University CBPA current undergraduate student with cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and have completed 90 semester credits.
  • You hold a master’s or terminal degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited institution.

The entrance exam waiver will also be automatically waived if you meet all of the conditions below.

  • You have five years of progressive post-graduate work experience.
  • You have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited institution.
  • You have least 9 semester credits of undergraduate quantitative coursework.
    • Quantitative coursework may include courses in math, statistics, economics or other quantitative oriented courses.

Pre-MBA students do not need to submit GMAT or GRE scores if you meet all of the conditions below.

  • You have five years of progressive post-graduate work experience.
  • You have a minimum 3.0 GPA in two Pre-Admission courses, including a B or better in MBA 245: Leading with Data.
    • Grades of C+ (2.30) or below are not eligible for the entrance exam waiver.

International Students
If a student earned her/his undergraduate degree outside of the United States, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required. Scores dated within the last two years are acceptable and must be reported directly from the testing agency. Minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 213 on the computer-based exam, 550 on the paper-based exam, or 79-80 on the Internet-based exam. Minimum acceptable IELTS score is 6.5. Minimum scores on each section of reading, writing, speaking, and listening may be required.

Transfer Credits
Students may transfer up to nine credit hours from another AACSB accredited graduate program. All transfer credits must be earned with a grade of B- or higher, must directly relate to the program of study, and must fall within the five-year time frame for program completion. Transfer credits will be applied to the degree program upon successful completion of at least one term of enrollment in the program.

Non-Degree Admission
The Pre-MBA program is for students looking to take classes for personal enrichment or to qualify for an entrance exam waiver into Drake’s Master of Business Administration degree program.

Students interested in applying for the Pre-MBA must submit the following:

  • Complete the Graduate Pre-Admission Application.
  • Submit electronic copy of your résumé.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

Mail transcripts to: 

Online Enrollment Office
ATTN: Drake University
8201 Peters Road, Suite 3400
Plantation, FL 33324

Or email:

drakeonlinetranscripts@drake.edu

Pre-MBA students are allowed to complete the following MBA core courses:

  • MBA 240: Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • MBA 245: Leading with Data
  • MBA 242: Financial Reporting and Analysis (MBA 240 and MBA 245 are recommended prerequisites)

Once admitted into Drake’s Master of Business Administration program, all successfully completed Pre-MBA courses will transfer.

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.