Zimpleman College of Business

The Drake University Zimpleman College of Business provides a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)  The graduate programs lead to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Accounting (M.Acc.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A) and Master of Science Business Analytics (M.S.B.A.).


A Zimpleman education is a force for good, contributing to the world’s economy and to society.

College Promise

Our graduates will be equipped with the technical skills, business acumen, empathy, and experience necessary to innovate and lead in a globally complex, diverse, and dynamic world.

They will be:

  • Proficient in their fields
  • Data-driven, strategic, and innovative problem solvers
  • Effective communicators
  • Socially and ethically responsible leaders
  • Global and multicultural citizens

Independent Study

Each department in the Zimpleman College of Business, as faculty time permits, offers independent study according to the needs and interest of its students. These courses are open to students with the consent of the instructor and associate dean. They provide opportunities for directed or independent study and research in selected topics.

To be eligible for independent study, a student must have completed at least 57 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for all work at Drake and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for all business/economics work completed at Drake. Independent study may be used to earn up to 12 hours of credit toward a degree in business administration.

Areas of Study

Academic Regulations

Graduation Requirements


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.