Zimpleman College of Business

Graduation Requirements

Candidates qualifying for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) must complete 120 credit hours. At least 42 credit hours must be earned in courses numbered 100 or above. At least 50 percent of required business credit hours must be completed in residence at Drake.

Credit for remedial courses of sub-collegiate level is not considered toward meeting the requirements for graduation. The final 30 hours of an undergraduate degree must be taken at Drake University unless an alternative plan is approved by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Candidates qualifying for a B.S.B.A. must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all Drake University work attempted and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses taken in the College that carry a number of 100 and above

Required Curriculum

Business Courses

All business majors* are required to complete the following courses.

Course Credit Hours
ACCT 041 - Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 042 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 195 - Business Strategy and Policy 3
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BUS 001, 002, 003, 004, 005 - The Business Profession I-V 0
BUS 070 - Globalization 3
BUS 073 - Professional Verbal Communications 2
BUS 074 - Professional Written Communications 2
ECON 002 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
IS 044 - Microsoft Office Tools for Business Analysis 2
IS 075 - Information Technology and Business 3
FIN 101 - Corporate Finance 3
MATH 028 - Business Calculus (or higher) 3
MGMT 110 - Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 120 - Management of Operations 3
MKTG 101 - Marketing Principles 3
ACTS 131 - Introduction to Probability I, or
STAT 071 - Statistics I
ACTS 135 - Mathematical Statistics, or
STAT 072 - Statistics II

*Actuarial Science majors take a different set of business core courses.

Non-Business Courses

The non-business courses are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Course Credits
FYS 001-099 - First Year Seminar, or equivalent 3
INTD 025 – Blueprint for Success 1
MATH 028 - Business Calculus, or
MATH 050 - Calculus I
Total 7-8

The courses listed above as required by the Zimpleman College of Business may be used to fulfill requirements of the Drake Curriculum. Please refer to the Drake Curriculum for additional information.

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.