College of Business and Public Administration

The CBPA creates a better future for our learners and society by integrating theory, practice, and scholarship in a collaborative learning environment.

The CBPA prepares leaders to create and communicate sustainable results for business and our global society.

The CBPA prepares our learners to succeed as leaders and global citizens by bringing the world into the classroom and the classroom into the world.

Our Learners will be:
     Proficient in their Fields
     Strategic Problem Solvers
     Effective Communicators
     Inclusive Leaders
     Ethical Stewards

The CBPA offers a student centered environment for the study of business. Approximately 950 students are pursuing undergraduate degrees in ten majors. An additional 520 students are enrolled in graduate studies pursuing masters degrees in business administration (MBA), public administration (MPA), finance (MFM) and accounting (MACC).

The CBPA is one of only four colleges in Iowa accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the principal accrediting body for business programs.

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 Professional Centers

Kelley Insurance Center
Courses and programs that provide continuing education, professional development and educational guidance in the area of insurance.


Pappajohn Online
The official site of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at Drake University.

Center for Professional Studies
Offers high quality programs for professional development and education that serve the needs of individuals in corporate, nonprofit and government organizations.

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