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Drake CBPA introduces new admission paths for M.B.A. students

November 14, 2016

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Drake University College of Business and Public Administration recently made the enrollment process more accessible for prospective students who are interested in the university’s unique, hybrid-style Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program. Incoming Drake M.B.A. students who meet certain academic criteria will not be required to complete the entrance exam, starting with students enrolling for the fall 2016 semester.

“Drake’s graduate and professional programs are continually innovating to better meet the needs of today’s working students,” said Danette Kenne, assistant dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. “The new entrance exam waivers remove a barrier for qualified M.B.A. students to enroll, while ensuring that every incoming student has the professional and academic track record he or she needs to succeed."

Additionally, incoming students who have not completed an entrance exam and do not meet the requirements for a waiver, but wish to begin taking courses toward the M.B.A., may take nine credit hours toward the degree as part of a new pre-M.B.A. program offering.

Drake’s M.B.A. program is offered in a hybrid classroom model—the only one of its kind in central Iowa—that blends the convenience of online coursework with the benefits of intensive classroom experience. About half of course time is completed online, with the other half completed on Drake’s campus. The flexibility of this hybrid model allows working adults to earn a degree without sacrificing quality for convenience or personal life for professional development.

More information is available online at www.drake.edu/mba, or by contacting Dianna Gray, outreach coordinator for Drake University's College of Business and Public Administration, at 515-271-3921 or dianna.gray@drake.edu.