Program Details

The program offers a differentiated curriculum focused on both specialized financial knowledge and broad based business acumen.
Des Moines, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
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Program Overview

Program Description:
?Graduate education. It’s the next big step—in your career, education, and life. Take that next step at Drake, where you’ll become a strategic, influential, and ethical leader and propel your career. As a graduate student in Drake’s CBPA, you’ll collaborate with classmates in a rigorous, active learning environment led by outstanding and experienced faculty. You’ll also benefit from a network of enthusiastic alumni ready to offer guidance and support. Our graduate programs are designed for working adults. With entry points throughout the year, as well as evening and weekend classes, we make it convenient for you to enroll, attend classes, and complete your program. In fact, you can complete your degree in as little as two years or take up to five. ?The Drake Master of Financial Management (M.F.M.) program offers a differentiated curriculum focused on both specialized financial knowledge and broad based business acumen. No other program in the state provides this combination, making the program well suited to professionals in the financial markets, insurance, banking, and investment areas as well as those in a more general business evnironment where an emphasis in financial management is required. Regardless of your field or academic and career goals, you can customize through areas of specialization. The M.F.M. program uses an integrative approach that emphasizes immediate real-world application of knowledge and problem-solving strategies and techniques. Sustainability and organizational decision making are incorporated into all courses. You will benefit from the dynamic learning environment in which students bring their professional experiences to the classroom, enhancing the academic curriculum and furthering the learning experiences of all. Feedback from senior professionals in the financial services industry confirms that the M.F.M. is well designed to provide both broad based business knowledge and depth of knowledge within the field of finance. They were particularly impressed with the option to pursue coursework that paralells the CFA examination.

Additional Program Information

Drake University has been on the approved list of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1913. Since reorganization of the Association in 2000, Drake University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to University accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the College of Business and Public Administration is fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Financial Aid:
Application materials required for admission review include: 1. Completed and signed online application form 2. Application fee 3. TOEFL exam (international applicants only) 4. Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended 5. Current professional résumé or curriculum vitae 6. A typed, one-page essay providing details about how a graduate education will help you reach your academic and career goals 7. Official GMAT test score 8. Two letters of recommendation from individuals such as professors and employers who can attest to your potential for success in a graduate program Additional materials are required for International Students
International Requirements:
International students who wish to apply for admission to CBPA graduate program at Drake University must complete the standard admission requirements and complete additional information. Please visit us online to review the additional requirements.

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