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Business & Professional Development

Our business and professional development programs build your leadership capacity and readiness, while our custom programs offer intensive, skill-specific development for you and your team.

We work closely with individual organizations to customize programs and deliver measurable outcomes for any business, nonprofit, or government entity. Whether you are looking to grow your specific skillsets or want to position your organization for success in the global economy, Drake has an executive education program to meet your objectives.

Sarah Ramsey

Sarah Ramsey

Director of Business and Professional Development

Why Drake?

Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning, recently identified by Forbes as “the fastest-rising private university in the United States in college rankings.” 

Under the guidance of an experienced leadership team, Drake University provides an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship. In 2016–2017 alone, the Drake student population included students from an impressive array of more than 42 foreign countries.

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The Economist ranked Drake in the 98th percentile for return on investment against all American colleges and universities.

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Our Leading Others program has achieved world-class loyalty and satisfaction scores from executive alumni surveys, showcasing an increase in revenue and team engagement.

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Participants experienced 50 percent increase in promotion rates and 70 percent in increased executive responsibilities as a result of engagement in the Leading Others program.

Whether you are looking to grow your leaders’ specific skill sets or want to position your organization for success in the global economy, Drake can help you meet your objectives.

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