Drake University is now accepting applications for its new online Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration degree programs, which will begin this month. The online MBA and MPA are 39- and 36-credit hour programs, respectively, that can be completed in as little as two years, attending part time. Drake is the first institution in Iowa accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to offer an MBA program fully online. “We are excited to move our program offerings online to expand our reach and better serve the needs of the working professional,” said Dan Connolly, dean of the Drake University College of Business and Public Administration. The online programs will offer start dates six times per year. The application deadline for the first start date is Aug. 20. To apply, visit online.drake.edu or call (844) 254-4221.