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Marketing

Marketing (MARKET GRC)

12-15 Credits

MARKETING GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   •  12-15 CREDITS   •  MARKET GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: MKTG610 Marketing Strategies (3 cr) is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Marketing.

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Graduate Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership (URED LD GRC)

21 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP • 21 CREDITS • URED LD GRC

The Certificate in Urban Educational Leadership (CUEL) is designed to prepare candidates to serve as high-performing transformative leaders within urban schools and districts. Created for candidates pursuing the principalship and supervisory positions, this certification is based on best practices, aligned to the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) as well as the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of Central Office and Building Administrators. The CUEL program will provide an invigorating learning experience that synergistically combines rigorous academic work with on-going practiced-based learning experiences. A significant emphasis is placed on real-world case studies and simulations that help candidates develop the skills, competencies, and mindsets necessary for successful educational leadership in an urban environment. Candidates will leverage their lived experience while exploring current research and best practices in the areas of leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment, entrepreneurship, school law, human capital management, educational policy and related areas of study.
Principal Certification is available through the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA).

Admission Checklist:
In order to qualify:
• Fill out the Davenport Application for Admission.
• Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above with a 3.0 GPA.
• Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.
• A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.
• Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).
• Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee – to be scheduled by Davenport upon sub-mission of the completed application.

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Graduate Certificate in Urban Education

Graduate Certificate in Urban Education (URBN ED GRC)

22 Credits

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN EDUCATION • 22 CREDITS • URBN ED GRC


The Certificate in Urban Education is an alternate route to the teacher certification program. This program awards candidates with a Certificate in Urban Education and an Interim Teaching Certificate in subject areas corresponding to passage of specific Michigan Teacher Test for Certification content area competency exams. This alternate route to the teacher certification program allows individuals to teach in Michigan schools while fulfilling credential requirements. Candidates are paired with a master teacher within their assigned school. College of Urban Education faculty members provide candidates weekly feedback through assessments evaluating teacher practice. Current teachers can add endorsements to their existing teaching certificate by passing the Michigan Teacher Test for Certification in desired content areas and completion of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Education Program. Credit from the certificate program can be transferred and utilized toward completion of the Master of Urban Education Degree.

Admission Checklist:
•   A completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or approved international institution with a required overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 scale).*
•   An official copy of the Score Report indicating passing scores for the MTTC Subject Area Exam.
•   A Criminal History Authorization form and Fingerprinting done at a GRPS Authorized Fingerprinting Location (see your admission representative for details).
•   A completed Certificate in Urban Education Packet including a curriculum vitae, statement of purpose, and two (2) letters of recommendation on required forms.
•   Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee – to be scheduled by Davenport upon submission of the completed application.


*Participants have a cohort grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent on another scale, as determined by the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction, upon earning the degree required under MCL 380.1531i(2)(b). If a cohort member has earned more than 1 degree, the highest grade point average earned by the cohort member must be used in calculating the cohort grade point average under this subparagraph.

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Master of Education in Urban Educational Leadership

Master of Education in Urban Educational Leadership (UR LEAD MED)

36 Credits

 MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) IN URBAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP • 36 CREDITS • UR LEAD MED

The Master of Urban Educational Leadership (MUEL) is designed to prepare candidates to serve as high-performing transformative leaders within urban schools and districts. Created primarily for candidates pursuing the principalship and supervisory positions, this 36 credit program is based on best practices, aligned to the national Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) as well as the Michigan Standards for the Preparation of Central Office and Building Administrators. The MUEL program will provide an invigorating learning experience that synergistically combines rigorous academic work with on-going practiced-based learning experiences.

A significant emphasis is placed on real-world case studies and simulations that help candidates develop the skills, competencies, and mindsets necessary for successful educational leadership in an urban environment. Candidates will leverage their lived experience while exploring current research and best practices in the areas of leadership, curriculum, instruction and assessment, entrepreneurship, school law, human capital management, educational policy and related areas of study.

Admission Checklist:

In order to qualify:
Fill out the Davenport Application for Admission.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or above with a 3.0 GPA

Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.

A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.

Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).

Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee – to be scheduled by Davenport upon submission of the completed application.

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Business

Business (BUSN BBA)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  • 120 CREDITS  • BUSN BBA

The BBA Business degree prepares students for roles of planning, developing and implementing processes that improve business performance. The degree focuses on deepening skills in the major areas that contribute to an organization’s value proposition through process efficiency and performance effectiveness. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business. Optional Specialties that can be completed with this degree are: Global Project Management, Risk Management and Insurance or Supply Chain and Logistics. 

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Master of Education in Urban Education

Master of Education in Urban Education (URBNEDU M ED)

39-42 Credits

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) IN URBAN EDUCATION • 39-42 CREDITS • URBNEDU M ED

The Master of Urban Education prepares teachers to meet the educational demands of urban settings. The program emphasizes culturally sound teaching strategies in urban classrooms to foster student success. The coursework is complemented by clinical classroom observation, which allows faculty to provide immediate feedback on the skills that matter most in effective teaching. Davenport's program fosters community partnerships to help teachers develop the relationships conducive for effective teaching in urban environments.


Admissions Checklist
In order to qualify:


Fill out the Davenport Application for Admissions.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or above with a 3.0 GPA and pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills exam as well as a subject area competency exam.

Two (2) signed professional recommendation forms and one personal recommendation form are required.

A current resume/CV must be submitted and it should include prior employment experience, educational background, and any organizational affiliations.

Statement of purpose (refer to the statement of purpose form in the admission packet).

Participate in an interview with the College of Urban Education (CUE) Admission Committee -  to be scheduled by Davenport upon submission of the completed application.
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For more information regarding the Master of Education in Urban Education visit the Davenport University web site.

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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HR MGMT GRC)

12-18 Credits

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE    • 12-18 CREDITS    • HR MGMT GRC

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: ACCT640 Managerial Accounting (3 cr) and FINC620 Corporate Finance (3 cr) and LEGL710 Ethical and Legal Framework for 21st Century Business (3 cr), are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

*Please note:  Due to the limited course work for the graduate certificate, this program is not considered aligned with SHRM requirements.  If you are interested in taking the SHRM Certified Professional examination, please see your advisor to determine eligibility.

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Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (BUS MGT MBA)

30 Credits

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION      • 30 CREDITS      • BUS MGT MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business enabling them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a wide variety of business environments. The program is designed for students interested in entering or advancing their careers in business. This 30 credit hour program focuses on the content areas that current research of managerial competencies, as well as nationally recognized graduate business standard evaluations, have identified: management, human capital management, business law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, quantitative business analysis, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic management. Students can develop additional expertise in a particular concentration area by completing 12-15 credits in courses that culminate in the award of a graduate certificate, which will be recorded on the student’s transcript.

Students who have a 2.75 cumulative GPA in a bachelor’s degree in business or a business related field will not be required to complete the Foundations of Business courses.

Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a business related area must take the foundational courses to prepare them to enter into the MBA program. All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an admissions representative to determine whether they are eligible for prior learning credit based on their professional background.  

The Foundations of Business courses for non-business undergraduate majors include:

ACCT510     Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts
BUSN520     Management and Marketing
FINC510      Foundations of Financial Management
STAT500     Statistics for Business
 

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Master of Science Information Assurance and Cyber Security

Master of Science Information Assurance and Cyber Security (MSIA)

34 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE INFORMATION ASSURANCE  • 34 CREDITS  • MSIA

PROGRAM OUTCOME
The term Information Assurance has been defined as “conducting those operations that protect and defend information and infor­mation systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation.” This includes providing for restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection and reaction capabilities. The 34 semester credit hour Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cyber Security (MSIA) includes nine core courses, two upper-level electives, and a thesis focused on Information Assurance and Cyber Security.

TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science Information Assurance and Cyber Security are expected to have the necessary undergraduate preparation in computer, networking, statistical analysis, and security foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students that have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses or do not have any of the following Security Certifications: Security +, CISSP, GSE, CCSP, SSCP, CIW or RSA will be required to complete the following graduate (500-level) foundational courses or the undergraduate level equivalent courses. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in each course to show proficiency.

Graduate Level Foundational Courses:

CSCI531    Introduction to Programming or
CISP553    PERL/Python Scripting
IAAS581    Information Security and Assurance
IAAS591    Cryptography
NETW520   Data Communications and Networks
STAT500    Statistics for Business

CURRICULUM
The master’s degree program in Information Assurance and Cyber Security (MSIA) has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) as meeting the requirements of NSTISSI-4011, Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, and CNSSI-4012, Training Standard for Security System Managers.

Topics will include: information security planning, cryptography, project management and risk mitigation, application security, network security, forensics, and legal and ethical roles and topics specific to security. Students will also choose electives within their concentration and complete a thesis under the direct guidance of a faculty member.

These elective courses will provide an introduction to the different technical and administrative aspects of Information Security and Assurance. Topics will include: wireless and mobile security, banking and financial security, securing resource transfer, and health care security. The elective courses will also include methodologies for prioritizing information assets and threats to information assets, including risk analysis, architecture components of an incident response plan, legal and public relations implications of security and privacy issues, and the framework of a disaster recovery plan.

MASTER’S THESIS
A thesis paper forms the Capstone of this Master of Science Information Assurance and Cyber Security program. The Capstone is a comprehensive research paper encompassing the learning from the students’ coursework in the program. Prior to enrolling in the CAPS795 capstone course, students must have both an approved Capstone Intent Form and an approved Research Proposal on file with the MSIA program office. A research seminar (or pre-capstone seminar) is available to students to provide guidance on developing the research proposal. The final thesis paper is to be completed under the guidance of your faculty advisor and/or university designated faculty member during the CAPS795 course. More details on the master’s thesis and capstone process may be found in the Capstone Guidebook, available on the ISaAC site or from your faculty advisor.

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Health Information Management

Health Information Management (HLTH INFO BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE  •  MINIMUM 120 CREDITS  •  HLTH INFO BS

The Davenport University Health Information Management Bachelor of Science program prepares individuals to assume an emerging key role in supporting the electronic and technological infrastructure for health services delivery. Students in the program utilize an electronic health record system which provides students with a learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software. Health information managers are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. These professionals work in a broad range of settings throughout the healthcare industry. These include the continuum of care delivery organizations, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health, and other ambulatory care settings. The profession has seen significant expansion in non-patient care settings, with careers in managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies.

Students successfully completing this CAHIIM accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the HIM workforce, it is strongly recommended that students in the HIM BS program meet the most current catalog year requirements.

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