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Strategic Management

Strategic Management (STRATMGT GRC)

12-18 Credits

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE      • 12 CREDITS      • STRATMGT 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: MGMT653 Leading Organizations (3 cr) and BUSN688 Quantitative Business Analysis (3 cr) are required prerequisites that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management.

*Students who completed GPMT499 and/or MGMT399 at the undergraduate level are not eligible to complete GPMT699 and/or MGMT699 and may not use either undergraduate class as a substitute for GPMT699 or MGMT699.

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Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management Concentration

Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management Concentration (MGT CON MBA)

39 Credits

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION     •  39 CREDITS     •  MGT CON MBA

The Strategic Management Concentration focuses on strategic decision-making skills essential to corporate success in both the private and public sectors. Students examine the analysis and implementation of strategy while integrating key leadership characteristics necessary for success as business leaders.

This program targets individuals who desire an advanced understanding of and expertise in managing strategic processes while integrating the key leadership strategies necessary for individual and corporate growth and development. These skills are integrated through four interdisciplinary approaches — global, ethical, quality, and humanistic — using case analysis and interactive technologies.

Students who want to take the Certified Professional Manager (CM) exams from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) should enroll in MGMT699 as part of DU’s MBA Strategic Management Concentration.

In addition, students who want to sit for the Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam developed and conducted by the Project Management Institute (PMI) should complete GPMT699 as one of their course options in this concentration.

*Students who completed GPMT499 and/or MGMT399 are not eligible to complete GPMT699 and/or MGMT699 and may not use either undergraduate class as a substitute for GPMT699 or MGMT699.

MBA CURRICULUM
Davenport University’s 39 credit MBA program is designed for those early in their business careers and entrepreneurial endeavors, and those mid to senior-level managers looking to sharpen their professional skills. The student will complete a set of core requirements prior to proceeding to concentration courses.

Foundations of Business Requirements
All students admitted into the Davenport University 39 credit MBA are expected to have the necessary business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students without an earned grade of B or better within the last eight years in undergraduate course work in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing and statistics will be required to take these foundational business (500-level) courses.

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. 

Foundation courses for non-business undergraduate majors:

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

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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 Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration

Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration (BA HMRS MBA)

39 Credits

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION  •  39 CREDITS  •  BA HMRS MBA

Students in Davenport's Master of Business Administration's Human Resources Concentration program are exposed to a wide variety of human resources topics that challenge twenty-first century businesses. This program emphasizes systemic and strategic problem-solving skills that are essential to the human resources professional.

The Human Resources Concentration is aligned with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) educational standards for human resource management professionals. Eligible students can prepare for and take the SHRM Certified Professional (CP) exam at the end of their program.

MBA CURRICULUM

Davenport University’s 39 credit MBA program is designed for those early in their business careers and entrepreneurial endeavors, and those mid to senior-level managers looking to sharpen their professional skills. The student will complete a set of core requirements prior to proceeding to concentration courses.  

Foundations of Business Requirements

All students admitted into the Davenport University 39 credit MBA are expected to have the necessary business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students without an earned grade of B or better within the last eight years in undergraduate course work in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing and statistics will be required to take these foundational business (500-level) courses.

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.

Foundation courses for non-business undergraduate majors:

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

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Internal Auditing

Internal Auditing (INT AUDT GRC)

12 Credits

INTERNAL AUDITING GRADUATE CERTIFICATE   • 12 CREDITS   • INT AUDT 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. 

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Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems (CMP INFO AAS)

60 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE • 60 CREDITS MINIMUM • CMP INFO AAS

The Computer Information Systems curriculum is designed to introduce students to programming in microcomputer and minicomputer environments. Students will learn programming, databases and operating systems in a business environment.

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Master of Management

Master of Management (MASTER MGMT)

33 Credits

MASTER OF MANAGEMENT   •   33 CREDITS   •   MASTER MGMT

Program Description

Students seeking the Masters of Management degree (MM) will develop key employee knowledge, skills, and capabilities desired by all types of organizations operating within the dynamic global environment. The focus areas of this 33 credit program include: leadership, stakeholder engagement, a culture of change, collaboration, process management and contemporary structure and design. Theory, application, and reflection are integrated throughout this program to enhance creativity, critical thinking, and decision-making capabilities.

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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting (MEDA AAS)

61 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  61 CREDITS  •  MEDA AAS

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and the Lansing Campus (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). The program is designed to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are prepared in the basics of patient care, basic laboratory practices and medical office procedures. In addition, the graduate will have developed their interpersonal communication skills and acquired a foundation in both psychology and diversity. The graduate is eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA) and/or the American Medical Technologist Exam (RMA).

+These MEDA courses must be completed at Davenport University in order to be eligible to sit for the certification exams.

#A grade of C or better is required for successful completion of both BIOL115 and BIOL116.

**Students who have current CPR/BLS and First Aid certifications or equivalent will receive credit for HLTH100.

To be prepared for success on the national certification exam and entry into the Medical Assisting profession, it is strongly recommended that students meet the most current catalog year requirements.

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Risk Management and Insurance

Risk Management and Insurance (RMGI PBC)

18 Credits

POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE  •  18 CREDITS MINIMUM  • RMGI PBC

The Risk Management and Insurance Certificate program prepares students for analytical careers in organizations or within the insurance industry by developing skills to assess and effectively manage risk. The program focuses on the key concepts of risk forecasting and control programs and processes to evaluate potential risk treatments and risk management. Students learn the role of evaluation and treatment of hazard, operational, financial and organizational risks through root cause analysis, leading to the goal of business continuity management. Content aligns with the exams required for the completion of the Associate in Risk Management by the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.

* Courses that were completed as part of an undergraduate degree cannot be applied to the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate requirements. An approved elective must be completed for any required course(s) that was previously completed.

Professional Certifications will be recognized but may not be used to fulfill a course requirement in this certificate program. A minimum of three RMGI courses must be completed at Davenport University in order to award this Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

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Networking Technology

Networking Technology (NETWTECH AAS)

60-61 Credits

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE  •  60-61 CREDITS MINIMUM  •  NETWTECH AAS

The Computer Networking Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge, skills, and strategies required to install, administer, and maintain computers and network systems. The courses in this program will cover topics directly related to the objectives of certification exams.

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