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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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Master of Science in Technology Management

Master of Science in Technology Management (TECH MGMT MS)

33 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT    • 33 CREDITS    • TECH MGMT MS

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The objective of the Master of Science in Technology Management is to offer a high quality, interdisciplinary technical and business graduate curriculum in technology management for today’s organizations. This program is designed to prepare graduates for a life-long career addressing critical leadership roles in private, public or government organizations. The MS in Technology Management combines a set of business and technical competencies to give Davenport University graduates the competitive advantages needed to lead information technology departments in the global economy.

TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Technology Management are expected to have the necessary undergraduate preparation in information systems security, statistics, and business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students that have not successfully completed equivalent undergraduate courses 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:
IAAS581    Information Security and Assurance
NETW520    Data Communications and Networks
STAT500    Statistics for Business

CURRICULUM
Students will apply leadership tactics, basic observational methods and logical reasoning to demonstrate best practices in problem solving with foundational knowledge in the following areas: industry regulations, network technologies, product and project management, risk mitigation, business continuity, information technology, disaster recovery, total quality management, budgeting and return on investment by using appropriate tools, methods and applications. Students will also choose electives based on their career focus and complete a thesis under the direct guidance of a faculty member.

The elective courses will provide an introduction to the different technical and administrative aspects of Technology Management. Topics will include: wireless networks, accounting information systems, banking and financial security, as well as leadership and change management strategies.

MASTER'S THESIS
A thesis paper forms the Capstone of this Master of Science in Technology Management program. The Capstone is a comprehensive research paper encompassing the learning from the students’ coursework in the program. Prior to enrolling in the CAPS798 Technology Management Thesis course, students must have both an approved Capstone Intent Form and an approved Research Proposal on file with the Program Director.

The final thesis paper is to be completed under the guidance of your faculty advisor and/or university designated faculty member during the CAPS798 course. More details on the master’s thesis and capstone process may be found in the Capstone Guidebook available from your faculty advisor.

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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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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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Industrial Production Management

Industrial Production Management (INDP MGT BBA)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION • 120 CREDITS • INDP MGT BBA

The BBA in Industrial Production Management melds the disciplines of quality, project and operations management providing learners with expertise necessary to manage production settings including both human capital and human-machine-interfaces. Topics in this program include lean production techniques, production scheduling, and quality management.

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Leadership and Organizational Performance

Leadership and Organizational Performance (LEAD PERF BS)

120 Credits

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE •  120 CREDITS  •  LEAD PERF BS

This program blends project management, operations, quality management, supply chain, and contract negotiation into a single degree designed to develop leaders in the new economy. Students build the skills necessary to measure, implement and effectively manage change that are required in many key positions. The degree also enhances knowledge of managerial tools and techniques to effectively lead projects, source quality materials and talent. This unique major focuses skill building in 4 specific business areas: Leadership Skills, Operations, Quality and Sustainable Business Practice, Project Management, and Legal Acumen.

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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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