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Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing (NURS DIPL)

46 Credits

DIPLOMA  •  46 CREDITS  •  NURS DIPL

The practical nursing program at Davenport University is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare the graduate at the diploma level with the skill and knowledge necessary to function in the role of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The LPN uses the nursing process to meet the needs of patients in all age groupings. The LPN graduate will also use effective communication with members of the health care team, provide appropriate health teaching and serve as an advocate for both patient and families.

Upon acceptance of a nursing seat, the following courses within the Practical Nurse Diploma program are required to be completed at Davenport University (BIOL115, BIOL116). Credits for required biology courses will not be transferred after nursing seat acceptance.

*A grade of C+ or better is required for successful completion of all BIOL courses. Students who may eventually wish to submit an application to the BSN Pre-Licensure program are strongly encouraged to complete BIOL221 3 credits, BIOL221L 1 credit, BIOL222 3 credits and BIOL222L 1 credit instead of BIOL115 and BIOL116. You will also be required to complete BIOL110 3 credits and BIOL110L 1 credit which are the prerequisites to BIOL221/BIOL221L.

The Practical Nursing degree requirements must be met based on the catalog year of acceptance to the nursing program.

It is recommended that students take a Medical terminology class in preparation for acceptance to the Practical Nursing program.

The Department of Education requires Davenport University to provide certain information (Gainful Employment Disclosure) regarding this diploma program to aid students in making a decision to enroll.

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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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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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Health Care Management

Health Care Management (HC MGMT GRC)

12-15 Credits

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT GRADUATE CERTIFICATE      • 12-15 CREDITS      • HC 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's degree provided the prerequisites are met, or the certificate may be completed as a stand-alone. 

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: HCMG630 Health Care Organizations may be taken as an elective in the MBA and is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.

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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 - Marketing Concentration

Master of Business Administration - Marketing Concentration (BA MARK MBA)

39 Credits

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - MARKETING CONCENTRATION     •  39 CREDITS     •  BA MARK MBA

This concentration is designed for both professionals who desire to advance and entry level professionals who desire to grow in the dynamic and challenging marketing profession. The program is intended for those who want to keep up with emerging trends in marketing such as multicultural marketing, strategic brand marketing, entrepreneurial marketing, and emerging marketing media.

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

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

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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

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Master of Business Administration - Health Care Management Concentration

Master of Business Administration - Health Care Management Concentration (BA HLTC MBA)

39 Credits

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION     •  39 CREDITS     •  BA HLTC MBA

The Health Care Management Concentration focuses on strategic, financial, and ethical decision-making skills in an evolving health care environment. The program is designed to advance students’ practical expertise in managing diverse health care processes necessary for individual and corporate growth and development. These skills are integrated through interdisciplinary approaches of health care organizations, ethical and legal issues, financial management, managing projects, information management, and strategic management using case analysis and interactive technologies.


The Health Care Management Concentration serves health care providers as well as individuals who are involved in the management and reimbursement of health care services. Individuals who desire to enter the health care management field will also benefit from this 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

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

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Medical Case Management Certificate

Medical Case Management Certificate (MED CASE PBC)

20-22 Credits

POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE  •  20-22 CREDITS  •  MED CASE PBC

The Medical Case Management Certificate program is designed for working professionals who have obtained a bachelor’s degree in a science, health, or human services related profession and want to pursue or advance their career as a case manager. The certificate will prepare students to work with interdisciplinary health teams through a collaborative process that assesses plans, implements, coordinates, monitors and evaluates options to meet clients’ health and human service needs. Students who have a current, active, and unrestricted licensure or certification in a health or human services discipline that allows them to conduct an assessment independently may be qualified to take the Case Managers Certification Exam.

Preadmission Requirements:
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree earned at an accredited college or university as well as successful completion of Anatomy & Physiology equivalent to BIOL115 and BIOL116. Student will need to complete BIOL116 or BIOL 222/BIOL 222L prior to beginning medical case management classes.

*MCMG495 Case Management Practicum is required if students have not previously completed a supervised field experience in case management, health, or behavioral health in their baccalaureate degree program.

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