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Equip yourself for business success with a degree from our IACBE-accredited College of Business. Along with insights from expert staff, you’ll prepare for your career of choice through real-world scenarios, interactive classrooms and movable workstations that model real business environments.
We design our programs to work with your career interests in mind, meaning you’ll spend more time in classes you need for your major and less time in classes you don’t. Our commitment to educational excellence is apparent: on average, DU business students score higher than other universities on nationally normed exams.
The Donald W. Maine College of Business, through innovation, continuous improvement and quality initiatives, will enhance its reputation as a global leader in business education.
Accounting is the systematic process of identifying, organizing, recording, interpreting, measuring, and communicating financial information. Accountants help individuals and businesses manage their financial information effectively so that they can achieve success. Being a necessity for businesses in every industry, accountants are highly-employable and can work in almost any industry they choose. In addition, many accountants who work for global businesses have the opportunity to work abroad.
- Budget Analyst
- Tax Preparer
- Accounting Manager
The business degree prepares students for business-focused careers in roles of planning, developing and implementing processes that improve business performance. We teach necessary skills in accounting, finance, human resources and business strategy in areas such as entrepreneurship, international business and operations management. Graduates can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business and can use elective courses to broaden knowledge through the completion of a Specialty in Global Project Management, Risk Management and Insurance or Supply Chain and Logistics.
- Financial Analyst
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Risk Management Specialist
- Global Project Manager
- Operations Manager
- Human Resources Manager
Behind every successful business stands skilled, intelligent, empowering leaders - or "administrators." These individuals don't become skilled overnight; they are shaped into incredible leaders through their education and experiences. Those who study business administration are investing in becoming these leaders - they are studying the art of managing and operating a business and the people that work there.
- Human Resource Management
The International Business curriculum prepares students to meet the challenges of the global workplace. Varied learning methodologies focus on enhancing business fundamentals with the skills to manage cultural, social, and linguistic diversity. Successful students will acquire the comprehensive perspective, critical thinking, and problem solving expertise essential for international business operations.
- Foreign Sales Representative
- International Management Consultant
- Business Development Director
- International Trade Specialist
Finance is the management of substantial amounts of money, especially for large companies and government institutions. Those who study finance learn the ins and outs of investment processes and become experts on acquiring and allocating funds to help organizations become more profitable. In recent years, the need for financially knowledgeable individuals has grown, making finance an industry dense with job opportunity.
- Investment Banking
- Corporate Finance
- Money Management
Human Resources is the term used to describe the department of a business that manages employee related resources. Human Resource Officers generally oversee the hiring of new employees, help employees establish career direction and manage employee welfare at a company. Human resources can be an incredibly rewarding field, as human resource officers are often in a position to change the lives of company employees for the better. They hear employee concerns and can speak into changes the company can make to become a happier, healthier place for employees.
- Human Resources Manager
- Human Resources Consultant
- Training and Development Manager
- Human Resources Recruiter
Legal studies is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to explore what the legal system is, how it functions and how processes, principles and lawmaking institutions effect individuals, corporations and society as a whole. Davenport University’s American Bar Association (ABA) approved legal studies programs prepares students to work in a law firms, corporations, government agency, the judiciary, non-profits and other law-related settings, through studies that focus on effective communication skills, critical thinking, litigation procedures, computer applications for the law offices, ethics and various legal specialties. Although paralegals play a key role in providing legal services to clients, only attorneys may accept cases, give legal advice, represent clients in court or provide other direct legal services to clients.
- Legal Consultant
- Compliance Officer
- Court Administrator
An education in management educates students on multiple areas of business to provide opportunities into any field of interest. Students who pursue management will learn to manage resources efficiently, organize and coordinate projects, and effectively communicate with others. Being applicable to all industries, management skills are incredibly valuable for those who want to break into the business world.
- Public Relations Manager
- Event Coordinator
- Sales Manager
- Operations Manager
Marketing is the process of informing consumers why they should choose your company's product or service over another, and without it, no company can succeed. Those who study marketing will learn how to effectively reach consumers to generate interest in products and services. As a marketer you'll be exposed to an incredibly diverse field with a variety of job opportunities ranging from strategy to analytics to design. With a wide array of career paths and a consistent need for quality marketers, this field of study can be both stable and lucrative for the dedicated individual.
- Brand Strategist
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Content Creator
- Creative Director
- Digital Marketing Director
- Email Marketing Manager
- Market Analyst
- Public Relations Officer
- Social Media Manager
Production management is the planning, implementation and control of industrial businesses processes. Those who study production management will learn to control the manufacturing of products, dealing with things like scheduling, cost, and quality control. These skills can be universally applied to the management of any resources and will help students who wish to pursue careers in operations as well as production.
- Production Manager
- Quality Control Manager
- Production Control Analyst