Become a successful business leader
Bachelor of Business Administration - Management (120 credits)
Acquire the management skills you need to be a successful business leader through the IACBE-accredited bachelor’s in management degree program at Davenport University. Learn to promote innovation while placing value on every member of your organization’s team. Davenport’s degree in business management is taught by expert faculty who have years of experience in the business world. They will teach you how to lead through change and help others adapt to change within your organization.
Through the business management bachelor from Davenport, you'll broaden your skills and prepare for your business future through courses that immerse you in areas such as negotiation and dispute resolution, human resources management and international management.
Davenport's business management bachelor is offered on our campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Midland and Traverse City. You can also earn our business management degree online through Davenport's innovative Global Campus — or take classes both online and on campus.
What can you do with a business management degree?
With a business management bachelor degree, you'll be career-ready through hands-on learning opportunities such as internships or consultancy projects with local organizations. You'll also choose one of two specialties: Supply chain logistics or global project management.
Supply chain logistics
With your management degree, you'll examine components of supply chain management, including an emphasis on inventory control, distribution, transportation and supplier relations.
Global project management
Learn the financial and risk management aspects of project management in a global environment by focusing on activity-based forecasting, estimating management reserve and more. You’ll also prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.
Explore Davenport's business management major courses
In Davenport's business management bachelor degree program, you'll combine core courses with management degree courses like quality management, international management, negotiation and dispute resolution, presentation techniques, managing nonprofits and social enterprises and professional ethics. Your senior year will include field experience and a capstone project.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|DATA275||Introduction to Data Analytics||3|
|SOSC||Social Science Elective||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3|
|BUSN489 or MGMT490||Field Experience in Business or Management BBA Internship||3|
|HRMG213||Human Resource Management||3|
|MGMT316||Innovation & Managing Change||3|
|MGMT352 or RMGI221||Managing Non-Profits and Social Enterprises or Risk Management and Insurance Analysis||3|
|MGMT495||Strategic Management Capstone||4|
Choose an additional 12 credits in Open Electives, the BBA Honors Specialty or choose one of the following specialties:
Global Project Management Specialty [CTGT]
|GPMT385||Project Scheduling with Agile||3|
|GPMT400||Project Fincl/Risk Analysis||3|
|GPMT410||Global Sourcing for Projects||3|
|GPMT446 or GPMT490 or GPMT499||Project Quality Management or Project Management Internship or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® Preparation||3|
Risk Management and Insurance Specialty [RMGI]
|RMGI420 or RMGI457||Insurance Company Operations and Regulations or Managing Enterprise Risk||3|
|RMGI455||Assessment & Treatment of Risk||3|
Supply Chain and Logistics Specialty [SCLS]
|LEGL320||International Business Law||3|
|MGMT413||Sustainable Supply Chain Mgmt||3|
|SCMT440||Warehousing Mgmt Systems||3|
International Business Specialty [INBS]
|LEGL320||International Business Law||3|
|MGMT467 or SOSC301||International Management or Globalization and World Diversity||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
- Management, BBA (web)
- Management, BBA (pdf)
- Specialty: Global Project Management (web)
- Specialty: Global Project Management (pdf)
- Specialty: Risk Management and Insurance (web)
- Specialty: Risk Management and Insurance (pdf)
- Specialty: Supply Chain and Logistics (web)
- Specialty: Supply Chain and Logistics (pdf)
- Specialty: International Business (web)
- Specialty: International Business (pdf)
Why study in a management program at Davenport?
You’ll learn from Davenport’s expert faculty who have actual business experience and have worked or are currently working in their respective fields.
Experience the Davenport difference:
More relevant courses
Take nine courses (27 credits) devoted to managerial skills. Unlike other management degrees, Davenport offers five or six more classes directly related to your major.
Customizable management degree
Customize your management bachelor degree program with a certificate in in-demand areas such as global project management or supply chain logistics.
Expand the skills you need for business management degree jobs and make connections that could lead to a full-time job offer through 150 hours of hands-on learning in the real world.
Prepare for the Certified Manager (CM) test and for the Project Management Professional (PMP) test through the management degree at Davenport University.
Flexible learning options
Complete your business management bachelor through 7- or 15-week courses delivered 100% online, on-campus or both. Choose the option that works best for you.
Opportunities to compete
Showcase your business skills by joining the Business Professionals of America (BPA) student organization at Davenport and competing in state and national BPA competitions.
Get started on your business management bachelor degree
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your management degree at Davenport.