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, Holland, 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 these two specialties:

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.
 

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

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

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The management program boasts a 96% graduate satisfaction rate
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96% of our graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation

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:

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Hands-on learning 

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.

 

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Certification preparation

Prepare for the Certified Manager (CM) test and for the Project Management Professional (PMP) test through the management degree at Davenport University. 

 

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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.

 

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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. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on your path to a business management job. Request more information or begin your application now.

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