Learn to run any business with Davenport’s MBA
Master of Business Administration (30 or 39 credits)
Go beyond learning about business to learning how to run a business through the master in business administration (MBA) program at Davenport University. Finish your MBA in less time by choosing Davenport’s flexible 30-credit option or pick Davenport’s 39-credit master’s degree in business and take a deep dive into one of our nine concentrations.
Searching for Michigan "online MBA no GMAT" programs? Davenport has just the answer. Our online MBA program is available through our pioneering Global Campus, Michigan’s first online learning community. You can also pursue your master in business administration in-seat — full-time or part-time — on Davenport’s Michigan campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Midland and Traverse City.
Whether you choose Davenport’s online "MBA no GMAT" program or our on-campus option, you’ll learn from expert faculty who will give you the knowledge and skills you need to run your own company or excel in MBA jobs at leading companies and organizations around the world.
Move forward with a master in business administration
If you’re looking to launch or advance your career in business, an MBA is a great choice. What is an MBA degree? MBA stands for “master of business administration.” This well-respected business administration degree helps you develop the skills you need to excel as a business executive, such as the ability to quickly analyze information, develop creative solutions to business problems and inspire and manage teams.
Through MBA courses at Davenport University, you’ll learn all you need to know to effectively run your own business or any private, public or nonprofit organization. Whether you choose to pursue your master in business administration on-campus or through our "online MBA no GMAT" program, you’ll make life-changing connections with classmates and business school faculty — connections that will last long after you earn your business administration degree.
Explore courses for Davenport’s master’s degree in business
Depending on your business background, your business administration degree starts with foundational MBA courses, such as fundamentals of accounting principles and concepts, management and marketing, foundations of financial management and statistics for business. Prepare for MBA jobs with courses like leading organizations, managerial accounting, and ethical and legal consideration for business. Gain real-world business experience through a capstone project your final semester. Finalize your in-seat or online MBA program with one of nine concentrations when you choose the 39-credit master’s degree in business option.
|BUSN688||Quantitative Business Analysis||3|
|LEGL710||Ethical/Legal Frmwrk 21st Cent||3|
|MGMT757||Operations & Supply Chain Mgt||3|
|CAPS794||Business Integration Capstone||3|
MBA Elective - Recommended electives:
|BUSN781||Graduate Mgmt Study Abroad Exp||3|
|BUSN790||Graduate Mgmt Internship||3|
|FINC793 and FINC794||Graduate ACG Cup Participation||3|
|GRAD**||Any course from the Graduate Certificates or Master of Management program||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why get a master’s degree in business at Davenport?
The in-seat and online MBA program at Davenport was designed for working professionals just like you. In addition to online, on-campus or hybrid options, you can also take your MBA courses full time or part time. Apply relevant work experience or certifications to earn credit toward your master in business administration degree, saving you time and money. And with a 96% graduate satisfaction rate, you can trust Davenport’s master in business administration is worth your time, energy and effort.
Experience the Davenport difference:
No GMAT required
Get started on your master’s degree in business on one of our Michigan campuses and through our Michigan online MBA – with no GMAT requirement.
Fast-track your master in business administration with Davenport University’s 30-credit in-seat and online MBA program.
Hands-on MBA course
Build real business skills through hands-on MBA courses and experiences, like a real-world capstone simulation project.
Six start dates
Begin your in-seat or online MBA program whenever it’s best for you with Davenport’s six start dates.
Get started on your master in business administration
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your master’s degree in business at Davenport.
About Davenport University
Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.
Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.
- A strong record of academic achievement, as indicated by official transcripts.
- Request official transcripts from all colleges/university previously attended and send to:
Davenport University Central Registrar's Office
6191 Kraft Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
- Copy of current professional resume
- Return two letters of recommendation
- View the MBA admissions checklist
If you plan on taking the Honors Professional Accountancy Program, you will also need to provide a statement of purpose.
After completing the core classes you will choose from one of the following concentrations to finalize your degree.
Admitted students are expected to have the necessary business foundations prior to entering 600-level courses. Depending on your background, you may have to take the following classes:
ACCT510 Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts
BUSN520 Management and Marketing
FINC510 Foundations of Financial Management
STAT500 Statistics for Business
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.