Build a foundation in business management

Master of Management (33 credits)

Focus on human talent as you develop in-depth expertise in managing people, processes and resources. You’ll build essential skills in change management and organizational design preparing you to excel in the global environment. A Master of Management degree from Davenport University prepares you for success in management by gaining mastery in functions recognized as business success drivers.  

Program does not require prior business degree or experience – the emphasis is on the study of the major functions of management as a universally applicable skill.

A qualitative focus on leadership, change management and organizational design and development

  • Emphasis on critical thinking and decision-making capabilities
  • 33 credit hours, 21-month completion with flexible course scheduling and is also available online
  • Offered in Grand Rapids, Lansing and online

The Master of Management degree can be completed in-seat or online.

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

    See our Recommended Program Sequences:


    You can complete this DU master’s degree sooner than other graduate degrees since 33 credit hours allow for content to be delivered in a concise and focused manner within less than two years.

    Getting started on your master’ degree is easy because you can attend

    • Evenings at three campuses
    • Seven-week classes
    • Six times a year
    • Or online

    Personalized Financial Aid

    You may qualify for financial aid up to $2,000 annually in graduate scholarships. Learn about your opportunities from your own financial aid counselor who will help you find your maximum financial aid assistance. You may also be eligible for partnership scholarships. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    The Master of Management offers students from business and non-business backgrounds an opportunity to develop managerial competencies appropriate of all types of organizations. Graduates of the Master of Management program will demonstrate the ability to:

    Lead innovation through strategic planning, change management, and performance improvement initiatives to increase organizational reputation.

    Evaluate systems and processes to improve organization effectiveness.

    Appraise and justify ethical decision making in light of global business values, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable business practices.

    Assess and apply leadership constructs for motivating others and developing a collaborative culture.

    Identify ongoing leadership learning opportunities to develop career and personal effectiveness goals.


    Statement of Purpose

    Master of Management Checklist

    Graduate Recommendation