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Donald W. Maine College of Business
Make a life. Make a living. Make a contribution.

Why the College of Business?

The Donald W. Maine College of Business’s long standing academic rigor and quality programs equip you for business success.  Understanding market trends and building community relationships to enhance your development is what we do best.  You will learn from faculty with industry experience and be exposed to best practices in the market to position you for your career of choice. 

 With a new state-of-the-art business building designed to incorporate multi-media technology, you will find interactive classrooms and movable work stations that model a real business environment.  Additionally, a new Entrepreneurial Center will provide individuals seeking to start and grow businesses right here in West Michigan opportunities to consult with professionals at each stage in the process. 

So, the only question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to get to where the world is going.  

Prospective Students
Undergraduate

The Donald W. Maine College of Business applies the principles of entrepreneurship to every program. We have an undergraduate degree for you.

Choose your Bachelor degree program.

Choose your Associate degree program.

Please take some time to view the following videos about our Donald W. Maine College of Business.

Bachelor of Business Administration and Internships.

Graduate

If you have just completed your bachelors degree or want to further your career, our graduate degree programs will help you get to where you want to be.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is offered in several formats to fit every students' needs.

In addition, we offer the following graduate degree programs.

Please take some time to view the following videos about our Donald W. Maine College of Business programs.
 

Building leadership skills with your MBA.

 

Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates are for students who have attained a bachelor degree, but want to gain additional credentials in their field or who want to move to a new business related field.

Choose your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

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.

Choose your Graduate Certificate.

 

 

Current Events
Career Fair
Davenport University partners with Grand Valley State University for their bi-annual Career Fairs in downtown Grand Rapids. These high profile events typically attract over 1,800 students and alumni from all colleges and majors, and over 230 regional and national employers with thousands of jobs, internships, clinical and co-op opportunities.
Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows (WWVF) program, operating for more than 40 years, brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other nonacademic professionals to campuses across the U.S. for substantive dialog with students and faculty members. The WWVF visit was made possible by grant funding made by the M.E. Davenport Foundation.
Homecoming 2016!
Join us for an entire week of events including a bonfire, tailgating, chili cook-off, pep rally and more. Celebrate DU and all it has to offer.
Accounting & Finance Career and Internship Fair
Do not miss the opportunity to find an internship or employment at the Accounting & Finance Career Fair next month. This is only one of many events you can explore through Career Services.
Check out the DU Alumni Events!
You may have graduated from DU or any of its predecessor colleges, but you can still stay connected with the things you love about Davenport. The DU Alumni Association has a full schedule of fun summer events and you are invited! Sign up today:
Bring your kids to work day.
Do your children or grandchildren know how you spend your time at Davenport? The second annual Bring Your Kids to Work/School event will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Fun activities will be happening from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m:
Study Abroad at Davenport
Dozens of Davenport graduate and undergraduate students are enhancing their intercultural awareness, global competency and their resumes while traveling abroad this summer. There are five short-term study abroad opportunities this month and next. These programs will study in ten countries on three continents.
Internships Available
An internship is one of the most important things you can do in your college career: Internships provide valuable work experience, develop professional skills and many lead to full time jobs. Do not let an opportunity pass you by.
Got Questions?

Feel free to browse the selections below for further information.

Accreditation

All of Davenport University programs are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Education (IACBE).

Online Education

Davenport offers many options to partially or fully complete your degree online

Registered Student Organizations

Getting involved on campus is easy. Contact Student Services for information.

Study Abroad

DU's study-abroad programs provide you with first-hand experience while earning course credit towards your degree.

Internships

Getting work experience before you graduate is crucial. Many times internships also lead to full time positions.

Faculty Directory

Here you can find a full list of faculty and staff members for the Donald W. Maine College of Business.

Davenport News
National Honor Society for First Year Students, Alpha Lambda Delta, Chartered
On Friday October 14, 2016 at the Lettinga campus an initiation ceremony and charter induction for Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) was conducted with over 200 people in attendance. During the ceremony an impressive 82 students were recognized for their high academic achievements that they earned during their first year at DU.
InHolland University Professor Visits DU
Albert Brouwers, faculty international business and management studies at InHolland University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, visited DU for two days last week. InHolland has an official agreement with Davenport where students from both universities can study at either university for a semester or a year and earn college credits, with full-year students being eligible to receive a degree from both universities.
Wayne County Community College District Partners with Davenport University
Wayne County Community College District has partnered with Davenport University to include Davenport in the University Center at the district's Western Campus in Belleville. As part of the agreement, students who earn their associate degrees at the community college will be able to transfer their credits to a bachelor’s degree program at Davenport and continue their studies at the same location.
Online Colleges for Accounting
Online Colleges has ranked Davenport University as 4th in the nation for our online Accounting degree program. Congratulations to Professor Deb Kiss and the Accounting Department.
Eurobiz Study Abroad
The EuroBiz Study Abroad Program has arrived in Europe! Only a few hours after landing in Munich, the group and their faculty leaders, Dr. Marjolijn van der Velde and Professor Todd Terry oriented themselves to this historic Bavarian capital. Their itinerary for the three weeks is filled with corporate and cultural experiences in Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands.
School district estimates Middle College graduates saved $723K
Kenowa Hills Public School's second round of Middle College students graduated high school and Davenport University on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Twenty-one students received an associate's degree and diploma, after completing the program, saving over $700,000 in college expenses.
Lettinga DECA wins big again!
For the third year in a row, Lettinga DECA’s chapter won the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Challenge! Davenport’s team members collected the most supplies for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s week-long, MI summer camp. :
Sport Management Alum Jim Van Dam ‘12 creates memorable experiences for NHL fans
Jim Van Dam works in the front office at the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning as a Premium Sales Manager. He is responsible for tailoring corporate ticket packages for businesses in southern Florida while creating memorable fan experiences. Check out this Davenport Alumni's success story.
BPA Middle Level Conference
During the 2015-2016 academic year, Business Professionals of America (BPA) created a new division in Michigan. This was the Middle Level Division, led by the Michigan Middle Level State Advisor, Professor Ron Draayer from Davenport University. BPA is one of the leading Career Technical Student Organizations in America.
Davenport celebrates 150 years in business
On Jan. 25, 1866, Grand Rapids Business College held its first bookkeeping, penmanship, business law and arithmetic classes for 16 registered students. One sesquicentennial later, the academic institution now called Davenport University launched the milestone year with an Anniversary Kick-Off Event at its W.A. Lettinga Campus. The event marked the beginning of a year-long celebration for the institution that began as a small private school and now is a fully accredited private university offering undergraduate, graduate and online degrees to nearly 9,000 students.
Davenport University Students Excelled at the 2016 BPA National Conference!
Business Professionals of America held its 50th National Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts from May 4 thru May 8, 2016. Students from Davenport’s Lettinga and Lansing campuses represented the University at the Golden Anniversary Conference where Davenport’s ambassadors earned 17 national championships, 12 runner-up finishes, and 13 third place finishes! Overall, the University placed 82 finalists in the top ten. Over the last eight years, Davenport students’ have earned 1st place awards in 100 National events, which is an all-time BPA record!
Global News in Business
How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril
Global lenders, sometimes flouting their own policies, have financed projects in Indonesia and elsewhere that destroy ecosystems and contribute to climate change.
Ads Show Up on Breitbart and Brands Blame Technology
How does a progressive company find itself pitched on a hard-right website? A third-party ad network is using consumer data and targeting technology.
From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’
The best-selling author studied the work of two psychologists and chronicled their unusual partnership of ideas in the book “The Undoing Project.”
Fed Policy Maker Urges Continued Work to End ‘Too Big to Fail’
Remarks on Saturday by the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York appeared to respond to President-elect Donald J. Trump’s promise to roll back Wall Street regulations.
Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines
The short-term room rental service settled a lawsuit it had filed over a state law that it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues.
Zenefits Chief Quitting and Is Said to Consider Trump Transition Team
David O. Sacks, who was charged with turning the embattled start-up around, is said to be possibly joining Donald J. Trump’s transition team.
Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Could Damage American Factories
If President-elect Donald J. Trump imposes steep tariffs on Chinese goods, he could harm the people he aims to help — American factory workers.
Obama Moves to Block Chinese Acquisition of a German Chip Maker
The White House’s intervention could set the stage for President-elect Donald Trump to take a tougher stance on foreign deals.
Panama Struggles to Shed Its Image as a Magnet for Shady Deals
The president named a panel to recommend how to make Panama’s financial sector more transparent, but that effort did not work out as planned.
U.S. Health Spending in 2015 Averaged Nearly $10,000 Per Person
Federal spending on health care increased by 21 percent over the past two years as millions of Americans gained coverage, the government reported.
Walmart Settles Discrimination Suit Over Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses
The $7.5 million agreement signals a shift in legal doctrine on discrimination against gays and lesbians, making it more likely to be considered sex discrimination.
Silicon Valley Chiefs Notably Absent From Trump’s Cabinet of Business Advisers
The President’s Strategic and Policy Forum is a bipartisan mix of business executives drawn from the worlds of finance, media and manufacturing.
President Obama Is Handing a Strong Economy to His Successor
Employers in the United States added 178,000 workers last month, while the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than nine years.
Breakingviews: Companies Should Rethink Paying C.E.O.s Extra for Acquisitions
Sensible mergers are part of what chief executives are already paid for, and purchases may not add value and may cause trouble if cultures clash.
Another View: Regulation Without Borders Comes Under Fire in Washington
A bill in Congress would repeal the parts of the Dodd-Frank Act that encourage cooperation among financial regulators across the globe.
Financial Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank
So-called fintech companies, which take deposits, make electronic payments or lend money, will be able to apply for bank charters from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Meitu of China, Built on the Selfie, Could Be Worth $5.23 Billion in I.P.O.
The company, known for its beauty-enhancing app and phones made for self-portraits, plans to raise up to $710 million with its listing in Hong Kong.
Fair Game: Trump Treasury May Mean Independence for Fannie and Freddie
By suggesting that the companies would be freed from government control, Steven Mnuchin backed an approach that would benefit small lenders and borrowers.
Economic View: Want to Rev Up the Economy? Don’t Worry About the Trade Deficit
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s advisers are focused on erasing the trade deficit as a way to spur growth. But it may not be worth the hand-wringing.
Strategies: Trump’s Win Gives Stocks in Private Prison Companies a Reprieve
In the market rally after Donald J. Trump was elected president, two big beneficiaries were operators of prisons and immigration detention centers.
News Report on Global Temperatures Is Wrong, Scientists Say
The report, which first appeared in The Daily Mail and Breitbart News, cited incomplete data and drew incorrect conclusions about climate change, according to experts.
You’re Buying a Home. Have You Considered Climate Change?
It’s a smart idea to consider the long-term implications of owning a home in damage-prone areas.
The Haggler: FlipKey Fiasco: All the Comforts of Home, Minus the Comforts
A customer requested a refund from FlipKey, an online rental service owned by TripAdvisor, after arriving at a filthy lakeside vacation rental.
Revalued: Inner Peace in the Palm of Your Hand, for a Price
The company behind Headspace, an app that offers meditation techniques to the frazzled, is finding an audience. But some worry about a conflict between profit and science.
Vocations: A Women’s Advocate Who’s Passionate About Progress
Natalie Gonnella-Platts heads the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, which promotes access to education, health care and economic opportunities.
Retiring: Pageant Glamour for Those Who Have Reached the Age of Elegance
The Ms. Senior America pageant, and others like it, celebrate women of a certain age — “between 60 and death,” one contestant joked.
Wealth Matters: It’s the Giving Season. Would You Like a Radio Station?
Many gifts this time of year are checks written to causes, but some come as junked cars and even orphan radio stations.
Corner Office: Abe Ankumah of Nyansa: Are You a ‘First Principle’ Thinker?
Mr. Ankumah, chief executive of the network analytics software company, says he looks for people who can solve a problem by breaking it down to its essence.
Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: More Debate Over Facebook’s Role in Media
Questions continue to swirl over Facebook’s handling of fake news stories and a tool it created that could potentially be used to censor content in China.
Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies at 91
In 1964, he transformed computing with the System/360, the foundation for the modern operating system that would host various software programs.
Choke Point of a Nation: The High Cost of an Aging River Lock
A symbol of America’s ailing infrastructure, Lock No. 52 on the Ohio River is responsible for a shipping bottleneck that hobbles commerce far and wide.
Has a Start-Up Found the Secret to Farming the Elusive Truffle?
The American Truffle Company has a new technique that it says can expand the range of the Perigord truffle in North America, but success is proving costly.
Fair Game: ‘My Soul Feels Taller’: A Whistle-Blower’s $20 Million Vindication
A jury sided with Patricia Williams, whose suit against Wyndham Vacation Ownership described time-share sales tactics that were particularly harmful to older buyers.
Leadership Team

Below is the Leadership Team for the Donald W. Maine College of Business. For a full list of faculty and staff members, please see the link under "Got Questions?"

Pamela Imperato, Ph.D.

Dean for the Donald W. Maine College of Business

pamela.imperato@davenport.edu
Jennifer Byron, MBA

Associate Dean in the College of Business

Jennifer.Byron@davenport.edu
Mike Carey, Ph.D. MBA. CM

Department Chair for Marketing

Michael.Carey@davenport.edu
Bob Clarkson, Ed.D. MBA, PMP

Department Chair for Sport Management

Bob.Clarkson@davenport.edu
Misty Davis, JD

Department Chair in Legal Studies and Human Resource Management

mdavis125@davenport.edu
Grant Lee, MAcc

Department Chair for Accounting and Finance

Grant.Lee@davenport.edu
Margaret Mwenda, Ph.D.

Department Chair for Management

mmwenda@davenport.edu
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