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Business, Bachelor of Business Administration

Founded as a business school in 1866, Davenport University and its Donald W. Maine College of Business continues to produce outstanding business leaders. The Business degree prepares you for business-focused careers in the private, nonprofit and government sectors.  Our program provides the necessary foundational skills accounting, finance, human resources and business strategy with customized emphases in such areas as entrepreneurship, international business and operations management.  Many students in this program come to us with prior credits from community college, or through a prior learning assessment of your military service or professional experience conducted by Davenport. We accept up to 21 credits of open electives.

Tailor Your Degree

In addition to the core courses, Davenport University offers 21 credits of open electives. You may apply your prior credit or select a specialty to enhance your business degree. Selected areas include the following:
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Supply Chain Logistics

Examine the various components of supply chain management including an emphasis on inventory control, distribution, transportation and supplier relations.
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Risk Management & Insurance:

Gain comprehension of concepts of risk and risk management, how insurance fits in the risk management process, including commercial and personal insurance. Courses also prepare you for the CPCU 520 national examination administered by the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.  
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Global Project Management:

Learn financial and risk management of project management in a global environment by focusing on activity based forecasting, estimating management reserve, budgeting, risk management and cost associated with projects. Courses are also available to prepare you for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examination
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The BBA Business degree prepares students for roles of planning, developing and implementing processes that improve business performance. The degree focuses on deepening skills in the major areas that contribute to an organization’s value proposition through process efficiency and performance effectiveness. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Business and can use elective courses to broaden knowledge to any business area or deepen knowledge through the completion of a Specialty in Global Project Management, Risk Management and Insurance or Supply Chain and Logistics. 

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequences for Business Administration,:

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Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
DATA275Introduction to Data Analytics3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheets3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
CISP111Requirements Planning and Development3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major28 or 40 cr.
BUSN225International Business3 cr.
BUSN303Business Research3 cr.
BUSN489 or MGMT490Field Experience in Business or Management BBA Internship3-6 cr.
BUSN495Business Planning Capstone4 cr.
MGMT357Operations Management3 cr.
MGMT413Sustainable Supply Chain Management3 cr.
RMGI221Risk Management and Insurance Analysis3 cr.
SCMT320Management Systems: ERP (SAP)3 cr.
SCMT370Procurement and Global Sourcing3 cr.
Choose one of the following Specialties or choose 12 additional credits in Open Electives:12 cr.
Global Project Management Specialty [CTGT](12) cr.
GPMT385Project Scheduling with Agile3 cr.
GPMT400Project Financial/Risk Analysis3 cr.
GPMT410Global Sourcing for Projects3 cr.
GPMT446/490/499Project Quality Management or Project Management Internship or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)? Preparation3 cr.
Risk Management and Insurance Specialty [RMGI](12) cr.
RMGI454Risk Management and Forecasting3 cr.
RMGI455Assessment and Treatment of Risk3 cr.
RMGI456Risk Financing3 cr.
RMGI420 or RMGI457Insurance Company Operations and Regulations or Managing Enterprise Risk3 cr.
Supply Chain and Logistics Specialty [SCLS](12) cr.
LEGL320International Business Law3 cr.
MGMT412Quality Management3 cr.
SCMT430Intermodal Transportation3 cr.
SCMT440Warehousing Management Systems3 cr.
Open Electives9 or 21 cr.