A Davenport University bachelor’s degree in Management delivers critical skills to build your knowledge in the key functional areas of management as well as provide opportunities for performance-based, applied experiences to prepare you for a successful career in management. The program develops your managerial and leadership skills and provides you with the opportunity to select a specialization in growth areas including sustainable business development, risk management and insurance, entrepreneurial management, financial management and sport management. Founded as a business school in 1866, Davenport University and its Donald W. Maine College of Business continues to produce outstanding business leaders that will set you apart in the corporate world.
At Davenport, our curriculum will provide you with a solid base to be able to perform managerial responsibilities with confidence. Managers have many roles including:
- Planning: Define your company’s long term and short term strategic plans and organizational goals.
- Organization and Administration: Establish structure to your business and its employees and create a productive work environment.
- Leading: Motivate and train employees as well as assign responsivities and delegate authority.
- Problem Solving: Maintain an ethical work environment, developing approaches to problem solving.
- Controlling: Evaluate employee performance and the progress of the company’s strategic plan and make corrections if necessary.
You will have the opportunity to explore how creativity and innovation affect today's corporate world. Topics also include marketing strategies, new product development, and business planning.
Sustainable Business Development:
Learn the concepts of supply chain management and sustainable business practices. In addition, case-focused courses examine the roles of leaders and their ethical responsibilities for organizations in today's global marketplace.
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.
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
Learn to recognize and analyze the disruptive environmental and internal forces that mandate organizational change. Topics include corporate areas of governance, environmental management practices, and social and ethical responsibilities.
Examine and apply theories, principles and practices required of leaders in a sport environment. Courses cover the theory, development, and application of sport data and analytics for the purpose of outperforming opponents. In addition, governance, regulations, marketing and promotion techniques are explored.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION • 120 CREDITS • MGMT BBA
Management students gain skills in business fundamentals and specific management disciplines in a learning environment that balances textbook theory with real-world management application. Through varied learning methodologies, students are exposed to a wide range of management opportunities with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management and an elective specialty in Entrepreneurship, Global Project Management, Leadership, Risk Management and Insurance, Sport Management, or Sustainable Business Development.
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|Foundations of Excellence||39 cr.|
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3 cr.|
|COMM120||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ENGL110||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|ENGL311||Professional Writing||3 cr.|
|ENVS125 or SCI/MATH||Introduction to Environmental Studies or Science/Math Elective||3 cr.|
|MATH125||Intermediate Algebra||3 cr.|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3 cr.|
|HUMN||Humanities Elective||3 cr.|
|SOSC||Social Science Elective||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Business||32 cr.|
|ACCT201||Accounting Foundations I||4 cr.|
|ACCT202||Accounting Foundations II||4 cr.|
|BITS211||Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet||3 cr.|
|BUSN120 or BUSN*||Introduction to Business or Business Elective||3 cr.|
|BUSN210||Professional Ethics||3 cr.|
|CISP112||Applied Information Technology||3 cr.|
|FINC211||Corporate Finance||3 cr.|
|LEGL210||Business Law Foundations||3 cr.|
|MGMT211||Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|MKTG211||Marketing Foundations||3 cr.|
|BUSN225||International Business||3 cr.|
|BUSN303||Business Research: 21st Century Tools||3 cr.|
|BUSN489 or MGMT490||Field Experience in Business or Management BBA Internship||3-6 cr.|
|BUSN495||Business Planning Capstone||4 cr.|
|FINC223**/235/320||Entrepreneurial Finance or Financial Analysis for Business Managers or International Finance||3 cr.|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Management||3 cr.|
|HRMG213||Human Resource Management||3 cr.|
|MGMT321||Organizational Behavior||3 cr.|
|MGMT357||Operations Management||3 cr.|
|MGMT440||Strategic Management||3 cr.|
|Plus four upper level College of Business electives or choose a Specialty:||(12-15) cr.|
|Entrepreneurship Specialty [MENT]||(15) cr.|
|BUSN311 or MKTG430||Business Planning for Entrepreneurs or New Product Development and Innovation||3 cr.|
|MGMT312||Creativity and Innovation||3 cr.|
|MKTG320 or MKTG345||Marketing of Services or Pricing Concepts and Methods||3 cr.|
|MKTG322||Digital Marketing||3 cr.|
|Global Project Management Specialty [CTGT]||(12) cr.|
|GPMT385||Project Scheduling with Agile||3 cr.|
|GPMT400||Project Financial/Risk Analysis||3 cr.|
|GPMT410||Global Sourcing for Projects||3 cr.|
|GPMT446/490/499||Project Quality Management or Project Management Internship or Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® Preparation||3 cr.|
|Leadership Effectiveness Specialty [MGLE]||(12) cr.|
|MGMT314||Managing Change in Organizations||3 cr.|
|MGMT375||Leadership Theory and Discovery||3 cr.|
|MGMT420||Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility||3 cr.|
|MGMT435||Leadership Challenges Seminar||3 cr.|
|Risk Management and Insurance Specialty [RMGI]||(15) cr.|
|RMGI221||Principles of Risk Management and Insurance||3 cr.|
|RMGI322||Personal Insurance||3 cr.|
|RMGI323||Commercial Insurance||3 cr.|
|RMGI420||Insurance Company Operations and Regulations||3 cr.|
|RMGI454||Risk Management||3 cr.|
|Sport Management Specialty [SPOS]||(15) cr.|
|SPMG275||Athletic Leadership and Coaching||3 cr.|
|SPMG370||Sport Analtytics||3 cr.|
|SPMG421||Sport Governance and Regulation||3 cr.|
|SPMG445||Global Sport Industry||3 cr.|
|MKTG350||Sport Advertising and Promotion||3 cr.|
|Sustainable Business Development Specialty [SBDV]||(15) cr.|
|MGMT370||Sustainability Principles and Theories||3 cr.|
|MGMT413||Sustainable Supply Chain Management||3 cr.|
|MGMT420||Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility||3 cr.|
|MGMT450||Sustainable Global Business Design and Strategy||3 - 6 cr.|
|BUSN+||Choose a 300-400 College of Business elective+||3 cr.|
|Open Electives||3-6 cr.|
|Recommended Open Electives (any specialty)||(6) cr.|
|MGMT290||Management Internship||3 cr.|
|MGMT490||Management BBA Internship||3 cr.|
|Recommended Open Electives for Risk Management and Insurance Specialty (select two)||(6) cr.|
|MKTG212||Professional Selling||3 cr.|
|MKTG320||Marketing of Services||3 cr.|
|RMGI410||Insurance Proposals and Negotiation||3 cr.|
|RMGI490+||Risk Management and Insurance Internship+||3 cr.|