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Management, bachelor of business administration

Be a leader equipped to succeed in today's business environment.

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 develops your leadership skills for today’s business environment. Management degree graduates 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 responsibilities and delegate authority.
  • Problem Solving: Maintain an ethical work environment, developing approaches to problem solving.
The BBA in Management can be completed in-seat or online.
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Specialties Available

Davenport offers many specialties to tailor your degree. After you have completed the core courses in the Management major, you will complete your degree with the College of Business elective courses, or you can choose from one of the following specialties.
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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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Full Curriculum


The BBA Management prepares students for roles in managing and leading to impact organizational behaviors, cultures, and structures that support business growth and change. The focus is on the integration of knowledge and skills in the areas of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling, to improve organizational performance and sustainability. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management and can elect 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 Management, BBA:

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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.
Major46-49 or 34-37 cr.
BUSN303Business Research3 cr.
BUSN489 or MGMT490Field Experience in Business or Management BBA Internship3-6 cr.
HRMG213Human Resource Management3 cr.
HRMG431Negotiation and Dispute Resolution3 cr.
MGMT316Innovation and Managing Change3 cr.
MGMT321Organizational Behavior3 cr.
MGMT375Leadership Discovery3 cr.
MGMT352 or RMGI221Managing Non-Profits and Social Enterprises or Risk Management and Insurance Analysis3 cr.
MGMT412Quality Management3 cr.
MGMT467International Management3 cr.
MGMT495Strategic Management Capstone4 cr.
Choose one of the following specialties listed below (12 credits) or take an additional 12 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.
MGMT413Sustainable Supply Chain Management3 cr.
SCMT430Intermodal Transportation3 cr.
SCMT440Warehousing Management Systems3 cr.
Open Electives0 or 15 cr.