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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.
Download a PDF of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management.
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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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Entrepreneurial Management:

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. 
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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. 
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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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Leadership Effectiveness:

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.
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Sport Management:

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.

Focus ONE

Focus ONE is a new delivery system for the BBA in Management degree. The program is comprised of 7 unique learning segments that each focus on a specific theme of knowledge and build synergies for learning. Completion of the program leverages integrative curriculum design to deliver the content within the major quickly, allowing you to complete your degree in one-year (49 instructional weeks).
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Full Curriculum


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, or Sport Management.

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2017-2018 Recommended Program Sequences for Management, BBA:

Management, BBA and printable pdf download

Specialty: Entrepreneurship and printable pdf download

Specialty: Global Project Management and printable pdf download

Specialty: Leadership  and printable pdf download 

Specialty: Risk Management and Insurance and printable pdf download 

Specialty: Sport Management and printable pdf download

Foundations of Excellence39 cr.
ACES100 or OPENAchieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ECON200Microeconomics3 cr.
ECON201Macroeconomics3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
DATA275Introduction to Data Analytics3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
STAT220Introduction to Statistics3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Business32 cr.
ACCT201Accounting Foundations I4 cr.
ACCT202Accounting Foundations II 4 cr.
BITS211Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet3 cr.
GPMT287Principles of Project Management3 cr.
BUSN210Professional Ethics3 cr.
CISP112Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
FINC211Corporate Finance3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MGMT211Management Foundations3 cr.
MKTG211Marketing Foundations3 cr.
Major40-46 cr.
BUSN225International Business3 cr.
BUSN303Business Research: 21st Century Tools3 cr.
BUSN489 or MGMT490Field Experience in Business or Management BBA Internship3-6 cr.
BUSN495Business Planning Capstone4 cr.
FINC223**/235/320Entrepreneurial Finance or Financial Analysis for Business Managers or International Finance3 cr.
HRMG213Human Resource Management3 cr.
MGMT321Organizational Behavior3 cr.
MGMT357Operations Management3 cr.
MGMT440Strategic Management3 cr.
Plus 4 (four) upper level College of Business electives or choose a Specialty:(12-15) cr.
Entrepreneurship Specialty [MENT](15) cr.
BUSN265Entrepreneurship3 cr.
BUSN311 or MKTG430Business Planning or New Product Development and Innovation3 cr.
MGMT312Creativity and Innovation3 cr.
MKTG320 or MKTG345Marketing of Services or Pricing Concepts and Methods3 cr.
MKTG322 Digital Marketing 3 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.
Leadership Effectiveness Specialty [MGLE](12) cr.
MGMT314Managing Change in Organizations3 cr.
MGMT375Leadership Theory and Discovery3 cr.
MGMT420Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility3 cr.
MGMT435Leadership Challenges Seminar 3 cr.
Risk Management and Insurance Specialty [RMGI](15) cr.
RMGI221Principles of Risk Management and Insurance3 cr.
RMGI322Personal Insurance3 cr.
RMGI323Commercial Insurance3 cr.
RMGI420Insurance Company Operations and Regulations3 cr.
RMGI454Risk Management3 cr.
Sport Management Specialty [SPOS](15) cr.
SPMG275Athletic Leadership and Coaching3 cr.
SPMG370Sport Analtytics3 cr.
SPMG421Sport Governance and Regulation3 cr.
SPMG445Global Sport Industry3 cr.
MKTG350Sport Advertising and Promotion3 cr.
Open Electives3-9 cr.
Recommended Open Electives (any specialty)(6) cr.
MGMT290Management Internship3 cr.
MGMT490Management BBA Internship3 cr.
Recommended Open Electives for Risk Management and Insurance Specialty (select two)(6) cr.
MKTG212Professional Selling3 cr.
MKTG320Marketing of Services3 cr.
RMGI410Insurance Proposals and Negotiation3 cr.
RMGI490Risk Management and Insurance Internship+3 cr.