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Master of Business Administration

Prepare to be an effective manager in today's global business environment.

With a rich history of providing business education, DU’s wealth of knowledge in business makes a Davenport MBA your best professional choice. Supported by our networks in the business community, as well as our experienced-based faculty, a Davenport MBA provides you with the leadership and business strengths you need to advance in your current career, or to pursue new directions — the skills that are at the heart of today’s global economy.

DU specializes in education for professionals, with classes that fit into your schedule. Getting started is easy because you can attend online or evenings at a campus near your home or work. Classes average 15 students, offering personal attention and enhanced learning and networking experiences. We know you’re busy, so required credits are kept to a minimum while ensuring quality programs. Plus, you’ll earn those credits in an experiential education format that provides real-world experience. Our faculty are experts in their fields and will offer you practical perspectives and individual assistance.

12-Month MBA

With the same quality curriculum as our traditional MBA, our 12 month, 30 credit MBA is designed for high potential professionals looking to complete their degree in a time-efficient manner.  We take the decision-making out of how and when to schedule your classes.  If you want to earn your degree with both quality, intensity and speed, this is your MBA. 

  • Predetermined schedule leading to completion in 12 months
  • Complete two courses per seven-week session
  • Students begin and end the MBA program with a cohort of students
  • Online or in-seat, one night a week

The Master of Business Administration can be completed in-seat or online.

Download a PDF of the Master of Business Administration program.

Add additional focus with a graduate certificate. 

The graduate certificates are discrete credentials, designed for students interested in advancing their careers in business. The content areas focus on managerial competencies as well as nationally recognized graduate business standard evaluations. These certificates can be taken concurrently with, or after completion of, your MBA program. Davenport offers graduate certificates in the following areas:

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Full Curriculum


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business enabling them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a wide variety of business environments. The program is designed for students interested in entering or advancing their careers in business. This 30 credit hour program focuses on the content areas that current research of managerial competencies, as well as nationally recognized graduate business standard evaluations, have identified: management, human capital management, business law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, quantitative business analysis, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic management. Students can develop additional expertise in a particular concentration area by completing 12-15 credits in courses that culminate in the award of a graduate certificate, which will be recorded on the student’s transcript.

Students who have a 2.75 cumulative GPA in a bachelor’s degree in business or a business related field will not be required to complete the Foundations of Business courses.

Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a business related area must take the foundational courses to prepare them to enter into the MBA program. All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an admissions representative to determine whether they are eligible for prior learning credit based on their professional background.  

The Foundations of Business courses for non-business undergraduate majors include:

ACCT510     Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts
BUSN520     Management and Marketing
FINC510      Foundations of Financial Management
STAT500     Statistics for Business

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for:

Master of Business Administration and printable pdf download

Courses(30) cr.
ACCT640Managerial Accounting3 cr.
BUSN688Quantitative Business Analysis3 cr.
ECON625Managerial Economics3 cr.
FINC620Corporate Finance3 cr.
LEGL710Ethical and Legal Framework for 21st Century Business3 cr.
MGMT653Leading Organizations3 cr.
MGMT757Operations and Supply Chain Management3 cr.
MKTG610Marketing Strategies 3 cr.
MBA Elective - Recommended electives:(3) cr.
BUSN781Graduate Business Study Abroad Experience3 cr.
BUSN790Graduate Business Internship3 cr.
FINC793 and FINC794Graduate ACG Cup Participation3 cr.
GRAD**Any course from the Graduate Certificates or Master of Management program3 cr.
Capstone(3) cr.
CAPS794Business Integration Capstone3 cr.