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Donald W. Maine College of Business
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Why the College of Business?

The Donald W. Maine College of Business’s long standing academic rigor and quality programs equip you for business success.  Understanding market trends and building community relationships to enhance your development is what we do best.  You will learn from faculty with industry experience and be exposed to best practices in the market to position you for your career of choice. 

 With a new state-of-the-art business building designed to incorporate multi-media technology, you will find interactive classrooms and movable work stations that model a real business environment.  Additionally, a new Entrepreneurial Center will provide individuals seeking to start and grow businesses right here in West Michigan opportunities to consult with professionals at each stage in the process. 

So, the only question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to get to where the world is going.  

Prospective Students

The Donald W. Maine College of Business at Davenport University has received specialized accreditation for its business and acccounting programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Edcuation (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa Kansas, US.  For a listing of accredited programs, visit  /college-business/accreditation

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The Donald W. Maine College of Business applies the principles of entrepreneurship to every program. We have an undergraduate degree for you.

Choose your Bachelor degree program.

Choose your Associate degree program.

Please take some time to view the following videos about our Donald W. Maine College of Business.

Bachelor of Business Administration and Internships.

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If you have just completed your bachelor's degree or want to further your career, our graduate degree programs will help you get to where you want to be.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is offered in several formats to fit every student's needs.

In addition, we offer the following graduate degree programs.

Please take some time to view the following videos about our Donald W. Maine College of Business programs.

Building leadership skills with your MBA.

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificates are for students who have attained a bachelor degree, but want to gain additional credentials in their field or who want to move to a new business related field.

Choose your Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master of Business Administration courses provided the prerequisites are met, or may be completed as a stand-alone certificate.

Choose your Graduate Certificate.

Got Questions?

Feel free to browse the selections below for further information.

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All of Davenport University programs are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education(IACBE).

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Global Education

Davenport offers many options to partially or fully complete your degree online

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Registered Student Organizations

Getting involved on campus is easy. Contact Student Services for information.

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Study Abroad

DU's study-abroad programs provide you with first-hand experience while earning course credit towards your degree.

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Getting work experience before you graduate is crucial. Many times internships also lead to full time positions.

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Faculty Directory

Here you can find a full list of faculty and staff members for the Donald W. Maine College of Business.

Davenport News
Ryan Slider at the Super Bowl
DU sport management alumnus puts his skills to work at the Super Bowl
While millions of viewers watched the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, Ryan Coleman — a Davenport University alumnus — was given the opportunity to put his skills and knowledge to work at the event. Coleman earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management from DU in 2016 and is currently working on his graduate degree at Minot State University in North Dakota. Coleman’s role involved greeting and helping the fans at this year's Superbowl. What an exciting event for one of our own.
Steve Bayus and Christina Flowers at Davenport University
Recent alumna launches magazine after class that inspires hands-on learning
Christina Flowers, 2017, learned how to launch her new magazine from Steve Bayus’ class that blended real-life teachings and storytelling to inspire hands-on learning. For many, returning to school to pursue an MBA after being laid off can be challenging, especially for those who are adventuring into entrepreneurship like Flowers. Bayus and Flowers first met in the winter semester of 2017 in a master’s level marketing course. She recalls that time as a turning point for her business.
Davenport University College of Business dedication
Donald W. Maine College of Business Dedication
More than 160 people attended the dedication of the new Donald W. Maine College of Business Building. Don Maine portrayed his gratitude and sincere appreciation – “Davenport has been built on a culture of leadership, talent and teamwork. This building represents the countless hours of dedication by the staff, faculty and students. It is another giant step forward for Davenport and its students in the ever-changing world of business and technology.”
Tyrus R. Wessell Award
Long-time faculty member of the Donald W. Maine College of Business, Frank Novakowski, was honored with the Tyrus R. Wessell award at the 2016 DavenFest employee meeting. Frank is known for his sincerity, genuine willingness to help and commitment to accountability. A true champion for students!
Lettinga DECA wins big again!
Keeping their winning streak strong, the W.A. Lettinga DECA team took home six first-place, three second-place, and one third-place award along with eight finalist medals at state competition in Grand Rapids. Davenport’s commitment to real-world, hands-on learning and the DU Excellence System competencies helped the team create and present viable solutions in case studies and role plays that impressed the judges and helped them shut out 200 strong competitors. :
Davenport University Students Excelled at the 2017 BPA Post-Secondary State Leadership Conference
Davenport University’s BPA competitors won 18 state champion titles, 22 runner-up titles, and 13 third-place finishes. Overall, Davenport captured 130 top-ten place finishes with 35 students qualifying to represent Davenport University and the State of Michigan at the 51st annual BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, May 9 – 15, 2017!
Entrepreneur YOU Conference
The Entrepreneur YOU Conference is designed to education women with a passion for owning their own business. Learn about the challenges and opportunities - from launch to growth.
Wayne County Community College District Partners with Davenport University
Wayne County Community College District has partnered with Davenport University to include Davenport in the University Center at the district's Western Campus in Belleville. As part of the agreement, students who earn their associate degrees at the community college will be able to transfer their credits to a bachelor’s degree program at Davenport and continue their studies at the same location.
School district estimates Middle College graduates saved $723K
Kenowa Hills Public School's second round of Middle College students graduated high school and Davenport University on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Twenty-one students received an associate's degree and diploma, after completing the program, saving over $700,000 in college expenses.
Davenport celebrates 150 years in business
On Jan. 25, 1866, Grand Rapids Business College held its first bookkeeping, penmanship, business law and arithmetic classes for 16 registered students. One sesquicentennial later, the academic institution now called Davenport University launched the milestone year with an Anniversary Kick-Off Event at its W.A. Lettinga Campus. The event marked the beginning of a year-long celebration for the institution that began as a small private school and now is a fully accredited private university offering undergraduate, graduate and online degrees to nearly 9,000 students.
Global News in Business
As Europe’s Economies Reopen, Consumers Go on a Spending Spree
Supported by government furlough programs, people freed from lockdowns are opening their wallets at a record pace. The virus will determine how long that lasts.
Deutsche Bank and Jeffrey Epstein: Here Are The Executives Who Served Him
When New York regulators punished the bank for its work with Mr. Epstein, no individuals were named. The Times identified them.
Hong Kong Disneyland to Close Again, Days After Disney World Reopens
The park is the smallest in Disney’s portfolio and is shutting down again to comply with a government-mandated rollback of public activities because of the coronavirus.
NBC Starts Streaming With a TV-Style Platform, Peacock
The service will challenge Netflix with a digital version of channel-surfing and lots of what one executive calls “comfort-food TV.”
‘I Can’t Keep Doing This:’ Small-Business Owners Are Giving Up
More owners are permanently shutting their doors after new lockdown orders, realizing that there may be no end in sight to the crisis.
Tucker Carlson to Take 'Long-Planned' Vacation After Blake Neff's Resignation
On his Monday evening show, the Fox News host said racist and sexist posts by one of his writers, Blake Neff, were “wrong,” while castigating his detractors as “ghouls.”
Best Guess on When Business Travel Will Recover? It Could be Years
Until companies are sure they can protect workers’ health, one analyst said, “they won’t want to take the responsibility and risk of sending them back on the road.”
The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Work Force
Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.
China Imposes Tit-for-Tat Sanctions on Three American Lawmakers
The sanctions, which target Republican members of Congress, were in retaliation for the Trump administration’s bans on Chinese officials accused of human rights abuses.
With Robot Deliveries and Outdoor Tents, Campus Dining Will Be Very Different
It is still unclear how many students will return to college campuses this fall, but for those who do, mealtime will change dramatically.
Los Angeles Apparel Factory Shut Down After More Than 300 Coronavirus Cases
The company’s chief executive, Dov Charney, had staged a professional comeback by making masks. Four workers have died from the virus.
Stock Markets Ignore Bad News on Infections, Earnings
Daily virus cases are setting records and fears are rising that the economic recovery is fizzling. Investors seem unfazed.
As jobs move online, retraining workers becomes a priority.
Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons
The Trump administration lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect U.S. troops from ambushes. The change was championed by a lawyer for the president who had worked for a firearms trade group.
Weed Edibles Are Selling Well During the Pandemic
Pandemic anxiety and mounting concerns about vaping have helped shift sales of cannabis products.
How May Google Fight an Antitrust Case? Look at This Little-Noticed Paper
A document sent by the search giant to Australian regulators argues that the company doesn’t control enough of the digital ad industry to overcharge customers or block competitors.
While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites
Independent journalism is on the defensive, from Hungary to Malaysia.
Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise
They struck a sober note on Sunday’s news programs, strongly urging the vast majority of people in hard-hit cities and states to wear masks and avoid large gatherings.
Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study
Uber and Lyft hailed a Cornell paper’s conclusion that their drivers make solid wages. But others have questioned the researchers’ approach.
Chatham Hedge Fund Has the Winning Bid for McClatchy Newspapers
The family-owned publisher of The Sacramento Bee and The Miami Herald announced the winner of its bankruptcy sale: Chatham Asset Management, the owner of The National Enquirer.
OPEC and Russia May Ease Oil Production Cuts
As lockdowns ease, the Saudis and their allies see room to increase their output. But the spread of the virus “is casting a shadow” over their plans.
The Week in Business: What a Biden Economy Could Look Like
Record-breaking infection rates, more economic fallout and Biden’s plan to deal with it.
An Evangelist for Remote Work Sees the Rest of the World Catch On
Matt Mullenweg, the founder of Automattic, which runs the publishing platform WordPress, says working remotely is “good for the environment” and “good for the economy.”
Writer for Tucker Carlson Resigns After ‘Abhorrent’ Online Posts Are Revealed
Fox News condemned Blake Neff, a writer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” after he was revealed as the pseudonymous author of racist and misogynist online messages.
Disney World Opens Its Gates, With Virus Numbers Rising
Thousands of giddy visitors streamed into the Florida resort, as Disney tried to prove it can safely operate at a highly dangerous time.
Valentina Sampaio Is the First Transgender Model for Sports Illustrated
The Brazilian model, who is in the magazine’s swimsuit issue, was also the first transgender woman to work for Victoria’s Secret and grace the cover of Vogue magazine.
At a Time of Financial Stress, 401(k) Fees Matter More Than Ever
These expenses always eat away at savings balances, but as the pandemic drags on, savers should be especially aware of how to keep them down.
Can These Markets Be Trusted?
After a calamitous drop in March, the stock market has had a ferocious rally, despite a cascade of awful news. How can investors cope?
For 20 Years, His Firm Called Him Antoine. Now Mohamed Is Suing.
Mohamed Amghar, a retired software sales manager in France, has filed a discrimination complaint against his former employer, accusing the company of making him use a traditional French name at work.
10 Steps to Take to Try to Prevent Your Own Eviction
Some federal relief is about to expire. Local assistance is spotty. Congress may not act quickly. Here’s how to get help, or help yourself.
By Praising Trump, Goya President Angers His Core Latino Market
Robert Unanue said the country was “blessed” to have the president’s leadership. Now, amid calls for a boycott, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. is facing dismay from chefs and home cooks.
Edward Kleinbard, Tax Lawyer Turned Reformer, Dies at 68
After advising multinationals for 30 years, he began teaching and writing, criticizing corporate tax dodging and pressing for higher taxes to combat inequality.
Auctions get creative as the pandemic forces them online
U.S. Will Impose Tariffs on French Goods in Response to Tech Tax
The Trump administration said it would impose 25 percent tariffs on some French goods but will delay collection of the levies.
Britain Gambles on a Bankrupt Satellite Operator, OneWeb
Pushed by Brexit, the U.K. government will have a platform to expand into the space business.
Appeals Court Sends the Case of a Pink $40 Million Diamond to Trial
The diamond, auctioned by Christie’s in 2013, is the subject of an ownership dispute that is making its way through the courts.
Wall Street Journal Staff Members Push for Big Changes in News Coverage
A letter from a group of Journal reporters and editors calls for “more muscular reporting about race and social inequities,” as well as skepticism toward business and government leaders.
Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions
A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements.
Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads
The social network has been under intense pressure for allowing misinformation and hate speech to spread on its site.
Herman Benson, Who Fought Union Corruption, Dies at 104
A machinist and Socialist from the Bronx, he pushed trade unions to be more democratic and to depose crooked labor leaders.
11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
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Britain Offers a Plan for Jobs, but Braces for a Wave of Layoffs
The government says it will spend nearly a billion dollars on work coaches and a new online job search platform.
Amazon Backtracks From Demand That Employees Delete TikTok
TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny as a potential national security threat.
Goya Foods Boycott Takes Off After CEO Bob Unanue Praises Trump
“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump,” Bob Unanue said on Thursday at the White House. Critics said they would no longer use his products.
Student Loan Relief Denied in Some Fraud Cases
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is denying huge batches of relief requests from students whose schools defrauded them. Even those who aren’t denied are getting very little — or sometimes nothing.
Sutter Health’s Request to Delay $575 Million Settlement Is Denied
The large California hospital system wanted to postpone an agreement reached in a state antitrust case, as coronavirus cases rise.
Auctions Are Crimped as the Pandemic Forces Them Online
As sellers look to shed valuable items and buyers look to collect them on the cheap, auction houses are learning to adapt with virtual events.
Gemma Correll’s Pandemic Diary: Just Like Her Normal Diary
The illustrator spends time with her pugs and counteracts social media with calm reality TV.
Tax Day 2020: Questions and Answers for July 15th Extension and Deadline
“It’s just like April 15, but in July.” Here’s what you need to know. And if you’re owed a refund, be prepared to wait: The I.R.S. has a huge backlog.
Reckoning With Ghosts of Social Media Past
Grappling with a former online presence while facing the world with a new, more enlightened outlook. Plus: Mandatory white fun.
Social Programs Can Sometimes Turn a Profit for Taxpayers
Government assistance can be expensive, but a new study shows that some programs more than pay for themselves.
James Murdoch Set to Acquire Large Stake in Art Basel Fairs
Investment from his firm is aimed at helping transform the company that puts on the fairs into a business focused on “future-oriented platforms and communities.”
Big banks brace for ugly quarterly earnings.
Philippine Congress Shuts Down Leading Broadcaster ABS-CBN
By voting not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, lawmakers silenced a major network that had come under fire from President Rodrigo Duterte.
Trump’s Taxes May Be Released — Eventually
The Supreme Court said President Trump couldn’t block a request for his financial records by prosecutors in New York.
California, After Riding a Boom, Braces for Hard Times
Early hopes for a quick rebound from the pandemic have yielded to worries about its long-term impact on state finances and the governor’s ambitious agenda.
Don’t the Markets Know We’re Living in a Disaster Movie?
With so much bad news out there, the big rally in the stock market is what’s really scary.
Stocks Generate Big Gains and Bigger Questions
A powerful rally during drastically deteriorating economic conditions has left the market richly valued and facing great uncertainty.
Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?
Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.
Leadership Team

Below is the Leadership Team for the Donald W. Maine College of Business. For a full list of faculty and staff members, please see the link under "Got Questions?"

Dr. Michael Carey at Davenport University.
Mike Carey, Ph.D. MBA. CM
Interim Dean
Director of Graduate Programs
Professor Jennifer Byron at Davenport University.
Jennifer Byron, MBA

Associate Dean in the College of Business
Professor Misty Davis at Davenport University.
Misty Davis, JD

Department Chair in Legal Studies and Human Resource Management
Dr. Linda Goulet at Davenport University
Linda Goulet, DBA

Department Chair for Marketing
Professor Grant Lee at Davenport University.
Grant Lee, MAcc

Department Chair for Accounting and Finance
Dr. Vivianne Moore at Davenport University
Vivianne Moore, DM, MS

Department Chair for Management
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