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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
Uber Says 3,045 Sexual Assaults Were Reported in U.S. Rides Last Year
In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.
The U.S. Added 266,000 Jobs in November. Here’s the Bottom Line.
The Labor Department’s report was much stronger than the one last month, helped in part by the end of a General Motors strike.
Can a Coal Town Reinvent Itself?
A coal town in southwestern Virginia has been trying for years. Hope is running thin.
Saudi Aramco to Raise $25.6 Billion in Biggest I.P.O. Ever
Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, set a price for its shares that marks the company’s value at $1.7 trillion.
G.M. Venture to Create Ohio Battery Plant and 1,100 Jobs
A deal with LG Chem of South Korea will further the automaker’s plans for electric vehicles and fulfill a pledge made after its Lordstown plant was idled.
Fake ‘Likes’ Remain Just a Few Dollars Away, Researchers Say
Despite Big Tech’s attempts to combat manipulation, companies that sell clicks, likes and followers on social media are easy to find.
Biased Algorithms Are Easier to Fix Than Biased People
Racial discrimination by algorithms or by people is harmful — but that’s where the similarities end.
Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes
Led by Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidates and liberal economists are pushing an unorthodox “pro-growth” argument for raising taxes on the rich.
United C.E.O. Munoz to Step Down, 5 Years After Leading Turnaround
Oscar Munoz will leave the role in May and be succeeded by J. Scott Kirby, the company’s president.
How Aramco’s Huge I.P.O. Fell Short of Saudi Prince’s Wish
As investors balked, some bankers and Saudi officials still hoped to achieve the crown prince’s target price of $2 trillion. They wound up settling for less.
Why Apple Scrapped the Release of Its Oscar Contender, ‘The Banker’
A fact-based story starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie was supposed to hit theaters Friday. Then a complaint by a relative of the film’s hero gave Apple second thoughts.
‘The Irishman’ Drew 13.2 Million Netflix Viewers Over Thanksgiving
The mob saga starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino outpaced “El Camino” but didn’t quite live up to the success of “Bird Box.”
Nothing Says Christmas Like … a K.F.C. Fried-Chicken Fire?
K.F.C. brings back its fried chicken-scented log after getting ‘weekly calls’ from fans desperate for its return.
The Topanga Tea Ceremony
Why does Los Angeles sit in the quiet?
Denmark Raises Antibiotic-Free Pigs. Why Can’t the U.S.?
American pigs are raised on a liberal diet of antibiotics, fueling the rise of resistant germs. Danish pork producers are proving there’s a better way.
When U.S. Citizenship Starts Looking Like a Bad Deal
A potential wealth tax or higher levies on capital gains are just two reasons, beyond politics, that are raising thoughts of renunciation.
Signing Up for an H.S.A.? First Figure Out How You’ll Use the Money
Some plans work better than others, depending on whether you’ll be spending on current medical costs or future ones, a new analysis finds.
Saudi Aramco Sells $25.6 billion in Shares for I.P.O.
Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company priced its offering at a level that would raise $25.6 billion, becoming the largest stock market debut on record.
France Is Hit by Second Day of Pension Strikes as Unions Dig In
Transportation was severely disrupted in Paris and other cities, a day after huge protests over government plans to overhaul pensions. Unions are planning more protests next week.
Is Blockchain the New Ethical Gold Rush? Maybe
Advocates say tracing gold from mine to jewelry customer could help guarantee provenance, improve the lives of miners and reduce carbon emissions.
When Pete Buttigieg Was One of McKinsey’s ‘Whiz Kids’
The candidate, citing a nondisclosure agreement, has been largely mum about his stint at “the firm.” Former McKinsey employees helped fill in the blanks.
‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet Didn’t Hurt Cave Explorer’s Reputation, Musk Says
As the billionaire’s defamation trial in Los Angeles entered its third day, a professor testified that the Twitter message had generated hundreds of articles.
What Not to Do on Your Work Computer
It’s best to assume your work computer is monitored and act accordingly. Here are some less obvious tasks you should be mindful of.
U.S. Objects to World Bank’s Lending Plans for China
The development institution has become the latest flash point between the world’s two largest economies.
Jay Kriegel, a ‘New York City Patriot,’ Is Dead at 79
A former whiz kid in Lindsay’s City Hall, he became a knows-everybody “process broker” with wide reach in civic affairs, broadcasting and real estate.
Health Spending Grew Modestly, New Analysis Finds
For the first time in many years, the government reported that spending on health care last year grew more slowly than the economy overall.
OPEC and Russia Agree to Cuts in Oil Production to Push Up Prices
It remains to be seen whether the reduction in output will have an impact on prices amid a worldwide glut and cheating on agreements.
William E. Macaulay, 74, Booster of Tuition-Free Education, Dies
A billionaire energy investor, he gave opportunities to thousands of select City University of New York students with a $30 million gift.
19 Women Sue Lyft as Sexual Assault Allegations Mount
Dozens of women have joined lawsuits against the ride-sharing company, saying it has not done enough to prevent assaults by drivers.
Nearly a Third of Teens Use One or More Tobacco Products
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The Chinese Roots of Italy’s Far-Right Rage
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For Moving Mountains, or Climbing Them, Jeep’s Wrangler Goes Diesel
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How Disputes Over Big Tech Are Disrupting Global Trade
Faced with outdated trade rules that don’t cover advancements in technology, some countries are forging their own paths.
How to Tip at the Holidays, According to Doormen, and Nannies, and Weed Guys, and…
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How a Preacher’s Grandson From Rural Georgia Grew Up to Lead Cisco
As the head of a $185 billion technology company, Chuck Robbins says, “We have to run a good business, but there’s more to it.”
The Lost Jewish Brands of Berlin
Once upon a time the German capital had a thriving fashion industry run by Jews. The Nazis destroyed it. Now one company is trying to bring it back.
Working at Equinox: ‘It’s Very Hunger Games’
Working for the high-end gym chain seems glamorous, but for many trainers the schedule is unforgiving, the pay low and the turnover high.
Pantone Declares Another Year of Blue
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China’s Genetic Research on Ethnic Minorities Sets Off Science Backlash
Scientists are raising questions about the ethics of studies backed by Chinese surveillance agencies. Prestigious journals are taking action.
Biden Proposes Smaller Tax Increases Than Rivals Do
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Young Sheldon, Meet SpongeBob: CBS and Viacom Are Back Together
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The Quiet Return of Bruce Weber and Mario Testino
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Sundance Gets Real, With a Lineup of Newsy Films for 2020
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Hospitals Sue Trump to Keep Negotiated Prices Secret
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Silicon Valley Learns Washington’s Language (and Vice Versa)
Big Tech’s presence in the capital is unmistakable, and its interests intersect with more and more issues, says David McCabe, a tech policy reporter.
Warren Takes Aim at Bank Mergers, a Sign of Her Presidential Intentions
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DealBook: Google’s Founders to Step Aside, Ending an Era
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Elon Musk’s Defense: ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet Was a Generic Insult
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Hemp Industry Is Cleared to Do Business With Banks
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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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