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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.

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
How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties
Logan Paul, Paul Pierce and other celebrities have promoted risky and obscure digital currencies, sometimes failing to mention their conflicts of interest.
Is the Stock Market a Shy Bear, or Will It Become a Monster?
The decline has been unnerving, but readers want to know how nasty this year’s downturn may become. Our columnist turns to history for answers.
Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang
Companies that sourced cotton from the region in China are weighing evidence of forced labor, a lack of visibility into operations and new regulation.
Gas Prices Hit New Highs as Summer Driving Season Starts
A gallon has jumped by about 50 cents over the last month as Russia’s war in Ukraine has continued to unsettle the global energy market.
A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate
PimEyes is a paid service that finds photos of a person from across the internet, including some the person may not want exposed. “We’re just a tool provider,” its owner said.
Inflation moderated in April but was still close to its highest level in 40 years.
An index closely followed by economists and investors climbed 6.3 percent last month from a year ago.
U.K. Announces Windfall Tax on Oil and Gas Profits
The tax on the “extraordinary” profits of oil and gas companies is expected to raise 5 billion pounds and help fund £15 billion in payments to households.
A Strong Summer Job Market for Teenagers
Economists are predicting the highest rate of employment in 15 years. “Employers suddenly rediscovered teenagers,” one said.
South Korean Workers Turn the Tables on Their Bad Bosses
“South Koreans live with an enormous tolerance for abuse” from the powerful, said one famously bullied advocate. A backlash has erupted.
As Inflation Bites, Personal Income Stayed Strong
A government measure of disposable income rose 0.3 percent last month, but was flat when rising prices are taken into account.
What Dominated the World Economic Forum
Our takeaways from Davos, plus how some influencers hype crypto without disclosing their financial ties.
Inflation moderated in April but was still close to its highest level in 40 years.
An index closely followed by economists and investors climbed 6.3 percent last month from a year ago.
Stock Market Set to Snap Long Losing Streak
Investors this week put more money into stocks than they have in months, as markets regained some lost ground.
Housing Market Has Altered the Math of Moving
The housing market has altered the math of moving for nearly everyone.
TikTok’s Amber Heard Hate Machine
Television turned the celebrity trial into a 24-hour tabloid spectacle. Social media made it into a sport.
Former Head of Louvre Is Charged in Artifact Trafficking Case
Jean-Luc Martinez, who led the museum from 2013 to 2021, was charged with complicity in fraud and money laundering in an investigation into the trafficking of Egyptian antiquities.
Daniel Defense Got $3.1 Million in Pandemic Aid
Daniel Defense was one of nearly 500 gun and ammunition makers and retailers that collected a total of $125 million from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Substack Drops Fund-Raising Efforts as Market Sours
Amid an industrywide downturn, venture investors are preaching austerity and halting new deals, particularly for companies that have spent aggressively on growth.
White House Aims to Increase Regulation and Competition in Poultry Industry
More than 90 percent of chickens eaten by Americans are raised by farmers under contracts with poultry processing companies.
Imaging Contrast Dye Shortage Delays Tests for Diseases
Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.
Colin Forbes, a ‘Designer’s Designer,’ Is Dead at 94
He was best known as the brain behind Pentagram, the influential partnership that has been a force in the design world for half a century.
Southwest and JetBlue Expect Higher Second-Quarter Revenues as Travel Booms
Ticket sales are climbing faster than the airline industry expected as more people plan summer vacations and business trips.
Icahn’s Loses Clash With McDonald’s Over Pig Welfare
The activist investor had nominated two directors to the company’s board as part of an animal welfare campaign.
Macy’s, Dollar General and Dollar Tree Shares Soar After Earnings Reports
Macy’s, Dollar General and Dollar Tree bucked a trend of retailers struggling to overcome inflationary pressures.
With VMware deal, Broadcom reaches for the cloud
The $61 billion combination is one of the biggest of the year, and may signal more tech deals to come.
Are Defenders the New Monteros? If So, What’s Next?
Buyers have been turning to cheaper substitutes and finding, to their surprise, that some are the equal of the more established collectible.
Bus Maker Settles Fraud Case Tied to Government Contract
The company, New Flyer, a supplier to Los Angeles County, was accused of not fulfilling a commitment to create jobs that paid agreed-upon wages and benefits.
Where the Ice Cream Cones at Dairy Queen and Mister Softee Come From
Joy Baking Group has cornered much of the market with one guiding principle: When it comes to cones, people want what they know.
Gen Zers Are Buying Homes. Here’s Where They’re Looking.
Priced out of large metro areas, many young adults are seeking mortgages in midsize cities, new research shows.
Russia Cuts Rates as Ruble Hits Multiyear High
The Russian central bank is seeking to support an economy hurt by inflation and sanctions.
Twitter Fined in Privacy Settlement, as Musk Commits More Equity for Deal
Twitter did not do enough to tell its users that the personal data it had collected was used partly to help marketers target ads, the F.T.C. and Justice Department said.
Bolt Starts Layoffs Amid ‘Structural Changes’
The Silicon Valley company cut jobs on Wednesday amid a souring fund-raising environment for start-ups.
E. Gerald Corrigan, Who Helped Ease ’87 Stock Crash, Dies at 80
As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he favored flooding the financial system with cash to restore confidence among investors.
F.D.A. Chief Details ‘Shocking’ Conditions at Baby Formula Plant
Agency inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.
Fed Minutes Show Officials Expecting to Raise Rates Three Times to Address Inflation
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s May meeting underscored the deep concern within the central bank about rapidly rising prices that have far exceeded the Fed’s target.
U.S. Budget Deficit Is Projected to Fall to $1 Trillion in 2022
The Congressional Budget Office provided an update on the path for deficits at a moment when the Federal Reserve is trying to cool the economy to tame rapid inflation.
Thomas S. Murphy, Broadcasting ‘Minnow’ Who Swallowed ABC, Dies at 96
As the head of Capital Cities Communications, he engineered the acquisition of the TV giant. He later sold the company to Disney, at a huge profit.
Twitter’s Chief Tries Staying the Course as Elon Musk Upends Plans
Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief executive, is grappling with a takeover where nobody “would want to be in those shoes.”
‘Quantum Internet’ Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation
Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers — and have taken another step toward the network of the future.
China Pushes for Regular Mass Virus Testing
The strategy risks increasing economic stress and trying people’s patience.
Guns, Law and the Uvalde Elementary School Shooting
This could be the mass shooting that leads to significant change — or it could join the long list of other atrocities that have been followed by policy stalemates.
Gun Stocks Are Muted in Early Trading
After shootings, investors often anticipate appeals for tighter gun laws and an increase in sales.
Germany plans to keep coal-fired plants ready in case Russian gas is cut.
The power plants, due to be shut down, would be kept in reserve to provide electricity if Russia ended shipments of natural gas.
7 Million Bad Student Loans With No Way Out, for Anyone
The Biden administration plans to offer those with loans in default a fresh start. It would help borrowers and the government alike.
US Begins Inquiry Into Industry’s Role in Infant Formula Supply Shortages
The Federal Trade Commission said it would examine patterns of mergers and acquisitions to better understand how the industry became so concentrated.
Glencore Will Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Bribery and Price-Fixing Charges
U.S. prosecutors said the settlement followed “a multiyear scheme to manipulate benchmarks used to set prices for oil at two of our country’s busiest ports.”
Stellantis and Samsung to Spend $2.5 Billion on an EV Battery Plant in Indiana
The automaker, which owns Jeep and Ram, is seeking to catch up in a global race to build electric cars and trucks.
U.S. Will Start Blocking Russia’s Bond Payments to American Investors
The Biden administration’s escalation of sanctions could lead to Russia’s first default on foreign debt in a century.
These Investors Are Putting $1 Billion Into Trump Media
A draft document contains the names of dozens of hedge funds and others behind the $1 billion private investment announced in December.
Harsh Winter Could Force Europe to Ration Gas, Global Energy Leader Warns
Fatih Birol, the head of the International Energy Agency, says he has been urging leaders to draw up contingency plans.
China’s youth are disillusioned amid harsh zero-Covid policy enforcement.
Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator
Ms. Psaki, President Biden’s first press secretary, left her job at the White House this month.
Why Isn’t New Technology Making Us More Productive?
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Larry Summers Criticizes Biden’s ‘Populist Antitrust’ Approach
The economist warned that the administration’s approach to competition policy carried “real risks.”
Amid a Housing Crunch, Homes Pop Up on the Fairway
With large expanses of grass and trees, former golf courses are being reconsidered for housing, but developers face challenges, including community resistance.
Davos in a Time of War
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, in a virtual speech at the World Economic Forum, urges the business world to cut its ties to Russia.
Stocks Give up Gains as Jitters Return
Investors weighed mixed economic reports and company earnings.
In Covid Zero, Young Chinese Embrace ‘Run Philosophy’
Many believe that they’re the most unlucky generation since the 1980s as Beijing’s persistent pursuit of the zero Covid policy wreaks havoc.
Leadership Team

Below is the Leadership Team for the Donald W. Maine College of Business. 

Dr. Michael Carey at Davenport University.
Mike Carey, Ph.D. MBA. CM
Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Programs
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

Associate Dean
Professor Grant Lee at Davenport University.
Grant Lee, MAcc

Department Chair for Accounting and Finance
Amy Mansfield, Ph.D.

Dean, Maine College of Business & College of Technology
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