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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.
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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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