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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
Blue Chip Morgan Stanley to Buy Discount Broker E-Trade
The $13 billion deal will give a powerful Wall Street firm control of a major presence in the world of online brokerages.
Victoria’s Secret Sale Marks End of Wexner’s Retail Empire
Mr. Wexner, who built L Brands into a retailing force, had come under scrutiny for his ties to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Clicking Buy on Amazon? It’s Trying to Prevent a Coronavirus Caveat
The Everything Store, which stocks more than 100 million items, is working to avoid disruptions in its supply chain.
Why the Stock Market Isn’t Too Worried About Coronavirus
There would be risks in relying on the Fed to bail out the economy from a potential pandemic.
Millions of Americans Have Moved Off Assistance. Does Trump Get Credit?
The president has reveled in the declines in Americans receiving aid from several government programs in recent years, citing his economic policies as a catalyst.
When Road Trips Cross Continents, Be Ready for Anything
Breakdowns, illness and language barriers, but also freedom that a guided tour will never offer.
As China Fights the Coronavirus, Some Say It Has Gone Too Far
Some Chinese business figures are taking an unusual public stand, saying the containment efforts threaten to strangle the economy if applied too broadly.
Your Doorbell Camera Spied on You. Now What?
Amazon’s popular Ring security cameras have gaping security holes. Here’s how to protect yourself.
Trump Administration Sees No Threat to Economy From Monopolies
The latest Economic Report of the President remains optimistic about growth while clashing with Democrats who have proposed breaking up large companies to improve competition.
In a City Under Lockdown, Hope Arrives by Motorbike
Delivery drivers in Wuhan and across China offer a lifeline to millions of people barricaded in their homes during the coronavirus outbreak, but the work puts them at risk.
UBS Names Ralph Hamers, From ING, to Be Its Next C.E.O.
Mr. Hamers will succeed Sergio Ermotti at UBS, the world’s biggest wealth management firm.
Bloomberg’s Bruising Debate Dents His Odds
Mike Bloomberg has spent over $400 million during his ascent in Democratic primary polls. Money couldn’t save him from a widely panned performance onstage.
Jean Daniel, Leading French Journalist and Humanist, Dies at 99
In France, where news and opinion are blurred, Mr. Daniel, a self-described non-Communist leftist, used journalism as a means of advocacy.
Victoria’s Secret Expected to Go Private
Leslie H. Wexner’s close ties with Jeffrey Epstein put him and his company under a microscope.
MGM Resorts Says Data Breach Exposed Some Guests’ Personal Information
The casino and hotel giant said “it was confident that no financial, payment card or password data was involved in this matter.”
Boeing, to Fend Off Sanctions, Backs Ending State Tax Breaks
Washington State is expected to approve legislation removing what the World Trade Organization says are unfair subsidies.
Coronavirus Worsens U.S.-China Ties and Bolsters Hawks in Washington
But if hard-liners in the U.S. administration were hoping for a united, anti-China message from Washington, that goal has been undermined by President Trump.
Fed Flagged Coronavirus Risk at January Meeting
Chair Jerome H. Powell and his colleagues discussed the potential economic effects of the virus and lower bank capital at their last meeting, a recap released Wednesday showed.
New York Times Leads Polk Awards With 4 Prizes
The Times Magazine’s 1619 Project received a special honor, and reporters from local newspapers took prizes for uncovering mayoral misdeeds.
Airline Flight Delays Got Worse in 2019. Here’s a Scorecard.
As overall performance declined again, Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska were the most punctual, while Frontier and JetBlue were laggards.
E. Jean Carroll Says Elle Magazine Fired Her After Trump Rape Accusation
The longtime columnist blamed Donald J. Trump for her departure from the magazine, saying in a defamation lawsuit he had damaged her reputation by calling her a liar.
To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say
Conservationists see a persistent threat of epidemics so long as tens of millions of animals are traded in Southeast Asia.
U.K.’s New Immigration Rules Will Restrict Low-Skilled Workers
Business groups denounced the plan, warning of looming labor shortages at a time of nearly full employment.
A Presidential Pardon for the ‘Junk Bond King’
Michael Milken was among a “who’s who of white-collar criminals” given official reprieve by President Trump.
Europe, Overrun by Foreign Tech Giants, Wants to Grow Its Own
The European Union outlined proposals to bolster its digital economy and keep it from being overly reliant on foreign companies, while cracking down on those companies.
Aircraft, Big and Small, Are Changing Our Relationship With Flight
As aviation technology becomes more integrated into everyday life, providers of new services brace for the unknown.
Yes, Rich Cities Are Getting Richer. But That’s Not the Whole Story.
Even with widening geographic inequality, economic activity is less concentrated in a few top metro areas than in the past.
China Expels 3 Wall Street Journal Reporters as Media Relations Sour
Beijing said it had revoked their credentials over a headline the newspaper published in its opinion pages.
Court Rejects Huawei’s Challenge to U.S. Limits
The Chinese telecom equipment maker had sought to invalidate a law that restricted its ability to do business with U.S. agencies and their contractors.
Luxury Homes in the French Alps Are a Great Deal. There’s a Reason for That.
For buyers willing to rent luxury homes to vacationers, the savings on value-added tax are substantial.
Breaking the Curse of the It Bag
Not to mention four fashion awards. Daniel Lee, the Bottega Veneta designer, has a lot to prove.
Pardon Closes the Book on Michael Milken’s Case but Can’t Rewrite It
An alternative narrative portrays Michael Milken, a symbol of 1980s greed, as a maverick crushed by the establishment. Even money won’t make that a reality.
Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis
Carnival could be hurt financially after passengers on two of its ships were found to be infected.
Video Chats and Ordering In: Coronavirus Quarantine With a Smartphone
This is not your grandmother’s quarantine. People are confined and afraid, but their virtual lives have been largely uninterrupted.
The Whole-Grain Grail: A Sandwich Bread With Mass Appeal
Bakers around the country have joined forces to make a soft, sliced, affordable bread with whole wheat. Their only obstacle? Every other loaf in America.
Trump Contradicts Advisers on China Technology Fears
The president, in a series of tweets, said the U.S. would not restrict sales to the country, a sharp shift in administration policy.
A Quiet Respite in a Bustling Open Workplace
More than a decade into the era of the open-plan office, a host of ancillary spaces like “phone booths” and “meeting pods” are cropping up, offering employees an escape from their co-workers.
Kickstarter Employees Vote to Unionize in a Big Step for Tech
Engineers and others at the crowdfunding platform voted narrowly to form a union, one of the first tech companies to do so.
Michael Bloomberg Leans Left With Plan to Rein In Wall St.
Some of the billionaire’s proposals wouldn’t be out of place for his more progressive presidential rivals.
In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People
The outbreak has exposed the powerlessness of private charities, civic groups and others who could help the effort but whom the Communist Party considers rivals.
Recent Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Recent commercial real estate transactions in New York.
Walmart Says It’s Not Lowering Forecast Because of Coronavirus
The world’s largest retailer said it would continue to monitor the outbreak but was not adjusting its outlook for the year, a day after Apple warned of a slowdown.
Exclusive Details on Michael Bloomberg’s Plan to Rein in Wall Street
The presidential candidate’s proposals for changing how the financial industry is regulated wouldn’t be out of place for his more left-leaning rivals.
Comedy Returns to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Will Trump?
Kenan Thompson of “Saturday Night Live” and Hasan Minhaj of “Patriot Act” are set to perform at the April 25 event.
Pessimistic Outlook in Russia Slows Investment, and the Economy
Growth has slowed to well below the global average as economists point to low spending by the government and the private sector.
Her Blog Post About Uber Upended Big Tech. Now She’s Written a Memoir.
In “Whistleblower,” Susan Fowler, a former software engineer at Uber, describes the harassment she endured while working at the company.
What’s Better Than One Family Home in New Zealand? Three of Them
Julian Robertson loves visiting New Zealand’s North Island. To make room for his three sons and their children, he is building them their own homes.
The Struggle to Mend America’s Rural Roads
As supersize vehicles bear heavier loads, maintenance budgets can’t keep up. Meet the Wisconsin farmers paying the price.
HSBC Plans to Cut 35,000 Jobs, Weighed Down by Virus and Hong Kong Unrest
The London-based bank aims to cut $4.5 billion in costs and scale back its Western operations.
Apple Signals Coronavirus’s Threat to Global Businesses
Supply is a problem, the company warned, as factories slowly reopen in China, and demand is down, too, with stores there still mostly closed.
Dawn Mello, Who Revived Bergdorf Goodman and Gucci, Dies at 88
She was one of the first women to rise to leadership in retailing, and her aesthetic helped shift the landscape of American fashion.
How Millennials Could Make the Fed’s Job Harder
They love the idea of retiring early. That could diminish Federal Reserve’s firepower.
Pier 1 Imports, the Struggling Home Goods Retailer, Files for Bankruptcy
Once wildly popular for its inexpensive, imported pillows and rattan chairs, the home furnishings chain struggled to compete against Home Goods and Etsy.
Bloomberg News’s Dilemma: How to Cover a Boss Seeking the Presidency
Michael Bloomberg’s rise in the polls has increased the pressure on political reporters employed by his news outlet.
Video Game Makers Want to Get Players Off the Couch
Developers are offering a physical twist to keep traditional fans interested and draw new ones who are bored with their workouts.
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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