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Business & Industry Projects

At Davenport, students can engage with real-world professionals in business and industry through class-based projects, field trips, and job shadowing opportunities. Many of our faculty also work in business and industry and bring their knowledge and experience to the classroom. As a form of experiential learning, business & industry projects allow students to test out classroom theories in a real setting by acting as consultants to your organization, learn from current professionals in the field, and form important career networking relationships and self management / leadership skills.

Employers, if you would like to propose a project for our students, we would love to hear from you!

Students, if you want to know more, click here to compare the Field Experience class, group project, against individual internship or other experiential learning options to complete your degree! 

Business 489 Field Experience Course Work Breakdown

Technology 489 Field Experience Course Work Breakdown

Here are some examples of recent Business & Industry projects:

MKTG 310: Consumer Behavior

  • Students completed research and presented recommendations on marketing Mercantile Bank to the Millennial Generation

BUSN 403: Business Research

MGMT 440: Strategic Management

  • Students completed a business plan for ZZ Performance, an aftermarket automotive parts supplier

BUSN 489: Field Experience in Business

  • Students completed a business plan for The Professional Panther, now the Panther Resource Closet, a professional clothing closet for Davenport's students used to equip them with professional clothing; has since expanded to include food and hygiene products, other teams have prepared new business plans for start ups

TECH 489: Field Experience in Technology

  • Students did assessments and built reccomendations for website flow and structure improvements (ease of use and layout), and another team completed recommendations for a workable data management system to accomplish varied tasks