NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Davenport University - University Center

Program: Business Administration

The following Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree majors are available in Traverse City. Each major is numbered with a brief description. Please match the major with the appropriate business course requirements. If a course is not listed with a number, all majors are required to take that course.

BBA Majors available through Davenport at the University Center in Traverse City

  1. General Business
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Management
  4. Management with Aviation Management Specialty
  5. Marketing


The General Business degree prepares students to enter either the business or government sectors as general managers. Presented with learning opportunities ranging from lecture and textbook study to case analysis and business simulations, students are grounded in the fundamentals of business, with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. The substantial number of elective courses allows students to tailor this degree program to individual career objectives.


Students gain skills in human resource management fundamentals through broad exposure to various human resource topics in a learning environment that balances textbook theory with real-world management application. Through varied learning methodologies, students are exposed to a range of human resource career opportunities with emphasis on the strategic role of human resources in today’s business world.


Management students gain skills in business fundamentals and specific management disciplines in a learning environment that balances textbook theory with real-world management application. Through varied learning methodologies, students are exposed to a wide range of management opportunities with emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Management and an elective specialty in Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Global Project Management, Leadership Effectiveness, Risk Management and Insurance or Sustainable Business Development.


The BBA-Management degree with a Specialty in Aviation Management from Davenport University allows full transfer credit for coursework from the Associates degree in Aviation (AAS) at NMC. Completion of an additional 43 credits of coursework at NMC and 31 credits of Davenport courses fulfill the bachelor's program requirements.


Marketing students gain skills in business fundamentals and specific marketing disciplines in a learning environment that balances textbook theory with real-world marketing application. Students become familiar with the marketing functions and processes that deliver customer value, enhance customer relationships and benefit organizations and their stakeholders. Varied learning methodologies that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and ethical decision-making prepare students for the marketing challenges of today’s global environment. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Marketing and an elective Specialty in Business-to-Business, Advertising and Promotion, Professional Selling, or Sport Marketing.


  • Davenport is a private, non-profit university which offers institutional scholarships, discounts and grants. In addition, NMC and Davenport University have entered into a financial aid Consortium Agreement, which allows enrolled Davenport students to receive their financial aid from Davenport for course work completed at NMC.
  • The FAFSA online form should be completed between January 1 and March 1 each year to determine financial aid eligibility. Financial aid is awarded year-round as students are admitted and enroll for Davenport classes.
  • Davenport courses may be 7-weeks or 15-weeks in length and are offered year-round in Traverse City or online. Transfer to Davenport, course enrollment, and financial aid awards may occur at any time during the calendar year, although it’s strongly recommended that students enroll at least 2 weeks before the start of a semester or session.
  • Students planning to transfer credits to Davenport from other institutions — including NMC — should meet with a Davenport academic advisor as early as possible in their academic careers to ensure the proper selection of courses. To schedule an appointment with a Davenport advisor, phone (231) 995-1740.
  • Students are required to take a specific number of classes from Davenport for the Bachelor's degree. Davenport will allow some flexibility in business courses, such as course substitutions or credit for prior learning including career and military experience. See a Davenport academic advisor for details.
  • Students with 15 or more transferable semester credits will be admitted. Transferable credits include college - level courses completed with a grade of a C or better from a regionally accredited institution such as NMC. Students entering without college-level math or English will be tested for appropriate placement.
  • Courses are required for all Davenport University Center degrees unless otherwise stated.
  • It is strongly recommended that students with transfer credits from other institutions work in conjunction with Davenport advisors. Only Davenport will be able to decide which classes will transfer into their Bachelor program other than those listed on this guide. All students should make contact with Davenport as early in their academic career as possible to insure the proper selection of classes.
  • A 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 in each class is required.
  • Completion of the following NMC courses represents one half or more of a bachelor's degree and completes an Associates in Science and Arts - meeting the MTA - at NMC. Please consult an NMC Academic Advisor if you wish to complete an Associate in General Studies or an Associate in Applied Arts in Business Administration at NMC.

All students should contact Davenport at (231) 995-1740 early in your academic career to insure the proper selection of courses.

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111 English Composition


ENG 112 English Composition




ENG 271 Adolescence and Cultural Diversity (Meets diversity and society requirement at Davenport)


PHL 201 or 202 Ethics or Ethical Dilemmas (Meet business ethics requirement at Davenport)


Natural Science 


Intro to Data Analytics - taken at Davenport meets the science requirement for Business. However, if students take the two science gr. 1 courses below for MTA, they will not have to take Intro to Data Analytics at Davenport. See Davenport advisor for details.


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB »


Social Science


ECO 201 Macroeconomics


ECO 202 Microeconomics


Select one course - not ECO - from Group 1 Social Science list »




MTH 131 Probability & Statistics


Major and Additional Requirements

Required Classes



ACC 121 Accounting Principles I


ACC 122 Accounting Principles II


BUS 261 Business Law


CIT 210 Electronic Spreadsheets


CIT 233 Project Management


COM 111 Public Speaking


MGT 241 Principles of Management


MGT 251 Human Resource Management (All Majors except #5)


MKT 201 Principles of Marketing


MKT 210 Principles of Selling (Major #5)


MTH 111 Intermediate Algebra


IMPORTANT NOTE: Students may have the opportunity to take additional classes from NMC as elective credits. Please meet with your Davenport advisor to assure you have taken the maximum number of credits from NMC and minimize your tuition bill from Davenport.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2018

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