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Accreditation and Approvals

Davenport University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration with concentrations and post graduate certificates in:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Health Care Management
    • Human Resources Management
    • Marketing
    • Strategic Management
    • Executive MBA
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration (combined degree) in:
    • Honors Professional Accountancy
    • Professional Accountancy
    • Strategic Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in
    • Accounting Fraud Investigation
    • Accounting Information Management
      • Specialty in Internal Auditing
      • Specialty in Management Accounting
    • Finance
      • Specialty in Financial Planning
    • General Business
    • Human Resources Management
    • International Business
    • Marketing
      • Specialty in Advertising and Promotion
      • Specialty in Business to Business
      • Specialty in Professional Selling
      • Specialty in Sport Marketing
    • Management
      • Specialty in Entrepreneurship
      • Specialty in Financial Management
      • Specialty in Global Project Management
      • Leadership Effectiveness
      • Risk Management and Insurance
      • Sustainable Business Development
    • Sport Management
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificates in:
    • Global Project Management
    • Human Resource Management
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Risk Management and Insurance
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies
  • Associate of Business Administration in:
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Finance

Annual Reports:


Michigan State Board of Accountancy.  A bachelor’s degree earned at Davenport University with a major in accounting is fully recognized by the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.

CFP™.  A bachelor’s degree in finance with a Financial Planning Specialty is fully recognized by the CFP™ (Certified Financial Planning) Standards Board.

American Bar Association.  The Paralegal Studies Program, which offers an Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at the campus in Grand Rapids, MI has been continuously approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) since 1994.

HLC.  Davenport University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The HLC is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation Davenport University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite #2400,
Chicago, IL 60602
(800) 621-7440

State/Federal Approvals.  Davenport University, an independent, nonprofit institution, is chartered by the State of Michigan and is empowered to grant degrees; it is also certified by the State Approval Agency of the Department of Education. Davenport University is recognized for veterans’ training under the G.I. Bill for Veterans Educational Assistance. The University is approved by the United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service as an institution of higher education for training foreign students. The University is approved by agencies of the state and federal governments for many programs including Rehabilitation, Work Incentive, etc.

Accreditation credentials are available for review from University officials upon request.

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