New Davenport University program helps individuals with a trade degree earn bachelor’s degree in 2 years

Advanced degree increases earning potential, opens doors to management, supervisory positions, provides skills to launch own business

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – August 31, 2021)  Beginning this fall, individuals with an associate degree in a trade – including construction, foods, graphic design, health, industrial management, and mechanical engineering and electronic technology – can attain a bachelor’s degree in applied business in as little as two years.  A new degree program from Davenport University, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Business degree, will help students prepare for various management or supervisory positions and provide the skills needed to launch a business or pivot into a completely new role.

Davenport University is offering this unique opportunity to students with an associate degree, allowing them to transfer all 60 credits into Davenport’s Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program — putting them halfway toward a bachelor’s degree and greater earning potential. It is the only program of its kind in Michigan.

Davenport’s BAS program is designed to equip students with the management tools and business expertise necessary to accelerate their careers. In addition, this program helps students build upon their skilled specialty by developing the business expertise and foundational knowledge essential to understanding operations management, supply chain and logistics, and enterprise systems.

All Associate of Applied Science and similar degree concentrations from accredited community colleges are accepted toward this degree, including Automotive Technology and Service, Building and Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Mechanical Technology, Graphic Design, HVAC Technology, Industrial Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Technology, Welding Technology, and more.

Davenport has campuses in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland, Lansing, Midland, and Traverse City. In addition, community college and transfer students qualify for a 20% tuition discount.

To apply or view the curriculum go to or call 800.686.1600 to speak with an admissions representative.


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