Values and Philosophy

First and foremost, DeVos values its students and their development. Our graduates emerge as leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs fully understanding the importance of a market economy driven by individual freedom, choice, and responsibility.

DeVos transforms students into highly effective executives and managers with the skills to:

  • Find and fix problems.
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Create a vision and influence others to follow.
  • Raise the performance of subordinates, peers, and superiors.

A significant portion of management and leadership development should enhance emotional competencies. Most MBA programs focus almost exclusively on the development of intellectual skills. While important, these cognitive competencies or IQ (knowledge, analysis, reasoning, and logic) are of secondary importance to emotional competencies or EQ (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management).

Research has suggested that EQ is a more significant driver of workplace success than IQ. EQ, while instinctive in nature, can be learned.

Intellectual development is more than adding new theories, tools, and techniques. Learning to approach a business project with new ways of thinking, unique to each individual’s personal strengths, learning to develop others in this process, and learning the tools necessary to act on business solutions are fundamental to the DeVos difference.

Lastly, in a student-centered environment, students develop the ability to see the varying perspectives of different disciplines, industries, cultures, geographies, and especially of different people. DeVos students graduate with the professional skills practiced by international business leaders.

This school also offers:

1-year MBA

The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University

Recognizing the global demand for diverse and well-educated business leaders, The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University and the Hotel Institut ... [+]

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Recognizing the global demand for diverse and well-educated business leaders, The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University and the Hotel Institute Montreux (HIM), have formed a strategic alliance to offer the Master of Business Administration degree. This innovative academic partnership with HIM provides students the opportunity to pursue a world-class, accredited U.S. graduate degree while on HIM’s beautiful Montreux, Switzerland campus. The program combines Northwood’s academic content and approaches with HIM’s first-class student services to offer a unique educational and cultural experience. The accelerated one-year program consists of four, nine-week modules delivered by outstanding DeVos faculty from the United States.... [-]

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The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University

The Full-time MBA program is a dynamic 15-month, weekday, daytime curriculum, offered at the Midland, Michigan location only. ... [+]

The Full-time MBA program is a dynamic 15-month, weekday, daytime curriculum, offered at the Midland, Michigan location only.

Who is a Full-time candidate at DeVos?

• An individual from any undergraduate discipline• Individual with varying degrees of professional work experience• Seeks a diverse cross-cultural global learning environment• Able to dedicate the time and effort required to be immersed in a Full-time MBA curriculum.

Required Curriculum

Analysis of Individual BehaviorEconomic Perspective & AnalysisQuantitative Methods & Problem SolvingLeadership, Management & InfluenceManagerial Accounting & ControlBusiness Management Simulation & ExercisesManagerial FinanceManagerial MarketingOperations ManagementManagerial EconomicsCorporate Financial ManagementLine of Business StrategyThe Managerial PerspectiveCorporate StrategyManagement & Leadership SimulationEntrepreneurshipEntrepreneurial Project... [-]

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