DeVos Difference and Outcomes
Within each of us is the ability to discover.
Northwood University's DeVos Graduate School is a specialized business school focused on developing the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. We provide a dynamic learning experience aimed at strategically expanding your managerial and leadership skill sets, equipping you with the necessary tools to lead and drive change in your career and life. You will find yourself in the unique position of having choices in your career and entrepreneurial endeavors that you had not previously thought possible.
Our MBA programs work with the demands of today's competitive marketplace, and most importantly work with you! The DeVos Graduate School's Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs were created with the understanding you are unique. You demand specific professional and personal elements that will enable greater satisfaction in your career, higher earning potential, and a more fulfilled life. The journey from discovery to transformation begins here. This is the difference.
DeVos Academic Outcomes
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
At the DeVos Graduate School of Management, our purpose is to create highly effective leaders through a process of personal and professional transformation based on our integrative curriculum and student-centered learning methodology.
Successful degree completion will provide students with:
- The management skills to find and fix problems and capitalize on opportunities by leveraging their integrated business knowledge and working effectively with others.
- The leadership skills to create a vision and influence others to follow, and to raise the performance of all members of the organization.
Specifically, graduates will achieve the following outcomes:
- assess the impact of the economic, social and political environment from a global perspective
- understand and influence the drivers of shareholder value
- create and implement behaviors and processes to satisfy customer needs
- design, analyze and improve process flow
- analyze and evaluate reported and projected financial performance to improve departmental and organizational decision making
- understand the drivers of human behavior individually and in groups
- integrate strategic, tactical and operational actions across business functions to improve organizational processes, structures and firm performance
- raise vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely
- gather and assess relevant information
- come to well-reasoned conclusions and test them against relevant criteria utilizing an effective problem solving process
- understand assumptions, biases and key limitations of your own thinking and the thinking of others
- communicate effectively with others to solve complex problems
- self-assess and modify personal behavior
- openly explore new ideas from a variety of perspectives
- demonstrate commitment to the success of others through empathy and respect
- establish confidence in leading and influencing others
- develop comfort with ambiguity and complexity while exhibiting a bias for action
- establish self-management through accountability and impulse control