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:

Courses

The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University

University College provides learners with the opportunity to complete their education at the work place. Arrangements are made between Northwood University and the employ ... [+]

University College provides learners with the opportunity to complete their education at the work place. Arrangements are made between Northwood University and the employer.

Each onsite program is unique to the business. Onsite programs include:

Degree programs are completed at the worksite. Courses may be offered in 6, 8, 10 and 12 week formats. Program FlexibilityClasses are offered around employee working hours, with sections offered mornings and/or evenings if needed. Work Life Learning PortfolioStudents can earn up to one year of college credit for prior learning and work experience. Dedicated AdministratorA Northwood University employee will assist the learner from the a... [-]
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September 2019
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