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Accounting + International Business, CPA Track (BS+MS)

Dr. Joseph T. Kabacinski teaching an accounting class at D'Youville.

As a graduate of the combined accounting and international business program, you will be eligible to sit for the CPA examination.

Overview & Distinctions


The recent financial crises and subsequent financial regulations, as well as the increased scrutiny of corporate financial reports are all indicators of a increasing demand for accounting professionals.

As a graduate of the BS+MS program, you'll also be eligible to pursue licensure as a CPA. Our program provides the 150 semester hours of education that meet the requirements needed to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

D'Youville's IACBE-accredited combined degree in accounting and international business will help you acquire the necessary skills for a wide array of professional opportunities. 

What You'll Learn

In addition to key business courses, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge in economics, mathematics and other quantitative courses, computer skills, writing and communications, and interpersonal skills needed for working effectively on teams.

As our courses are taught from an international perspective, upon graduation you will possess the skills global employers value most:

  • Coursework in professional accounting, general business, and liberal arts and sciences
  • Problem-solving skills applicable to international business
  • Management capabilities 
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate across cultures

Why Choose D'Youville?

At D'Youville you'll get the individualized attention you need to learn most effectively, as well as the guidance to pursue your career goals.

  • Earn your bachelor's and master's degree only 5 years, getting you in your career a year before other graduates. You'll save money because you'll pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate study. And you can keep your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.
  • Fulfill the 150-hour requirement to sit for the Certified Public Accountant licensing exam after graduation.
  • You’ll learn from a diverse range of professionals who bring their expertise in research, leadership, administration, and management to the classroom, combining their own deep knowledge with their extensive experience to help you not only acquire the knowledge you’ll need but also apply it to real-world issues. Our accounting professors are CPAs with years of experience.
  • By combining classroom instruction with internship experiences, our program will prepare you to enter a professional role in the accounting and business as soon as you graduate.
  • D'Youville's commitment to a liberal education means that you'll learn how to solve problems, think critically, work well with others, and communicate effectively...all skills that today's employers are looking for.

Automatic Merit-Based Scholarship Consideration

When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!

Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.25 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarships GPA Scholarship Amount
President's 88+ $14,000
Founder's 83 - 87.9 $12,000
Dean's 80 - 82.9 $10,000
Transfer 3.5+ $5,500
Transfer 3.25 - 3.49 $5,000
Transfer 3.0 - 3.24 $4,500
Transfer 2.75 - 2.99 $4,000

Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

First Time Freshmen

D'Youville selects students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville.

Students entering D'Youville as a freshman must meet the following minimum entrance criteria:
High School Average SAT + (or) ACT
80 980 19

+ Score is based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.

Our admitted freshman class profile:

High school average: 85% attained a B or better
Class rank: 87% of students in the top 50 percent of their class or higher
Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Median
SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing* 460 590 530
SAT Math* 510 590 550
SAT Composite* 1010 1180 1090
ACT Composite* 21 25 23

*These scores reflect the new SAT score format, which went into effect in March 2016.

Transfer students

Students entering D'Youville as a transfer student must meet the following entrance criteria:

Criteria for Admission: Transfer students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be considered for admission.

Average Cumulative GPA: 3.26

Review the steps to apply for admission to D'Youville as a transfer student.


Course Requirements

International Business
Degree: B.S./M.S.

Course Requirements for the Major:

In the specific areas of concentration:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ACC 211

Principles of Accounting I

This is a foundation course dealing with accounting principles and procedures with emphasis on the entire accounting cycle, special journals,control accounts and subsidiary ledgers.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

ACC 212

Principles of Accounting II

This course explores theory and applies accounting principles mastered in ACC 211 and accounting for general partnerships and corporations. It also deals with managerial accounting, including accounting cycles, cost analysis, and budgeting
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: ACC-211

ECO 207


This is a general course to acquaint students with the elements and procedures of statistics. It includes the basic concept of statistical methods and analysis, and functional use of descriptive and inferential statistical tools.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

LAW 303

Business Law I

An analysis of the legal principles underlying law of contracts, sales, and torts is the subject matter of this course. Case studies are utilized to help students understand the business legal environment.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

MGT 304

Communicating in Organizations

The course deals with the relation of interpersonal communication to communications strategies in organizations. Students analyze communication networks and the relationship to group characteristics and productivity, leadership and conflict as they relate to communication in the organization.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

MGT 305

Principles of Management

This course focuses on the nature and theory of management. It emphasizes the functional application of the basic principles of management to realistic business situations.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

MGT 315

Financial Management

This course deals with financial statements and financial analysis of business firms, tax considerations, net present value and internal rate of return, budgeting, investments and cost of capital.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: ACC-212 MGT-305 or Permission of Instructor

MGT 411

International Business

This course focuses on the legal, economic, historical, sociological, political and philosophical concepts operative in multinational business.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor


Two Electives from 300-400 level

Choose two electives from MGT (300 & 400 level courses)
MKT 304

Principles of Marketing

The course focuses on the fundamental concepts of marketing, such as analyses of buyer behavior, product development and distribution, and marketing research, planning and forecasting.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 501

Theoretical Concepts in Global Economics

This course introduces the fundamental theoretical concepts in international economics, including international trade and investment, industrial and economic restructuring, and technological change and innovation. Other topics include economic geography, spatial economics and the principles of locational choice for multinational firms.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 503

International Econ Finance & Accounting

This course studies the economic principles in trade and investment among nations. More specifically, topics such as the international exchange and balance of payments, the scope and significance of international investment and capital movements, and the basics of international financial accounting and reporting are explored.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 505

International Negotiation & Comm. Communications

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the aspects of cultural differences among peoples in different countries that significantly affect managing businesses, communicating and marketing products or services in the global economy through the study of major economic regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on the role of managers as leaders, negotiators and facilitators in the international business environment.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 506

International Management

The course covers various areas of knowledge, theories and applications of organizational behavior and human resource management in the global arena. Topics include leadership and organizational styles in different cultures, motivational techniques, managing human resources and cross-cultural training, preparing expatriates for foreign deployment, compensation and related problems in international business, and country-specific factors affecting foreign placement of company personnel.

Prerequisites: None

IB 602

Multinational Corporate Finance

This course emphasizes the financial issues that multinational enterprises face. Topics include risk management, financing and investment decisions.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-503

IB 604

International Marketing & Research

This course is a study of how international business variables affect the marketing process. Emphasis is placed on the mechanics and strategies of international marketing, including export and non-export entry modes. The course focuses on product, pricing, promotion and distribution decisions in a global marketplace.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-505

IB 605

Legal Environment in International Bus

The course investigates international trade organizations, conferences, treaties, export regulations, antitrust laws, securities regulations in the international environment, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, laws that provide protection against unfair competition from foreign goods, and laws that provide economic relief to those affected by import competition.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: IB-503

IB 607

International Transportation & Logistics

This course examines the escalating importance of international logistics and transportation in world commerce. It emphasizes the importance of increasingly complex global supply-chain and product distribution management. Transportation and logistics issues such as export management and documentation, distribution and traffic management are also discussed.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: IB-503

IB 608

Multinational Strategic Management

This course is an advanced study in global strategic management that allows students to apply and extend skills learned in earlier international business theoretical and functional courses. Students relate recent innovations in international operations management and information technology to business strategy, and integrate core management courses in organization,leadership, strategy, marketing, accounting,finance and cross-cultural concepts from the perspective of a business executive.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-602 IB-604

IB 610

International Financial Reporting

This course is a study of the accounting aspects of international business. Topics include comparative international accounting systems, practices, reporting and taxation. This course also includes a discussion of the need for and uses of relevant accounting information by managers for planning, forecasting, budgeting and decision making in a global competitive business environment.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-602

IB 620

International Business Fieldwork

This course allows students the opportunity to apply international business knowledge and skills in real world settings. Assignments include positions in multinational corporations, government agencies and other institutions in the U.S. or abroad. Fieldwork assignments will be arranged on an individual basis.

Prerequisites: None

IB 630

International Fieldwork II

This course is a continuation of IB 620.

Prerequisites: IB-620

Total 69

In other academic areas required for this major:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ECO 201


This course explores the price system, public and private sectors, national income accounting, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, budget deficits and the public debt, money and banking and the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. This course meets the social sciences requirement in the core.
Offered in: Fall and Summer
Prerequisites: None

ECO 202


This course explores supply and demand and the elasticity of supply and demand. It analyzes the degree and nature of competition in various market structures, the economic benefits derived from and the problems presented by big business conglomerates and multinationals and international trade and finance. The course meets the social sciences requirement in the core.
Offered in: Spring and Summer
Prerequisites: None

MAT 123

Introduction to Applied Statistics

This course includes the underlying fundamental mathematical principles and their application to a wide range of statistical methods and tests. Included are the following: sampling, frequency distributions, probability, regression,confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, t-test, analysis of variance, chi-square and correlation. Existent computer software such as MiniTab is utilized by students to aid and facilitate the analysis of results. Not open to those who have taken MAT 120

Prerequisites: one computer science course or take 1 course from PHY-101L PHY-103L or PHY-111L or be a pre-pharmacy student.

GRA 600

Theory Development

This course is a critical analysis of the processes involved in the development of theory. It includes a perspective of the underlying philosophical and historical trends in the development of theory. Emphasis is placed on the processes of concept analysis, components of theories, relationships and the relationships between research, practice and theory. Social, ethical and value problems related to the development of knowledge are examined.

Prerequisites: None

GRA 601

Research Methodology and Design

This course reviews and critically analyzes components of research design, including collection of data. Emphasis is placed on the professional as producer and consumer of research.

Prerequisites: None

IB 621

International Business Project Seminar I

This course will provide the fundamental framework and support system needed to allow students to formulate a proposal for a viable research study or an applied project of equivalent scholarly rigor in the field of international business. The course perspective is the utilization of theory to frame research questions for applied research problems in international business. The review and critical analysis of components of applied research designs prepare the student to be a producer and consumer of research as a manager. Students will work closely with the instructor to investigate, formulate and describe, in the proper format, a research study or project.

Prerequisites: GRA-600 or GRA-601

IB 622

International Business Project Seminar

This course prepares the international business student to complete a graduate research project. Current research is examined to identify appropriate areas of inquiry for students entering the international business field. Prerequisite: GRA 621.

Prerequisites: None

Foreign Language

Four Electives

Choose four Foreign Language electives
Total 34

Liberal Arts &  Science Electives: 57
100- and 400- level requirements specified by the program: 40
500- and 600- level requirements as specified by the program: 54
Total: 151




If you're interested in beginning your professional career immediately after graduation, the numerous internship opportunities available to Accounting/International Business students will allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom into practice through hands-on, real-world experiences. It will provide you with the valuable on-the-job experience employers are looking for while allowing you to investigate a wide range of career experiences and build the kinds of professional contacts that often prove invaluable after graduation.

Because we understand the importance of putting theory into practice, we've structured the Accounting/International Business combined degree program to integrate internship experiences into the curriculum, allowing you to put what you learn in the classroom into practice immediately. This integration allows you to receive an education that emphasizes both academic rigor and practical experience in a supportive environment that recognizes the demands of accounting and business professionals.

As a student, you'll benefit from dynamic internships with high-profile companies. Recent placements include:



Because a combined degree in accounting and international business can lead to almost limitless career possibilities, D'Youville's program offers flexibility so that you can explore related areas and find your career interest.

Today's organizations are seeking employees with the ability to solve complex business problems. Because accountants make decisions based on information, employers value job seekers who can assist companies with key strategic decisions.

Potential positions for graduates of the program may include positions in business, government or education, including:

  • Financial analyst for a corporation
  • Tax expert for law firms
  • Commercial banks
  • CPA (if you decide to pursue licensure)

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