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Business Management (BS), 4-Year

Students in a business lecture with Dr. Sue Kowalewski

Gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a competent and effective manager.

Overview & Distinctions


When you major in business management at D’Youville College, you will gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become a competent and effective manager, whether you hope to become an entrepreneur or a management specialist in private industry, government, financial institutions or consulting.

D'Youville's IACBE-accredited bachelor’s degree in business management will help you acquire the necessary skills for a wide array of professional opportunities.

What You'll Learn

As an business management major, you'll gain a breadth of knowledge in general management, including quantitative problem solution skills, mathematics, computer, writing, and communication and the interpersonal skills needed for working effectively in teams.

As a student of the business management program at D'Youville, you'll develop:
  • A coherent personal philosophy about management
  • An understanding of the ever-changing business world
  • A strong sense of social responsibility

Why Choose D'Youville?

At D'Youville, you will receive individualized attention needed for effective learning. You will also be given guidance for choosing and pursing a career.

  • You’ll learn from professionals who bring their expertise in research, leadership, administration, and management to the classroom, combining deep knowledge of their academic disciplines with their extensive experience to help you acquire a solid base of knowledge and learn how to apply your knowledge in practice. 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.
  • If you're interested in furthering your education, our 5-year combined degree in international business (BS/MS) can be an option. You will be able to earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time, getting you started in your career a year before other graduates. You will save money as well, as you pay undergraduate tuition for your graduate courses. In addition, you can keep your undergraduate scholarship for all five years.


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. Unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville, because we use realistic GPA requirements to determine your eligibility each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarship SAT (M & EBRW)* or ACT⁺ / GPA Tuition Scholarship Room & Board Waiver GPA Required to Retain
President's 88/1170 or 24 $13,000 $3,000 2.75
Founder's 83/1080 or 21 $10,000  $2,000 2.5 
Dean's 80/980 or 19
Anyone with a 90 GPA can receive this award without test score consideration.
$8,000   2.25
Transfer 3.5+ $5,000  


Transfer 3.25 - 3.49 $4,500  


Transfer 3.0 - 3.24 $4,000   2.5
Transfer 2.75 - 2.99 $3,500   2.5
Dillon 93/1360 or 29 100% off $3,000 2.75
Buffalo Say Yes 90/1080 or 21 100% off   2.75
Alumni Kinship   $300-$2,000   Must reapply each year. Only open to relatives of D'Youville alumni.

*Scores are based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.
⁺D'Youville only requires that you submit the results from one test.

More information can be found on our scholarships page.


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

Course # Course Name Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
MGT 304 Communicating in Organizations 3
ECO 201 Principles of Economics - MACRO 3
ECO 202 Principles of Economics - MICRO 3
ECO 207 Statistics 3
LAW 303 Business Law I 3
MGT 316 Personal Computers and E-Commerce for Managers 3
MGT 444 Internship 3
MGT 411 International Business 3
HRM 309 Principles of Human Resources Management 3
MGT 305 Principles of Management 3
MKT 304 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 401 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 407 Quantitative Management Decision-Making 3
MGT 315 Financial Management 3
MGT 318 Information and Communication Technology Management 3
MGT 412 Management Strategy and Policy 3
MGT Three management electives (any 300 or 400-level MGT courses) 9
Total Credits for Major: 63

Core Requirements & Electives: 57
Total Credits: 120 



If you're interested in beginning your professional career immediately after graduation, the numerous internship opportunities available to Business Management 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 Business Management Bachelor's 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 in D'Youville's business management major, you'll benefit from dynamic internships with high-profile companies. Recent placements include:



Because a bachelor's degree in business management 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 managers make decisions based on information, employers value job seekers who can assist companies with key strategic decisions.

Potential positions for graduates of the bachelor's degree program may include positions in business, government or education.

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