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Our innovative combined degree program combines real-world knowledge with real-life, hands-on international business experience.
Doing business in today’s international marketplace requires the ability to be able to reach across time zones, languages, and national borders in order to engage with customers, suppliers and partners from different cultures, experiences, and perspectives.
It requires the ability to think on your feet, manage complex details, lead teams, identify core issues, develop creative solutions to complex problems, and deploy those solutions in an international context. In the world of international business “business unusual” is “business as usual.”
If you’re interested in participating in the global marketplace, a combined bachelor's and master's degree in International Business from D’Youville may be your passport to future success. As a student in our program, you’ll acquire the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the global marketplace.
D'Youville's IACBE-accredited combines cutting-edge business theory and practical knowledge taught by faculty with real-world experience and real-life, hands-on experience acquired during fieldwork at one or more international businesses located in the region and around the world.
D’Youville’s combined degree in international business concentrates on preparing students like you for the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of operating in the global marketplace by focusing on all facets of international business operations, including:
In addition to the foundational knowledge you learn in the classroom, you’ll learn to apply that knowledge in a variety of applied projects such as:
D’Youville’s combined degree in international business is designed for both working adults and full-time students who want to jump-start their careers in the global marketplace:
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.
|Founder's||83 - 87.9||$12,000|
|Dean's||80 - 82.9||$10,000|
|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.
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.
|High School Average||SAT + (or)||ACT|
|Test Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Median|
|SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing*||460||590||530|
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.
In the specific areas of concentration:
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This is a foundation course dealing with accounting principles and procedures with
emphasis on the entire accounting cycle, special journals,control accounts and subsidiary
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course focuses on the legal, economic, historical, sociological, political and
philosophical concepts operative in multinational business.
Choose two electives from MGT (300 & 400 level courses)
The course focuses on the fundamental concepts of marketing, such as analyses of buyer
behavior, product development and distribution, and marketing research, planning and
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course emphasizes the financial issues that multinational enterprises face. Topics
include risk management, financing and investment decisions.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is a continuation of IB 620.
In other academic areas required for this major:
|Course Number||Course Name||Credits|
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.
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.
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
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
This course reviews and critically analyzes components of research design, including
collection of data. Emphasis is placed on the professional as producer and consumer
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.
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.
Choose four Foreign Language electives
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
While the theories and knowledge you learn in the classroom are an essential part of your international business education, if you’re going to work in the global marketplace you need to get out into the global marketplace. Not only will you be able to put your learning into practice, but you’ll be able to build relationships, explore career options, and feel the pulse of international business by being immersed in it. And, because fieldwork is a required component of your international business degree, you’ll earn academic credit as well.
All International Business students must earn a minimum of three to nine credit hours (90-180 work hours) of on-the–job fieldwork experience at an international business setting/environment in the US or abroad. The total number of credits required for graduation vary depending on each students’ prior professional or internship experience, so please check with your academic advisor about how many fieldwork credits you’ll need in order to earn your degree.
Our students have interned at the following organizations, among many others, with the following internship responsibilities:
Internships are offered by many divisions within the company, including, but not limited to, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain and Human Resources. These unique opportunities provide project-based work that requires teamwork, ingenuity and creativity, as well as tactical responsibilities that expose the intern first-hand to the experiences of a full-time employee.
The interns learn the complexities of the department to which they are assigned, spend time with senior level executives, attend "Meet & Eat" presentations and seminars, and enhance their understanding of the company's various operations.
Interns work on real-world business problems while learning about the banking industry. The program provides insight into how M&T operates as one of the top regional banks through meeting with senior management and individual departments.
Other past internship locations for D'Youville international business students include:
When you’ve earned your MS in International Business from D’Youville, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in today’s global marketplace. And not only will you have the confidence that you’re ready to work in a global business environment--employers will know you do, too.
Regardless of your specific area of interest, the international business education and experience you’ll get while at D’Youville will enable you to kick-start your career in areas as diverse as:
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