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Business Management B.S.

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Business Management, B.S.

Overview

Overview

The business management program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent and responsible managers.

The degree conferred is the bachelor of science in business management. The curriculum prepares the student by emphasizing a firm base of liberal arts and a common body of knowledge about management responsibilities. Students graduate from the program having developed a coherent and dynamic personal philosophy about managing, an understanding of the ever-changing technological world, and a strong sense of social responsibility. The management curriculum serves students wishing to obtain professional degrees. It prepares students for careers as executives and specialists in business and other complex organizations.

All business management majors take MGT 316. All accounting majors take ACC 417. All business management majors must take MGT 444 (Internship) for a minimum of three credit-hours. However, this course can also be taken for six credit hours or the student may take MGT 445 for 6 to 12 credit hours. A waiver of this requirement will be given only in exceptional circumstances as determined by the department chair. If a waiver is granted, the student must take another minimum three-credit course stipulated by the department chair in consultation with the student’s advisor. The above stipulations also apply for accounting students who must take ACC 444 Internship for a minimum of three-credit hours. MGT 316 or ACC 417 will NOT satisfy the computer requirement in the core.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the major. One half of the major (30 credits) must be earned at D’Youville. Students may repeat a major course once. Students may repeat no more than three major courses in their total program.

ADVANCE Program in Business Management

Along with the traditional B.S. in business management, the department of business also offers a business management degree specifically designed for working adults who want to get ahead in their careers, broaden their credentials to have more career choices, or want to earn a baccalaureate degree.

Department cohorts or class groups begin several times during the academic year. Courses are scheduled in the evenings to fit busy lifestyles. The program places particular emphasis on self development, communication, problem-solving competence, supervision, human resource management, and ethical leadership. It also emphasizes critical thinking and written communication skills.

In addition to the following courses in the ADVANCE modular program, students complete or transfer six additional business courses, as well as meet the requirements for the college core curriculum. Many of these college core courses are offered in modular format.

Courses

Course Requirements

Advance Modules
Degree: B.S. in Business Management

Course Requirements for the Major:

In the specific areas of concentration:

Course Number Course Name Credits
MGT 389

Special Topics in Management

This is a seminar course in a topic related to the field of management. At the time of offering, a subtitle will indicate the specific content of the course.

Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
HRM 309

Principles of Human Resources Management

This course deals with the nature and theory of human resources management. It emphasizes the functional application of the basic principles of human resources management to realistic organizational situations.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: MGT-305

3
MGT 401

Organizational Behavior

This course is a study of people as they behave in organizations, motivation, attitudes, personality patterns and their relation to behavior in business and other organizations.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: Mgt-305 Or Permission of Instructor

3
ECO 207

Statistics

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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: ACC-211

3
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
Prequisites: Acc-212 Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
MGT 318

Information and Communication Tech Mgt

The course explores the role, meaning, background and theory of MIS in the organization and focuses on planning, implementation, effect and challenges of management information and communication technologies.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: MGT-305, CSC-110 or CSC-151. Not applicable to ADVANCEstudents. See instructor for requisite override.

3
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
Prequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
MGT 407

Operations Management

The course is a study of decision making as a managerial function. It relates models of decision making to their effectiveness in changing situations. Emphasis is placed on the planning and control in the context of decision-making strategies.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: MGT-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
MGT 412

Mgmt Strategy and Policy

This course is designed to demonstrate ways in which various functions and subsystems of the management process are related to and interact with each other.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: Mgt-401 Mgt-315 or Permission of Instructor

3
MGT 444

Internship

This course provides specially selected, highly motivated students with the opportunity for experience in their area of specialization prior to graduation.
3-6

Six additional business courses:

Course Number Course Name Credits
ECO 201

Macroeconomics

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
Prequisites: None

3
ECO 202

Microeconomics

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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
MGT 316

Pc & E-Commerce for Managers

The course introduces students to computerized business applications, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software and e-commerce concepts. Students are given thorough hands-on familiarization of the personal computer and the completion of various business applications on the computer.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
MGT

Two Electives at the 300-400 level

Two MGT courses at the 300-400 level
6


Major: 63
Core requirements and electives: 57
Total: 120


Management
Degree: B.S. in Business Management

Course Requirements for the Major:

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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: ACC-211

3
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
Prequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
ECO 201

Macroeconomics

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
Prequisites: None

3
ECO 202

Microeconomics

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
Prequisites: None

3
ECO 207

Statistics

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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
MGT 316

Pc & E-Commerce for Managers

The course introduces students to computerized business applications, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software and e-commerce concepts. Students are given thorough hands-on familiarization of the personal computer and the completion of various business applications on the computer.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: None

3
MGT 444

Internship

This course provides specially selected, highly motivated students with the opportunity for experience in their area of specialization prior to graduation.

Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
HRM 309

Principles of Human Resources Management

This course deals with the nature and theory of human resources management. It emphasizes the functional application of the basic principles of human resources management to realistic organizational situations.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: MGT-305

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
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
Prequisites: None

3
MGT 401

Organizational Behavior

This course is a study of people as they behave in organizations, motivation, attitudes, personality patterns and their relation to behavior in business and other organizations.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: Mgt-305 Or Permission of Instructor

3
MGT 407

Operations Management

The course is a study of decision making as a managerial function. It relates models of decision making to their effectiveness in changing situations. Emphasis is placed on the planning and control in the context of decision-making strategies.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prequisites: MGT-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
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
Prequisites: Acc-212 Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

3
MGT 318

Information and Communication Tech Mgt

The course explores the role, meaning, background and theory of MIS in the organization and focuses on planning, implementation, effect and challenges of management information and communication technologies.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: MGT-305, CSC-110 or CSC-151. Not applicable to ADVANCEstudents. See instructor for requisite override.

3
MGT 412

Mgmt Strategy and Policy

This course is designed to demonstrate ways in which various functions and subsystems of the management process are related to and interact with each other.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: Mgt-401 Mgt-315 or Permission of Instructor

3
MGT

Three Electives at the 300-400 level

Three MGT courses at the 300-400 level
9

Major: 63
Core requirements and electives: 57
Total: 120

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the major. One-half of the major (30 hours) must be earned at D’Youville. A student may repeat a major course once. A student may repeat no more than three major courses in the total program.

To qualify for an internship, students must have achieved a G.P.A. of 2.5 and receive the recommendation of a faculty member in their major field. Students who do not meet these requirements may apply for a waiver. A waiver of the requirement will be granted only in exceptional circumstances as determined by the department chair. If a waiver is granted, the student must take another minimum three-credit course stipulated by the department chair in consultation with the student’s advisor.

Regulations

Academic Regulations

To be in good standing, students must do the following:

  1. Maintain semester/summer and cumulative averages of 2.5.
  2. Maintain a minimum grade of C in all 100- to 400-level courses required in the major and for all other courses required for the major.
  3. Undergraduate program students experiencing academic difficulties may be required to decelerate their progress until an acceptable level of general academic performance is achieved. Permission to decelerate in the program must be obtained from the chair of the department of business.
  4. Students at the undergraduate level can be placed on program probation twice. Any academic deficiency beyond the first program academic probation will result in dismissal from the program.

Academic Probation

A student will be placed on program academic probation when there is failure to satisfy specific program academic standards or regulations. A student will be placed on academic probation for the two full-time terms (i.e., semesters and/or summers) which immediately follow the date of probation. All students on program academic probation must meet the academic standards for their classification (undergraduate/graduate). Failure to meet the academic standards during a probationary period will result in dismissal from the program.

Students placed on academic probation are not permitted to advance to subsequent terms of study until the academic deficiency which resulted in the probation status has been remedied. The student will remain on probation for two terms in which full-time coursework, or its equivalent, is satisfactorily completed.

Students may appeal the decision of dismissal from the accounting program to the chair of the department of business. The appeal is initiated with a letter from the student to the department chair that describes the extenuating circumstances that limited academic performance. The department chair then presents the appeal to the business faculty for consideration. If the appeal is accepted, the student will remain on program academic probation for two full-time terms and must satisfy the criteria of probation.

Student Conduct

Students enrolled in the D’Youville College business programs are expected to demonstrate high standards of personal behavior and professional conduct in the academic and fieldwork assignments. Academic dishonesty of any form will not be tolerated by the program faculty. College policy regarding academic dishonesty will be followed with the recommendation that the offender be dismissed from the business program.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for applicants entering as freshmen are as follows:

  1. Combined SAT scores of at least 1,000 (math and verbal) or ACT equivalent
  2. A high school average of at least 85 percent
  3. High school rank in the upper half of class

Students must also demonstrate successful completion of two years of mathematics. One year of foreign language is recommended, but not mandatory. Although D’Youville does not mandate that letters of recommendation or a letter of intent to study a specific discipline be included with the application, students applying to the international business combined B.S./M.S. program are strongly advised to include these documents with their application.

The admission requirement for transfer students is a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. Transfer students are also strongly advised to include letters of recommendation and a letter of intent with their application. Students with a G.P.A. of lower than 2.5 may be considered for conditional acceptance on an individual basis. Conditionally accepted students can matriculate after completing four undergraduate or graduate courses, as appropriate, with a grade of B or better.

Clinical Sites/Affiliates

Management Articulation Agreements

D’Youville has formed articulation agreements allowing transfer students from the following institutions and programs to enter the management program at the second- or third-year level:

Seneca College, Ontario, Canada
Business Administration

Erie Community College, New York
Business Administration
Business Transfer

Bryant & Stratton College, New York
Business Management
Marketing and Sales

Trocaire College, New York
Transfer Concentration
Hotel Management
Sales and Marketing
Health Information Technology
Health Care Office Management

Villa Maria College, New York
Business Management

Agreement details and other information for transfer students are available in the department of business.

Department

Business Department

D’Youville College, under the auspices of the department of business, offers bachelor degrees in accounting and business management. An accelerated program, the advance program in business management, is also offered to working adults. In addition, the department offers a combined five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in international business.

The bachelor’s/master’s degree in international business combines specialized training in international business with a strong foundation in a foreign language, research, communication, ethics and interpersonal skills. Rapid changes in the global economy and the explosive growth in international trade and investment make it necessary that managers be trained in the following:

  • Understanding for business practices,
  • Managing cultural differences, and
  • Communicating in foreign languages.

Top executives of international business confirm the need for managers with international business training, especially at the master’s level. Graduates of this program will be able to pursue worldwide employment with the following:

  • Multinational companies,
  • International financial institution,
  • Government agencies,
  • Management consulting firms,
  • Trading or transportation companies, and
  • Colleges and universities.

The bachelor of science degree in business management provides students with knowledge of the various phases of management. The program creates a total experience in which students develop abilities, knowledge and attitudes which will help them perform as competent and responsible business managers. The curriculum prepares the student by emphasizing a firm basis of liberal arts and a common body of knowledge about management responsibilities.

The bachelor of science degree in accounting prepares the student to work in the fields of public accounting, private corporate accounting and financial management. The student who selects accounting as the field of concentration is trained in advanced principles in various systems, in cost analysis and in auditing and tax procedures. The program qualifies the student to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy examination in the majority of states, including New York.

The business department also offers an advanced master’s program in international business and a master's degree in business administration (MBA). Those interested can refer to the graduate catalog for additional information.