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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.


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 Number Course Name Credits
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting 3
ACC 322 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 401 Auditing 3
ACC 404 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 444 Internship 3
ACC Electives Two electives from ACC 420, 407, 403, or 412 3
ECO 207 Business Statistics 3
ECO 328 Money and Banking 3
LAW 303 Business Law I 3
LAW 304 Business Law II 3
MGT 304 Communication in Organizations 3
MGT 407 Management Decision Making 3
MGT 411 International Business 3
ACC 417 PCs for Accountants 3
MGT 421 Corporate Finance 3
500-600 level requirements as specified by the program:
Course Number Course Name Credits
IB 501 Theoretical Concepts in Global Economics 3
IB 503 International Economics Finance and Accounting 3
IB 505 International Negotiations and Communications 3
IB 602 Multinational Corporate Finance 3
IB 604 International Marketing and Research 3
IB 608 Multinational Strategic Management 3
IB 610 Multinational Financial Reporting 3
IB 612 IB Elective Special Topics 3
IB 620 International Business Fieldwork 3
GRA 600 Theory Development 3
GRA 621 International Business Project Seminar I 3
GRA 622 International Business Project Seminar II 3

College Core Requirements: 58
100-400 Level Requirements: 60
500-600 Level Requirements: 36
Total Credits: 154 



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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