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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

Overview

When you major in business management at D’Youville, 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.

Our Business Management BS major is offered online and on campus.

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.

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

At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting 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. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.

First Time in College Freshman Requirements:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts
    • An overall weighted GPA of 80 with successful completion of high school graduation requirements and three years of math, history, english, and science.

Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Standardized SAT/ACT test scores
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria:

  • Submitted application for admission
    • Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • Cumulative GPA of 2

 Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Coursework relevant to major of interest
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Curriculum

Course Requirements

Find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

General Education Requirements 30
Liberal Arts and Science Electives 27
Major 63
Total Credits 120

Management

Course Requirements for the Major

ACC-211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC-212 Principles of Accounting II 3
MGT-304 Communicating in Organizations 3
ECO-201 Macroeconomics 3
ECO-202 Microeconomics 3
ECO-207 Statistics 3
LAW-303 Business Law I 3
MGT-316 Pc & 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 Operations Management 3
MGT-315 Financial Management 3
MGT-318 Information and Communication Tech Mgt 3
MGT-412 Mgmt Strategy and Policy 3
Three Electives at the 300-400 level 9
Total Credits 63

 

 

Internships

Internships

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:

Careers

Careers

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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