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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, 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.

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

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

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
Prerequisites: None

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
Prerequisites: ACC-211

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
Prerequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

ECO 201


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
Prerequisites: None

ECO 202


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
Prerequisites: None

ECO 207


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
Prerequisites: None

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
Prerequisites: None

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
Prerequisites: None

MGT 444


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

Prerequisites: None

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
Prerequisites: Mgt-305 or Permission of Instructor

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
Prerequisites: MGT-305

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
Prerequisites: None

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
Prerequisites: None

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
Prerequisites: MGT-305 Or Permission of Instructor

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
Prerequisites: MGT-305 and ECO-207 or Permission of Instructor

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
Prerequisites: ACC-212 MGT-305 or Permission of Instructor

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
Prerequisites: MGT-305, CSC-110 or CSC-151. Not applicable to ADVANCE students. See instructor for requisite override.

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
Prerequisites: MGT-401 MGT-315 or Permission of Instructor


Three Electives at the 300-400 level

Three MGT courses at the 300-400 level
Total 63

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.




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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