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International Business (BS+MS), 5-Year

Dr. Sue Kowalewski teaching a class in business management in the new SASE building.

Our innovative combined degree program combines real-world knowledge with real-life, hands-on international business experience.

Overview & Distinctions


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.

What You'll Learn

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:

  • Economics and financial management;
  • Logistics and supply chain management;
  • Intercultural communications and negotiation techniques;
  • Human resources management; and
  • Strategic management.

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:

  • Leading a virtual company through an online business strategy simulation game;
  • Developing a marketing plan;
  • Participating in faculty-led trips to visit overseas businesses;
  • Researching and recommending solutions for real-world international business challenges; and
  • Participating in faculty-mentored research projects.

Why Choose D'Youville?

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:

  • Our convenient evening classes allow you to fit a world-class business education into your busy schedule. Some courses are also offered on Saturdays.
  • Our faculty shares their real-world, global business experience in small classes and give individualized attention to students.
  • We offer a wide range of opportunities for studies abroad and doing fieldwork in dozens of international businesses.

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 85 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 2.5

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

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


Course Requirements

International Business
Degree: B.S./M.S.

Course Requirements for the Major:

In the specific areas of concentration:

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

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 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

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

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 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


Two Electives from 300-400 level

Choose two electives from MGT (300 & 400 level courses)
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

IB 501

Theoretical Concepts in Global Economics

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.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 503

International Econ Finance & Accounting

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.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 505

International Negotiation & Comm. Communications

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.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

IB 506

International Management

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.

Prerequisites: None

IB 602

Multinational Corporate Finance

This course emphasizes the financial issues that multinational enterprises face. Topics include risk management, financing and investment decisions.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-503

IB 604

International Marketing & Research

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.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-505

IB 605

Legal Environment in International Bus

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 competition.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: IB-503

IB 607

International Transportation & Logistics

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.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: IB-503

IB 608

Multinational Strategic Management

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.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-602 IB-604

IB 610

International Financial Reporting

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.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prerequisites: IB-602

IB 620

International Business Fieldwork

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.

Prerequisites: None

IB 630

International Fieldwork II

This course is a continuation of IB 620.

Prerequisites: IB-620

Total 69

In other academic areas required for this major:

Course Number Course Name Credits
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

MAT 123

Introduction to Applied Statistics

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

Prerequisites: None

GRA 600

Theory Development

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 are examined.

Prerequisites: None

GRA 601

Research Methodology and Design

This course reviews and critically analyzes components of research design, including collection of data. Emphasis is placed on the professional as producer and consumer of research.

Prerequisites: None

IB 621

International Business Project Seminar I

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.

Prerequisites: GRA-600 or GRA-601

IB 622

International Business Project Seminar

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.

Prerequisites: None

Foreign Language

Four Electives

Choose four Foreign Language electives
Total 34

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
Total: 151




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.

Past Internship/Fieldwork Locations & Responsibilities

Our students have interned at the following organizations, among many others, with the following internship responsibilities:

International Institute of Buffalo
  • Assist with designing educational materials and marketing collateral for annual fundraising events
  • Assist with Model UN event planning

ECIDA-Erie County Industrial Development Agency
  • Assist in preparation of documents for financial support to grow and prosper in Erie County
  • Research data related to area tax exemptions, leases and tax abatements
  • Interaction and coordination with other government agencies related to economic development –assist in preparation for meetings/events

Empire State Development
  • Assist companies to initiate or to expand their exports through trade mission and trade show planning while targeting key economic sectors for support
  • Position and market for inward investment and job creation
  • Assist director in World Bank liaison activities.
  • Analyze export capabilities and identification of promising markets for New York State's products and services
  • Invite businesses to participate in the Export Market Assistance Program to support New York State's trade promotion
  • Assist the International Trade Development sector on all day-to-day activities in the international arena

Fisher Price (Mattel)

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.

M&T Bank

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.

New Era Cap Company
  • Assist marketing department in developing and maintaining databases for customer base
  • Work with departments specific to baseball, football, soccer in development of product support

Rich Products
  • Interns work closely with staff on projects that support the marketing processes. Special attention will be focused on research, record keeping, analysis and reporting.
  • Interns gain exposure to 'real world' business experiences. They also gain critical experience in the areas of goal attainment, decision making, influencing, organizational structure, communication and general 'best practices' in a business environment
  • Responsibilities include assisting staff in the design of marketing materials.

Seal & Design, Inc.
  • Accept orders and initiate the order entry process
  • Conduct tasks associated with procurement and supply chain management
  • Support the inside and outside sales staff

Other Internship Locations

Other past internship locations for D'Youville international business students include:

  • Caplugs
  • Cintas
  • HSBC
  • Iniciativas Empresariales (Spain)
  • International Center for Democratic Transition (Hungary)
  • Legend Financial
  • Life Technologies
  • Rich Products (South Africa)
  • Sorrento Lactalis
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
  • Verizon



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.

Potential employers for graduates may include:
  • Multinational companies for overseas or local assignments
  • Government agencies
  • Higher-education institutions for international enrollment management
  • Non-profit organizations
  • International organizations concerned with economic and social development
  • Commercial banks

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:

  • International Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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