The master’s of science degree program in international business combines specialized training in international business with a strong foundation in foreign language, research, communication, ethics and interpersonal skills. Coursework concentrates on all facets of international business operations, such as law, economics, management, marketing, finance, logistics and transportation, and negotiation techniques.
The program may be completed in four semesters if pursued on a full-time basis (nine to twelve credit-hours per semester). Part-time students generally register for six credit-hours per semester. Classes are offered weekday evenings and weekends to accommodate the working student. Select courses are also offered on the Internet. The master of science in international business is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Course Requirements for the Program
In the Area of Concentration
|IB-503||International Econ Finance & Accounting||3|
|IB-505||International Negotiation & Comm. Communications||3|
|IB-602||Multinational Corporate Finance||3|
|IB-604||International Marketing & Research||3|
|IB-605||Legal Environment in International Bus||3|
|IB-607||International Transportation & Logistics||3|
|IB-608||Multinational Strategic Management||3|
|IB-610||International Financial Reporting||3|
|IB-621||International Business Project Seminar I||3|
|IB-622||International Business Project Seminar||3|
|IB-620||International Business Fieldwork||3-9|
Total Required for M.S.: 39-45
A minimum of three to nine credit-hours (30 clock hours/credit) of fieldwork experience in an international business environment in the U.S. or abroad are required. Credit-hours required will be determined by the department of business, based upon the length and type of any previous internship or professional experience.
Four semesters of college-level courses or fluency in a modern foreign language (other than English) prior to the completion of this program are required.
Graduate Academic Regulations
To be in good standing during the fourth and fifth years of the program, students are responsible for the following:
- A student must maintain a minimum semester/summer and cumulative average of at least 3.0.
- No more than a total of two courses with grades lower than B are applicable to the graduate level. This policy applies to all 500- and 600-level courses. A grade of C- or lower is not applicable to the degree in international business.
- Students who fail to achieve a minimum grade of C for any course included in the graduate portion of the program (500- or 600- level courses) might not be permitted to enroll for subsequent semesters of the graduate portion until the course has been successfully repeated with a minimum grade of C.
- Students can be on probation for one term during their graduate portion of the program. Probation is for one full-time term. Dismissal occurs if, within the one term probation period, program requirements are not met (GPA 3.0, and no more than two courses below a grade of “B”).
- Students are required to obtain permission of program faculty prior to registration in fieldwork internships included in the graduate portion of the program. Permission may be denied on the basis of demonstrated weakness or inability to meet the program’s academic or professional standards.
- All fieldwork assignments must be completed with a satisfactory (S) grade. Students receiving an unsatisfactory (U) grade for a fieldwork assignment must receive formal approval of program faculty to repeat the fieldwork experience. A student will not be permitted to repeat an unsatisfactorily completed fieldwork more than once.
In addition to the general academic regulations, all matriculated students in the master’s program in international business must fulfill these requirements:
- Completion of a minimum of 39 credits as required in the program.
- Completion of fieldwork and language requirements.
- Completion of a master’s project.
A student will be placed on program academic probation when there is failure to satisfy program academic standards or regulations. A student will be placed on academic probation for the immediate term (semester/summer) following the date of probation. All students on program academic probation must meet the departmental and college-wide academic standards for graduate students. Failure to meet the academic standards during a probational period will result in dismissal from the program.
Students may appeal a decision of dismissal from the international business program to the chair of the department of business. The appeal is initiated with a letter from the student to the chair of the department that describes extenuating circumstances that limited academic performance. The chair of the department will render a decision and inform the student of that decision via written letter.
Students enrolled in the D’Youville College international business program 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 international business program.
In addition to the general admission requirements for graduate programs at D’Youville College, applicants for the master of science degree in international business must present the following:
- A completed baccalaureate degree in business.1
- An undergraduate course in computer science or its equivalent and a minimum of a three-credit statistics course. Courses in computer science and statistics are available at the college for students who do not meet these admission criteria.
- Two reference letters from undergraduate professors and/or employers (supervisors, colleagues).
- The GMAT or the GRE may be required based upon an evaluation of the applicant’s education and work experience.
- An undergraduate G.P.A. of 3.0 (equivalent to a B) or better. Students with an overall G.P.A. lower than 3.0 may be considered for provisional acceptance into the program based INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (M.S.) upon personal and professional qualifications.
- A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 is required for international students from non-English speaking countries.
Students with baccalaureate degrees in fields other than business may be required to take Mgmt Strategy and Policy (MGT-412) and Financial Management (MGT-315) as prerequisites prior to entering the M.S. in international business program, should the student lack basic knowledge in principles of business, such as in accounting, finance, marketing, economics, business law, management or business statistics. The department of business may allow students to waive these prerequisites based upon an evaluation of any relevant previous coursework or work experience. The decision to waive any of the following courses rests with the chair of the department of business. Prerequisites The academic qualifications of each individual student will be reviewed by the business department to determine if the student needs to take the prerequisites Financial Management (MGT-315) and Mgmt Strategy and Policy (MGT-412).
The academic qualifications of each individual student will be reviewed by the business department to determine if the student needs to take the prerequisites Financial Management (MGT-315) and Mgmt Strategy and Policy (MGT-412).