Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in International Business

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.


      • ACC225 Financial Accounting (3) – CT
      • ACC226 Managerial Accounting (3)
      • BA101 Introduction to Business Administration (1)
      • BA201 Introduction to International Business (3) – CI
      • BA211 Effective Business Communications (3) – WI
      • BA303 Business Professional and Personal Horizons (1)
      • BA350 Business Law I (3)
      • BA443 Proseminar (3) – ILIT; RP; WI
      • FIN325 Corporate Finance (3)
      • MGQ221 Business Statistics I (3) – QL
      • MGT208 Principles of Management (3)
      • MGT321 Organizational Behavior & Theory (3)
      • MIS280 Computer Studies and Problem Solving (3) – CT
      • MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3)
      • Business Electives: 6 credits

      Select one from the following specializations. Note that some courses may fulfill core competencies and/or other core requirements. (Competency and/or other core requirements are indicated after the course title.)  Consult the course descriptions available in the College catalog and accessible from the course schedules published on the Daemen web site.


        • 15 credits in business electives or any Paralegal Studies courses (with the exception of PAR-460 Paralegal Senior Project, which is not allowed to count in the General Business specialization) selected with advisor’s approval.

        • MGT302 Labor Relations (3)
        • MGT306 International Management (3)
        • MGT312 Human Resource Management (3)
        • MGT410 Seminar in Human Resource
        • Management (3) –ILIT
        • Business Elective (3)-advisor-approved

        • BA201 – Introduction to International Business (3)* – CI
        • Select either: ECO333 International Economics (3) OR  ECO343 Global Economic Geography (3) – CR
        • MGT306  International Management (3)
        • MKT210  E-Commerce (3)MKT310 Foreign
        • Markets of International Business (3)
          * Another appropriate course may be substituted with the authorization of the Business Administration Chair.

        • MKT302 Physical Distribution Management (3)
        • Select either:  MKT310 Foreign Markets of International Business (3) OR MKT313 Customer Relations (3) *
        • MKT312 Promotional Strategies (3)
        • MKT335 Market Research (3)
        • MKT420 Marketing Planning & Strategy (3) — IL
        • * Another appropriate course may be substituted with the authorization of the  Business Administration Chair.

        • ACC 315 Cost Accounting (3)
        • MKT302 Physical Distribution Management (3)
        • MGQ 310 Project Management (3)
        • MGQ 360 Production and Operations Management (3)*
        • MGQ 427 Managerial Decision Making (3)*
        • MGT312  Human Resource Management (3)
        • NOTE: *MGQ360 and MGQ427 Managerial Decision Making (3) should be taken as the Business Math requirement and the opposite course will be taken as the specialization elective. Only three of these credits will fall under the specialization.

        • BA/HPR352 Grant Writing (3) CS;WI
        • BA/SUST344 Sustainable Business Practices (3)
        • ENTR201 The Entrepreneurial Mindset (3) CT
        • IND412 Social Entrepreneurship (3)-CT; IL; WI; R&P
        • MGT/HPR 311 Non-Profit Management (3) CI; ME

        • BA405 Legal Issues in Sport Management (3) — CT
        • MGT260 Introduction to Sport Management (3) — CT
        • MGT302 Labor Relations (3)
        • MGT312 Human Resource Management (3)
        • MKT402 Sport Marketing (3)
        • NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students in the Sport Management specialization complete an additional 3 credits in Career Field Experience as part of their 9 credits of free electives.
  • BA202 Professional Branding & Sustainability (1)
  • BA340 Internship Facilitation (1)
  • Internship: 2 credits in an upper- level Career Field Experience is required of all Business Administration majors.  Students must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, and complete BA202 to enroll in an internship.  Students must enroll in BA 340 & CFE301 or CFE401 in the same semester.  Students may petition the Department Chair to waive the Career Field Experience requirement if they have comparable, relevant work experience, but will have to complete another 3 credit hour course as a substitute.
  • Select one:
  • MGQ 360 Production & Operations Management (3)
    MGQ427 Managerial Decision Making (3)
    MTH131 Calculus & Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences –CT; QL
    NOTE: Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in Business are advised to take MTH 131. If MTH 131 is taken, it will count as part of the 45 CORE credits, thereby INCREASING required Free Electives from 9 to 12 credits.
    A student may be required to complete lower-level Math courses before enrollment in MTH131. Therefore, students who must take additional math courses are encouraged to begin math studies as early as possible.

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) — CS; ILIT; WI
    • ECO201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) — CT
    • ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) — CT
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
    • Core Electives: 33 credits

    With the exception of Economics (ECO), Management Information Systems (MIS), Quantitative Management (MGQ), and Paralegal Studies (PAR) courses offered by the Accounting/Information Systems and Business Administration Department are not allowed. Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a core competency.  NOTE:  It is strongly recommended that students in the Sport Management specialization complete an additional 3 credits in Career Field Experience as part of their 9 credits of free electives.


Additional Required Courses For Students Pursuing The BS/MS, Business Administration/International Business

  • MGT501 The Global Competitive Framework (3)
  • MGT502 Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World (3)
  • MGT503 Comparative Management (3)
  • FIN601 Global Monetary System and Capital Markets (3)
  • MGT504 Operational and Technology Issues in Global Business (3)
  • MKT507 Strategic Planning for the Global Market (3)
  • Electives (see below-Program Design/Specialty Track) (9)
  • MGT650 Directed Research


International Business Specialty Track

Students may opt to complete a generalized program in International Business or they may select a functional area of business in which to specialize. A specialty track is available in Marketing.  Students who opt to complete a generalized program in International Business may take any 9 graduate credits in Business in order to satisfy the 9 credits in electives.  Students who opt to complete a specialty track in Marketing will take the 9 credits in electives in courses in that specialty track.

Transfer Policy

  1. The same credit transfer policies in effect for the stand-alone BS, Business Administration and the stand-along MS, International Business are applicable to this combined degree program.  Consult the Program Director for complete details.
  2. Transfer students must complete one semester (minimum of 12 credit hours) at Daemen College before being accepted into this program.


  1. Students with less than an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 will be accepted on a conditional basis with the recommendations of two faculty members from the Accounting and Business Administration Department and permission from the Director of the International Business Program.  Students accepted on a conditional basis will be required to earn a minimum grade of “B” in the first three graduate courses taken.
  2. Minimum grades of C must be achieved in the following: ACC225; ACC226; BA101; BA201; BA211; CMP101; ECO201; ECO202; MGQ221; MGT208; MIS280; MKT209.

    Graduation Requirements
  1. In addition to those courses referenced under the Admission  Requirements, minimum grades of C must be achieved in the following: BA202 BA350; BA303; BA443; FIN325; MGT321 AND all courses in the specialization.
  2. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in both the undergraduate and graduate portions of the program.

    Pursuit Of The BS/MS, Business Administration/ International Business

Students who wish to pursue the dual-degree BS/MS, Business Administration/International Business program will begin studies as a major in the BS, Business Administration program and must formally apply for a change to the dual degree program by completing a Change of Major form with the Registrars office. This change will generally occur upon completion of the Sophomore year.

BS/MS Program Structure

The BS/MS program is a dual degree program. No single degree conferral is granted. Both the BS and MS degrees are conferred upon successful completion of all requirements of the BS/MS curriculum.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BS/MS, Business Administration/International Business from the Program Plans option available on the Accounting and Business Administration Department and the Registrar’s web pages.