Business/Management (BA/MA)

5-year Program

Maximize your time by completing both the Bachelor of Arts in Business and the Master of Arts in Leadership and Management in just five years.

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Available Minors

Additional Study Options

  • Accounting Concentration

Faculty

Curriculum

A student wishing to pursue a five-year integrated program must meet with an advisor and the chair of the business and economics department before registering for the fall semester of junior year to plan the program of study and to determine program eligibility and review program requirements.

Below is a sample program of study for the business major. Students should select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor. See course description for prerequisites and corequisites.

Fall Spring
First Year  
NDMU-100 First Year Seminar  3 BUS-334 Teamwork and Negotiation  3
ECO-212 Microeconomics 3 ECO-211 Macroeconomics 3
ENG-101 College Writing 3 Foreign Language (if required) 3
BUS-105 Create Your Future: Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship 3 General Education/Electives 6
Foreign Language 3 Computer Competency Completed  
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Second Year  
BUS-253 Financial Accounting I 3 BUS-254 Managerial Accounting II 3
BUS-303 Principles of Marketing  3 BUS-310 Professional Communication 3
BUS-302 Principles of Management 3 BUS-225 Data Analysis for Business Decisions 3
General Education/Electives 6 General Education/Electives 6
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Third Year  
BUS-321 Corporate Financial Management 3 BUS-350 International Business 3
BUS-304 Legal Environment of Business I 3 BUS-400 Leadership  3
Gen. Ed./Electives and/or Accounting concentration and/or Business electives 9 Gen. Ed./Electives and/or Accounting concentration and/or Business electives 9
[15 credits]   [15 credits]  
Fourth Year  
ECO-402 Money and Banking 3 BUS-432 Advanced Business Policy 3
BUS-360 Business Research 3 BUS-461 Business Practicum 4
Business Elective or Accounting Concentration 3 Business Elective or Accounting Concentration 3
General Education/Electives 6 General Education/Electives 6
[15 credits]   [16 credits]  

Note: Business electives in management, marketing, finance, international business or human resources management may be taken in junior year if prerequisites are completed.

What to Expect Studying at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Small classes, lectures and seminars provide a climate for individualized learning while consulting assignments, internships, simulations, and the case method offer opportunities to experience actual business situations.

Student Outcomes

At the completion of the five-year program, you will be able to:

  1. Integrate quantitative and qualitative skills to solve problems and support decision making.
  2. Demonstrate effective leadership skills in a team environment.
  3. Communicate effectively in all business environments with different types of media.
  4. Use technology to enhance business productivity and the quality of decision making.
  5. Create holistic, systems-thinking approaches to decision-making grounded in leadership and business principles.
  6. Express critical thinking through strategic, ethical, socially responsible, well-reasoned action and communication.
  7. Demonstrate objectivity in gathering and analyzing information in management and leadership decision making processes.
  8. Examine organizational problems, develop sound solutions, and evaluate consequences of actions.
  9. Integrate scholarship into personal and professional leadership capacities that transform individual lives, organizations and society.

Research & Internships

Examples of internship and employment opportunities include:

Business Careers

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Marketing Research
  • Project and Product Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Investments
  • Law 
  • Entrepreneurship