The bachelor’s degree in Business at NDMU prepares tomorrow’s business leaders with the skills today’s employers are seeking: team building, persuasive communication, and conflict resolution. These skills are taught in tandem with a strong foundation in core business concepts developed through experience and experimentation. Our business majors solve complex business challenges in simulations, examine real case studies, and gain valuable internship experience to build their resumes. Graduates are prepared with professional skills and a thorough understanding of economics, marketing, management, and finance.
The Business Program at NDMU
Notre Dame offers three ways to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business:
- Traditional full-time, four-year program through the Undergraduate Studies
- Hybrid 8-week courses designed for working adults (combines evening classes with online learning)
- Fully online 8-week courses for maximum convenience through NDMU Online (includes 24/7 IT and library support)
Features of the Business Program
- Flexibility – program format options to meet the needs of all learners
- Internship Experience – practicum provides real, on-the-job experience
- Professional Development – emphasis on leadership, communication, and soft skills valued by employers
- Social Responsibility – special focus on ethical solutions to business problems that maximize sustainable results and benefit society
- Globally Accredited – accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, a mark of quality and excellence
Study at NDMU Online
Business Concentrations & Minors
At NDMU, our strength is our ability to weave your unique interests into your individual education. Adding a concentration or minor to your degree is a great way to craft an experience that aligns to your aspirations.
Business majors in the Undergraduate Studies may choose an Accounting Concentration to prepare for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam. Passing the CPA exam is the first step to becoming a licensed CPA which can open up in-demand career opportunities in management consulting, financial planning, private or public accounting, and taxation.
The Minor in Business provides an understanding of the business environment as it relates to any given field. It is designed to be flexible so that courses may be selected to complement a wide variety of majors and career paths.
The Minor in Entrepreneurship provides an introduction to both business entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship that could be applied to any number of majors. A social entrepreneur identifies an issue and uses entrepreneurial principles to create and manage a venture to promote social change. Both areas develop skills in problem-solving, negotiation, organizing, and risk tolerance. All entrepreneurship minors will have an opportunity to create a business plan to pitch investors or apply for grants.
5-Year Accelerated Business Programs
Dual-degree programs offer a unique opportunity for business majors in the Undergraduate Studies to earn multiple degrees in an accelerated format, saving both time and money.
BA in Business/MA in Leadership & Management
Maximize your time at NDMU learning both the foundational skills needed for a career in business with the principles of becoming an effective leader. In five years, you can earn both a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in leadership and management.
One of the hallmarks of the rich educational environment at NDMU is the opportunity to participate in research in your field of interest. Our annual Nancy Kreiter Student Research Day provides the perfect forum to showcase your hard work with a formal research presentation to the NDMU community.
In the fourth year, business majors take everything learned and apply it to an approved professional experience. The 120-hour internship provides an opportunity to explore career interests, develop professional skills, and add experience to your resume. The corresponding practicum course also provides support with work-related issues and an opportunity to reflect on individual strengths and weaknesses.
Note: The practicum is required for undergraduate students. Those in the Adult Undergraduate or NDMU Online business program may waive the requirement with at least two years of professional work experience.
The business major prepares graduates to pursue a wide variety of career paths in business administration, banking, market research, project management, human resources, and more.
- Marketing Research
- Project and Product Management
- Human Resource Management
- Health Care Administration
- Nonprofit Management
- Information Systems
- Portfolio Management