5-year Program

The Business program prepares tomorrow's business leaders with the skills today's employers are actively seeking: team building, persuasive communication, active listening, conflict resolution, and constructive criticism; in addition to providing a strong foundation in economics, marketing, management, accounting and finance.

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Program Locations

The Business Program at NDMUACBSP Accreditation logo

Notre Dame offers three ways to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Business:

Business Majors

Business Minors

Additional Study Options

Study at NDMU Online


Four-Year Plan (Women's College only)

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 Perspectives in Education  4 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.

Five-Year Accounting Dual Degree

The Dual-Degree Accounting program is an accelerated pathway for qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts in Business from NDMU and a Master of Accounting from Loyola University Maryland in just five years.

Eligible Notre Dame students can apply for Loyola’s Master of Accounting (MAcc) program at the end of the third year, using a fast-tracked admissions process that requires only an online application, resume, and transcripts. It also saves time and money by waiving the application fee, GMAT/GRE scores, essays, and recommendation letters that would otherwise be required.

First Three Years

  • Complete core Business major courses, including Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting
  • Complete all required courses within the accounting emphasis, including Intermediate Accounting I and II
  • Complete electives, including either Tax Accounting or Corporate Tax Accounting and Auditing
  • Maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in all accounting courses
  • At end of year three, apply to Loyola’s MAcc program

Year Four

  • Complete all requirements of the BA at NDMU Year Five
  • Begin MAcc program in summer or fall
  • Complete all program requirements for a General MAcc or a focus on Tax or Data Analytics
Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the program, you will be able to:​

  1. Integrate quantitative and qualitative skills to solve problems and support decision making;
    1. Use economic, mathematical, statistical and probability concepts to analyze solve business problems.
    2.  Demonstrate critical thinking ability in identifying, analyzing and solving problems and in formulating and evaluating solutions. 
    3. Craft sustainable solutions to business problems using multiple frames of reference.
  2. Demonstrate effective leadership skills in a team environment;
    1. Display effective, ethical leader or member of a team and group interactions.
    2. Exhibit skill in communication, cooperation, group process, conflict resolution, giving feedback, and negotiation to contribute to team effectiveness and efficiency in achieving organizational goals.
  3. Communicate effectively in all business environments with different types of media;
    1.  Demonstrate professional, persuasive, analytical, logical, and effective oral communications.
    2.  Demonstrate professional, persuasive, analytical, logical, and effective written communications.
  4. Use technology to enhance business productivity and the quality of decision making.
    1. Conduct effective primary and secondary research to support decision making.
    2. Gather, analyze, use, and present information to make better business decisions.

Program Accreditation

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.

Carrie Naylor
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Support for My Success

Alum, NDMU Class of 2017 Business

NDMU provided me with dedicated teachers and faculty members that have supported my academic desires and career goals. Their efforts and genuine concern for my success have contributed to all my achievements and most importantly, I have learned through their example. What's Next for Carrie: Audit Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers

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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