University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business


University of Notre Dame

Learn to Influence, Manage and Lead More Effectively!

No matter where you live or what your schedule, you can develop or refine key interpersonal and business skills online with the same experts who teach at Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business. Notre Dame offers three executive certificate programs that make you a more effective communicator, manager and leader — distinguishing you in any industry!

Each program is made up of three 8-week certificate courses, each building on the last in a step-by-step process. These courses are designed to quickly and effectively increase individual and organizational skill sets and success.

These programs focus on both the "hard" and "soft" skills of proven leaders in order to prepare business professionals and their organizations for the extreme demands of today's competitive business environment.

Executive Certificate in Business Administration

  • Principles of Business
  • Disciplines of Business
  • Applied Business Strategies

Executive Certificate in Negotiation

  • Negotiation Essentials
  • Advanced Negotiations
  • Strategies for Conflict Management

Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management

  • Effective Leadership
  • Leading Teams and Organizations
  • Executive Leadership Strategies

With each program you will acquire new skills you can begin applying immediately and a new certificate that will serve as an important milestone. Students who successfully complete all three programs will receive their Executive Certificate from the University of Notre Dame.

Earning an executive certificate demonstrates a solid understanding of core leadership skills and illustrates your career dedication to your peers, superiors and counterparts.

Interactive Online Technology

The University of Notre Dame, in conjunction with the University Alliance Online, offers you the opportunity to earn a professional certificate anytime, anywhere — at home, at work or on the go. No classroom attendance is ever required.

Through advanced Internet technology, you will be immersed in a stimulating online learning environment that facilitates communication and collaboration among participants and faculty.

Interactive technology at the University of Notre Dame

  • Streaming Video Lectures: Watch and listen to professors as they deliver course materials ONLINE or on CD, allowing you to view and review as many times as desired.
  • Negotiate Online in Real Time: Partner with classmates for one-on-one negotiation exercises that test your knowledge and sharpen your skills.
  • Internet Message Boards: Interact with faculty and classmates on key topics, class assignments and more.
  • Chat Rooms: Instructors host virtual office hours. Collaborate real-time with faculty and classmates.
  • E-mail: As an online student, you will have direct contact with professors and classmates.

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Roman Catholic university located at Notre Dame, Indiana, adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. Since its beginnings, Notre Dame has established itself as one of the premier universities in the country. Admission to the university is highly competitive, with five applicants for each freshman class position. Sixty-nine percent of incoming freshmen were in the top five percent of their high school graduating classes.

Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business prepares men and women for careers in business and meaningful, productive lives in service to others and is home to more than 2300 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate and executive studies. Notre Dame is currently ranked #20 among the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The source of the university's academic strength is its faculty, which since 1988, has seen the addition of some 500 members and the establishment of more than 150 newly endowed professorships. Notre Dame faculty members have won seventeen fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the past five years, more than for any other university in the nation.

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