Notre Dame de Namur University School of Business & Management
Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), formerly known as the College of Notre Dame, was founded in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Notre Dame de Namur is the third-oldest college in California and the first authorized to grant the baccalaureate degree to women. Notre Dame de Namur began offering the MBA degree program in 1972. The institution changed its name to Notre Dame de Namur University in 2001.
Notre Dame de Namur University’s main campus is in Silicon Valley on the San Francisco Peninsula, one of the world’s most vital centers for business and innovation. That location in Belmont, California, is easily accessible by car or public transportation. The campus is on a historic estate of 50 wooded acres, providing a traditional college setting with evening classes for adult students. The university also offers the MBA in Tracy in the Central Valley, and online.
Cuvilly Hall is home to the School of Business and Management on the Belmont campus. Evening classes on the Belmont and Tracy campuses are offered in a traditional classroom setting. The smaller class size of around 20 students allows for a more personalized learning experience, and an interactive environment for students.
The School of Business and Management has both full-time and part-time faculty, with diverse backgrounds. The faculty combine research interests in management, accounting, and marketing with hands-on industry experience. Faculty all hold advanced degrees in business or business-related fields, and are distinguished by their dedication to students.
The MBA student body includes many students who are returning to school part-time while working. The students in the program come from a wide range of backgrounds, most of them already working successfully in professional fields.
MBA graduates from Notre Dame work in executive positions in Fortune 500 and bleeding-edge startup companies, as well as playing leading roles in the nonprofit sector.
Recognitions and Accreditation
Recent recognition includes: listing as a top value college by Money Magazine and U.S. News & World Report, and ranking by Payscale.com in the top 20 percent of colleges for graduates’ earning potential. NDNU was also named a 2019–20 College of Distinction, both overall, and for the School of Business.
Notre Dame de Namur University is fully accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
MBA Degree Offerings
The Notre Dame de Namur University School of Business & Management offers an Evening MBA and Online MBA program.