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About the Department

You will not find “business as usual” at Notre Dame of Maryland University.


As a Notre Dame business student you don’t have to wait until your senior year to become actively engaged in your learning. You will not just read and hear about the latest theories and practices in business, you will experience and experiment with them. Internships, consulting assignments, departmental club activities as well as the use of the case method of teaching actively engage you in learning throughout your degree program. Notre Dame business graduates acquire a thorough understanding of core business concepts, as well as learn how to act ethically, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively.

Our business degree is architected to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow's business leaders. The requirements of the business major have been greatly influenced by the needs of the dynamic business community where our students intern and work upon graduation. As a result of conducting focus groups with mid-level managers representing a variety of industries the Notre Dame business major was recently updated to include course work in teamwork, negotiation, leadership, communications, data analysis and business research in addition to the traditional areas of business study which include economics, marketing, management, accounting and finance. Managers from companies such as Black & Decker, CareFirst, Kennedy Krieger Institute, M&T Bank, MBNA, McCormick, PNC Bank, T. Rowe Price, Under Armour, PHH, and the Social Security Administration participated in the focus groups indicated that study in each of these areas was needed to provide graduates with the confidence as well as the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to succeed in their respective organizations.

Students interested in marketing rather than general business may find the University’s new degree in Marketing Communications more in line with their educational goals. Similarly, students interested in International Business may find the department's new degree in International Business very exciting. The department offers a minor in Entrepreneurship for students in any and all majors interested in either social or for-profit entrepreneurship.

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Debbie CalhounDr. Calhoun featured on WalletHub

Our own Debbie Calhoun, chair of the Business Department, is interviewed on the topic of Black Friday shopping. Is Black Friday really the best time to buy on a discount or just a marketing ploy? Read the article.


Baltimore Sun education supplement

Business Department Chair Deborah Calhoun promotes the Coached Leadership program in all business programs as well as NDMU’s unique approach to instilling leadership in coursework in “Beyond the classroom.