Learning Excellence in Business Programs

We validate our students’ learning through rigorous internal and external assessments that ensure mission-focus and sufficiency in the Common Professional Components as defined by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and reported through university processes.

Business Programs Respond to Our Core Mission

The business and nonprofit programs at Notre Dame of Maryland University develop socially responsible leaders who understand core business concepts, solve problems ethically, think critically, and communicate effectively to maximize sustainable results for both organizations and the larger society.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBPS)

Notre Dame of Maryland University received ACBSP accreditation for the following programs:

Certificate programs are not eligible for ACBSP accreditation: the post-baccalaureate certificates in Leadership and Management, Leadership in Nonprofit Management, and Risk Management are not eligible for accreditation. The Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication will not be accredited.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Undergraduate Accomplishments

Goal: Our undergraduate students will score at or above national averages as measured in Peregrine Academics Services externally-validated undergraduate exams for the Common Professional Component topics.

Results: Accounting, information systems, leadership, and management are especially high.

BUS CPS Average Scores vs CPC Benchmark 2016 Chart
Undergraduate CPC external exam results highlighting accounting, information systems, and management for all three undergraduate programs.

Goal: Our undergraduate students will lead responsibly and communicate effectively.

Results: Teamwork, leading within a group setting and the ability to give and receive feedback are hallmarks of our undergraduate programs as measured by internal assessments the Teamwork and Negotiation course, which is required in all undergraduate business and business-related majors. The goal is for 80% of students to meet criteria in team leadership, interpersonal skills, conflict resolutions, and the ability to give and receive feedback.

Leadership in Team Setting Chart
Undergraduate internal assessment in team leadership combined for all business and business-related majors.

Accomplishments - MA in Leadership and Management

Goal: Our graduate students will demonstrate increased personal leadership and interpersonal skill through self-awareness, personal growth and renewal, and increased understanding of self in relation to others.

Results: Our students develop habits of mind that enable them to lead compassionately and strategically.

Personal Leadership and Self Awareness Chart
MALM internal assessment of personal leadership and self-awareness.

Accomplishments - MA in Nonprofit Management

Goal: Our students score at or above national averages as measured in Peregrine Academic Services externally-validated graduate exams for selected Common Professional Component topics. 

Results: Global dimensions of business are consistently high.

CPC Global Dimensions ACBSP/NPM Comparison Chart
NPM CPC external exam results highlighting global dimensions of business.

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