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Notre Dame College will launch its innovative Master of Business Administration degree this fall with classes held on campus and online to accommodate the diverse learning needs of students.

The College’s accessible 10-course MBA can be completed at a fraction of the cost of comparable programs, at $15,000, or less with transfer credits. An MBA is among the most in-demand credentials for adults seeking career advancement.

Notre Dame’s MBA constitutes 30 graduate credits, at $500 per credit hour, and may accept up to six transfer credits, reducing a student’s investment to $12,000 for the program.  For MBA students working full-time, some companies offer tuition assistance which further reduces students’ out-of-pocket expenses.

Notre Dame College, a Catholic, liberal arts, career-focused institution, founded in 1922 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, is proud to offer MBA discounts to eligible active military, veterans of U.S. Armed Services, and employees of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese, as well.


In addition to its affordability, the College’s MBA degree is accessible and attainable. On campus and online courses are available in accelerated eight-week terms, with students enrolling at convenient times throughout the year.

Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 12 months, if admission and prerequisite criteria are satisfied. Part-time students can complete the program in 24 months or fewer.


The MBA is open to graduates of regionally accredited institutions of higher learning who hold a minimum GPA of 3.0. Non-business majors are accepted, provided they have met the admissions criteria by enrolling in, or transferring, three business-related courses prior to full acceptance.  Applicants with GPA’s slightly below 3.0 may be considered by the Graduate Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis, upon review of relevant documentation and scores.

Whether enrolled in campus or online classes, students pursuing an MBA at the College learn key business principles from experienced business educators. MBA professors have terminal degrees and significant teaching experience. Courses provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for career success in today’s competitive business environment.


Graduates of MBA programs are well prepared to command higher salaries. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, a nonprofit coalition of graduate business schools, the median inflation-adjusted starting salary for MBA graduates working at U.S. companies reached a record high of $115,000 in 2019.

U.S.News  reported some of the hottest jobs for MBA graduates are marketing manager, medical and health services manager, financial manager, database administrator and business operations manager.


The College’s MBA courses are well suited for business careers. The MBA emphasizes the hard and soft skills employers demand, stresses servant leadership and ethical decision-making at the managerial level, with communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking infused throughout the program.

Classes in leadership, marketing, accounting, finance and operations round out the program. Business Strategy, the capstone course, integrates program content, offering students the opportunity to practice the knowledge, skills and abilities they have mastered along the way.

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June 2020

About Notre Dame College

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education. But it has never lost sight of its emphasis on teaching students not only how to make a good living but also how to live a good life.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame College offers NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland. Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff, and small class sizes.

Notre Dame College is located at 4545 College Road in South Euclid. For further information contact Brian Johnston, chief communications officer, at 216.373.5252 or