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Online Executive Education

Online Programs

Develop Your Business Skills on Your Own Schedule

Receive the highest quality business education on your own schedule, from anywhere. Develop key business skills with the same experts who teach in the Mendoza College of Business through our online programs delivered in conjunction with Bisk. Interact with faculty via virtual office hours, chat rooms, and message boards.

Notre Dame Online Programs provide a range of certificate options, allowing you to enhance the most important skills you need to succeed in business—negotiation, business administration, management, and leadership. Each certificate course is a maximum of eight weeks in length.

If you are ready to expand your business skills and need some flexibility in location and schedule, then the Notre Dame online program options are for you. Plan for 25-30 hours over the course of eight weeks to complete each certificate.

"Taking the negotiation classes has helped me tremendously with my everyday work life. It has given me an advantage in average and common situations, as well as extreme ones." 

--Online Executive Certificate in Negotiations participant

Online Executive Education Certificate Programs

The Certificate options consist of one, two, or three courses, each eight weeks long, which build on one another in a step-by-step process to help you develop the business skills you need. 

  • Professional Certificate in Management (two eight-week courses)
  • Executive Certificate in Leadership (three eight-week courses)
  • Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management (five eight-week courses)
  • Executive Certificate in Negotiation (three eight-week courses)
  • Executive Certificate in Business Administration (three eight-week courses)
  • Advanced Specialized Certificate in Intercultural Management (one eight-week course)

Online Executive Education Certificate Program sessions are ongoing and begin on the first of every month. To learn more about our online Executive Education Certificate Program offerings and find out about mini-courses, visit Notre Dame Online.

"This course really enables me to look at my job performance and realize that I have to change my management style a little to achieve higher effectiveness when managing large corporations and teams. I am planning to sign up for a lot more of these and will get my managers enrolled in these studies as well."

--Online Executive Certificate in Leadership participant

Online Nonprofit Executive Certificate Programs

Our online programs offer high-quality business education that recognizes your busy schedule. In addition to class lectures, you can also interact with our expert faculty via virtual office hours, chat rooms, and message boards. Nonprofit programs include:

  • Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Fund Development
  • Executive Certificate in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership
  • Principles of Leading Transformational Nonprofits
  • Leading Nonprofit Boards
  • Fundraising and Grant Strategies
  • Effective Grant Proposal Writing
  • Effective Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies

To learn more about our online Nonprofit Executive Certificate Program offerings, please visit Notre Dame Online.

Upon the successful completion of this program, the participant will receive a document certifying that the participant completed the program. The document will not qualify as an academic credential, and the recipient will not earn any academic credits at the University of Notre Dame in connection with the program. Participants in the program are not students at the University of Notre Dame, and completionof the program does not qualify any participant for status as an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame.

Stayer Center for Executive Education

The Stayer Center is the home of Notre Dame Mendoza’s Executive Education department, hosting both degree and non-degree programs. The center offers a focused experience to meet the specific needs of our students and corporate clients, with multiple executive-style classrooms and team spaces with state-of-the art educational technology.

Phone: (574) 631-5285
Email: executive.business@nd.edu


Executive MBA: Tailored to the needs of busy executives, the Executive MBA comes in two formats: a 17-month program that meets biweekly in downtown Chicago and a 21-month program that meets once a month at Notre Dame's Stayer Center in South Bend, Indiana.

Leadership and Management Courses: Partner with our award-winning business faculty to learn leadership skills and strategies—no matter what your career stage. Programs include both on-campus and online courses, as well as one-on-one executive coaching.

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Custom Corporate Programs: Design a program specific to your company's needs, strengths, and goals with the experts at the Stayer Center for Executive Education.

Online Executive Education: Improve your business skills and accelerate your career—on your own schedule, from anywhere.