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Online Master of Business Administration FAQ

Embarking on a graduate degree is an important step and comes with a lot of questions. Below you will find answers that address many common inquiries.

What are the admissions requirements for the online Master of Business Administration?
Before you can begin graduate coursework at NDNU, you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Hold a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  • Work experience is preferred.
  • Have satisfactorily completed undergraduate coursework in financial accounting, statistics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics with a grade of “C” or better in each course.

Can international students participate in the program while living outside the United States?
Yes. In fact, Notre Dame de Namur University welcomes international students to its online Master of Business Administration program, and no U.S. visa is required to earn the online degree if the student does not plan to reside in the United States during study. In addition to the admissions requirements above, international students must meet additional criteria. For more information, see our international students page.

How long will it take to earn the online Master of Business Administration?
NDNU's online Master of Business Administration is a 12-course, 36-credit-hour program. If you adhere to the recommended course schedule, you should earn the online graduate degree in about two years, just as our on-campus program students do.

What types of support are available to online students?
At NDNU, providing a welcoming, accessible and encouraging environment to all students is one of our founding principles. That dedication to service-oriented education extends to online students as well. All of the support systems for on-campus students are available to online learners, from admissions, advising and academic support to career counseling and professional development. Every online NDNU student is paired with a dedicated advisor who will make sure your educational and professional goals stay on track.

How do I attend online classes?
As an online student at NDNU, you'll log on to a powerful online learning system to complete assignments and exams, just as you would in a traditional college course. Through lively discussion forums, you’ll also interact frequently with other students and professors. Courses are asynchronous and can be accessed online anytime, day or night, but assignments must be completed by the due dates set up by each professor.

Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available to those who qualify through a variety of public and private sources. To find out more about available financial aid options, qualifications and the application process, please see our Tuition page.