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University of Notre Dame

No matter where you live or what your schedule, you can develop or refine key interpersonal and business skills online with the same experts who teach at Notre Dame’s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business. Notre Dame offers six professional development certificate programs that make you a more effective communicator, manager and leader – distinguishing you in any industry! 

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Roman Catholic university located at Notre Dame, Indiana, adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. Since its beginnings, Notre Dame has established itself as one of the premier universities in the country. 


Notre Dame’s dynamic certificate programs benefit professionals at all levels – from team leaders focused on a specific project, to managers of work groups and departments, to executives who determine an organization’s strategic direction and culture. With each course you will acquire new skills you can begin applying immediately – and new credentials to enhance your resume.


The University of Notre Dame’s 100% online certificate programs can help organizations prepare their workforces for today’s biggest challenges and tomorrow’s most exciting opportunities. Equipping your employees with Notre Dame professional certificates may contribute to increased sales growth, economic value, customer satisfaction and organizational effectiveness. 100% online programs give working professionals the tools and flexibility they need to pursue their education while balancing work and life responsibilities.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Housing services

The University of Notre Dame offers on-campus housing for over 900 graduate students and their families. Housing is available for single students, married students with no dependents, and married students with children. 

Library services

Today, the Hesburgh Library remains a centerpiece of Notre Dame’s intellectual pursuits and an enduring symbol of the University’s commitment to academic excellence. Home to a broad range of services, resources, and spaces, and nearly 200 library faculty and staff, the Hesburgh Library continues to serve as the flagship building of the Hesburgh Libraries system. 

Medical services

We’re passionate about providing you with prompt and exemplary medical care so you can focus on why you came to Notre Dame in the first place: to receive an experience you can’t get anywhere else.

Student Life

Campus life

Rooted in the Catholic tradition and inspired by the charism and spirituality of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Office of Campus Ministry is committed to cultivating the faith of all Notre Dame students. Through undergraduate, graduate, liturgical and music ministries, we foster personal spiritual growth, encourage participation in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church, support other forms of worship and personal prayer, provide opportunities for pilgrimages, retreats and service, and seek to enhance and develop lifelong faith formation. 

Sports facilities

RecSports embodies a service-oriented environment that fosters positive social interaction through programs and services; we enhance the overall Notre Dame experience and provide recreational and educational opportunities for transformative lifestyles. 

Student clubs

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Society facilitates discussion on ADR topics, promotes the study of ADR, and creates opportunities for students to network and gain practical experience. The primary goal is to empower students to make a difference in the modern practice of law, with a focus on ADR because of its growing importance in all forms of legal practice. Emphasis is placed on negotiation, arbitration, and mediation, but all types of ADR are considered.  


The University of Notre Dame has received a full, 10-year regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission.

The Mendoza College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. (AACSB International is the primary accrediting association for American schools of business.)

Student Reviews

Studying at ND
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed the flexibility in course requirements which allowed me to take classes concentrated on a subfield within neuroscience. There were always ample resources provided by the university's academic services and professors are leading researchers in their field.

Notre Dame Anthropology Review
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I received amazing opportunities during my time studying at Notre Dame. The faculty was supportive, and always willing to help with research. There were an abundance of grants that allowed me to travel abroad to complete my thesis; if you are willing to put in the work to make the most of the resources here, it's absolutely worth it!

Studying at Mendoza
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a good experience at Notre Dame. The people are hardworking, staff is really nice, professors are very helpful. The university offers good resources and boasts of an excellent alumni network. The business school had something called the Mendoza curve, which requires grades from all classes to fall within the range of 3.0 - 3.4, if I remember correctly. I believe this...

South Bend, Indiana, United States

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