Courses in NDC’s Online Business Program Prepare You for Success

Real estate agentOnline business courses lead students to successful careers including real estate agents. 

When completing a business degree, it is important that the courses you take are preparing you for real-world situations in the business industry. Problem solving, critical thinking and innovation are all important business skills that are applicable to a variety of business careers. In the modern global economy, business professionals must be adept in more than just one aspect of their industry. Skill sets in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, project management, marketing and ethics are all important if you want to be competitive in the business job market.

Notre Dame College (NDC) understands that work in the business world requires proficiency in a variety of areas. This is why we’ve created diverse online business programs that take such adaptability into account. We even offer two different business degree options so that you can choose what is right for your career and your specific goals. Our associate degree in business management gives students a foundational understanding of business essentials and prepares students for future learning in the business field; it is a versatile degree for a variety of job opportunities. For a more in-depth business education, NDC’s bachelor’s degree in business administration offers a concentration in management and is designed for busy professionals who want to advance their career goals by way of continued education. You are prepared to think critically and evaluate real-world business issues in this course of study. Students who complete this program will have a complete understanding of management functions and will be equipped either to enter graduate school in business or work in law and business administration.

Course Highlights

Accounting Principles  I

This introductory course in financial accounting gives students knowledge of basic accounting theory, principles and practices related to double-entry system. This course features an accounting cycle that includes journalizing and posting entries; preparing worksheets; making, adjusting, closing and reversing entries and preparing periodic statements.

Marketing Principles

This course is an introduction to the social foundations of marketing, including the marketing management process, the role of marketing research, the analysis of market opportunities, the selection of target markets and the development of the marketing mix.


This course introduces the principles and techniques of owning, operating and managing a small business. Students learn how to obtain financing; determine location; investigate expansion, franchising, facilities and resource management and also explore legal considerations. Students will develop a business plan, as well.

Human Resources Management

This course covers the techniques used in managing human resources, such as employee recruiting, selecting, developing and training. Furthermore, job analysis, wage and salary administration, performance appraisal, equal employment, safety, employee and labor relations and collective bargaining are also explored. The focus is on the importance of managing human resources to add long-term value to a company.

Corporate Finance

This course studies how businesses can plan for, acquire and make maximum utilization of the funds available to them. It also includes an extensive review of the time value of money calculations and concepts. Students will investigate the effects of taxes on types of business ownership and risk analysis.

Business Ethics

This course provides a framework for integrating ethics into business decision making. This course focuses on actual case problems and companies that have developed ethically sound policies in a number of areas.

Product Management

This course is the capstone for all business majors and includes an exploration of project management through case studies and projects. It also examines the technical and behavioral aspects of project management. Students will participate in project teams throughout the semester.

Business Law I

This course covers the nature, purpose and function of law with an emphasis on its relation to business. It also focuses on the fundamentals of administrative, criminal, torts and employment law.

Careers with an NDC Business Degree

Whether you choose to pursue an associate or bachelor’s business degree at NDC, we can help you reach your career goals. Continuing your education will prepare you for a variety of business careers. Professionals with an associate degree in business management can find careers as a:

  • Real estate agent
  • Loan officer
  • Sales manager
  • Event planner
  • Financial manager
  • Management analyst

With a completed bachelor’s degree in business administration, you will be qualified for careers  as a:

  • Medical and health services coordinator
  • Administrative services manager
  • Corporate executive
  • Human resources manager
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Event manager

If you are looking to start or advance your business career, an online degree from NDC may be right for you. The course topics that our programs feature give students and professionals the skills they need to be both competitive and successful in the business world. Find out more about NDC’s business degrees by visiting our Business Academics page.