Mission College and Notre Dame de Namur Partner on 4-Year Degree

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Santa Clara, Calif.—Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) and Mission College announced on Wednesday August 2nd  that they are launching a new bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration on the campus of Mission College, a community college in Santa Clara, California.

“NDNU’s new bachelor’s in Business Administration at Mission College has several key advantages,” said Dr. Therese M. Madden, program director for professional studies at NDNU. “One of the best things about this program is the students, who are excited, interested, and interesting. Another great feature is the faculty, who work in the business world during the day and then bring their expertise to the students at night. The classes are offered in the evening in an accelerated format, ideal for working adults.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in our combined program,” said Mission College Vice President of Instruction Leandra Martin. “They can now study where they live, it’s highly affordable, and it’s a direct and guided pathway to an NDNU degree. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Mission College starts its Fall Semester on August 26.

The cost of the program totals less than a California State University degree, since students pay only community college tuition their first two years. Located in Santa Clara, the program offers a convenient location in the heart of Silicon Valley.

The bachelor’s in Business Administration is NDNU’s second undergraduate degree program at Mission College. Since 2008, NDNU has offered a popular bachelor’s in Human Services at that community college. With the addition of the bachelor’s in Business Administration at Mission College, NDNU now offers undergraduate business degrees in four Northern California locations, including the main campus in Belmont, Cañada College in Redwood City, and the satellite campus in Tracy.

About NDNU

Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving approximately 1,700 traditional-aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers a rich variety of undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 48-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. www.ndnu.edu.

About Mission College

Santa Clara’s community college since 1975, Mission College offers degrees and certificates to a wide variety of students—recent high school graduates, those returning to the workforce looking for new skills, and even a 70-year old first-time student. Recent graduates have been accepted to four-year universities such as NDNU, UC Berkeley, and San Jose State, and have also earned career-training degrees that have given them a leg up in the job market. missioncollege.edu