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Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business Signs with Bisk Education
The University of Notre Dame and Bisk Education to offer New Online Business Negotiation Course Tampa, FL, February 25, 2005 – Bisk Education’s University Alliance Online division (www.universityalliance.com), America’s largest provider of Internet-based degree and certificate programs from the nation’s leading universities, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the University of Notre Dame as the exclusive online provider of a Master Certificate in Business Negotiation. The University of Notre Dame’s Business Negotiation Master Certificate is the first to deliver a mastery of business negotiation disciplines from one of the top business schools in the country. The Business Negotiation Master Certificate track is comprised of three 8-week courses in business negotiation, each containing up to 16 hours of streaming video presentation, independent exercises, and exams. These 8-week courses can also be taken individually if desired. Students are awarded certificates honoring the fulfillment of each course. Completion of all three courses will earn the student a Master Certificate in Business Negotiation from the renowned University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, ranked in the top 30 business schools by both U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek in 2004. “With the science of business negotiation playing such a vital role in today’s competitive climate, this alliance with the University of Notre Dame allows us to impart expertise and knowledge from one of the nation’s most elite universities, to the top business managers of tomorrow,” states Nathan M. Bisk, Founder and Chairman of Bisk Education. “With our state-of-the-art technology and distance learning expertise, we can empower professionals with the advanced negotiation techniques that are required for success. We also extend the grasp of a top-tier certification from the University of Notre Dame to a much broader online audience. This is groundbreaking in the vibrant evolution of online education and professional advancement.” “Today’s leaders must continue to develop their skills and capabilities. By working with Bisk Education,
Executive Education at Notre Dame is able to make its high-quality developmental opportunities available to managers and leaders anywhere, any time. Now, time and distance can no longer prevent professionals from accessing and benefiting from the world-class faculty and curriculum that Notre Dame has a reputation for providing,” says Leo Burke, Associate Dean and Director of Executive Education at Notre Dame.
Enrollments are slated to begin in summer 2005. The University of Notre Dame’s Business Negotiation Master Certificate will be instructed by Ann E. Tenbrunsel, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Notre Dame, Gaylen D. Paulson, Ph.D. from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joseph Holt, Director for Executive Ethics in the Executive Education program at the Mendoza College of Business, the University of Notre Dame. "Collaboration is an excellent approach to reaching expanded education markets," says Dean Carolyn Woo of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. "We are pleased to have this opportunity to partner with Bisk Education." About Bisk Education, Inc. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Bisk Education, Inc. was founded by Nathan M. Bisk in 1971 and is the leading provider of online professional educational programs. The University Alliance Online, with over 250,000 enrollments, is the e-Learning provider of certificate programs and Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the nation’s most recognized universities including Villanova University, Tulane University, Thunderbird - The Garvin School of International Management, Saint Leo University, Regis University, Jacksonville University, the University of Scranton, Nova Southeastern University, the University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, and now the University of Notre Dame. For more information, visit http://www.bisk.com, or http://www.universityalliance.com. About the University of Notre Dame Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame is an independent national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Indiana. The University is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, 10 major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs, and the University Library system. Fall 2003 enrollment was 11,415 students. Admission to the University of Notre Dame is highly competitive, with five applicants for each freshman class position. Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business prepares men and women for careers in business and meaningful, productive lives in service to others. It is home to more than 2300 students engaged in undergraduate, graduate and executive studies. The Mendoza College of Business is ranked among the nation’s top thirty business schools in both BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report surveys. The source of the University's academic strength is its faculty, which since 1988 has seen the addition of some 500 members and the establishment of more than 150 newly-endowed professorships. Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business faculty have been frequently cited for excellence in research and teaching. The Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the University's newly renovated 125-year-old Main Building with its famed Golden Dome are among the most widely recognized university landmarks in the world.