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University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business Executive MBA

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame challenges its students, alumni and faculty to Ask More of Business, emphasizing its foundational mission to promote ethics, values-based leadership and academic excellence. The College enrolls about 1,950 students in six majors in its undergraduate program. It offers four graduate degrees – MBA, EMBA, accountancy and nonprofit management – in addition to custom and open-enrollment programs for traditional and nonprofit executive education. Academic centers include entrepreneurship, ethics, business communications and financial regulation.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Tuition (Total) $97,000

Program Information

University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Says

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame challenges its students, alumni and faculty to Ask More of Business, emphasizing its foundational mission to promote ethics, values-based leadership and academic excellence. The College enrolls about 1,950 students in six majors in its undergraduate program. It offers four graduate degrees – MBA, EMBA, accountancy and nonprofit management – in addition to custom and open-enrollment programs for traditional and nonprofit executive education. Academic centers include entrepreneurship, ethics, business communications and financial regulation.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#15 Businessweek Executive MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#22 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#22 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#24 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#25 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)
#8 Most Family Friendly

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 35% accepted out of 835 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.27
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $175

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Applicants to Mendoza's two-year MBA program must provide the Admissions Department with all of the following: proof of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; official transcript(s); GMAT scores; a current resume; three essays (topics provided by school); and two letters of recommendation. Transcripts and/or resume must d...Applicants to Mendoza's two-year MBA program must provide the Admissions Department with all of the following: proof of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; official transcript(s); GMAT scores; a current resume; three essays (topics provided by school); and two letters of recommendation. Transcripts and/or resume must demonstrate familiarity with basic quantitative processes and accounting methods. A background in statistics is strongly recommended. International students must also provide TOEFL scores and visa documentation. Applicants to the oneyear program must present academic transcripts showing successful completion of six credit hours each of mathematics, accounting, and economics and three credit hours each of marketing and MIS. All applicants must have at least two years of meaningful work experience.

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Important Dates

Round 1
June

15

Deadline
July

19

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 313
Percent International Students 20%
Total Full-Time Faculty 85
Full-Time Faculty 76%

Student Life

There’s no doubt that Notre Dame is a very social campus, but the extent to which MBAs can partake in that social life depends on whether they’re in their first or second year of the program. First year is “very difficult” with a massive workload. Many students “spend twice as much time on schoolwork” during their first year, and find it difficult to “juggle [classes] with career pursuits.” Those who can carve out some leisure time agree that “Notre Dame has a culture that is contagious! It’s not hard to keep yourself busy with a broad range of activities, whether it’s class, a group meeting, intramural game, community-service event, or a football tailgate. There’s never a dull moment.” Football unites the campus and provides more than mere entertainment; it also “lures large cor­porations for networking events.” Also, alumni return to campus for football games “for years after graduation and usually for life.” Hometown South Bend is a small town, with only a “few good places to go out.” The “students make up for it, though. We host a lot of social gatherings.” Mendoza MBAs benefit from “a strong esprit de corps” built on team projects and “an ethical foundation that is reinforced constantly so that it actually has an effect.” Most are “married, with families and children.” They represent “more diverse backgrounds than some of the ‘big’ schools back East, meaning we have folks from engineering, the public sector, and other nontraditional or non-business backgrounds. These are very sharp peo­ple who may have had the ‘wrong’ undergrad pedigree but are every bit as bright as those at any b-school anywhere.”

Career

“The majority of recruiting is Midwest-based” at Notre Dame, and while some complain about the dearth of New York finance-sector recruiters, most students feel that “the Career Office does a good job of locating companies from various regions.” Mendoza MBAs recognize that “our small class size hinders our ability to get a large selection of companies from each region, but they are represented.” However, “The situation is great­ly improving, with some bulge-bracket and many middle-market banks already recruit­ing on campus. This will improve over time as the school moves toward its long-term mission of improving rank.” Of course, Notre Dame’s storied alumni network helps with placement. Students tell us that “the Career Development Office recently made it easier for current MBA students to get in contact with alumni. Prior to this, it was a very prolonged process that involved Career Development responding to individual student’s requests for alumni contact information in their respective field.” These contacts can be invaluable. As one student reports, “The alumni of the school are always willing to go the extra mile for you. I have met with alumni from my hometown to get resume and career search advice.” No won­der students brag that “becoming a member of the alumni network is worth more than the cost of tuition.” Companies recruiting Mendoza MBAs include: Avaya Systems, DaimlerChrysler, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, Ford Motor Company, GE, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP, Sandler O’Neill, Sprint, Textron Financial, The Gallup Organization, Western & Southern Life, and Whirlpool.

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About

The University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business is the premier Catholic business school in the country. The Mendoza community fosters academic excellence, professional effectiveness, and personal accountability in a context that strives to be faithful to the Catholic ideals of community, human development, and personal integrity. Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business prepares men and women for careers in business and meaningful, productive lives in service to others.

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Students Say

Students come to the University of Notre Dame to become part of the “Notre Dame fam­ily,” and few leave disappointed; the MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business fosters a strong sense of community that, coupled with the campus-wide school spirit, quickly makes Notre Dame feel like home. Add “outstanding professor-student interac­tion” and “great potential for alumni networking” and you understand why student sat­isfaction levels are so high here. The Mendoza MBA program “excels at providing an overall business understanding,” students tell us. The school offers a two-year full-time program that “is perfect for non-business undergraduate majors to gain a well-rounded understanding of business fun­damentals,” as well as a one-year program for those with exceptionally strong business backgrounds. Students say, “Ethics is a hallmark of the school and it can be seen in every course,” and “The school’s reputation for producing ethical graduates is more important in recent years than ever before.” Mendoza implemented a modular curriculum a few years back, and “The 2007 class was the first to complete our entire course work under the current ‘module’ system. The mod­ule system will allow Notre Dame MBAs to be better prepared than were previous class­es. Although “There was some negative press after the transition,” “now that the transi­tion is completed, Notre Dame will move quickly [back] up the rankings.” The faculty here “is top-notch.” Their research, publications, work experience, and generally great personalities inspire confidence in their ability to prepare [students] for the business world.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide; Center for Ethics and Religious Values; Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; Fanning Center for Business Communication; Center for Accounting Research and Education; IrishAngels; Center for Research Computing

  • International Student Support Groups:

    Asian MBA Students; Society of Hispanic MBAs

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Society of Hispanic MBAs; Black Graduates in Management http://nd.edu/~mbaclubs/bgm/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    The MBA office provides student tutors for all MBA courses.

  • Research Facilities:

    Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide; Center for Ethics and Religious Values; Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; Fanning Center for Business Communication; Center for Accounting Research and Education; IrishAngels; Center for Research Computing

  • Study Abroad:

    Offshore programs in Argentina, China, Chile; Egypt; Jamaica; Uganda; Philippines; Guatemala; Lebanon

  • Women Support Groups:

    Graduate Women in Business http://business.nd.edu/MBA/Student_Life/Clubs_and_Committees/Women_s_MBA_Club/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business include:

William M. Sheedy - Group President, The Americas, Visa Inc.

Scott Malpass - V P and Chief Investment Officer, University of Notre Dame

Paul Reilly - CEO, Raymond James Financial

Paul J. Stich - EVP North America CTERA Networks

James Corgel - General Mgr., ISV and Developer Relations, Software Group, IBM

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $57,969

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: IBM, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Bank of America, General Electric

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 58% $98,073
Finance / Accounting 32% $93,676
Financial Services 24% $95,938
Other 23% $94,383
Consulting 22% $110,500
Marketing / Sales 22% $92,985
Consulting 19% $110,000
Technical 19% $105,360
General Management 12% $105,313
Other 11% $103,214
Manufacturing 9% $90,173
Other 7% $92,571
Operations / Logistics 4% $92,800

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 75%
Three Month Employment 87%
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