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Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Angela Sienko

MBA Turns 50

It’s been 50 years since Notre Dame launched its MBA program, and in that time, the class size has almost tripled, increasing from 50 in 1967 to 131 in 2017. And when the inaugural MBA class arrived on campus, it was comprised entirely of men, whereas today, nearly 30 percent of the classes are comprised of women.* …

Notre Dame economic policy club wins national fiscal competition — on first try

Brian Wallheimer

The Federal Reserve and Fiscal Challenge Club, a new Notre Dame student club focused on macro-scale economics and fiscal policy, beat out defending champion Harvard University to win the 2017 Fiscal Challenge. The competition is run by an educational nonprofit of the same name that aims to expand students’ understanding of fiscal policy through experiential education.

Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

Carol Elliott

A team of University of Notre Dame undergraduate students won first place in the 2017 Undergraduate Venture Capital Investing Competition (VCIC), a highly regarded annual event hosted by the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The five students — a combination of finance and economics majors who ranged from sophomore to senior — bested six teams during the final round of competition on March 25. Jackson Jhin, Lavinia Li, Daniel Ko, Tyler Christian and Carlos Covarrubias Serrano traveled to UNC’s Chapel Hill campus for the final event.…

ND marketing student wins NYT journalism contest

Sue Lister

Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of NYT Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Nicholas Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. She will spend the summer traveling with Kristof to a developing country to raise awareness of neglected global issues.

Mendoza seniors develop BlueBucket

Selena Ponio

In this March 26 story, The Observer tells the story of the launch of social venture BlueBucket, an organization that forms partnerships with restaurants to collect donations for local charities.