Overall, the Master of Business Administration program in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business ranked 34th in the magazine’s list of “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2009.” The survey showed that 98 percent of Notre Dame 2007 MBA graduates were employed within three months after graduation with an average starting salary including bonus of $95,263.
Notre Dame’s master’s program in accountancy is a two-semester, 30-hour program designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The program provides a broad-based business education that satisfies the 150-hour educational requirement adopted by more than 40 states and jurisdictions for certification and licensure as a CPA and by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as a requirement for membership.
U.S. News bases its rankings on two types of data: expert opinion about a program’s quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. The data come from surveys of more than 1,200 programs and some 14,000 academics and professionals that were conducted in fall 2007.