MBA Programs


Tuition & Financial Aid



The tuition for our Executive MBA program beginning in August 2017 (South Bend) or in January 2018 (Chicago) is $129,000. Fellowships are offered for the Executive MBA program based on need and merit. Your tuition includes:

  • Course instruction
  • Educational materials (course materials, text books, software, etc.)
  • Lodging and most meals during immersion weeks
  • Breakfast and lunch on class days

Please note that tuition does not include travel expenses or accommodations for non-immersion weeks, nor does it include international travel.

Corporate financial sponsorship is not required to apply to the program, although it is important for the organization to be aware of your participation and support your time away from the office.

Tuition Billing and Payments

Notre Dame’s Executive MBA Students can conveniently access their tuition bill and pay their student account charges via IRISHPAY the University’s 24/7 online billing and payment system.

For more information on IRISHPAY, tuition due dates, and payment options, please visit the Office of Student Accounts website.

Financial  Aid

Notre Dame Executive MBA students are eligible for full financial aid packages. If you will be seeking financial aid, the first step is to complete the FAFSA. If you have any questions about the process then please visit Office of Financial Aid.

VA Benefits

The University of Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program has participated in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program since August 2009. For more information on this program please visit: 


The Notre Dame Executive MBA programs offer fellowship awards based on both need and merit. Award recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA to remain eligible.  All Executive MBA applicants are automatically considered for the following fellowship opportunities:

  • Non-Profit Leadership Award: Fellowship offered to one student in each program (South Bend and Chicago) who leads in a non-profit organization
  • Bernel Entrepreneurial Leadership Award: Fellowship offered to an entrepreneurial student in the South Bend program
  • Chicago Community Leadership Award: Award offered to one student in the Chicago program who demonstrates strong Chicagoland community leadership
  • Mendoza Dean's Fellowships: Merit-based awards for students in both the South Bend and Chicago programs
  • Forté Fellows Program: Mendoza has partnered with the Forté Foundation to help launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education. 

John Cardinal O'Hara Fellowship Awards are also available through a separate application process. O'Hara fellowships are funded by Mendoza graduates and are awarded based on need and merit. Awards range from $5,000 to $25,000.

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Application Deadlines

Fellowships will be awarded in two rounds, a priority round and a final round.

South Bend:

  • Priority Consideration—April 1
  • Applications accepted until June 1


  • Priority Consideration—September 1
  • Applications accepted until October 15

Award decisions are made no later than two weeks prior to the start of orientation and will be communicated by letter.

Applying for a Fellowship

To be considered, fellowship candidates must:

  1. Submit a completed program application to the Notre Dame Executive MBA program
  2. Apply for financial aid through the University's Financial Aid Office
  3. Submit the Executive MBA Fellowship Application


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