MBA Programs






Round Deadline Decision 1st Deposit 2nd Deposit
Early* Sept. 27, 2016 Nov. 11, 2016 Dec 11, 2016  
1 Nov. 1, 2016 Dec. 16, 2016 Jan. 16, 2017 Feb. 16, 2017
2 Jan. 10, 2017 Feb. 24, 2017 Mar. 24, 2017 Apr. 24, 2017
3 Feb. 21, 2017 Apr. 7, 2017 May 7, 2017 June 1, 2017
4 (on a space-available basis) Mar. 28, 2017 May 7, 2017 June 1, 2017 June 1, 2017

*Early Decision
The Early Round deadline is designed for students who are strongly committed to Notre Dame for their MBA.  As such, early decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other business schools, and will provide a non-refundable $4,000 deposit.

Dual Degrees
Application deadlines for the dual degree programs are the same as the traditional MBA deadlines.

General Application Requirements

  • Official test score report (GMAT or GRE)
  • Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are fine for now, but you will need the official copies prior to starting the program
  • Two recommendations
  • One slide presentation
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Academic score report (international students only).
  • One essay - Choose ONE of the following topics: 

Essay Option #1
At Mendoza, we encourage our students, faculty, and staff to Ask More of Business. We embrace a threefold commitment to achieve this goal: 
Greater Good
Effective Organizations
Individual Integrity

Tell us about an experience in which you lived out one of those values.

Essay Option #2
The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C, with a mission to become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country”. In 1879, Father Sorin's vision for Notre Dame appeared to be at a sudden, abrupt end. A massive fire destroyed the building that housed virtually the entire University. Instead of giving up, Father Sorin interpreted the fire as a sign that he had dreamed too small, and decided to rebuild, bigger and better than ever. That Main Building still stands today, topped by the gleaming Golden Dome, not only as an iconic campus building, but as an ongoing symbol of perseverance and vision.

Tell us the story of a time in your own life or career when you had to overcome an obstacle, start over, or rebuild.

Essay Option #3
We seek students who will become active, engaged members of our student body. Tell us about how you were able to make an impact at your alma mater, in your workplace, or in your community.

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Upcoming Events

Get your questions about the MBA program answered—in person, online or in your hometown.

Visit campus
Tour Mendoza, interview, and have lunch with current students—MBA students cite their campus visit as one of the most important factors in their final decision to choose Notre Dame. If you’d like to see what campus life is like on the weekend, attend a Preview Day Event.

City Tour
If you can’t make it to campus, we’ll make it to you. Sign up to meet with an MBA admissions representative on your home turf. 

Irish Coffee Chats
During Winter Break, current MBA students all over the world meet with prospective students over coffee to talk about the MBA experience at Notre Dame.

For all events, visit the MBA Event Calendar.

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