Specialized Master's Programs

APPLY NOWThe Master of Science in Management is a 10-month graduate program for students who graduated with non-business degrees who have little or no work experience. The aim of the program is to bridge a student’s undergraduate work with its application in a business context by providing fundamental business knowledge and skills, all within the ethics-based approach to business education as only Notre Dame can teach it.

The MSM program takes place over three semesters—summer, fall and spring—and provides students with a thorough grounding in business fundamentals, such as accounting, finance, business ethics, marketing and management principles as well as an optional international study trip to China.

In addition, the minimum 38 credit hours of coursework includes an integrative course that enables students to combine the knowledge and skills they gained through their undergraduate major with business fundamentals in a way that creates a unique personal brand.


Typical Student

  • Recent college graduate with a non-business undergraduate degree (liberal arts, science, engineering, etc.)
  • Little to no work experience

Delivery Format

  • 10-month, 38 credit hour residential program


  • Notre Dame's historic campus in South Bend

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Points of Interest

  • 4

    The Notre Dame MSM’s ranking among U.S. MSM programs by The Financial Engineer

  • 10

    Number of months it takes to earn your MSM from Notre Dame

  • 134,000+

    Number of active Notre Dame alumni worldwide

Top Employers of Our Alumni

  • AON Catastrophic Risk
  • Ascendant Strategy Management Group
  • Baker & Shultz
  • Citibank
  • Comerica
  • Deloitte
  • E & J Gallo
  • Euromonitor International
  • First Life Financial
  • Francesan Alliance
  • Merchants Fleet Management
  • Northern Trust
  • Peerless Midwest
  • Protiviti

2015 MSM Class Profile

Our class comprises students from 22 universities, with 35% STEM majors and 65% from the Humanities.

Total students 48
Mean GMAT 635
Mean GPA 3.4
Mean age 22
Female Students 38%
Domestic Minority 27%
International 6%