MS in Management

The Master of Science in Management (formerly Master of  Science in Business) is a 10-month graduate program for non-business undergraduates with 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

  • Possesses a non-business undergraduate degree (liberal arts, science, enginerring, etc.) from an accredited university by the start of the program
  • Has little to no work experience

Delivery Format

  • 10-month, 38 credit hour residential program


  • Notre Dame's historic campus in South Bend

Top Employers of our MSM students

  • 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

Points of Interest

  • 10

    Number of months it takes to earn your MSM

  • 38

    Number of credit hours needed to complete the MSM

  • 134,000+

    Number of active Notre Dame alumni worldwide

2014 MSM Class Profile

Total students 48
Mean GPA 3.4
Mean age 22
Female students 38%
Minority students 27%