Mendoza School of Business

2020 Graduate Admissions Update

Last updated on Apr 9, 2020 @ 1:17 pm

A Message from Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC

A Message from Graduate Business Admissions

At the Mendoza College of Business, we are mindful that this is a challenging time for all of us as we face disruption on a global scale. Our first priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of those in our care.

Although the Notre Dame campus is quiet, our ties as a community are not weakened by this pandemic. We are here for each other.

And we’re here for you.

As we consider the prospective students seeking to enroll in our graduate programs, we’ve made changes to our application process in order to make life a little easier. We’ve extended application deadlines, arranged for virtual interviews, waived applications fees and increased our personal outreach. Read More

*A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), as well as College-specific resources and links to official University information are provided on this page, and will continue to be updated.

Extended Deadlines & Updated Test Score Procedure

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business is adding an additional round of application deadlines for several of its graduate degree programs in response to challenges posed to prospective students by the coronavirus pandemic.

The admissions criteria and application process for each program remains unchanged; however, applicants can submit to Mendoza’s graduate programs without a GMAT, GRE or TOEFL score. Read More

Events and Campus Visits

At this time, all on-campus activities have been canceled for prospective and admitted graduate students. This includes all information sessions, College overview sessions, campus tours, day hosts and admitted student events.

Please monitor your email and this webpage in the coming weeks for announcements and instructions regarding the opportunity to reschedule a campus visit.

Welcome Weekend Update

The College plans to organize a virtual Welcome Event scheduled for Saturday, April 25. Please save the date!

Information on how to join the virtual event will be provided closer to the date. We will not be hosting the previously scheduled on-campus event.

How to Reach Us Remotely

While travel to campus is restricted, we encourage you to engage with our team and community online:

  • Ask Admissions — Connect with our admissions team to schedule a virtual information session or phone call.
  • Contact A Student — Virtually connect with a current student to learn more about your program of interest.

Stay Connected with Us on Social Media

Application Deadline

Friday, May 1 with rolling admissions through Monday, June 15

Application Process Updates

Please email mba.business@nd.edu if you are unable to take either the GRE or GMAT exam at this time. We will note this in your application file.

Program Orientation Date(s) – Domestic Students

Monday, August 10

Program Orientation Date(s) – International Students

Wednesday, August 5

Class Start Date

Monday, August 24

Application Deadline

Tuesday, April 14

Application Process Updates

There are no updates at this time.

Program Orientation Date(s) – Domestic & International Students

Monday, June 1

Class Start Date

Monday, June 15

Application Deadline

Friday, May 1 with rolling admissions through Monday, June 15

Application Process Updates

There are no updates at this time.

Program Orientation Date(s)

Information forthcoming.

Class Start Date

Information forthcoming.

Application Deadline

Friday, May 15 with applications accepted on a rolling basis through Monday, June 1.

Application Process Updates

There are no updates at this time.

Program Orientation Date(s)

Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2

Class Start Date

Monday, August 3

Application Deadline(s)

Priority Deadline*: Tuesday, September 1

Final Deadline: Thursday, October 15

* Priority applicants receive priority consideration for fellowship awards.

Application Process Updates

There are no updates at this time.

Program Orientation Date(s)

January 8-10, 2021

Class Start Date

January 11, 2021

Application Deadline

Friday, May 1 with rolling admissions through Monday, June 15.

Application Process Updates

Please email msacct.business@nd.edu if you are unable to take either the GRE or GMAT exam at this time. We will note this in your application file.

Accounting Immersion Program (AIP) Orientation Date (Domestic & International)

Wednesday, June 10

Accounting Immersion Program (AIP) Start Date

Sunday, June 14

Program Orientation Date(s) – Domestic Students

Tuesday, August 18

Program Orientation Date(s) – International Students

Thursday, August 13

Class Start Date

Monday, August 24

Application Deadline

Friday, May 1 with rolling admissions through Monday, June 15.

Application Process Updates

Please email msba.business@nd.edu if you are unable to take either the GRE or GMAT exam at this time. We will note this in your application file.

Program Orientation Date(s) – Domestic Students

Tuesday, August 18

Program Orientation Date(s) – International Students

Thursday, August 13

Class Start Date

Monday, August 24

Course Delivery Format

Traditional (until further notice); with online accommodation made for those impacted by immigration, travel or health complications.

Application Deadline(s)

Priority Deadline*: Tuesday, September 1

Final Deadline: Thursday, October 15

* Priority applicants receive priority consideration for fellowship awards.

Application Process Updates

All admissions interviews are being conducted via Zoom.

Program Orientation Date(s)

January 3, 2021

Class Start Date

January 3, 2021

Application Deadline

This program’s application deadline has passed.

Application Process Updates

All admissions interviews are being conducted via Zoom.

Program Orientation Date(s)

Monday, May 18

  • Orientation will take place virtually via Zoom

Class Start Date

Tuesday, May 19

Application Deadline

Monday, April 27 with applications considered on a case-by-case basis through Friday, May 8.

Application Process Updates

From this point forward, the GRE/GMAT application requirement for the M.S. Management will be waived.

Please contact the program admissions team at msm.business@nd.edu or call  574-631-8488 for additional information.

Program Orientation Date(s) – Domestic & International Students

Monday, June 15

Class Start Date

Monday, June 22

Application Deadline

Friday, May 1 with rolling admissions through Wednesday, July 15.

Application Process Updates

There are no updates at this time.

Program Orientation Date(s)

Week of August 17; exact dates to be determined.

Class Start Date

Monday, August 24

Application Deadline

Friday, May 1

Application Process Updates

There are no updates at this time.

Program Orientation Date(s)

June 12-14

Class Start Date

Monday, June 15

As of the latest site update, there is no additional information to share.

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Yes. The College encourages anyone interested in enrolling in our programs for the 2020-21 academic year to submit an application.

It is only necessary to complete your portion of the application: personal essay, résumé, statement of purpose, and PowerPoint slides.

We will begin evaluating your application upon submission and will make admissions decisions on the same time frame as before.

Our admissions team is still available to answer your questions and provide guidance during this time:

  • For all residential graduate program application questions, please call 574-631-8488
    to speak to a member of the admissions team.
  • If you’ve applied to – or are interested in – non-degree Executive Education programs, please call 574-631-5285 or email executive.business@nd.edu with any questions you may have.

We encourage you to submit an application, regardless of your current GMAT/GRE testing status.

We will begin to evaluate your application for admission at the time it is submitted, and will follow up with you regarding test requirements.

  • ETS is temporarily offering an at-home GRE® testing option in select areas. Learn More.
  • The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) will begin to offer an interim GMAT™ exam starting mid-April. Learn More.

We will not be scheduling in-person admission interviews at this time. All applicant interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

Official statements and information from the University of Notre Dame can be found at coronavirus.nd.edu.

Please note that information specific to Mendoza graduate business students will continue to be updated on this page.

Mendoza’s Admissions team continues to support students through the visa process.

We plan to issue I-20s to admitted students as normal, so you are prepared with the necessary documents to schedule a visa appointment when consulates reopen.

Over the summer, we will collect information about where you are in the visa process and follow up with next steps. 

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