Mendoza School of Business

EMBA Curriculum

The 50-credit EMBA curriculum will develop your capacity as an executive to think strategically, while building the leadership skills for which Notre Dame is famous.

You will be prepared for the constant change of today’s business world, focused on critical skills such as situational awareness, strategic analysis and a systems approach, all to provide sustainable competitive advantages.

When you first enter the program, you are assigned to a small-group study team of individuals from different industries and backgrounds. The team approach creates a collaborative learning environment and enables students to leverage their varying skill sets for maximum success through the program. Performance in the program is determined by team successes on projects as well as individual performance on exams and other classroom deliverables.

Executive Integral Leadership

In this life-changing course, learn to integrate the cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, physical, moral and spiritual components of an effective leader through assessments, simulation, cases and small group activities that enable participants to view themselves as leaders capable of fresh insights and equipped with practical tools. Unique to Notre Dame, you will complete a 360-degree leadership assessment. A one-on-one executive coaching session will help you understand and leverage your feedback so you can develop an action plan that will maximize the impact of the EMBA program on your development as a leader.

Year 1 Courses

  • Executive Integral Leadership
  • Evaluating Financial Performance
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Equity Education
  • Digital Marketing
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Operations Strategy & Supply Chain Management
  • Investments
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Electives Week

In June after the first year, students select two elective courses to take during their weeklong residency at Notre Dame. This is an opportunity for students of both programs to come together and network with a larger group of professionals. Elective courses change annually and are reflective of the current needs of our students. Recent courses include: Entrepreneurship, Business Problem Solving, Strategic Marketing in a Global Economy, Leadership, Communications, Marketing Analytics, Working Capital Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Year 2 Courses

  • Foundations of Ethical Business Conduct
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Negotiations
  • International Management
  • Business Law (online & in-person)
  • Data & Technology for Senior Leaders

The Chicago and South Bend classes join for weeklong, small team projects in non-U.S. locations.

  • EIL Applied Learning
  • Strategic Planning for Growth
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Global Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Systems Thinking
International Immersion
International Systems Thinking

This course allows students to learn first-hand about how to effectively do business in different areas of the world. Students will apply systems thinking analysis to a company in a non-U.S. location. Students learn to frame problems holistically, using judgment to make decisions on multiple (potentially conflicting) perspectives in order to develop a rigorous yet resilient approach to solving complex business issues. In addition, you will be exposed to business and government leaders in the countries selected and learn how to deal with the challenges of traveling internationally.

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