Mendoza School of Business

Executive MBA

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Accept the challenge of greater responsibilities in your current career path or branch out in new directions, confident in your ability to lead with integrity.

The Executive MBA — ranked in the top 20 in the country by U.S. News & World Report — is tailored to the needs of working professionals and offered through a 22-month program that meets once a month in-person at Notre Dame. It’s a true MBA program that delivers a true Notre Dame education.

Typical EMBA students come with a wide array of backgrounds and management experience, and most bring more than 10 years of professional experience as chief officers, managers, and business owners.


Duration:
22 Months



Format:
Once monthly Thursday - Saturday starting in August



Location:
Notre Dame


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Highlights: EMBA Experience

Notre Dame is storied for educational excellence, a collaborative environment, values-based leadership and a phenomenal alumni network. When you join the Notre Dame EMBA program, you’ll be immersed in this culture — a community as inspirational as it is powerful.

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Lead From Your Core Values

You'll refine your creative and strategic problem-solving skills as we challenge you to think differently, reflect deeply and transform your approach to problem solving. Your journey begins with Executive Integral Leadership (EIL), a weeklong, high-impact program that students call “transformational.”

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Immerse Yourself In Electives Week

Dive deeper into your choice of topics during Electives Week, a weeklong immersion on the Notre Dame campus. Pick from a list of optional courses in Business Analytics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Marketing in a Global Economy and more.

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Immerse Yourself In International Business

Participate in the weeklong, project-based international immersion experience, where you’ll be connected with an international company or organization to help solve a specific business challenge. Past students have traveled to Brussels, China and Turkey to apply their first-year coursework in an international setting.

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Work As A Team, Succeed As A Team

You'll be assigned to a small-group study team of people from different industries and backgrounds when you first enter the EMBA program. The approach creates a collaborative learning environment and enables you to leverage varying skill sets for maximum success through the program.


22
# of Months in Program



37
Average Age



15
Years Average Work Experience



24%
Female Students



14%
Minority Students



Top Industries
Financial Services (20%) Manufacturing (20%) Pharma/Biotechnology/Healthcare (15%)


Career Development

By mid-career, each working professional’s track record and goals are unique. Our commitment is to work with you individually to acquire the skills and confidence necessary to master all current and future career transitions. We provide a full range of services that allow you to customize your personal career development plans for both success and significance.

Professional coaches from Mendoza’s Career Development staff provide a combination of group and individual learning experiences. Conveniently scheduled workshops provide content tailored to segments of students with similar career goals and needs. Personalized Career Mastery Coaching is available as a one-on-one coaching immersion that equips you to navigate any future career decision with clarity, confidence, and conviction.

Coaches guide you to develop your own hard-hitting, targeted, and unique message for the roles you are ideally suited for with our proprietary Career Mastery curriculum of online video-supported content and tools.

Your business family will grow far beyond campus. You will become part of one of the most extensive and engaged alumni networks in the world, joining more than 144,000 active Notre Dame graduates — all of whom look out for one another. We will show you the best ways to identify and connect with those sharing mutual interests.

Leaders from this select list of companies, and many others, have gained a Notre Dame Executive MBA to achieve their own legendary advantage:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amazon.com
  • Big Ten Network
  • CDW
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • LexisNexis
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Motorola
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • PIMCOPNC Investments
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • RICOH
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Unilever
  • United Airlines
  • United Bank of Michigan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • Verizon
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Wrigley

Student Life

The Executive MBA meets once per month Thursday through Saturday on the Notre Dame campus. It is a 22-month immersive experience, project-focused and built around small teams with opportunities to consult with partnering organizations.

You’ll be able to continue working during the off weeks and team up with a cohort of professionals for class. This cohort could include professionals from all types of backgrounds — engineers, entrepreneurs, attorneys or physicians, for example. The benefit to you is a new collective wisdom gained from drawing on each other’s experience and expertise.

These classmates will become your staunchest allies, your closest collaborators and a valuable source of academic, professional and personal support. You’ll also join the Notre Dame family. From the time you start classes, you’ll have the opportunity to attend networking events and connect with your local Notre Dame club to grow your connections. And as a Notre Dame student, you’ll have the opportunity to experience all that Notre Dame has to offer, from football games to world-renowned speakers and Mass at the Basilica.

Learn more about  Women in Business at Notre Dame.

What You’ll Learn: EMBA Course of Study

The Executive MBA curriculum integrates multiple focus areas that together will provide you with new frameworks and strategies for tackling age-old business problems, responding to emerging challenges and seizing new opportunities.

Each step in the EMBA process builds upon the previous one to reinforce the three cornerstones of the program — leadership, fundamentals and strategy.

  • Step One: The EMBA begins with a focus on self during our Executive Integral Leadership course, an intensive, one-week exploration of your leadership style that will teach you how to maximize the effectiveness of your particular strengths and skills.
  • Step Two: You’ll progress into coursework with Awareness, Decision Making, Integration and Advanced Analysis. You’ll also participate in a required international immersion experience, partnering with an international organization or company to solve a particular business problem.
  • Step Three: The EMBA experience culminates with Sustained Advantage — a focus on how your business decisions affect the greater world around you.

Ultimately, you graduate with the skills to become a strategic leader with a holistic view of yourself and a global view of business.

Signature Courses


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Our Community

You will be challenged by world-class faculty and inspired by accomplished alumni. You will collaborate with students from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.

Leo Burke

Teaching Professor Emeritus "The world today thirsts for the kind of leadership our students can give. We want them to leave fully confident they can do that. "

Jennifer Malherek

Alumna "You become part of the Notre Dame family from the first day you get there. It’s an identity you never lose."

Corey Mays

Alumnus "It’s instilled in you that this is a family. There are people here to reach out to and there are people all over the world you can reach out to."

Admission

The next step you take in your professional life could be the one that accelerates your career, lifts your organization to the next level and changes the way you see the world. Admission to the EMBA program is rolling, meaning you can apply at any time. However, keep in mind the following dates:

  • Priority consideration: April 1
  • Final application deadline: June 1

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Tuition & Aid

The Notre Dame Executive MBA offers one of the best returns on investment of any top-ranked EMBA program. Aided by its competitive price, program sponsored fellowships and financial aid, any student can put together a plan to participate in the Notre Dame Executive MBA program today.

Tuition and program fees for the Executive MBA Class of 2021 are $133,515.

Most Executive MBA students finance their education through a combination of Notre Dame-sponsored fellowships, external scholarships, personal income or savings and graduate student loans, including both private and federal loan programs. While some students qualify for corporate financial sponsorship through their employer, it is not required to apply to the program. Notre Dame is committed to helping students afford the program, awarding more than $1 million in fellowship support for current classes.


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Events

Get Started or Solidify Your Decision at an Information Session

You’re invited to join us—in person or online—for a presentation of the Notre Dame Executive MBA program. Rising executives, managers and corporate sponsors will learn about our program’s unique focus on values and strategy while visiting with program alumni.

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