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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 two-year 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.
Format & Location:
Once monthly Thursday - Saturday on the Notre Dame campus
Notre Dame also offers an Executive MBA in the heart of downtown Chicago. The Chicago-based program follows a similar format with classes once a month to fit the schedules of working professionals, and classes begin in August at our 224 S. Michigan Avenue campus.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
# of Months in Program
Years Average Work Experience
Financial Services (20%) Manufacturing (20%) Pharma/Biotechnology/Healthcare (15%)
Learn more about the student experience from current EMBA candidates:
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.
Joel Farran, Associate Director, Career Development, is focused on supporting the professional development of students in the EMBA. Whether it’s preparing for impactful moments or developing a vision for where students see themselves making the most difference, Joel’s role is to be a partner, resource, and guide along a student’s professional journey.
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
- Big Ten Network
- Chicago White Sox
- Fifth Third Bank
- Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
- JPMorgan Chase
- Lincoln Financial Group
- National Merit Scholarship Corporation
- PIMCOPNC Investments
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
- Ulta Beauty
- United Airlines
- United Bank of Michigan
- US Army
- US Navy
- Whirlpool Corporation
The Executive MBA meets once per month Thursday through Saturday on the Notre Dame campus. It is a two-year 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.
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.
Student "Most schools just have a focus on education, while Notre Dame has an emphasis on developing the total person both educationally, physically, and spiritually. Notre Dame is a place you just have to visit to understand."
Alumna "As soon as you get to know your cohort, you get to start reaping the benefits of that, but it doesn’t end when the program does."
Student "I hope I get to foster relationships and also pass that on to other women who are looking to enter the program."
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:
- Early consideration: November 15
- Priority consideration: March 17
- Final application deadline: June 1
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 2024 are $148,000.
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.
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.All Events