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Global Executive MBA

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"Redefining success on my own terms..."

Experience the power of an Executive MBA on a global scale and become the leader you were meant to be.

Whether you’re seeking greater responsibilities in your current career path or transitioning to a new one, the Notre Dame Global Executive MBA will help you rise to the global challenges of our interconnected business world.

The newly reimagined Notre Dame Global EMBA carries forward the legacy of its predecessor, the Notre Dame EMBA, which boasts a history of excellence—ranked in the top 30 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The Global Executive MBA is tailored to the needs of working professionals, delivered through a 22-month program with monthly in-person sessions at Notre Dame and three global immersions across Europe, Asia, and South America. It’s an Executive MBA program that delivers a true Notre Dame education.

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.

Start Date:
Early August

22 months

Global Immersions
Europe, Asia & South America

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Global 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 Global EMBA program, you’ll be immersed in this culture — a community as inspirational as it is powerful.

Lead From Your Core Values

Your journey begins with an impactful global immersion through Executive Integral Leadership (EIL), a weeklong immersion in Ireland described by students as “transformational.” Here, you'll refine your creative and strategic skills as we challenge you to think differently, reflect deeply and transform your approach to problem solving.

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Immerse Yourself In June Electives Week

Dive deeper into courses that resonate with your professional ambitions whether on Notre Dame's campus or in Singapore. Tailor your experience with courses including: Digital Technologies & Business Strategies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Digital Marketing, Leadership Communication and more.

Complete Your Journey with a Global Capstone

Your experience culminates in March of your second year with an opportunity to apply all you've learned by tackling a unique business challenge in partnership with a local non-profit as well as an emerging for-profit business. Past students have traveled to Madrid, Santiago, and Buenos Aires.

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 Global EMBA program. The approach creates a collaborative learning environment and enables you to leverage varying skill sets for maximum success through the program.

"The shift to a global perspective aligns with the larger business demand for effective leaders with a strong understanding of the complexities of a global economy, particularly in working with varied work cultures." Dean Martijn Cremers, Mendoza College of Business

# of Months in Program

Average Age

15 Years
Average Work Experience

Female Students

Minority Students

Top Industries
Financial Services (15%) Pharma/Healthcare (13%) Manufacturing (11%)

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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.

Joel Farran, Associate Director of Career Development, serves as your committed executive coach, dedicated to aiding the professional growth of Global EMBA students. He is available to provide assistance at your convenience, whether it’s before orientation or even after you graduate, ensuring this valuable resource is accessible whenever you require it.

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 Global Executive MBA to achieve their own legendary advantage:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • 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
  • Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Unilever
  • United Airlines
  • United Bank of Michigan
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • Verizon
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Wrigley
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Student Life

The Global Executive MBA meets once per month Thursday through Saturday on the Notre Dame campus. This immersive two-year journey is centered on project-based learning within small teams, fostering opportunities to gain insights from the diverse perspectives and professional backgrounds of your fellow classmates.

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, physicians, or non-profit executives, 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.

Global EMBA Course of Study

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

      • Step One: The Global EMBA begins with a focus on self during our August Executive Integral Leadership course, which is part of your orientation week and is known as “Now Irish.” This intensive, one-week exploration of your leadership style 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. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in an optional 3-credit course June International Immersion between Year 1 and Year 2, partnering with an international organization or company to solve a particular business problem.
      • Step Three:  The Global EMBA journey concludes with an International Immersion Capstone, which takes place abroad during the Spring Break of Year 2. This course serves as a culmination of the knowledge you’ve acquired during the preceding 20 months, concentrating on the impact of your business decisions on the broader global context.

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

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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. Due to the once a month format of the Global EMBA program, Notre Dame is unable to support student visas for this program.

RoundApplication DeadlineDecision ReleaseConfirmation Deadline
(typically 30 days)
Early ActionSept. 5, 2024Oct. 18, 2024Nov. 18, 2024
Round 1Oct. 15, 2024Dec. 13, 2024Jan. 13, 2025
Round 2Jan. 7, 2025Mar. 14, 2025Apr. 15, 2025
Round 3Mar. 17, 2025May 2, 2025Jun. 2, 2025
  • Early Action Deadline
    Applying in the Early Action round automatically qualifies you for an interview, demonstrating your commitment to Notre Dame’s Global Executive MBA program. For subsequent rounds, interviews are by invitation only. The Early Action round, though non-binding, is tailored for applicants who are sincerely dedicated and eager about joining our community. Interviews for this round will be conducted from August to September on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Tuition & Aid

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

Tuition for the Global Executive MBA Class of 2026 is $182,965 for the full 22-month program.

Financing Your Education

Most Global Executive MBA students finance their education through a combination of Notre Dame-sponsored scholarships, 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.

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Visit Us

When you’re considering a decision as important as where to pursue your master’s degree, a campus visit will help give you the insight you need to make the right choice. It’s a chance for you to get to know Notre Dame and for us to get to know you. Our students tell us that visiting the campus made a big difference in their decision to attend Notre Dame. Your visit can include:

  • Connecting with the admissions team
  • A tour of the Stayer Center for Executive Education
  • A University of Notre Dame campus tour

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Attend an Event

You’re invited to join us—in person or online—for a presentation of the Notre Dame Global 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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