Mendoza School of Business

Global EMBA Application


  • Due to the once a month format of the Global EMBA program, Notre Dame is unable to support student visas for this program.
  • Applicants must have at least eight years of significant work experience.
  • Candidates must be actively employed at the time of application and throughout the duration of the program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate employer support for their participation in the program.


Application Requirements

The Global Executive MBA Program does not require test scores for admission. However, we may request that some applicants take the GMAT or Executive Assessment (EA) to help assess their academic readiness. The EA is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals.

We do not accept test scores older than five years. GMAT®, Executive Assessment (EA) and GRE® scores should be reported directly to the Global EMBA program using the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business code: XM7-2D-59 for GMAT & EA and 6998 for GRE.

Applicants should submit a one-page resume summarizing your education, work experience, skills, and accomplishments. Include academic qualifications and professional experience with key responsibilities and achievements. Highlight relevant technical and soft skills, along with notable accomplishments such as awards or publications. Include professional affiliations, volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate your leadership and personal development.

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended. Please include all prior coursework including summer sessions and any graduate studies. International transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.

Please note: Only full term-by-term transcripts are accepted; degree audits are not. Submitted documents cannot be returned. Applications are reviewed once all materials are received. Applicants with an MBA are ineligible.

At least two recommendations, including one from a current supervisor. If one recommendation is not from a current supervisor, a separate statement of support from your employer is required.

We suggest selecting someone who can provide a comprehensive assessment of your qualifications, skills, and work experience.

The individuals you choose should be familiar with your professional or academic background and capable of offering detailed insights into your abilities and achievements. Ideally, this recommender will have observed your performance closely and can provide specific examples that highlight your strengths and potential.

In addition to your resume and transcripts, the slide deck offers an opportunity to showcase unique qualities not captured elsewhere, including personal aspects beyond your academic and professional experiences.

Slide Deck Guidelines:

  • Submit four (4) slides.
  • Create slides using any software and save/upload as a PDF.
  • Avoid using audio or video files.
  • The Admissions Committee will review the slides; no presentation is required.
  • Share meaningful insights about yourself for the Admissions Committee.
  • Use a lighthearted tone that reflects your personality to highlight your uniqueness beyond academic and work achievements.

The statement of purpose is a 100-word statement detailing your short-term professional goals. Include the roles and industries you are targeting after completing your MBA and how you plan to leverage the skills and knowledge gained from the program to achieve these goals. This statement will help the Admissions Committee understand your career vision and how our MBA program fits into your professional development plan.

Applicants will respond to the required essay prompt in 500 words or less. This essay allows the MBA Admissions Committee to understand who you are and who you will be at Notre Dame.

Essay Prompt:

“The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C, with a mission to become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country”. In 1879, Father Sorin’s vision for Notre Dame seemingly came to an abrupt end when a massive fire destroyed the main building that housed the entire university. Instead of giving up, Father Sorin interpreted the fire as a sign that his dream was too small. He then decided to rebuild, bigger and better. The now iconic main building still stands today, topped by the gleaming Golden Dome, as an ongoing symbol of perseverance and vision.

Tell us about a time, in your personal or professional experience, when you persevered and overcame obstacles or you had to start over and rebuild. What did you learn most about yourself, and how has that influenced how you show up in the world?”

This is an opportunity to share information not covered elsewhere in your application. You can include additional context about your background, gaps in employment, unique experiences, personal challenges you have overcome, or any other insights that may not be fully represented in other sections of your application.

As part of our application process, we require a video assessment. During this assessment, members of our Admissions Committee will ask you a set of questions to better understand you as an individual. This holistic approach allows the Committee to review your application thoroughly. The video assessment is a prerequisite for your application to move forward and should be completed within 3-5 days of submitting your application.

Non-U.S. citizen applicants (and U.S. citizens with extensive international study) must submit an English proficiency test score. TOEFL®, IELTS™, or PTE Academic may be waived if you completed at least six full-time semesters or nine full-time quarters at a university where English is the primary language. Transcripts will verify this, and the Admissions Committee will notify you if additional information is needed.

Report your English proficiency scores directly to the MBA program using Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business TOEFL code 2456.

The $100 non-refundable application fee is the final requirement in the application process. After submitting your application, you will be directed to the application status page where you can submit a payment by credit card through the online application system.

Your application will not be considered complete until this fee is paid.

Application fee waivers are available for individuals who satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  • United States Active Duty Military or Veterans
  • Current or former Peace Corps volunteers
  • Current or former Teach for America volunteers

If you fulfill any of these criteria, please reach out to the admissions team for further details at

Mendoza School of Business