Mendoza School of Business

Management (MSM)

Get ready for business.

Our Master of Science in Management (MSM) is designed for those with less than two years of work experience with non-business backgrounds, such as artists, engineers, writers, and historians, who want to take their knowledge and apply it to the world of business.

This STEM-designated program will teach you the language of business, providing you with a solid foundation in business fundamentals, including accounting, marketing, management, and finance.

Start Date
June 2024

93% Accepted Job Offers
within 6 months of graduation (2023)

Median Salary (2023)

What You’ll Learn

The MSM is a rigorous full-time program, located on our iconic campus. You’ll join a collaborative cohort of individuals representing a diverse set of undergraduate universities and majors.

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Go from Learner to Leader in 11 months

First, build a basis of business knowledge with courses in the principles of management, statistics and accounting in the summer. Then, move through courses in transformational leadership, strategic communications, and micro-economic analysis in the fall. Your year ends with a spring term that covers strategic decision-making, international management and corporate finance.

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Transformational Leadership Portfolio

This distinctive course is about self-reflective learning and encouraging students to take stock of themselves, their values, and their leadership. Once the self-assessment is complete, students produce a digital portfolio that tells their story – something employers view as a true differentiator in the marketplace.

Real-World Application

At Mendoza, your business education is enriched through the essential element of experiential learning. During Grow Irish Week you will have the invaluable opportunity to witness the tangible impact of business decisions by engaging in consulting projects with various organizations, immersing yourself in the real-world context.

Focus Your Studies with an MSM Concentration

    • The Finance concentration prepares you to tackle complex challenges through the real-time application of advanced Excel methodologies, supply and demand principles, and managerial economics.
    • With the Marketing concentration, you’ll explore digital strategies related to marketing and its role in business today, as well as topics in automation, artificial intelligence, and sales management.

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Career Development

The Notre Dame M.S. in Management delivers the 10th-best post-graduation salary among global programs and connects you to a top-ranked network to shape your future. Our Career Development team is dedicated to helping you launch your career. Taking into account your unique background, they’ll help you hone in on your strengths and weaknesses to better prepare you to tackle real-world problems.

The Bridge to Success course helps you identify how you can leverage your undergraduate experience toward a business career. Through guided exercises, interactions with ND alumni, and one-on-one meetings with your career coach, you will develop your individualized brand and form a strategy to kick-start your career.

Work one-on-one with a career coach to develop a strategy for achieving your career goals. You will also learn effective methods for job search, interview skills, and resume writing. You will bring it all together to define your individualized brand.

Notre Dame has one of the largest and most loyal alumni networks in the world — with more than 140,000 active alumni engaged in 220 domestic and 50 international Notre Dame clubs. But the real value of becoming a “Domer” is the quality of those alumni connections.

MSM Class of 2023 graduates have offers from companies such as:

  • Boeing
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman Sachs
  • KPMG
  • Kraft Heinz Company
  • NFL Films
  • Oracle
  • PepsiCo
  • Salesforce

93% of MSM Class of 2023 graduates accepted fill-time offers within six months of graduation

$77,000 average base salary

MSM Career Paths

Political Science at Notre DameAdvisory Consultant at Deloitte
History at Marquette UniversityAssociate, Institutional Investments at William Blair
Neuroscience at King's CollegeManagement Development Program at E. & J. Gallo
English at Wake Forest UniversityCommercial Real Estate Analyst at JPMorgan Chase
Mathematics at Bryn Mawr CollegeGlobal Quantitative Management Analyst at Bank of America
Electrical Engineering at Notre DameConsulting Analyst at Accenture
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Student Life

A huge part of the MSM experience is learning both in and out of the classroom. On-campus experiences enrich a vibrant student life at Notre Dame waiting for your distinct contributions.

As an MSM student, you have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a variety of clubs, including the MSM Association where you will plan events and service projects for your fellow MSM students
  • Attend a Notre Dame Graduate Alumni tailgate and mix with alumni, professors and recruiters in a casual setting, then watch the game from the graduate student section at Notre Dame Stadium
  • Nurture your spiritual growth through one of the many on- and off-campus opportunities for faith development, such as attending Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Our Community

You will be challenged by world-class faculty, inspired by accomplished alumni, and will collaborate with students from diverse personal and academic backgrounds.

Ray Korson

Alumnus "I felt so much more confident coming into interviews, speaking the same language of business and being able to articulate my value."

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Alumna "The MSM program takes those liberal arts degrees, those science degrees, those engineering degrees, and gives you the skillset to be able to succeed in the corporate world."

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Alumna "Notre Dame loves Notre Dame, and I think that truly shines through our network."

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Student “One of the best things about Notre Dame is that we are all like one big family from home game tailgates to struggling through accounting together.”


The MSM program is designed for individuals who have earned bachelor’s degrees in non-business disciplines. We cannot accept applications from students who majored in finance, accounting, marketing, management, business or dual-degree business programs. Economics majors and business minors (18 credit hours of business courses or fewer) are welcome to apply.

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 MSM 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.
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 7, 2025, to allow time for visa paperwork and processing.

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MSM Class of 2024

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2024-2025 M.S. in Management program is $58,512.

Merit-based scholarships are available to all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship. The Admissions Committee determines scholarships at the same time your application is being evaluated. To apply, complete the scholarship section within the application at the time of submission.

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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 greatly impacted their decision to attend Notre Dame. Your visit can include:

  • Connecting with the admissions team
  • A tour of the Mendoza College of Business

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Let’s get to know each other.

There are a number of ways to learn more about the MSM program—and for us to get to know you better. Start now by introducing yourself.

Webinars & Information Sessions

Throughout the year, our admissions team and current students offer webinars, information sessions, and Q&A opportunities to help you understand our community and the MSM program’s opportunities.

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MSM Voices

Hear from the M.S. in Management community featuring insights about life as a student, experiences that shape your Mendoza journey, and the impact a Notre Dame MSM can have on your career.