Mendoza School of Business

Management (MSM)

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See yourself differently.

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) will take the knowledge you have and show you how to apply it in the world of business. It’s a program for engineers and artists, for writers, biologists and historians who want to turn their passions into a career path.

In small classes taught by distinguished Mendoza faculty, you’ll learn “the language of business,” gaining a solid foundation in business fundamentals, including accounting, marketing, management and finance. You will join a collaborative group of students from diverse academic backgrounds and move through the program as a cohort.

At graduation, you’ll possess a foundation of business knowledge centered on values, integrity and a concern for the greater good. The MSM is designed to complement your undergraduate degree to lead to a job and career that puts your passions and skills to work.

11 Months

Format & Location:
Full-time on the Notre Dame campus

Start Date:
June 22

Highlights: MSM Student Experience

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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Complete a top-ranked degree in 11 months.

In less than one year, you’ll earn the No. 5 ranked U.S. Master’s in Management from a University with international recognition. Among global programs, the Notre Dame M.S. in Management delivered the 10th-best post-graduation salary and connects you to a top-ranked network to shape your future.

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Immerse yourself in an international opportunity.

Develop your understanding of global business through a two-week immersion in China, South America, or South Africa. You will learn about current political, economic and social developments from experts and business leaders.

Student meeting with career coach

Enter the workforce with a career strategy

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.

MSM Average Class Profile

Total Students

GMAT Middle 80% Range

GRE Middle 80% Range

Mean GPA

Mean Age

Female Students

Domestic Minority


Non-ND Undergrads

*Class profile based on a three year average

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Career Development

Notre Dame’s Career Services team is a world-class group of individuals dedicated to helping you launch your career. Taking into account your unique background, they’ll help you and hone in on your strengths and weaknesses to be 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.

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

86% of the MSM Class of 2018 accepted job offers within six months of graduation. The median salary for these students is $63,000.

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capgemini
  • Deloitte
  • E & J Gallo
  • Epic
  • GE
  • Huron Consulting
  • KPMG
  • Morningstar
  • Nielsen
  • UBS
  • Visa

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.
  • Spend 10 days abroad with classmates in China, South America or South Africa where you will tour companies, see the sights and serve communities.
  • 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.

What You’ll Learn: MSM Course of Study

During your 11 months in the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program, you’ll develop specialized business knowledge to succeed in any industry. In a curriculum designed for students from non-business backgrounds, you’ll work with peers from a variety of undergraduate areas of study to tackle new topics together.

What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to declare one of two concentrations to lend further focus to your studies:


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.


Through the marketing concentration, you’ll explore digital marketing and its role in business today, as well as topics in contemporary sales management to give yourself a competitive edge in today’s global business landscape.

Go from learner to leader in 11 months

Build a basis of business knowledge with courses in the principles of management, statistics and accounting over 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. You may also choose to round out your degree with a 10-day international immersion experience in China, South America or South Africa.

From finance principles to marketing management, you’ll earn 38 credits that will change the way you think about business.

Signature Experiences

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Pair the MSM with a One-Year MBA

After you graduate from the MSM program and gain career experience, you then qualify for Notre Dame’s accelerated one-year MBA program— an opportunity that will allow you to take a deeper dive into finance, marketing, analytics, investments or consulting.

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 are welcome to apply.

GRE/GMAT Waivers
Applicants who received an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, or those who will have their degree conferred from the University of Notre Dame, will have the requirement to take the GRE/GMAT waived. They are still welcome to take the exam but a lack of score will not have a negative impact on their admissibility. TOEFL and IELTS scores will still be required from international students who studied outside of the U.S. or did not study at an English-instructed institution.

RoundDeadlineVirtual Interview DatesDecision Release
Early DecisionSept. 14, 2021Sept. 29-30, 2021
Oct. 7-8, 2021
Oct. 22, 2021
1Nov. 2, 2021Nov. 16-18, 2021
Dec. 1-2, 2021
Dec. 10, 2021
2Jan. 18, 2022Feb. 1-3, 2022
Feb. 10-11, 2022
Feb. 24
Mar. 4, 2022
3Mar. 1, 2022Mar. 16-17, 2022
Mar. 23-24, 2022
Apr. 1, 2022
4Apr. 5, 2022Apr. 19-21, 2022May 6, 2022
  • Early Decision
    Early Decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other schools and provide a non-refundable $1,500 deposit once they are admitted.
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by March 1 to allow time for VISA paperwork and processing.

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2021-2022 M.S. in Management program is $45,800.

Merit-based fellowships are available to all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship. These are determined by the Admissions Committee at the same time your application is being evaluated. To apply, please check the appropriate box on the application form. No additional application is required.

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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.

Visit campus
Tour Mendoza, interview with Admissions, have lunch with current students—MSM students cite the campus visit as one of the most important factors in their final decision to choose Notre Dame. Schedule your individual visit now!

Off-Campus Interviews
If you can’t make it to campus, we may be coming to you. Sign up to meet with an MSM admissions representative on your home turf.

Open Office Hours
We’re here to help! Please give us a call any time or stop in and see us in the Mendoza College of Business – Suite 285. We’re available in person Monday through Thursday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET.

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