MBA/Engineering Dual Degree
You don’t have to choose between management and engineering
In the MBA / Engineering Dual Degree program, you will earn both a bachelor’s degree through the College of Engineering and an MBA from Mendoza in just five years. As a result, you’ll be able to pursue a wider range of career paths—and do so earlier than most MBA program graduates.
The technical expertise you develop as an engineer (98 percent of Notre Dame engineers pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, compared to 74 percent nationally), coupled with deep business knowledge creates a professional synergy that will serve you well no matter what career you choose to pursue.
Innovating for the greater good
As an MBA / Engineering Dual Degree student, you will join other curious and independent thinkers in an accelerated program that provides the resources and experiences necessary to pursue your distinctive interests—and flourish in whatever career path you choose.
Integral Leadership Development
Leadership is at the forefront of the Notre Dame experience. Before your MBA classes begin, you will take a deep dive into yourself through the Integral Leadership Development program. This inside-out approach to leadership will help you understand your core values and your personal leadership style to positively impact your teams, organizations and the greater business community.
Makers, there’s a place for you
Through the IDEA Center—Notre Dame’s hub for all commercialization and entrepreneurial activities—you can connect with other makers and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re building prototypes for startups (or for yourself) or helping de-risk technologies, you’ll gain valuable business and engineering experience in an environment built for innovation.
Engineering and business are both increasingly global endeavors
As a result, it’s more important than ever for you to graduate with meaningful international experience. During your fourth and fifth years in the program, you can take advantage of our International Immersion Experience, through which you might spend 10 days studying the global business implications in Chile, China or South Africa.
You’ll graduate with a claim to two branches of the Notre Dame family tree.
According to The Economist, Mendoza’s alumni network ranks No. 4 in the world in alumni effectiveness and No. 9 in potential to network. But knowing the right people will only get you so far.
That’s why Notre Dame has developed career preparation resources and experiences that will equip you to succeed—no matter where your degrees take you.
Participating in your career leadership course, which consists of three different phases: understanding the MBA hiring marketplace, identifying your core strengths and learning to market yourself effectively
Benefiting from 1:1 coaching—tailored, individual career coaching that works with your schedule and your goals
Securing an internship that will help you discern your career path and gain valuable experience (100 percent of MBA students intern before they graduate)
- Abbott Nutrition
- American Airlines
- Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
- Capital One
- Deutsche Bank
- Discover Financial Services
- FTI Consulting
- General Electric
- Huron Consulting
- Johnson & Johnson
- Liberty Mutual
- M&T Bank
- McKinsey & Co.
- Pacific Gas & Electric
- Procter & Gamble
- United Airlines
The Economist ranks Notre Dame among the Top 5 MBA programs for networking.
You don’t have to sacrifice your social life to earn a dual degree
While you’re sharpening your business acumen, developing innovations that improve the world and preparing for the next stage of your career, you’ll still have time to immerse yourself in the full Notre Dame experience by:
- Serving through the Center for Social Concerns (nearly 90 percent of Notre Dame students participate in service learning)
- Leading one of 30 MBA clubs or committees—ranging from Entrepreneurship to Marketing to Real Estate (more than half of MBA students are involved in at least one club)
- Attending IDEA Week, an innovation festival created by Notre Dame’s IDEA Center that hosts business, technology and entertainment events (past speakers and artists have included Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Daymond John of ABC’s Shark Tank, and the Chainsmokers)
- Play Bookstore Basketball, light a candle at the Grotto, rub Knute Rockne’s Nose at the Rock—no matter what your interest, there is a Notre Dame campus tradition for you
What You’ll Learn:
MBA/Engineering Course of Study
We’ve constructed a curriculum that will help you build better solutions—and better teams
During years one, two and three of the Five-Year MBA / Engineering Dual Degree, you’ll focus exclusively on engineering, shift to MBA-only in your fourth year, and synthesize all you’ve learned in your fifth year, during which you’ll take both engineering and MBA courses.
Through classes like Introduction to Business Analytics, Leading People and Teams, and Marketing Management, you will learn how to not only build better solutions to engineering problems, you’ll also understand what it takes to build and manage successful teams.
The Five-Year MBA / Engineering Dual Degree program accepts applications on a rolling basis. There are limited spaces in these programs, so we encourage you to take the GMAT and submit your application as early as you can.
|Early Decision||Sept. 15, 2020||Oct. 30, 2020|
|1||Oct. 13, 2020||Dec. 4, 2020|
|2||Jan. 12, 2021||Mar. 12, 2021|
|3||Feb. 23, 2021||Apr. 16, 2021|
|4||Apr. 6, 2021||Rolling|
- Early Decision
Early Decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other schools and provide a non-refundable $4,000 deposit once they are admitted to the program.
- International Applicants
International candidates are strongly encouraged to submit the application and all supporting credentials by February 15, to allow time for VISA paperwork and processing.
Tuition & Aid
A Notre Dame graduate business education: A lesson in ROI
The Notre Dame MBA affords one of the best returns on investment of any top-ranked MBA program, aided by merit-based fellowships and the low cost of living in South Bend, Indiana.
There are many opportunities to interact with MBA students and staff both on-campus and in your hometown. Our team is excited to meet you, share our passion for Notre Dame and be a resource as you go through the MBA selection process.
Throughout the year, the Admissions team offers Information sessions, formal admissions interviews and special events on campus regardless of where you are in the admissions process. Learn more about the different options available!
The Admissions Team travels around the US and overseas to meet and engage with the best MBA candidates. See when an Admissions Representative will be in your area next! In addition to MBA events, our team will periodically offer opportunities for in-person interviews on the road. Off-campus interviews are typically offered between September and January.
Throughout the year, our team and current students will offer informational webinars and Q&A sessions to help you understand our community and the opportunities the ND MBA offers from the comfort of your home. View past webinars and look for updated content during the year.