Notre Dame MBA Application
Welcome to Notre Dame
Are there four words more endearing to students and alumni than “Welcome to Notre Dame”? Those words symbolize your acceptance into a globally-recognized university with a mission to better its students and the world, one that is open to individuals from all backgrounds and a community of Irish who are always willing to help. For alumni, it gives that feeling of being home, re-connecting with a place that saw them grow as a person and a professional, and remembering life’s incredible moments because of the choice to attend Notre Dame. Notre Dame is one of the most iconic brands throughout the world and getting your MBA at Notre Dame gives you benefits that will last throughout your life.
Take the next step in your career and submit your application by October 15, and receive a decision on your application by December 13.
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Whether you are looking for an accelerated MBA program, or a traditional two-year MBA, or are looking to master multiple skills with an MBA/M.S. Business Analytics dual degree, Notre Dame will deliver a values-based MBA to prepare you for success in business. You’ll join a close-knit class with countless opportunities to develop your own leadership style and engage with the community. And in the end, you’ll be connected with a global alumni network rated one of the most responsive in the world.
Student Life at Notre Dame
A key part of the MBA program is the campus experience and creating bonds with your fellow classmates. Learning extends beyond the classroom with visits to companies, speaker series and case competitions. The tight-knit community at Mendoza provides all students with a support system and helps students to reach their full potential.
Playing a key role in these activities are the MBA Association and various Clubs and Committees that Notre Dame students can join.
The MBA Association
The Notre Dame MBA Association (MBAA) serves as a faithful steward of the academic, professional, and interpersonal potential of Notre Dame MBA students. It is committed to maximizing opportunities for growth by fostering community, professionalism, scholarship, and personal integrity among students, and by serving as a student advocate and liaison to MBA program administrators.
In all of its actions the MBAA strives to uphold the values and interests of the MBA Program, its alumni, the surrounding community, and the University of Notre Dame as a whole, and to strengthen the name and good standing of the Notre Dame MBA as a premiere Catholic business school and home to the ideals of community, human development and individual integrity.
To this end, the MBAA will engage in activities that:
- Foster interaction and fellowship among MBA students and families, faculty, and administrators
- Shape and hone the academic experience
- Promote relationships with business leaders
- Avail resources and opportunities for scholarship and professional studies
- Further engage Notre Dame with the South Bend community
- Embrace technological trends and leverage them to the benefit MBA students
The MBA Association is responsible for acting as a liaison and a representative of all Notre Dame traditional MBA students and alumni. The MBAA is responsible for activities, programs, and initiatives for the entire MBA community, including students, their families, faculty, and administration.
Last year, the MBAA planned several events, including:
- Winter Formal
- Lunches with the Dean
- Chicago Networking Event
- Official MBA Tailgates
Clubs and Committees
Clubs and Committees play an integral part in the MBA experience. Club events are held weekly or bi-weekly where clubs invite professional speakers, hold interview prep sessions, organize career networking events, and more. Committees work hard to do things such as bringing case competitions to Mendoza, engage MBA students’ spouses and families in events, and hold faith-based events.
For more in-depth information on the MBAA, clubs, committees, and events, click here.
South Bend and Beyond
Taking advantage of all that the surrounding areas have to offer rounds out the student experience. The city of South Bend blends the best of big city living with the midwest lifestyle. Students and visitors will find a thriving downtown district offering up diverse experiences for all types. Catch a South Bend Cubs game at Four Winds Field, see a show at the Morris Performing Arts Center, visit a county fair in the surrounding areas, or even go white water rafting on the East Race Waterway. The Bend (as its affectionately known by residents) also boasts numerous breweries and extensive restaurants. Discover new flavors by participating in one of two restaurant weeks.
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The University of Notre Dame is also conveniently situated to be able to access beautiful country scenery or visit a bustling city for the day, or weekend. Nearby attractions include Indiana Dunes beaches, stunning Michigan wine country trails and tours, and of course, Chicago is just a short drive away.
The possibilities for fun, relaxation, and exploration are endless when you come to The University of Notre Dame in South Bend.
An Investment in Yourself
The Notre Dame MBA offers one of the best returns on investment of any top-ranked MBA program, aided by the merit based fellowships and the low cost of living for our beautiful suburban campus.
Merit Based Fellowships
The Notre Dame network is not only a benefit for building relationships and exploring career opportunities, it is a powerful resource for providing financial support to current students. More than 80% of two-year MBA students are awarded a fellowship. Recipients are selected for these fellowships based on academic performance, prior work experience, GMAT or GRE scores, leadership potential, letters of recommendation, and each applicant’s personal statement. Applicants can indicate their desire to be considered for a fellowship on their application.
All that is expected of fellowship recipients is to be active and engaged members of the Notre Dame community.
Kenneth R. Meyer ’66, retired Chairman and CEO of Lincoln Capital Management Co., has generously endowed our most prestigious fellowship. Members of the incoming class who demonstrate the most outstanding academic performance and leadership potential will be invited to join this select group of distinct students.
Meyer Fellows receive full tuition fellowship and an additional award for non-tuition expenses.
The Brogan Fellowship is awarded to the four MBA women with the highest GPA after the first year of the Two-year MBA program. All women, regardless of academic background or work experience, are automatically considered for this prestigious award.
As a sponsor school for the Forte Foundation, Notre Dame is committed to launching women into successful business careers. Forte Fellows are recognized for their academic aptitude, leadership, and future potential. Forte Fellows are granted special access to the Forte community, including leadership conference access, mentoring and career development opportunities, and network development.
Notre Dame is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers significant benefits to qualifying veterans. For veterans who are 100% eligible, the University will contribute $17,500 to be matched by the VA. This total amount can exceed full tuition and can also include other benefits such as books and additional stipends.