Mendoza School of Business

One-Year MBA

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Get in. Get out. Get back to work.

The One-Year MBA program is an accelerated program for those already building a career in business. It’s an engaging and intense year at Notre Dame that builds upon your education and prepares you to Grow the Good in Business.

Most students who enroll in the One-Year MBA come to us with a business background and are looking to accelerate a career already in progress. They bring around five years of experience and unique perspectives that enrich your classroom experience — men and women from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Pushing pause on a young career could be the most strategic move you make to set an ethical foundation for business decision-making and enhance your long-term prospects.

1 Year

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

Start Date:
June 15

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Highlights: MBA Student Experience

You’ll be part of a close-knit class within the broader MBA community at Notre Dame, with countless opportunities to improve your business acumen and develop your own leadership style. Join us for this intensive learning experience.

Lead Courageously

Your MBA journey launches with Integral Leadership Development, four days of individual and group activities to help you discern your most important values, strengths and weaknesses — a process that proves to be unexpectedly challenging.

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Business Analytics

You'll build a strong business analytics tool kit with a curriculum designed to give you the skills needed to lead using insights drawn from big data.

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Global Experiences

Global experiences are a vital part of business education today, and you'll have unique opportunities through the One-Year MBA program to see the real world impact of business first hand.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

From submitting your idea to investing in a technology already in the pipeline to securing an internship, there are a number of ways that MBA students can get involved in the groundbreaking work happening at the IDEA Center.

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Welcome to the Notre Dame Family

Notre Dame’s small program size and personal attention help to develop a close-knit community and relationships that last long after graduation. Including your classmates, faculty and staff, you'll become part of the Notre Dame Family!

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GMAT Middle 80% Range

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Career Development

We’ll set you up for long-term career success and connect you with our global network of alumni. We leverage dedicated professionals, a robust career strategy process (involving both formal coursework and tailored one-to-one coaching), and a powerful suite of tools and resources.

A central component of your career development experience is our Career Leadership Course, which meets twice per week during Module #1 (your first seven weeks on campus).  The course serves as a strong foundation for your career development and consists of the following phases:


You will benefit from tailored, individual career coaching that works with your schedule — you schedule the meetings, drive the agenda and lead the conversations

Our coaches have industry experience, coaching training, and a deep commitment to understanding students. Our coaches help our students align with their values, leverage their strengths, and ignite their passion.

  • 92% Received Offer within 3 months of Graduating
  • $144,536 Average Salary (plus bonus)
  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Capital One
  • Cisco
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Emerson
  • ExxonMobil
  • EY
  • FTI Consulting
  • General Electric
  • Huron Consulting
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Liberty Mutual
  • M&T Bank
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • PwC
  • Procter & Gamble
  • SAP
  • United Airlines
  • Whirlpool

Class of 2019 U.S. Placement By Region

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The Economist ranks Notre Dame among the Top 5 MBA programs globally for alumni effectiveness.

Student Life as a One-Year MBA Student

While you’re earning the One-Year MBA and advancing your career, you’ll still have time to get the full Notre Dame student experience.

What You’ll Learn:
MBA Course of Study

The intensive 9-week summer term serves to refresh your knowledge of business fundamentals before joining the second year of the Two-Year MBA program.

We teach the skills you need to propel your career as a leader in business. From business analytics, marketing management, and financial accounting, you’ll learn to solve complex business problems with integrity while applying best practices in a team environment.

Apply what you’ve learned in the mid-semester Interterm Intensive, a weeklong course that allows you to broaden your expertise or study abroad.

One year. 46 credit hours. You can do it.

Signature Experiences

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Our Community

You will be challenged by world-class faculty and inspired by accomplished alumni. You will collaborate with students from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.

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Alumna "If I want to get an MBA, a one-year program makes a lot of sense because you get in, you get out and get back to work."

Alumna "Notre Dame has been a truly magical experience for me and I can’t wait to share that with others."

MBA Candidate '19 "I realized the emphasis that Notre Dame places on family, values, and the basic building blocks that make us good people."

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Associate Teaching Professor "How do you create value for yourself and other people?"

MBA Candidate '19 "There is so much pride and unity at Notre Dame. It's a privilege to pursue an MBA with a community that inspires voicing values, giving back, and "playing like a champion” every day."


The One-Year MBA program accepts applications in rounds. Students applying to the One-Year MBA are required to have completed prerequisites in Financial Accounting and Statistics.

Early DecisionSept. 15, 2020Oct. 30, 2020
1Oct. 13, 2020Dec. 4, 2020
2Jan. 12, 2021Mar. 12, 2021
3Feb. 23, 2021Apr. 16, 2021
4Apr. 6, 2021Rolling
  • 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 23, to allow time for VISA paperwork and processing.

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Tuition & Aid

The Notre Dame MBA offers one of the best returns on investment of any top-ranked MBA program, aided by merit-based fellowships and the low cost of living for our beautiful suburban campus.

Tuition for the One-Year MBA program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

of One-Year MBA students are awarded a fellowship.

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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.

On-Campus Experiences

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!

Off-Campus Events and Interviews

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.

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