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One-Year MBA

The Notre Dame One-Year MBA

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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. During your time in the One-Year MBA, you can focus your studies in one of five different majors, three of which are STEM-designated.

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:
First Week of June

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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 Leadership Launch, a four-day intensive workshop designed to uncover your unique leadership style. Hear from Mary Coghlin MBA '20 on what she learned in the experience.

Focus Your Path

No matter where you want to go in your career and in business, the Notre Dame MBA can help get you there. You’ll choose from five MBA majors, three of which are STEM-designated.

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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.

Idea Center at the University of Notre Dame

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!

Average Class Size

GMAT Middle 80% Range

Years Average Work Experience

of the One-Year MBA Class of 2022 received fellowship

Average GPA

Student to Faculty Ratio

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Career Development

The Graduate Business Career Development office provides the tools and support you need to reach your professional goals.

With access to dedicated professionals, a robust career-mapping process (involving both formal coursework and tailored 1:1 coaching), and a powerful suite of tools and resources, you’ll emerge ready to take on your best-fit role.

Many Notre Dame MBA students pursue roles in finance, consulting, technology or marketing. At every step, you’ll have the support you need as you prepare for a dynamic career and develop the skills needed to excel in today’s complex business world.

of the Class of 2021 received full-time offers within three months of graduation

of the Class of 2021 accepted a full-time offer within three months of graduation

average salary and bonus for the Class of 2021

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.

  • 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 2021 U.S. Placement By Region

*Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding







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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

Notre Dame’s accelerated One-Year MBA is designed for those business professionals with a career already in progress who want to build upon their education and skills, and grow the good in business.

Your program will begin with a nine-week summer term to refresh your business fundamentals before joining the second year of the Two-Year MBA program.

Throughout your time in the Notre Dame MBA, you’ll participate in our leadership development sequence and have significant opportunities to hone your skills in experiential learning environments.

You’ll select a major and pursue a curriculum relevant to your personal and professional goals. Three of the five MBA majors are STEM-designated, providing you the tools necessary to lead in a data-fueled world. For international students, these STEM-designated options provide an additional two years of optional practical training (OPT) to work in the U.S. after graduation.

Many Notre Dame MBA students pursue roles in finance, consulting, technology or marketing. With access to a broad range of courses, experiential learning and extracurricular opportunities, you’ll develop the skills you need to be prepared for today’s complex business world.

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 Notre Dame MBA program is offering a GMAT/GRE test waiver for the 2022-2023 recruiting cycle.  Prospective students can find answers to questions in this FAQ.

Students applying to the One-Year MBA are required to have completed prerequisite courses in Financial Accounting and Statistics.

RoundDeadlineVirtual Interview DatesDecision
Early DecisionSept. 13, 2022Oct. 11-12, 2022Nov. 4, 2022
1Nov. 1, 2022Nov. 16-17; Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2022Dec. 16, 2022
2Jan. 10, 2023Jan. 31-Feb. 1; 14-15; 21-22, 2023Mar. 17, 2023
3Mar. 14, 2023Mar. 28-29; April 4-5, 2023Apr. 28, 2023
4May 2, 2023May 16-17, 2023Rolling
5RollingUpon RequestRolling
  • Early Decision
    Early Decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other schools and provide a non-refundable $2,000 deposit if they are admitted to the program.
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to submit the application and all supporting credentials by January 10, 2023, 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 2022-2023 academic year.

of the One-Year MBA Class of 2022 received a fellowship.

of female fellowship recipients are Forte Fellows

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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.


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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