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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 nine different concentrations, five 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.
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.
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.
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 nine concentration tracks, five of which are STEM-designated.
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.
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.
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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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.
- 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
Class of 2020 U.S. Placement By Region
*Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding
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.
- Join one of the many MBA Clubs to engage in career development, fellowship with your classmates, and community service.
- Nurture your spiritual growth through one of the many on and off campus opportunities for faith development such as attending Mass in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
- Cheer on the Fighting Irish on the field, court, and ice. Go Irish!
- Enjoy the arts with on campus performing arts and visual arts.
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 concentration track and pursue a curriculum relevant to your personal and professional goals. Five of the nine concentrations 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.
One year. 46 credit hours. You can do it.
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.
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."
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."
Many of our candidates have shared stories about the challenges brought on by the global pandemic as they apply to graduate school. Access to testing centers or inadequate online testing availability has created complexities in completing the application process. The One-Year Notre Dame MBA program is offering a GMAT/GRE test waiver for the 2020-2021 recruiting cycle in response to the hardships caused by the pandemic. Prospective students can find answers to questions in this FAQ.
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 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 23, to allow time for VISA paperwork and processing.
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.
of female fellowship recipients are Forte Fellows
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.