Mendoza School of Business

MBA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The Notre Dame MBA is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community of diverse students, faculty and staff in a culture that respects the dignity of all. Our commitments include:

Increasing diversity within our community through active recruitment of diverse perspectives.

Cultivating a culture of inclusion through active engagements, collaborations and partnerships.

Advancing the professional development of all members of our community.

Integrating DE&I throughout the curriculum to build awareness and understanding.

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Building a Diverse Community

Through an engaged and equitable application process, the Notre Dame MBA strives to create a diverse student body in each cohort. Further, by committing financial resources and partnering with organizations that are also dedicated to advancing equal access to business education, the program is able to support qualified applicants from underrepresented groups. Our long-standing partnerships with national organizations and diversity advocates reflects our commitment to recruiting talented and diverse MBA candidates.

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A Culture of Inclusion

A strong academic community and engaged alumni network are built from an inclusive and supportive environment. As part of Mendoza's flagship graduate business program, students from the Notre Dame MBA are pivotal to shaping Mendoza's inclusive culture through their leadership of student organizations, celebration of affinity and identities, and special interests in the business community.

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Professional Development

The Notre Dame MBA is committed to ensuring that the life experience, viewpoints, and differences in backgrounds of each student is respected, valued, and integrated into career planning and development. Our MBA Career Development team partners with all students to ensure a successful career journey by encouraging student engagement and offering opportunities for identity-based networking and resources to help them achieve their full professional and economic potential.

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Mendoza faculty strive to create inclusive classroom environments and emphasize the increasingly important role of diverse perspectives and identities in the business world with guest speakers, case studies, research and more. Throughout the Notre Dame MBA curriculum, students will also find that their courses build upon core fundamentals while also exploring the impacts of business on different communities and identities in the U.S. and abroad. Whether it is for-credit course offerings like Ethics of Data Analytics and Spirituality at Work, minors like International Business, or even experiential programming like Business on the Frontlines, students have multiple opportunities to broaden their perspectives through formal curriculum.

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U.S. Underrepresented Minorities*

U.S. Veteran**



U.S. Underrepresented Minorities*

U.S. Veteran**


*Underrepresented Minorities refers to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or multiethnic; reported as a percentage of the domestic student population

**Reported as a percentage of the domestic student population

The commitment of the Mendoza community to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated through the various initiatives and events that prioritize the voices and experiences of diverse groups. This creates an environment where all students feel welcome, valued, and celebrated for who they are. Weston Hyde, MBA '24 and MBA Association President

DEI Grow the Good in Business ™ Case Competition

At Notre Dame, we believe that building a career in business means understanding how industries and organizations can serve the greater good. Through our courses, alumni engagement and experiential learning opportunities like the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grow the Good in Business ™ Case Competition, students act on that belief while also utilizing their business acumen, problem solving and leadership skills. Through three rounds of competition, the annual case competition challenges MBA students to pitch bold and meaningful business ideas that address broadly-applicable DEI topics like the racial wealth gap and financial inclusion. Students work with local governments and corporate sponsors to generate community-based research and innovative business plans, all while demonstrating the critical role that business plays in creating diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces and communities.

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Student Leadership

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President, MBA Association

Chief Diversity Officer, MBA Association

Chief International Officer, MBA Association

President, Asian MBA Student Association

President, Black Graduates in Management (BGM)

President, LGBTQ+ and Allies Club

President, Women in Business (WiB)

President, Military Veterans Club

President, Latin American Club at Mendoza

Faculty & Staff Diversity Catalysts

Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion

Academic Director of the MBA Program

Tahra Taylor

MBA Career Development

MBA Student Services

MBA Recruiting & Admissions


Director of Alumni Relations

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