Finance at Notre Dame
Build Your Finance Career At Notre Dame
A third of the Notre Dame MBA Class of 2023 accepted a job in financial services with companies such as Bank of America, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase and UBS. With access to a broad range of courses, experiential learning and extracurricular opportunities, you can fine-tune your finance acumen while rounding out your potential to enter today’s complex business world.
MBA Class of 2023 went into Financial Services
$225K Investment Banking
median salary plus bonus for MBA Class of 2023
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Applied Investment Management (AIM) is a hands-on course providing students the opportunity to develop their financial analysis skills as they conduct rigorous fundamental equity research to manage a live portfolio of approximately $13 million. During the semester-long course, students will make a trip to a financial hub like Boston, Chicago or New York to meet with industry professionals.
Designed for students seeking roles in corporate finance, commercial banking, investment banking, investment management, and management consulting, the Finance major provides students with a wide base of knowledge that will prepare them for financial leadership at top companies. Our renowned finance faculty offer a range of courses that help students build strong analytical, decision-making, and leadership skills.
"The Mendoza network was invaluable throughout my internship recruitment. The level of support I received from alumni from day one ultimately enabled me to achieve my desired career outcome in investment banking."KYLE GRBA MBA '22, INVESTMENT BANKING ASSOCIATE, ROBERT W. BAIRD
Finance Career Opportunities
The field of finance has a wealth of career opportunities. Find the path that’s right for you:
Corporate finance is the division of finance that deals with how corporations approach funding sources, capital structuring, and investment decisions. Corporate finance is primarily concerned with maximizing shareholder value through long and short-term financial planning and the implementation of various strategies. Activities range from capital investment decisions to investment banking.
Companies hiring corporate finance professionals include Amazon, American Airlines, EcoLab, McDonald’s, P&G and USAA.
Commercial banking focuses on providing clients with credit products: term loans, revolving lines of credit, syndicated facilities, cash management services and other fixed-income products. Credit analysts or account managers deliver financial advice and solutions tailored to clients’ needs to help them grow their business, buy new equipment, secure working capital, and navigate day-to-day banking.
Companies hiring for commercial banking professionals include Bank of America, Capital One Financial, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo.
The investment banking division (IBD) of an investment bank helps governments, corporations, and institutions raise capital and complete mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The IBD is further divided into industry groups such as TMT (technology, media, and telecommunications), enabling analysts to become experts within a field.
Companies hiring investment bankers include Guggenheim Partners, Lazard Middle Market, Morgan Stanely, RW Baird and UBS.
An investment portfolio manager (PM) oversees the management of investment portfolios for their clients. Clients include pension funds, banks, hedge funds, wealth management firms, insurance companies, charitable foundations, and family offices. The PM is responsible for maintaining the proper asset mix and investment strategy that suits the client’s needs.
Companies hiring investment managers include Allen Mooney & Barnes, Blue Point Capital Partners, BNY Mellon, Boyne Capital Partners, Capital Markets Trading, Citadel LLC and CJS Securities.