Mendoza School of Business

Veterans at Notre Dame

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God, Country, Notre Dame

Since the early days of the University, Notre Dame has had close ties to the armed forces. Students and alumni of the University have served in every US military branch and every major conflict since the Civil War. From iconic moments such as Fr. Corby’s blessing of the Irish Brigade before the Battle of Gettysburg to the training of Naval officers during WWII to the continued support of returning veterans, Notre Dame has embraced this community whose values align with and reflect those of Our Lady’s University.

Why get an MBA?

Leadership. Discipline. Integrity. Critical thinking under pressure. These skills have been crucial to your successful military career. These same traits paired with a quantitative business skillset opens the door to a new world of possibilities as you transition from the military to civilian life or continue on your path to command.

Career Development

Veterans with MBAs are among the most sought-after hires by leading recruiters.

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 financeconsultingtechnology 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.

MBA Military Veterans Club

The Notre Dame MBA Veteran’s Club is one of the largest and most active clubs of its kind in the country. The club’s mission is to serve as a professional and personal networking resource for potential, current, and former Mendoza MBA Military Veteran students and to exemplify the tenets of servant-leadership within Notre Dame and the local community. The club’s vision is to help veterans and current military members transition to business school and prepare them for success in the next stage of their professional journey.

To learn more about the MBA Military Veteran’s Club, visit the club website.

Veteran Benefits

Notre Dame is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which offers significant benefits to qualifying veterans. The University of Notre Dame also participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Learn more about the University support resources through the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

What Recent Students Say:

Drew Kot

U.S. Army
5 Years Active Duty
MBA Class of 2024

“I chose to pursue an MBA at Notre Dame because I wanted to be a part of a collective community of students that believe in coming together to be a part of something greater than themselves. From the very start, I was able to talk with students both with similar backgrounds and similar goals after the MBA. What stood out to me in my conversations with current students was the diversity in experience and emphasis on the community aspect in school. One of the proudest days of my life was getting a call from the Admissions staff, granting acceptance.

After arriving at Notre Dame, not only is the student community uniquely tight-knit, the professors are second to none. With nearly every single professor bringing in their own personal experiences in business to help teach a class, it has given each of my classmates and myself a real-world perspective to learn from. Ultimately, Notre Dame embodies a family-like community. When I left the Army, I didn’t think the MBA would give me the same family that I felt from the military. Both the academics and the community have given me an unmatched zeal for Notre Dame and my fellow Irish family.”


Jason Stafford

U.S. Army
5 Years Active Duty
MBA Class of 2024

“When I was looking for an MBA program, I wanted to find a place that would set me on the right path, career-wise, and be a home for the next two years. During the application process, I truly felt that Notre Dame wanted me to attend, and that it was an institution that would give me much more than just an education.

Both the applications committee and current students, veteran or not, were extremely welcoming. Having a strong support system as I transitioned out to help me navigate recruiting, benefits, and give me general advice proved invaluable in my first year.
I was also blown away with the willingness to help from alumni of both the undergraduate, and graduate programs. Without the tremendous support of our vast alumni network, I never would have been able to secure the job that I will begin this coming summer.

The foundational values of Notre Dame are readily apparent within everyone that I meet here. I have made lifelong friends and feel like I am truly part of the Notre Dame family. I hope that one day I can give back a fraction of what the school has given me. Go Irish!”


Sergio Medina

U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Security Guard
5 Years Active Duty
MBA Class of 2024

“What brought me to Notre Dame was its promise of cultivating ethical business practices and fostering values. The university’s mission resonated deeply with me. My decision to attend was influenced by a fellow Marine, who was already a part of the university, who praised its principles and the career prospects it offered.

However, upon stepping onto Notre Dame’s campus, I truly comprehended the invaluable assets within—the alumni network and the guidance of expert career coaches. Their collective support proved instrumental in steering me toward a career path I now love, even when I grappled with uncertainty about my professional journey. My affection for this institution began from these foundations—the nurturing environment, the extensive alumni connections, and the camaraderie shared among its diverse student body. Notre Dame is an educational sanctuary with a community that champions growth, integrity, and unwavering support for each member’s aspirations.”