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Grow the Good in Business with a Notre Dame MBA
The Two-Year MBA prepares you for a high-impact career in business, providing the skills and experience you need to make balanced and informed contributions to any industry.
Your journey starts in the heart of the Notre Dame campus, where personalized leadership development and experiential learning are at your fingertips. During your time in the Notre Dame MBA, you can focus your studies in one of nine different concentrations, five of which are STEM-designated.
As you move through the program, you’ll benefit from a campus and alumni network dedicated to your academic, personal and professional advancement.
Highlights: Two-Year MBA Experience
Mendoza’s traditional Two-Year MBA is a robust, full-time program located on the iconic Notre Dame campus near South Bend, Ind.
The program challenges you to contribute your best, encourages you to cooperate openly and – ultimately – prepares you to compete in today’s business world.
Cultivate Your Potential
Your MBA journey launches with Integral Leadership Development – a four-day intensive workshop designed to uncover your unique leadership style.
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.
Explore Real-World Challenges
Experiential learning is a vital component of your business education at Mendoza. See the real-world effects of business decisions firsthand through an international immersion, our Business on the Frontlines course, or a stateside Interterm Intensive project.
Move from Concept to Launch
From pitching a venture to innovating tech solutions or securing an internship, you will have access to a variety of groundbreaking resources at Notre Dame's IDEA Center.
Join the ND Family
We are wholeheartedly invested in your personal, academic and professional growth. A tight-knit cohort, supportive faculty and an alumni network 144,000-strong provide a lifetime of mutual support that is unmatched.
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The Graduate Business Career Services 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.
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 provides a strong foundation for your career development, consisting of the following phases:
You will benefit from tailored, individual career coaching that works best for you – you schedule the meetings, drive the agenda and lead the conversations.
Our coaches have industry experience, coaching training and a deep commitment to understanding your personal ambitions.
Our coaches help you align with your intrinsic values, leverage your strengths, and ignite your passion.
Travel with fellow students to the San Francisco Bay Area to talk business with companies like Salesforce, Cisco, Intel or Google; or head to Wall Street in New York City to discuss investment banking or finance with Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and more.
At Mendoza, you’ll have the opportunity to:
Interact with corporate representatives through hundreds of on-campus touchpoints each year.
Plug into Notre Dame’s world-class alumni network.
Engage with the IDEA Center at Innovation Park, where aspiring entrepreneurs, faculty, students and industry experts collaborate.
- 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
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The Economist ranks Notre Dame’s MBA program among the Top 5 for alumni effectiveness and among the Top 10 for networking potential.
Life as a Two-Year MBA Student
Explore the many cultural, spiritual and extracurricular resources available on the Notre Dame campus and beyond, to enrich your graduate student experience:
- Engage with one of more than 15 MBA Clubs to participate in activities like career treks, case competitions, networking events and more
- Attend a lecture series, workshop or student initiative through the Fanning Center for Business Communication or the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing
- Enjoy a music, dance or theater performance at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
- Take in world-class exhibits at the Snite Museum of Art
- 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!
What You’ll Learn:
MBA Course of Study
The Notre Dame MBA is dedicated to providing you all of the tools you need to connect you to a career best suited to your skills, interests, and values, as well as your unique sense of purpose and potential.
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.
After your first semester of core business classes, you’ll select a concentration track and pursue a curriculum relevant to your personal and professional goals. Five of our nine degree concentrations are STEM-designated, providing you the cutting-edge tools necessary to lead in today’s data-fueled world. For international students, the STEM designation provides an additional two years of optional practical training (OPT) to work in the U.S. after graduation.
In four semesters and 64 credit hours, you’ll enhance your skills to grow the good in business.
Be challenged by world-class faculty and inspired by accomplished alumni. Collaborate with students from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.
MBA '20 "Mendoza has been training its good force leaders for decades and I am proud to be one of them."
MBA '20 "If you want that experience of a smaller program, where you get to make more meaningful relations, and you're also looking for a very powerful and involved network, then this is the place for you."
MBA '19 "From the moment I stepped on campus, Mendoza provided opportunities to both practice my values and work on the skills I’d need to be an effective foreign service officer."
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 Two-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.
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- 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 apply by Feb. 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.
Two-Year MBA program tuition for the 2020-21 academic year
of female fellowship recipients are Forté Fellows
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There are many opportunities to interact with MBA students and faculty, both in person and virtually.
We are excited to meet you, to share our passion for Notre Dame and to be a resource during your MBA selection process.
Webinars & Information Sessions
Throughout the year, our admissions team and current students offer webinars, information sessions and Q&A opportunities to help you understand our community and the opportunities the Two-Year MBA offers.
Throughout the year, our admissions team offers information sessions, conducts formal admissions interviews and organizes special events right here on the Notre Dame campus.
Learn more about On-Campus Experiences
Off-Campus Events and Interviews
The admissions team travels around the United States and overseas to meet and engage with the best MBA candidates.
In addition to MBA events, our team will periodically offer opportunities for in-person interviews in destination cities. Off-campus interviews are typically offered between September and January.
Learn more about Off-Campus Events and Interviews