Mendoza School of Business

Two-Year MBA

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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.

As you move through the program, you’ll benefit from a campus and alumni network dedicated to your academic, personal and professional advancement.


Start Date:
August 17

Format & Location:
Full-time on the Notre Dame campus

2 Years

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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 business, the Notre Dame Two-Year MBA can get you there. Choose from eight concentration tracks to focus your studies in areas like business analytics, strategy, investments, or marketing.

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.

Average Cohort Size

Median GMAT Score

5.3 Years
Average Work Experience

Students Receiving Fellowships

Average Undergraduate GPA

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Learn more about the student experience from current MBA candidates:

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Career Development

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.

  • 92% Received Full-Time Job Offers within 3 Months of Graduation
  • $144,536 Average Salary (including bonus)
  • $116,243 Average Base Salary
  • 100% Received Internship Offers
  • Abbott Nutrition
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Capital One
  • Cisco
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Emerson
  • ExxonMobil
  • EY
  • FTI Consulting
  • General Electric
  • Huron Consulting
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Liberty Mutual
  • M&T Bank
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • Nationwide
  • Pacific Gas & Electric
  • PwC
  • Procter & Gamble
  • SAP
  • United Airlines
  • Whirlpool

Class of 2019 U.S. Placement By Region

*Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding







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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:

What You’ll Learn:
MBA Course of Study

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.

In four semesters and 64 credit hours, you’ll discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about business.

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Our Community

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."

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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."


Early DecisionSept. 15, 2020Oct. 30, 2020
1Oct. 13, 2020Dec. 4, 2020
2Jan. 12, 2021Mar. 12, 2021
3Feb. 23, 2021Apr. 16, 2021
4Apr. 6, 2021Rolling
  • 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.

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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

annual stipend for Meyer 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.

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On-Campus Experiences

Throughout the year, our admissions team offers information sessions, conducts formal admissions interviews and organizes special events right here on the Notre Dame campus.

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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