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Mendoza School of Business

Two-Year MBA

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Gain analytical skills and an ethical leadership foundation to fuel your career.

The traditional Two-Year MBA degree at Notre Dame is the hallmark of graduate business education. It will prepare you for success in business, regardless of your prior background.

With an average of five years of work experience, each class is enriched by the unique perspectives of its members ranging from traditional business professionals to military veterans, men and women, and students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

In two years at Notre Dame, you’ll earn a values-based MBA with a focus on Business Analytics. You’ll join a close-knit class with countless opportunities to develop your own leadership style and engage with the community. And, in the end, you’ll be connected with a global alumni network rated one of the most responsive in the world.

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Highlights: MBA Student Experience

The traditional Two-Year MBA is a rigorous full-time program, located on our iconic campus near South Bend, Indiana. It’s a program that continues to evolve and innovate, positioning you to become a global thought leader.

Lead Courageously

Your MBA journey launches with Integral Leadership Development, four days of individual and group activities to help you discern your most important values, strengths and weaknesses — a process that proves to be unexpectedly challenging.

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Business Analytics

You'll build a strong business analytics tool kit with a curriculum designed to give you the skills needed to lead using insights drawn from big data.

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Global Experiences

Global experiences are a vital part of business education today, and you'll have unique opportunities through the Two-Year MBA program to see the real world impact of business first hand.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

From submitting your idea to investing in a technology already in the pipeline to securing an internship, there are a number of ways that MBA students can get involved in the groundbreaking work happening at the IDEA Center.

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Welcome to the Notre Dame Family

Notre Dame’s small program size and personal attention help to develop a close-knit community and relationships that last long after graduation. Including your classmates, faculty and staff, you'll become part of the Notre Dame Family!

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Career Development

Our approach is designed to give you the tools and support you need to reach your goals. We leverage dedicated professionals, a robust career strategy process (involving both formal coursework and tailored one-to-one coaching), and a powerful suite of tools and resources.

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 serves as a strong foundation for your career development and consists of the following phases:


You will benefit from tailored, individual career coaching that works with your schedule — you schedule the meetings, drive the agenda and lead the conversations

Our coaches have industry experience, coaching training, and a deep commitment to understanding students. Our coaches help our students align with their values, leverage their strengths, and ignite their passion.

Travel with fellow students to the San Francisco Bay Area to talk business with companies like Salesforce, Cisco, Intel or Google; or to Wall Street in New York City to discuss investment banking or finance with Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and more.

Interact with corporate representatives through hundreds of on-campus touch points each year; Plug into Notre Dame’s world-class alumni network; or, Engage with the IDEA Center at Innovation Park, where aspiring entrepreneurs, faculty, students and industry experts collaborate.

  • 92% Received Offer within 3 months of Graduating
  • $144,536 Average Salary (including bonus) OR $116,243 Average Salary
  • 100% Received Internship Offer
  • 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 among the Top 5 MBA programs for “alumni effectiveness” and among the Top 10 for “potential to network.”

Student Life as a Two-Year MBA Student

While you’re earning the Two-Year MBA and advancing your career, you’ll still have time to get the full Notre Dame student experience.

What You’ll Learn:
MBA Course of Study

After only one semester of core business classes, you’ll select a concentration track and embark on a tailored set of courses relevant to your personal and professional goals.

Apply what you’ve learned in the mid-semester Interterm Intensive, a weeklong course that allows you to broaden your expertise or study abroad.

In four semesters, with 64 credits, you’ll discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about business.

Signature Experiences

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Our Community

You will be challenged by world-class faculty and inspired by accomplished alumni. You will collaborate with students from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds.

MBA Candidate '20 "My experience at Mendoza has given me the confidence to ask more of business and to do things the right way even when it is not popular. I hope that my girls will learn from me and be better, stronger women."

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MBA '19 "I already feel ready to effectively and ethically tackle the challenges of a challenging world."

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Associate Teaching Professor "How do you create value for yourself and other people?"

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MBA Candidate '20 "Notre Dame’s MBA program has allowed me not only to develop valuable business skills in the classroom, but also engage with and learn from the most diverse and experienced group of peers I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. I feel like I’m getting so much more than a degree from my time here!"


Early DecisionSept. 17, 2019Nov. 1, 2019
1Oct. 15, 2019Dec. 13, 2019
2Jan. 7, 2020Mar. 13, 2020
3Mar. 17, 2020May 1, 2020
4One-Year Apr. 14, 2020
Two-Year: May 1, 2020
May 22, 2020
5Two-Year: June 15, 2020Rolling Decisions
  • 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 February 15 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.

Tuition for the Two-Year MBA program for the 2020-2021 academic year.

of tuition is covered for those named as Meyer Fellows.

of Two-Year MBA students are awarded a fellowship

of female fellowship recipients are Forte Fellows

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There are many opportunities to interact with MBA students and staff both on-campus and in your hometown. Our team is excited to meet you, share our passion for Notre Dame and be a resource as you go through the MBA selection process.

On-Campus Experiences

Throughout the year, the Admissions team offers Information sessions, formal admissions interviews and special events on campus regardless of where you are in the admissions process. Learn more about the different options available!

Off-Campus Events and Interviews

The Admissions Team travels around the US and overseas to meet and engage with the best MBA candidates. See when an Admissions Representative will be in your area next! In addition to MBA events, our team will periodically offer opportunities for in-person interviews on the road. Off-campus interviews are typically offered between September and January.


Throughout the year, our team and current students will offer informational webinars and Q&A sessions to help you understand our community and the opportunities the ND MBA offers from the comfort of your home. View past webinars and look for updated content during the year.

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