Mendoza School of Business

Student Life at Notre Dame

Making the most of the Notre Dame experience and ensuring that students leave prepared for whatever will come their way is a key part of the MBA program. The learning extends beyond the classroom with visits to companies, speaker series and case competitions. The tight-knit community at Mendoza ensures that all students will have a support system to be the best they can be.

Playing a key role in these activities are the MBA Association and various Clubs and Committees that Notre Dame students can join.

The MBA Association

The Notre Dame MBA Association (MBAA) serves as faithful steward of the academic, professional, and interpersonal potential of Notre Dame MBA students. It is committed to maximizing opportunities for growth by fostering community, professionalism, scholarship, and personal integrity among students, and by serving as student advocate and liaison to MBA program administrators.

In all of its actions the MBAA strives to uphold the values and interests of the MBA Program, its alumni, the surrounding community, and the University of Notre Dame as a whole, and to strengthen the name and good standing of the Notre Dame MBA as a premiere Catholic business school and home to the ideals of community, human development and individual integrity.

To this end, the MBAA will engage in activities that:

  • Foster interaction and fellowship among MBA students and families, faculty, and administrators
  • Shape and hone the academic experience
  • Promote relationships with business leaders
  • Avail resources and opportunities for scholarship and professional studies
  • Further engage Notre Dame with the South Bend community
  • Embrace technological trends and leverage them to the benefit MBA students

The MBA Association is responsible for acting as a liaison and a representative of all Notre Dame traditional MBA students and alumni. The MBAA is responsible for activities, programs, and initiatives for the entire MBA community, including students, their families, faculty, and administration.

Last year, the MBAA planned several events, including:

  • Winter Formal
  • Lunches with the Dean
  • Chicago Networking Event
  • Official MBA Tailgates

Clubs and Committees

Clubs and Committees play an integral part in the MBA experience. Club events are held weekly or bi-weekly where clubs invite professional speakers, hold interview prep sessions, organize career networking events, and more. Committees work hard to do things such as bringing case competitions to Mendoza, engage MBA students’ spouses and families in events, and hold faith-based events.

Find a full list of clubs below. For more in-depth information on the MBAA, clubs, committees and events, click here.

The Notre Dame MBA Business Analytics Club strives to provide students with the analytical mindset necessary to excel in strategic decision-making in their careers. Managers must understand how to balance customer privacy expectations and how to structure data analysis in a way that provides powerful insights and uncovers new solutions. The Business Analytics Club also aims to inspire conversations about the ethics of data collection and how and where to draw boundaries in order to maintain corporate credibility and reputation.

President: Peter Zanca

The MBA Consulting Club is dedicated to educating its members about the consulting industry, preparing them to succeed as they begin their careers and developing the tools to learn, grow and become future leaders. The MBA Consulting Club hosts guests and speakers in the industry so our students learn first-hand about the opportunities and challenges a consulting career offers. The club also offers weekly case study practice to develop our members’ ability to think outside the box but in a structured manner. Finally, and most importantly, our graduates are providing value to the world’s most successful companies.

President: Emily Clark

The MBA Finance & Investments Club aims to give its members an inside view of the corporate and high finance industries through varied guest speakers, promotion of relevant competitions, and valuable discussion among students. The club also acts as a network between current MBA students and professional alumni to inspire mentorship and professional development.

President: Alex Candee

The goal of the MBA Management Club is to provide students with an interest in the general management and leadership concentration career guidance. It also serves to explore academic and relevant research trends in the field. The Management Club helps coordinate speakers, networking events, and other activities for students that center around topics such as business leadership and LDP rotational programs, general management, supply chain, and operations.

President: John Chao

The purpose of MBA Marketing Club is to foster leadership development through the coordination of educational and awareness projects. The MBA Marketing Club provides MBA students with opportunities to further their understanding of the marketing discipline by offering valuable educational and networking opportunities, allowing Club members to expand their knowledge of marketing and enhance their understanding of various career paths in the dynamic marketing field.

President: Ally Norell

The MBA Women in Business Club is a member of MBA Women International and proud supporter of women on campus. We also work in conjunction with the Forte Foundation. Our goals are to foster a strong community of women at Mendoza and beyond and to network and inspire women in business. We strive to reach these goals by holding events, club meetings, and facilitating conversations about current issues. Together, we can continue to learn through dialogue with alumni, recruiters and experienced professionals. One of our annual events is a Women’s Symposium for candidates thinking about joining the Mendoza MBA family.

President: Phoebe Tzannes

The Asian MBA Student Association (AMSA) is a club that is open to all MBA students who have a common interest in Asian business and culture. We provide a community where business and career opportunities related to Asia are shared and where members can interact, learn and engage in social and professional activities to enhance cultural and business exchanges between Asia and the U.S. Our second mission is to support the integration of Asian MBA students as they enter corporate America and to facilitate informal interaction through Asian cultural events among the greater Notre Dame student body.

President: Danny Guan

The Notre Dame MBA Veteran’s Club is one of the largest and most active in the Nation. Our Mission is to connect Mendoza Veterans with the local community, with MBA Veterans nationwide, and with business professionals in order to collaborate, inspire confidence, and achieve success as future leaders in business.

President: Olivia Feldpausch

The Notre Dame Graduate Net Impact club is part of a national community of more than 60,000 change makers who use their careers to tackle the world’s toughest problems. Members put their business skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too. At Notre Dame, the Net Impact Club believes that business can be a powerful force for good, and its goal is to train business leaders who will use their skills for world benefit. As members of the Notre Dame community, club participants are part of a long tradition of public service, social innovation, and peace building.

President: Juan Carlos Martin Gonzalez

The REGS Club focuses on expanding current curriculum offerings, strengthening the business school’s alumni and professional network active within the area of Greentech and energy, and promoting energy and resources-related events, discussions, and trips. We also work with the career coaches and mentors at Mendoza to develop and maintain relationships with leading and emerging companies in the energy, resource processing, and Greentech industry.

President: Jacob Sheehan

The MBA Technology Club was founded in 2015. Its mission is to connect MBAs interested in tech-specific careers, or who want to learn related skills. The rapid pace of technological change over the past decade and the forward momentum of the digital age mean offer new ways to collect and interpret data. The Tech Club also offers members a platform to network with alumni in the industry.

President: Alex Solverson