Notre Dame MBA climbs in the rankings

Carol Elliott

The Notre Dame MBA program moved up in two significant rankings recently, earning the No. 25 spot on Bloomberg Businessweek's 2016 listing of the top business schools, and the No. 24 spot on Poets & Quants composite ranking of the best 100 schools in the U.S.

HealthSouth whistleblower Weston Smith to speak at Notre Dame

Carol Elliott

In 2003, FBI agents opened a federal investigation of accounting fraud on a massive scale at health-care giant HealthSouth, with fraudulent entries mounting as high as $2.7 billion. Nearly put into bankruptcy, the company fired its CEO Richard Scrushy and spent three years restructuring its operations and financial reporting procedures.…

Notebaert to speak at Mendoza’s 2016 graduate commencement

Carol Elliott

Richard Notebaert, former CEO of Qwest Communications International and chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Mendoza College of Business' 2016 Graduate Commencement and Diploma Ceremony. The event takes place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, in the Joyce Center Purcell Pavilion.…

Shoe venture moves into finals of Kevin Plank’s Cupid’s Cup competition

Carol Elliott

Wolf & Shepherd, a venture founded by University of Notre Dame alumni Justin Schneider, is among just five finalists of the Cupid’s Cup 2016 entrepreneurship competition started by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

Schneider, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in industrial design, will present his performance dress shoe designs before Plank and a judging panel of leaders in entrepreneurship during the competition’s final round on April 7. The event will take place at the University of Maryland in College Park and award more than $100,000 in total prizes.…

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College names new executive education director

Carol Elliott

Paul J. Slaggert has been named the director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.


Slaggert, who previously served as the director of Stayer’s non-degree programs, will be responsible for the leadership and administrative oversight of marketing, recruiting, student services, curriculum and operations for all of the executive education programs. These include the graduate degree programs – the Notre Dame Executive MBA

Here’s what awesome looks like

Carol Elliott

Here’s Colin Dunn’s story in a nutshell:

Dunn won a car by sinking a hole-in-one during a golf tournament, and he donated the $25,000 cash value back to the charity.

If you think knowing the end of the tale spoils the whole thing, you’re wrong. Dunn’s story is not about golf, or a car, or even the money. It’s about the 10 minutes he held the keys to the shiny black 2015 BMW 428i convertible in his hand and decided what to do.…

Vatican financial reform leader Zahra to speak at Notre Dame

Carol Elliott

In February, Pope Francis gathered with the College of Cardinals and a group of laypersons inside Vatican City’s Synod Hall for a historic event: to receive an update on the financial health of the Holy See.


Until very recently, only the pope and a small group of his closest aides were privy to the details of the Vatican Bank’s financial status. But Pope Francis has made financial reform a top priority, not only opening the books for scrutiny but convening a panel including six highest-caliber lay Catholics. Joseph Zahra, a former chairman of Malta’s Bank of Valletta and director of the island nation’s central bank was selected to serve as chair.…

'I raised my hand': Four leaders discuss the lessons they learned along diverse career paths

Carol Elliott

The three panelists settling into their chairs on the Jordan Auditorium stage shared athletics as a common background. But almost as soon as introductions were over, it became clear that it was their leadership experience that would make for a lively evening.

“Lessons in Leadership: From the Locker Room to the Boardroom,” held Oct. 16, featured four participants – three panelists and a moderator – who brought a wealth of frank insights about what it takes to lead a team:…