Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Notre Dame MBA at 50: A look at the program's evolution

Angela Sienko

MBA Turns 50

It’s been 50 years since Notre Dame launched its MBA program, and in that time, the class size has almost tripled, increasing from 50 in 1967 to 131 in 2017. And when the inaugural MBA class arrived on campus, it was comprised entirely of men, whereas today, nearly 30 percent of the classes are comprised of women.* …

Mendoza Year in Review  -- Academic Year 2016-2017

Mendoza Year in Review -- Academic Year 2016-2017

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Academic milestones, student body celebrations, alumni and faculty success stories —  these are the ways the Mendoza College of Business measures a year.   And by all accounts, the 2016-2017 academic year was one of great moments. Here’s a look back…

Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017

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Taking time away from their final exams, commencement celebrations and cap and gown fittings, Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business graduates reflect on the paths that brought them to Notre Dame and on the biggest lessons they learned while here. At the same time, they look ahead to their futures and anticipate where their Notre Dame degrees will take them. See what success looks like by reading their personal stories.

Notre Dame economic policy club wins national fiscal competition — on first try

Brian Wallheimer

The Federal Reserve and Fiscal Challenge Club, a new Notre Dame student club focused on macro-scale economics and fiscal policy, beat out defending champion Harvard University to win the 2017 Fiscal Challenge. The competition is run by an educational nonprofit of the same name that aims to expand students’ understanding of fiscal policy through experiential education.

Top Army HR Officer to talk at Notre Dame

Carol Elliott

U.S. Army Major General Seamands will present a talk on “Leadership Principles: How to be Successful Every Day” at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business 6:15-7:30 p.m., April 19, in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium.

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The event is free and open to the public.

Hockey players aren't tough

Anders Lee (MGTC '14)

Hockey player Anders Lee (MGTC '14), who currently plays for the New York Islanders, tells the story of his friendship with Fenoy Pierre-Louis and how he became involved with Kancer Jam, a charity that supports children being treated for cancer.

Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

Notre Dame team takes national championship in VC competition

Carol Elliott

A team of University of Notre Dame undergraduate students won first place in the 2017 Undergraduate Venture Capital Investing Competition (VCIC), a highly regarded annual event hosted by the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The five students — a combination of finance and economics majors who ranged from sophomore to senior — bested six teams during the final round of competition on March 25. Jackson Jhin, Lavinia Li, Daniel Ko, Tyler Christian and Carlos Covarrubias Serrano traveled to UNC’s Chapel Hill campus for the final event.…

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.

Active vs. Passive? Choose Both


It is human nature to take sides. In the case of active and passive, however, not only do I think investors can choose both, but the story of passive’s rise and active’s demise has been greatly exaggerated.

It is true that flows into passive strategies have picked up. But U.S. advisers are still allocating 70% of their clients’ assets to active investment strategies, according to our recent survey. Investment flows can be fickle and aren’t always a good barometer for long-term shifts in sentiment.…