Mendoza School of Business


  • December 9, 2018
    ND Impact Partners: Five Years In and Growing

    It started in 2014 with a modest question: How could Mendoza alumni continue to use their business skills and acumen to benefit local nonprofits?  Five years later, there’s a strong answer in the form of the Notre Dame Impact Partners initiative. The program pairs Mendoza alumni with a nonprofit in their own community for four months of work on a strategic project. Annual closing dinners were recently held for the Mendoza volunteers to present their recommendations to the organizations they collaborated with and to celebrate the teamwork. Most teams are comprised of 6 alumni, who collaborate and also spend time working on individual portions of the project that leverage their specific skill-sets and expertise.…

    Lynn Freehill-Maye

  • November 16, 2018
    MBA Student Perspective: Prepping for the Real World

    As an incoming U.S. Diplomat, when I made the decision to attend business school, many thought it was an odd choice. My colleagues in the United States Foreign Service asked ‘why didn’t you choose International Relations school?’ With even more bewilderment they’d tell me ‘you can go anywhere — why choose Notre Dame?’ To them, a policy school […]

    Terrell Hunt

  • November 14, 2018
    Graduate Alumni Board Revs Up

    Energized and ready to execute—that’s how members of the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board came away from their biannual meeting in mid-September.   The board acts as “focus group, sounding board, advisers, critics, and strategists” for the Mendoza College of Business, as member Chris Remington, MNA ’95, puts it. “We hope our recommendations and input contribute to Mendoza's reputation as one of America's best business schools,” he adds. …

    Tim Ponisciak

  • November 1, 2018
    Veteran’s Day Profile: Sarah Jackson, MBA Candidate 2019, Military Spouse

    Sarah Jackson, MBA candidate 2019 Military affiliation: Military spouse since 2002. My husband is currently an active duty Army officer serving as a program analyst in the Pentagon. The experience of being a military spouse: It’s hard but rewarding. My husband and I have spent a lot of time apart during regular training exercises and deployments, […]

    Ryan Millbern

  • November 1, 2018
    Veteran’s Day Profile: Jennifer Malherek, EMBA ’18, U.S. Navy

    Jennifer Malherek, EMBA ’18, Navy Duties: Surface Warfare Officer Military Duration: U.S. Navy, 2010 – Present Special Qualifications: Nuclear Engineering Inspiration to join the military:  I come from a long tradition of military service: my great grandparents, grandparents, mom, dad and brother all served. I never really wanted to join the military until 9/11 happened. I was in […]

    Ryan Millbern

  • November 1, 2018
    Veteran’s Day Profile: Larry Iwanski, MSA ’00, U.S. Army

    Larry Iwanski, MSA ’00, U.S. Army Military duration: U.S. Army, 1988-2018; 10 years active duty, 20 years Army Reserve Duties: Soldier, Officer, Aviator, Pilot, Blackhawk Test Pilot Special Qualifications: Colonel, Army Aviation; 1988 graduate of West Point Inspiration to join the military: I had military on both sides of my family: My father’s father was an Army guy; […]

    Ryan Millbern

  • October 4, 2018
    A Degree 88,000 Miles in the Making

    Every other Thursday afternoon, Alissa Wong leaves the Microsoft campus in Seattle, and boards a four-hour flight. Her destination: the MSBA program at the University of Notre Dame’s Chicago campus. After working for two years as a data and artificial intelligence consultant with Microsoft, Alissa was interested in expanding her technical and business acumen—and gaining […]

    Ryan Millbern

  • October 4, 2018
    From Professional Hockey Referee to the Wide World of Analytics

    Matt Prozaki’s path to the MSBA program at Notre Dame began on thick ice. Literally. From the ages of 18 to 30, Prozaki worked as a professional hockey referee, first in the Junior Hockey League and then the American Hockey League. He hung up his skates to work as a banker at Quicken Loans and […]

    Ryan Millbern

  • August 13, 2018
    Inspiring Words From The 2018 Graduate Alumni Award Winners

    The Mendoza College of Business recognizes alumni each year for their business success, their passion to serve their communities and their involvement with Notre Dame. These alumni show an exemplary commitment to the mission of the College. This year, the College is proud to announce five winners for this year’s awards. The award winners will be honored at the fourth annual Mendoza Graduate Alumni Awards Luncheon, on Friday, October 12, the day before the ND-Pittsburgh football game. The Luncheon will take place in the new Downes Club on the seventh floor of Corbett Family Hall, overlooking the field of Notre Dame Stadium. This year’s award winners come from the MNA, EMBA and MBA programs.…

    Tim Ponisciak

  • February 14, 2018
    Mendoza alumnus opens restaurant in Duncan Student Center

    Rob McColgan, a 2002 Mendoza College of Business graduate, and his business partner Anthony Pigliacampo won the McCloskey Business Plan Competition in 2009 and opened their restaurant, Modern Market. Last month, the chain debuted inside Notre Dame’s new Duncan Student Center. This is Modern Market’s first campus location.…

    The South Bend Tribune