Mendoza School of Business


  • 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

  • February 13, 2018
    Speaker examines connection between service, passion in business

    Mendoza College of Business alumnus Bob Burke spoke at an Ethics Week event on Feb. 12 (Monday) in the Stayer Center. Shortly after graduating in 1994 and taking a job as a business analyst for Arthur Andersen, he founded a nonprofit that provides free tax preparation assistance to low-income families. He pitched the idea as a way to help young employees at the firm develop professionally as they learned to work with a different demographic. The program, now called Ladder Up, also includes other financial programs to help people climb out of poverty and has expanded to other cities in the U.S. In Chicago alone it has provided more than $529 million in economic benefits to more than 297,000 residents. He encouraged students to take a chance and do something different and to consider taking a year and working at a nonprofit after graduation.…

    The Observer

  • February 6, 2018
    Involved Alumni – Patricia Bravo MBA ’00

    In this new feature, each month Mendoza will highlight an alumnus/a who is not just doing great things in their career, but is also staying involved with the College of Business. In this first piece, we spoke with Patricia Bravo, member of the MBA class of '00, and learned about her consulting company and her work with Mendoza's Admissions department.…

    Tim Ponisciak

  • February 1, 2018
    Like, Share & Talk With Us! – Mendoza’s Social Media Sites

    Do you want to hear more about Mendoza news than just from the newsletter? Make sure to follow Mendoza's various social media accounts. This is a great way to not just get your news, but to also see more about student life! Here are some of the key sites to follow: …

    Tim Ponisciak

  • January 16, 2018
    MSBA Student David Diaz on How the MSBA Program Complements his Undergrad Experience

    The Notre Dame MSBA program has done a great job complimenting my undergrad education. I first graduated from Notre Dame in 2014 with a double major in marketing and FTT, and went to work in the marketing department of a nonprofit theater in Chicago. There, I used the business fundamentals Mendoza had instilled in me […]

    Angela Sienko

  • December 29, 2017
    Study: Men may avoid being green because they find it unmanly

    Marketing professor James Wilkie discusses his research on gender and environmentalism. 

    CBS News

  • December 6, 2017
    Conversation Starters – My most valuable class

    Almost every alum can look back on his or her time at Notre Dame and think, "that Finance (or perhaps Marketing, Accounting or Consulting) class is still valuable to me today." There were certain classes each student took which had a profound impact on one's career or personal growth. We want to hear from you, what one class did you love during your time at Notre Dame?…

    Tim Ponisciak