Mendoza School of Business


  • teaching
    August 10, 2020
    I am HERE: Jason Reed

    Finance professor Jason Reed says he’s been mentally preparing to come back since Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced that the semester would begin early. “I think I am more excited than the students are, if that’s possible,” Reed said.

    Gwen O'Brien, NDWorks

  • zoom screen shot
    August 3, 2020
    Shelter in the storm: The classroom can be a refuge for students amid the chaos of COVID-19

    Like many of his colleagues, finance professor Jason Reed had to radically adjust the way he taught and interacted with his students with the added difficulty and blessing of a new addition to the family. But for Reed, the uncertain times were a reminder of why he came to Notre Dame in the first place.

    Jason Reed

  • 3D printer
    July 30, 2020
    A goodwill gesture constructed with a 3D printer and a little extra time

    Kevin Zufelt (EMBA ’21) found an opportunity to help the medical community by putting the 3D printer he purchased a few years earlier into good use, making ear savers.

    Carol Elliott

  • stadium benches
    July 28, 2020
    Finding a seat: 2 business profs and a grad student built an app to help sports venues with physical distancing

    Scott Nestler and Seth Berry, both professors of IT, Analytics and Operations, and MSBA/MBA candidate Joe Jenkins developed a cloud-based tool to help venue managers plan out the optimum seating configuration that aligns with their physical distancing and reduced capacity mandates.

    Melissa Jackson

  • April 15, 2020
    Growing the Good, One Micro-Loan at a Time

    University of Notre Dame undergraduate students grow the good in business through the Jubilee Initiative for Financial Inclusion, a micro-lending nonprofit founded by Mendoza College of Business alumnus Peter Woo (B.B.A '14).

    Amanda N. Jacobson

  • Hand-held Indiana Whiskey hand sanitizer bottles
    April 8, 2020
    Good spirits: ND MBA grad shifts distillery production to hand sanitizer

    Barely a week after federal regulators gave distilleries the green light to begin production in the wake of the shortage caused by coronavirus, the first bottles of Indiana Whiskey hand sanitizer rolled out for distribution to essential workers in the region.

    Melissa Jackson

  • March 30, 2020
    Pandemic prayer

    Every day of the week, in the small chapel on the second floor of Mendoza College of Business, MBA candidate Father Arthur Joseph Ssembajja prays alone.

    Carol Elliott

  • professor in Hawaiian t-shirt
    March 25, 2020
    Aloha, e-learning: Notre Dame professor tackles online teaching with style

    Associate teaching professor of management Chad Harms is no stranger to the challenges and opportunities presented by online learning. So when the coronavirus pandemic shifted courses online in March Harms donned a floral patterned button-up shirt and got to work.

    Melissa Jackson

  • empty supermarket shelves
    March 25, 2020
    How to prioritize ethical leadership amid the pandemic

    Three insights that approach crises as opportunities for ethical leadership, not opportunism. As COVID-19 crept toward Chattanooga, Tennessee, Matt Colvin and his brother Noah saw a business opportunity. They drove more than a thousand miles to small, rural towns, buying up all the hand sanitizer they could find. Matt Colvin listed the bottles on Amazon, […]

    Brett Beasley and Christopher Adkins

  • February 26, 2020
    A Leap of Faith

    Ryan Millbern