Mendoza School of Business

Mendoza College of Business to launch two additional one-year graduate degree programs

Published: April 23, 2014 / Author: Carol Elliott

The University
of Notre Dame’s
College of Business
is launching two new one-year graduate
degree programs in spring semester 2015. The Master
of Science in Business Analytics
(MSBA) and the Master of Science in Finance
(MSF), both designed for working professionals, will be offered at Notre Dame’s
Chicago campus at 224 S. Michigan Ave.

“The demand for targeted degree programs delivered
in a one-year format has surged in recent years, as working professionals seek educational
opportunities that suit their lifestyles and career needs,” said Roger
, Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College. “The
programs we offer will fill a strong need for both leaders in finance, as well
as those who understand the implications of big data. This trend also speaks to
the expanding reach of business, which in turn creates a demand for people who
can think strategically within specific disciplines.”

The Master of Science in Business
is an intense 30-credit-hour program for
working professionals at all levels. The program’s goal is to provide a
rigorous education in applying analytical techniques to massive data sets to
solve business problems—knowledge that has become critically important due to
revolutionary advances in information technology.

Students will attend classes at Notre Dame’s
downtown Chicago campus on alternating weekends, plus three
extended sessions at the Stayer Center for Executive Education on the Notre
Dame campus in South Bend. The coursework will emphasize business
application, so that students will gain experience in solving real-world
problems. The program will follow a blended learning format, with about 25
percent of the material delivered online.

The Master of Science in Finance
will offer a comprehensive education in finance to students with diverse
backgrounds with the goal of preparing them for advancement in finance
positions in business and government.

The rigorous, 32-credit-hour MSF is suitable for
those with little work experience, and for working professionals at any level seeking
a graduate education in finance.  The
program is designed for individuals seeking to advance in their current careers,
as well as for those seeking to switch careers. Like the MSBA, they will attend
classes on alternating weekends.

For more information about the Master of Science in
Finance or the Master of Science in Business Analytics, visit
or contact Paul
at (574) 631-5285 or

The Mendoza College of Business at the University
of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic
excellence while promoting values-based education and a concern for the greater

The Mendoza College offers an undergraduate degree
program, which has been ranked No. 1 by Bloomberg
for five consecutive years, as well as five graduate degree
programs in addition to the Master of Science in Business Analytics and the
Master of Science in Finance: the Notre Dame MBA, ranked No. 20 by Bloomberg Businessweek; Executive MBA, ranked
No. 15 in the nation by Bloomberg
and No. 15 in the world by The
; Master of Science in Accountancy, ranked No. 4 by Public Accounting Review; Master ofScience in Business and Master of Nonprofit Administration. The College also
offers non-degree executive education and nonprofit professional development

For more information about the Mendoza College of
Business, visit


Topics: Main