Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame Executive MBA rated 15th in world in new ranking

Published: May 15, 2014 / Author: Carol Elliott

The University
of Notre Dame Executive MBA
jumped 11 spots to rank No. 15 in
the just-released Poets & Quants survey of global EMBA programs.

Poets &
, a resource website for individuals interested in graduate business school education, ranked 48 programs
using a composite score based on the four latest ratings on EMBA programs from Bloomberg BusinessweekThe EconomistThe Financial Times
and U.S. News & World Report. A school must be ranked
on at least two of the four lists to be included.

and The Economist
both ranked Notre Dame EMBA as 15th in their most recent respective

“The Businessweek
and The Economist rankings reflected high
ratings for student satisfaction and the strength of our alumni network, which
is very gratifying to us,” said Roger D. Huang,
Martin J. Gillen Dean of the Mendoza College of Business. “The results signify
not only the academic strength of the program, but the strong sense of
community that is a vital part of the Notre Dame educational experience.”

The Notre Dame EMBA is offered through the Stayer
Center for Executive Education
, which opened a
state-of-the-art, 54,000-square-foot building in March 2013 to house the
executive education program. The program offers a 21-month program on the Notre
Dame campus in South Bend, Ind., as well as a
17-month program on the Michigan Avenue Campus in Chicago.

“Achieving this ranking under the Poets & Quants brand is especially
apropos for Notre Dame’s Executive MBA programs.  Our executives develop not only the analytical
and strategic capacity to create value in their organizations, but also the
ability to communicate and lead authentically,” said Paul C. Velasco,
director of the Stayer Center. “The strong bond that develops between our
graduates, and the alumni community, then supports them professionally and
personally for years to come.”

Founded in 1980, the Stayer
Center for Executive Education
 provides leaders in the
executive and management ranks the opportunity to develop and strengthen their
leadership abilities and business acumen skills. Today, Stayer Center offers
non-degree as well as degree programs—including open-enrollment, custom and online –
awarding about 120 degrees annually and delivering programs in 10 countries.

In keeping with the Notre Dame mission, the program
emphasizes values-centered leadership in addition to academic rigor.

Every Notre Dame Executive MBA student, as well as more
than 1,900 company presidents, executives and directors, have participated in
the Stayer Center for Executive Education’s signature Executive Integral Leadership program, which incorporates spiritual
and ethical strengths, as well as other personal dimensions into
leadership development.

For more information about the Notre Dame Executive MBA,
contact Suzanne Thoren Waller, director of Degree
Programs at the Stayer Center for Executive Education, at (574) 631-2717
or visit



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