Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame MBA top-ranked for alumni career earnings

Published: November 5, 2014 / Author: Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame MBA program at the Mendoza College of Business ranked 14th in the nation for mid-career earnings of its alumni, according to the recently released 2014-15 PayScale College Salary “Best Business Schools” Report.

Notre Dame MBA alumni reported a median mid-career salary of $144,500, with a median entry-level salary of $98,500.

“This ranking is meaningful in several ways,” said Patrick Perrella, director of Graduate Business Programs Career Services at Mendoza College. “It shows that our graduates get recognized for their skills as they go through their careers, and it highlights the work we have been doing in Career Services to build great relationships with top MBA employers across the country.”

PayScale is an online salary, benefits and compensation information company that holds a database of more than 40 million salary profiles.

The company publishes several annual rankings and reports about salary levels of college graduates, including MBA programs, based on salary information collected from employees completing PayScales’ salary survey. Visit for detailed methodology.

The Notre Dame MBA, which offers one-year and two-year formats, is noted for its innovative teaching in the area of problem solving and for its emphasis on personal and corporate ethics as well as social responsibility. The program features action-learning and immersions in Asia and Latin America.

The program ranked No. 6 for “potential to network” among top business schools worldwide on The Economist’s 2013 “Which MBA?” survey, and ranked No. 20 among U.S. business schools in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s biennial survey, “The Best U.S. Business Schools 2012.” For more information, visit

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