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Round Deadline Decision 1st Deposit 2nd Deposit
Early* Sept. 19, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017 Dec. 3, 2017  
1 Oct. 17, 2017 Dec. 15, 2017 Jan. 15, 2018 Feb. 15, 2018
2 Jan. 9, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 Apr. 9, 2018 May. 9, 2018
3 Feb. 20, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 6, 2018 June 1, 2018
Mar. 17, 2018 May 4, 2018 June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018
5 Apr. 10, 2018 May 15, 2018 June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018

The MBA program is still accepting applications on a rolling basis. Apply soon while we still have our full range of fellowships available!

*Early Decision
The Early Round deadline is designed for applicants who are strongly committed to Notre Dame for their MBA. As such, Early Decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other business schools, and will provide a non-refundable $4,000 deposit.

Application deadlines for the dual degree programs are the same as the traditional MBA deadlines.

International Applicants
International Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the February 20th deadline at the latest. 

General Application Requirements

  • Official test score report (GMAT or GRE)
    • Try our GMAT mini quiz to get an idea of what kinds of questions you'll face on the GMAT.
  • Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are fine for applying, but you will need the official copies prior to starting the program)
  • Two recommendations
  • One slide presentation
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic score report (international students only).
  • One essay (maximum of two pages) - Choose ONE of the following topics: 

Essay Option #1

Cardinal O'Hara established the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame in 1921, recognizing that "the primary function of commerce is service to mankind." As the world economy continues to grow and change, how do you see business positively impacting the world?

Essay Option #2

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842, by Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C, with a mission to become “one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country”. In 1879, Father Sorin's vision for Notre Dame appeared to be at a sudden, abrupt end. A massive fire destroyed the building that housed virtually the entire University. Instead of giving up, Father Sorin interpreted the fire as a sign that he had dreamed too small, and decided to rebuild, bigger and better than ever. That Main Building still stands today, topped by the gleaming Golden Dome, not only as an iconic campus building, but as an ongoing symbol of perseverance and vision.

Tell us the story of a time in your own life or career when you had to overcome an obstacle, start over, or rebuild.

Essay Option #3

We seek students who will become active, engaged members of our student body. Tell us about how you were able to make an impact at your alma mater, in your workplace, or in your community.

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Upcoming Events

Get your questions about the MBA program answered—in person, online or in your hometown.

Visit campus
Tour Mendoza, interview, and have lunch with current students—MBA students cite their campus visit as one of the most important factors in their final decision to choose Notre Dame. If you’d like to see what campus life is like on the weekend, attend a Preview Day Event.

Off-Campus Interview
If you can’t make it to campus, we’ll make it to you. Sign up to meet with an MBA admissions representative on your home turf.

For all events, visit the MBA Event Calendar.

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