MBA Programs

MBA Admission





One-Year MBA Prerequisites

  • Three credit hours of financial accounting from accredited university
  • Three credit hours of statistics from accredited university
Round Deadline Decision 1st Deposit 2nd Deposit
Early* Sept. 18, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 Dec. 2, 2018  
1 Oct. 16, 2018 Dec. 14, 2018 Jan. 14, 2019 Feb. 14, 2019
2 Jan. 8, 2019 Mar. 15, 2019 Apr. 15, 2019 May. 15, 2019
Mar. 19, 2019 May 3, 2019 ASAP ASAP

*Early Decision
The Early Round deadline is designed for students 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. 

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

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
  • Slide presentation (up to four slides)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic score report (international students only)
  • Statement of Purpose (see below)
  • One essay (maximum of two pages) - Choose ONE of the essay topics below 

Statement of Purpose (100 words or less)

Please share your short term professional goals. What role does a Notre Dame MBA play in helping you achieve these goals?

Essay Option #1

Cardinal O'Hara established the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame in 1921, firmly committed to the idea that "the primary function of commerce is service to mankind". As the world economy continues to grow and change, how do you see business acting as a positive force in 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.

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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, attend a Domer for a Day event

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 Events Calendar.

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